ACHIEVE’s Principle Investigator Invited to Join The North Carolina Institute of Medicine

Original Publication Date: October 3, 2023
Publication: CETAC MH Update, Volume III: Issue 20
Published By ACHIEVE Sponsors: NHLBI's Maternal Health 
                Community Implementation Program (MH-CIP)

We are proud to announce the recognition of one of our own, M. Kathryn Menard, MD, MPH, who has been selected by the Board of the North Carolina Institute of Medicine (NCIOM) to become a member of the organization, an honor intended to recognize the work of leaders in health care and public health across North Carolina.   

The NCIOM was chartered by the North Carolina General Assembly in 1983 to serve as a non-political source of information and analysis on major health issues facing the state. The NCIOM informs and shapes health policy by identifying evidence-based solutions to North Carolina’s health challenges and working collaboratively with stakeholders from across the state to identify and build consensus around actionable solutions.   

Membership in the NCIOM provides an opportunity to connect with colleagues also working to advance the health of North Carolinians. Their new 2023 members will be joining a prestigious group of over 150 North Carolinians who serve our state as healthcare providers, community health leaders, researchers, educators, policymakers, and business leaders.  


Dr. M. Kathryn Menard, MD, MPH  is a Distinguished Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Division of Maternal and Fetal Medicine at the University of North Carolina’s School of Medicine where she served for fourteen years as the Director of the division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, and Director of the Center for Maternal and Infant Health.  In addition to her duties at UNC, she serves as Medical Director of the North Carolina’s Pregnancy Medical Home through Community Care of North Carolina, a statewide program that supports Medicaid beneficiaries and their care providers in access to high-quality maternity care.  She also serves on NC’s Maternal Mortality Review Committee and the Maternal Health Task Force.


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