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2022 Faculty Election

Kristina De Paris

Running for: Division 13. School of Medicine: Faculty Council, Tenured
  • Professor
  • Department of Microbiology & Immunology, SOM
  • Appointed: 2009
  • Ph.D. , University of California, Davis, 2002
UNC Service

Throughout my time at UNC I have been actively engaged to support the mission of UNC as it relates to training and education, faculty affairs, and research:
-member of the BBSP Admissions Committee , incl. serving as hair of the Pathogenesis Committee for three years
-member of the UNC Grievance committee ,
-served on the APT Committee for Associate Professors as member and as chair
-participated in several faculty search committees,
-committee for the Translational Science Research Building,

-member of UNC Flow Cytometry Core Advisory Board
-member of Post-Tenure Review Committee
- M&I: APT committee; Awards Committee

Candidate Statement

My goal is to become more actively involved in the governing body to support and help to develop new strategies that will ensure that UNC stays at the forefront of education, research and healthcare. A few items I consider important:
Despite heightened emphasis on integrity, wellness, DEI, all too often decisions are delayed due to administrative hurdles, and are guided by money and politics.
To adapt to the new face of science and to stay competitive, we may have to develop graduate courses that span graduate groups (e.g., statistics, intro to bioinformatics, scientific writing).
We need more efficient and faster ways to hire and retain staff.
It is my belief that you cannot complain if you are not willing to help introduce change, hence my willingness to serve on this council.

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