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The Office of Inclusive Excellence provides coordination, oversight and leadership of the UNC SOM’s diversity and inclusion programs and leads the school efforts to maintain and continue to build upon a diverse faculty and inclusive environment that values and respects the contributions of all members of the community.

The Office enhances efforts toward increased diversity and inclusion in our SOM community in cooperation with chairs, deans, and other institutional leaders and intersects with all areas of the institution, including admissions, human resources, faculty recruitment, professional development, academic leadership and institutional advancement, as well as the UNC Health Care.


Our Mission

The UNC Health Care System and the UNC School of Medicine are committed to valuing all people throughout our organization, regardless of background, lifestyle, and culture. A diverse and inclusive work environment for staff and culturally appropriate care for our patients, are essential to fulfilling our UNC Health Care vision of improving the health of all North Carolinians.

Path Forward

On June 3rd the School of Medicine held a town hall to address racial injustice and the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Path Forward plan. The plan highlighted two phases that included small group meetings, creating action items, and listing action items on our website.”

On behalf of Dr. Nathan Thomas, Vice Dean for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, and Dr. Julie Byerley, Vice Dean for Academic Affairs

DEI Update

Creating Safe Spaces

Improving Diversity in Leadership Across UNC Health

DEI Update Series Introduction