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2024 Annual Staff Summit: Thriving Together

When & Where

Sept. 10, 2024


Friday Center

100 Friday Center Drive
Chapel Hill, N.C. 27517
Map and Directions

Parking is free and plentiful. There also is an express bus to the Friday Center from the hospital (FCX).


The School of Medicine Annual Staff Summit was created to offer an opportunity for staff to come together to learn, reconnect and celebrate our amazing and talented teams!


All SOM staff, including SHRA and EHRA non-faculty, are invited to attend.

Staff who are UNC Health employees located in SOM departments are also welcome to attend.

Registration & Volunteers

Register online here. Registration is required.

Click here to sign up for volunteer opportunities.

After registering, attendees can click here for options to add the event to their calendar.


Steven Forti, RN

Steven Forti, RN, served 23 years in the Army Special Forces, where his specialties included Special Forces Weapons Sergeant and Special Forces Intel Sergeant. He attended Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab at DIA as well as the Special Operations Planners Course in Norfolk, VA. He earned a BS in Nursing from Quinnipiac University, completed a Critical Care Residency at Yale New Haven Hospital Systems, and holds a BS from Southern Connecticut State University. Steve has eight years of critical care and trauma nursing experience. In March of 2020 he was asked to join the team at the Hospital for Special Surgery as the Chief of Staff for crisis management as they transformed the entire hospital into a COVID-19 treatment center to do their part in the fight to save lives during the height of the pandemic. As the crisis ebbed, he was asked to join the leadership team there and now serves as their Vice President, Chief Wellness Officer.


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We look forward to seeing you at the 2024 Staff Summit!