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2023 Faculty Election

Kimberley Nichols

Running for: Division 13. School of Medicine: Faculty Council, Nontenured
  • Clinical Associate Professor
  • Anesthesiology, School of Medicine
  • Appointed: 2011
  • MD, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
UNC Service

A native North Carolinian, I received my MD from UNC School of Medicine, completed my residency in the UNC Dept. of Anesthesiology and a fellowship in its Division of Pain Management. Although I was previously employed in the private sector, it was my love for education which brought me back to UNC in 2011. Since then, I have been very involved. In my department, I have most notably served as the Division Chief for General Anesthesiology and as a former Assistant Residency Program Director. I am also an active member of multiple committees in the School of Medicine, including Admissions, Learning Environment, and Appointments, Promotions, and Tenure. Moreover, I have served as the Co-Director of the Individualization Phase (4th year medical school) Curriculum and currently serve as the chairperson of the Education Committee.

Candidate Statement

At UNC, I work with students, residents, and faculty, the perspective of whom I would bring to the Faculty Council. Several activities in which I have participated reinforce initiatives in UNC's strategic plan and provide skills to serve my alma mater: my previous work as a Clinical Academic Resources Director in the Office of Academic Excellence, provides medical students in the clinical phases with resources that promote success in medical school; My previous tenure on the UNC SOM/ UNC Healthcare Diversity Council supported efforts to facilitate inclusive and equitable work and learning environments at the institution; serving as a mentor, sponsor, and career advisor has helped to bolster the careers of multiple levels of aspiring young physicians in training. During my experience as a daily anesthesiology coordinator, I strengthened my interpersonal and inter-professional acumen and bolstered my knowledge of clinical operations and systems-based practice, which are all skills that I use to interface with our educational partners across the state in my current role as the Senior Associate Dean of Medical Student Education. It is a pleasure to serve our institution, and I look forward to the possibility of continuing to serve as a member of the Faculty Council.

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