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Joyner & McNeal-Trice
Benny Joyner, MD, MPH and
Kenya McNeal-Trice, MD


The American Pediatric Society (APS) council members have formally elected Benny Joyner, MD, MPH, and Kenya McNeal-Trice, MD, to Active membership with the society. Active member nominations are accepted for individuals who reside in the United States or Canada who have distinguished themselves as child health leaders, teachers, scholars, policymakers, and/or clinicians and whose important contributions are recognized nationally and/or internationally, as determined by the Council, and who have well-established credentials as teachers, scholars, policymakers, and/or clinicians and whose contributions have advanced child health.

With over 13 years as faculty at UNC, Dr. Benny Joyner is a Professor of Pediatrics, Anesthesiology, and Social Medicine, Vice Chair for Quality and Safety, Chief of the Division of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, Chief Quality Officer for the UNC Children’s Hospital, the Associate Director of the UNC Healthcare Ethics Committee, and Director of the UNC Clinical Skills and Patient Simulation Center.

With over 15 years as faculty at UNC, Dr. Kenya McNeal-Trice is a Professor of Pediatrics, Vice Chair for Education, and has national roles in medical education as a member of the Education and Training Committee for the American Board of Pediatrics and the ACGME Pediatric Residency Review Committee. She also currently serves as an elected member of the AAMC Steering Committee for the Group in Women in Science and Medicine and Chair of the Diversity and Inclusion Committee of the Academic Pediatric Association

Founded in 1888, the American Pediatric Society is the first and most prestigious academic pediatric organization in North America. The APS is dedicated to the advancement of child health through the promotion of pediatric research, recognition of achievement and cultivation of excellence through advocacy, scholarship, education, and leadership development. Members of APS are recognized as academic leaders in pediatrics, and they continue to contribute to the overall progress of child health while inspiring the next generation of child health professionals.