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Robert Smith, PhDDr. Robert Smith, Associate Chair for Administration, has been appointed as the Vice Dean of Gillings School of Public Health. He will report to Dean Barbara Rimer and lead Central Administration for the school. Dr. Smith has been an active educator in the Gillings Master of Heath Administration program since shortly after his arrival at UNC.

Mr. Smith has provided exceptional leadership in the Department of Neurology for the last ten years. He will retain his adjunct appointment as a lecturer for UNC Neurology and provide assistance in the completion of several strategically important initiatives. Although he will be greatly missed, the Department of Neurology would like to congratulate Dr. Smith as he enjoys this well-deserved advancement and recognition for his exceptional leadership at UNC.

Read an interview in the February 14, 2022, edition of the Daily Tar Heel titled, ‘Preserving the core of what makes you wonderful’: Gillings welcomes new vice dean.