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Vice Dean for Faculty Affairs and Leadership Development

Joanne M. Jordan, MD, MPH, the Joseph P. Archie, Jr. Eminent Professor of Medicine, is a rheumatologist and epidemiologist who serves as Vice Dean for Faculty Affairs and Leadership Development for the UNC School of Medicine.  She formerly served as Chief of the Division of Rheumatology, Allergy and Immunology, Director of the Thurston Arthritis Research Center, and Founder and Principal Investigator of The Johnston County Osteoarthritis Project.

The Office of Faculty Affairs and Leadership Development oversees Appointments, Promotions, and Tenure Policies; Searches and Academic Reviews of Center Directors and Department Chairs; the Academy of Educators; several Academic and Leadership Development Programs; School of Medicine Wellness Initiatives; mentoring and Executive Coaching Programs; and faculty and department chair orientation and on-boarding.

One of Dr. Jordan’s primary passions involves her mentoring and training.  She has a long history of assembling and nurturing strong scientific teams and fostering the critical thinking, skills and growth – as well as the careers – of students, fellows, trainees and junior faculty. Many of these have received local, national and international awards from organizations such as the American College of Rheumatology, the Osteoarthritis Research Society International, the American Federation for Aging Research, and the John Hartford Foundation.

Dr. Jordan’s mentoring leadership has been recognized by the Award for Excellence in Investigative Mentoring from the American College of Rheumatology, the Inspirational Physician Award from the American Medical Association, and the Johns Hopkins University Alumni Association Distinguished Alumna Award.