ImPACT Advisory Committee:

Program Leadership:

Patrick Brandt, PhD (Chair) • ImPACT Program Director, Director of Career Development and Training, Office of Graduate Education, UNC

Patrick Brennwald, PhD • ImPACT Principal Investigator, Professor, Department of Cell Biology and Physiology, UNC

Jean Cook, PhD • ImPACT co-PI, Associate Dean of Graduate Education, Associate Professor, Biochemistry and Biophysics, UNC

Rebekah Layton, PhD • ImPACT Program Coordinator, Director of Training Initiatives in Biomedical and Biological Sciences, Office of Graduate Education, UNC

Sibby Anderson-Thompkins, PhD • Director of the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs, Adjunct Assistant Professor, African & African-American Studies, UNC

Committee members:

Terry Amiss, PhD • Staff Scientist, Genomic Sciences, Becton Dickinson

Vivian Doelling, PhD • Director, Business and Technology Development, North Carolina Biotechnology Center

Ashalla Freeman, PhD • Director of Diversity Affairs and the Initiative for Maximizing Student Diversity, Office of Graduate Education, UNC

Heidi Harkins, PhD • Director of Professional Science Masters ProgramThe Graduate School, UNC

Erin Hopper, PhD • Research DirectorUNC General Administration 

Mark Heise, PhD • Professor, Department of Genetics, UNC; Faculty Advisor, Office of Postdoctoral Affairs, UNC

Steven Matson, PhD • Dean, The Graduate School, UNC

Jenny Noonan • Director, Policy Analysis and Communications Group, Environmental Protection Agency

Anna O’Connell • Director of BBSP, Office of Graduate Education, UNC

C. Michael Stepanek, MBA • Program Director, Kenan-Flagler Business School

Elyse Rodgers-Vieira, PhD •  Research Scientist, Bayer Crop Science

Jeffrey Sunman, PhD • Patent Agent, Precision Biosciences, INC.

Bill Thelin, PhD • Executive Director of Research, Parion Sciences

Dawayne Whittington • Senior Evaluator, Strategic Evaluation (External Evaluator)

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