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Internal Steering Committee

Rumay Alexander, Ed.D.
Professor, School of Nursing 

Amelia Drake, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Newton D. Fischer Distinguished Professor of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery, School of Medicine
Director, UNC Craniofacial Center (School of Dentistry)
Executive Associate Dean of Academic Programs, School of Medicine

Kevin Jeffay, Ph.D.
Gillian T. Cell Distinguished Professor of Computer Science
Department Chair, Department of Computer Science, College of Arts and Sciences

Ron Strauss, D.M.D., Ph.D.
Executive Vice Provost
Adams Distinguished Professor of Dentistry, School of Dentistry
Professor, Department of Social Medicine, School of Medicine
Clinical Professor, Department of Epidemiology, Gillings School of Global Public Health


External Advisory Board

Yvette Huet, Ph.D.
Director, ADVANCE Faculty Affairs and Diversity Office
Professor, Department of Kinesiology, College of Health and Human Services, University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Jennifer Linderman, Ph.D.
Director, ADVANCE Program
Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, College of Engineering
Professor, Department of Computational Medicine and Bioinformatics, Medical School, University of Michigan

Melissa McDaniels, Ph.D.
Associate Executive Director, Center for the Improvement of Mentored Experiences in Research (CIMER), University of Wisconsin-Madison
Co-Director, Master Facilitator Initiative, National Research Mentoring Network (NRMN)