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Ebony Boyce Carter, MD, MPH, has been named the UNC School of Medicine’s new director for the Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine. She will begin her work at UNC-Chapel Hill in November.

In her new role, Carter will oversee all administrative aspects of the Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine including clinical, research and educational programming.

Carter joins the School of Medicine’s Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology from her current role as chief of the Division of Clinical Research at Washington University School of Medicine’s Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Carter is known for her research involving community-based interventions to promote health equity for pregnancy capable people through innovative tools, such as group prenatal care.

Carter earned her undergraduate degree with honors from Stanford University, Master of Public Health in health policy from the University of Michigan, and medical degree from Duke University. She completed residency in OB/GYN at the Harvard integrated program at Mass General Brigham, and fellowship in maternal-fetal medicine at Washington University in St. Louis.

Carter is married to Dedric Carter, MBA, PhD, who will join UNC-Chapel Hill as the Vice Chancellor for Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Economic Development and Chief Innovation Officer. Carter shared that her most prized role is being the mother of their three little girls.

She previously served as a board member at the National Residency Matching Program and is currently a board advisor for Affinia Healthcare, which is the largest community health center in St. Louis. Her work to improve health outcomes in historically marginalized communities has been spotlighted in Health Affairs and she is a 2023 recipient of the By and for St. Louis Award from Washington University in St. Louis.