• Hugh Smith, MS
    Hugh Smith, MS

    Hugh Smith, MS
    Director

    Hugh Smith, a native of New Orleans, earned his BS in Biology and Society from Cornell University and his MS in Athletics Administration from North Carolina Central University. Hugh joined the UNC School of Medicine in 2013 as Associate Director for Faculty Pipeline Initiatives and leads the SOM Resident Diversity Initiatives. Mr. Smith has developed resident recruitment events, such as the Carolina First Look, and the Back to Carolina program in an effort to build a more diverse community of medical students, trainees, faculty, and staff. Hugh has lived in Chapel Hill since the year 2000 with his wife, Giselle, and their three sons, Noble, Aydan, and Micah.

  • Stephanie Brown, PhD
    Stephanie Brown, PhD

    Stephanie Brown, PhD

    A historian by training, Stephanie holds a BA and an MA from North Carolina State University and a PhD from UC Berkeley, where she taught history courses that focused on themes such as culture, religion, race, ethnicity, and social inequality. Before coming to the School of Medicine, Stephanie’s research in the Middle East sought non-traditional ways to engage with and understand groups that had been historically underrepresented or ignored. In the School of Medicine, Stephanie works to develop policies and programs designed to promote institutional inclusion, especially among faculty and staff.