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Step 3 – Identify a faculty advisor in your department to work with

Identify a faculty advisor in your department to work with who will assist you in developing educational objectives and completing the UNC Resident International Rotation Policy (see form above). The required forms will also have to be approved by your program director and forwarded to Kathryn Hill ( at the GME Office. The OGHE can assist you in finding faculty with an interest in global health and walking you through the required forms if you need additional support. Below is a list of global health contact faculty within UNC residencies. These faculty are a good place to start for mentoring, ideas, and resources connecting you to global health, but if there is not a point person in your residency or you need help, please contact the OGHE.

AnesthesiologyJay A. Anderson, DDS,
DermatologyLuis Diaz,
Emergency MedicineJustin Myers, DO,
ENTCarol Shores, MD, MPH
Family MedicineMartha Carlough, MD, MPH
Family MedicineSylvia Becker-Dreps, MD, MPH
Med/PedsRick Hobbs, MD
Med/PedsAlan Liles, MD
MedicineLee Berkowitz, MD
NeonatologyWayne Price, MD
NeonatologyMelissa Bauserman, MD, MPH
NeurologyDavid Huang, MD
NeurosurgeryDeanna Sasaki-Adams, MD
OB/GYNJeff Stringer, MD (CIDRZ – Zambia)
OB/GYNTom Ivester, MD
OB/GYNGretchen Stuart, MD
OphthalmologyKenneth Cohen, MD
OrthopaedicsRobert Esther, MD
OrthopaedicsLaurence Dahners
PediatricsRichard Hobbs, MD
PediatricsElizabeth Fitzgerald,
Physical Medicine and RehabilitationHeather Walker, MD
Preventive MedicineDeborah Porterfield, MD, MPH
Psychiatry (Adult and Pediatric)Roberto Blanco, MD
RadiologySheryl Jordan, MD and Robert Dixon, MD (Assoc Director)
SurgeryAnthony Charles, MD
UNC Project Malawi/Infectious DiseaseMyron Cohen, MD
UNC Project Malawi/Infectious DiseaseIrving Hoffman,

The University Center for Global Initiatives maintains a search engine of collaborative agreements and faculty involved in international projects which may be helpful as well. Also check with the Institute for Global Health and Infectious Disease and the School of Public Health Office of Global Health for specific areas of interest and geographic experience of UNC faculty for ideas. Many faculty are willing to help with international electives.

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