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2021 Faculty Election

Wanda Nicholson

Running for: Advisory Committee
  • Professor
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology, School of Medicine
  • Appointed: 2010
  • MD, University of North Carolina, 1990
  • Candidate Website
UNC Service

I have served on the Advisory Committee since 2020, completing the term of a prior member and now seek election to a full 3-year term. I direct the Women’s Health Fellowship in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. I am the Immediate Past President of the Association of Professional Women in the Medical Sciences. I am a member of the Simmons Scholars Advisory Committee which supports minority junior faculty. I have served on the Full Professor APT and Post-Tenure Review Committees, currently serve as a core director at the Center for Women's Health Research and lead the Maternal Health Equity Research Group at the NC TraCs Institute.

Candidate Statement

In my current service on this Committee, as in other leadership roles, I promote institutional equity and inclusive excellence among faculty and learners. As Immediate Past President of the Association of Professional Women in Medical Sciences, I worked to increase awareness of issues affecting women, advance equity in leadership opportunities, and develop tools for professional development. I ascribe to strengths-based leadership that emphasizes the collective strengths of individuals to respond to challenges, operationalize innovative strategies and address inequities. I am an engaging leader who recognizes the importance of excellence in education and in ensuring our university’s growth and prosperity. My election will enable continued engagement with others to navigate institutional challenges and advance campus priorities.

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