2023 CHIP Faculty Retreat

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Dr. Saif Khairat, Associate Professor for UNC School of Nursing and Core CHIP faculty member, facilitates part of the 2023 CHIP retreat.

On Tuesday, October 24, 2023 CHIP hosted a faculty retreat for core CHIP faculty, associated faculty, and staff. Several CHIP students also presented and engaged with the group, including the PhD student committee co-chairs Abhi Bhatia and Liz Kwong, as well as CHIP master's degree student Ashley Victor.  There was faculty representation from the School of Medicine, School of Public Health, Computer Science, Health Sciences Library, School of Dentistry, School of Nursing, and School of Information and Library Science.  Core topics of discussion included curriculum/education, research, funding, and student/faculty community.  A central theme of the retreat was the future identity of CHIP, it's mission, vision and renewed efforts to capitalize on collaborations and proximity of program partners.  It was a productive event that generated many ideas to continue to improve and grow the CHIP program.  Stay tuned for future efforts to further develop and implement suggestions and action items resulting from this meeting.