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Administrative Director

Kathryn Salisbury, MPH provides leadership to strategic planning, workforce development, and quality improvement initiatives that advance the domestic and global graduate research training mission of the UNC Institute for Global Health and Infectious Diseases (IGHID). She serves as administrative director, overseeing the activities of the UNC IGHID Fellowship and Training Programs Office. She plays a primary role in growing the number of academic training opportunities in the UNC School of Medicine funded by the NIH, specifically the Fogarty International Center (FIC) and the Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), as well as foundation grants. Since 2015, program grant awards have totaled $17M in direct funds. She has contributed toward the instruction of the graduate course: Program Planning and Evaluation in the UNC Department of Maternal & Child Health over the past six years. During time spent abroad, her work involved a CDC funded HIV Care and Treatment Program in the Democratic Republic of Congo (2012), and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation funded Safe Motherhood Initiative in Malawi (2013). Previously, Ms. Salisbury served as research associate at the UNC Center for Women’s Health Research (2003-2011). She was responsible for the implementation of multi-disciplinary research projects focusing on preterm birth and health disparities, clinical trial contract and budget negotiation, and mixed methods research.

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