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The UNC School of Medicine strives to operate well and with excellence, which is essential to creating an effective and sustainable organization.

Over the past several years, the School of Medicine has undertaken multiple initiatives to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of administrative, support, and financial systems. Human Resources and financial functions/support have been “centralized” in hubs close to groups of users, with overall positive results.

Administration Strategic Priorities

  • Improve communication effectiveness and nimbleness, both internally and externally
  • Substantially increase philanthropic support for the UNC School of Medicine and UNC Hospitals
  • Consolidate and modernize UNC School of Medicine’s financial services, from budgeting to reporting
  • Provide best-in-class administrative support via a highly qualified and empowered workforce and state-of-the-art resources

Year 3 – Key Accomplishments*

Exceeded Philanthropy Goals

  • In FY22, UNC Health Foundation raised a record $229 million. That total includes more than $115 million in gifts and new commitments, a figure that represents a year-over-year increase of more than $23 million.
  • The Foundation is committed to a strategic planning process to build on the momentum of a successful Campaign For Carolina while continuing to be a state-wide philanthropic resource as the UNC Health system expands its reach across North Carolina.

Communication Achievements

  • Launched an improved Vital Signs newsletter format
  • Launched monthly desktop messaging
  • Facilitated the coordination of department communications

Working Forward Projects: Supporting Hybrid/Virtual Work

  • The School of Medicine IT has begun the process of converting 100 small conference rooms across the SOM campus into Hybrid Collaboration spaces, across nearly 50 Departments.
  • The Robin software pilot is a SOM IT-led effort to implement a mobile based application that allows SOM Departments to make workspaces available for reservation by Hybrid and Virtual staff without an assigned workspace.

Medical Education Projects

  • The School of Medicine IT continues to collaborate with project team contributors and stakeholders to implement the AV and IT infrastructure for Roper Hall. The scope of the project includes Interactive Teaching and Learning Technologies, Digital Presentation Systems, and Hybrid Collaboration Spaces for School of Medicine students, faculty, and staff, including shared infrastructure to support the colocation of SOM and UNCH Leadership.
  • The School of Medicine IT is collaborating with the Office of Medical Education Curriculum Support team to migrate MD degree program courses from Sakai to the Canvas learning management system.
  • The School of Medicine IT supported the evaluation, selection, and implementation of a new lottery system to support 4th Year Medical Students’ course scheduling.

Data Analysis and Management Projects

  • The School of Medicine IT partnered with the Dean’s Office to create a Basic Sciences and Clinical departmental metrics dashboard for key performance indicators, which is now serving as an executive-level view to streamline performance management across the departments.
  • The School of Medicine IT is collaborating with the Odum Institute and other campus partners to implement the Dataverse Archival solution to comply with the Office of Clinical Trials policy on CFR Part 11 archiving.

One Budget Initiative

  • Clinical departments, Basic Science departments and Centers continued to use the submission framework developed in FY20 to submit departmental budgets on a similar timeline with a unified review and approval process incorporating all missions

Mobile Financial Reporting Capabilities

  • Automated the FY23 budget review slides as well as the Chair packages by using Tableau
  • Developed and deployed additional research award and proposal reports to SOM units

Roper Hall Construction

  • In FY22 structural steel completed; MEP installations, interior framing on all levels and exterior materials including pre-cast, curtain wall and glazing installations all began.
  • Building dry-in is anticipated in Q2 of FY23 and beneficial occupancy of LL through L6 is anticipated at end of Q3/start of Q4 of FY23.
  • The project scope is expanding to include fit-out of L7 which had been a shell floor in the original contract. The change has not yet been executed but is expected to add approximately 90 days to the construction contract.

*Year 3 through June 30, 2022

Tracking Implementation Progress – Year 4, Q1

Priority Status
6A. Improve communication effectiveness and nimbleness, both internally and externally On Track
6B. Substantially increase philanthropic support for the UNC School of Medicine and UNC Hospitals On Track
6C. Consolidate and modernize UNC SOM’s financial services, from budgeting to reporting On Track
6D. Provide best-in-class administrative support via a highly-qualified and empowered workforce and state-of-the-art resources On Track

Resources

UNC Health Foundation Annual Report

Imperative Administration

The administration imperative priorities span the communication, philanthropy, finance, information technology, and administrative functions of our institution. Working and planning together, we partner to ensure that we provide best-in-class services that support our tripart missions.