MORRISVILLE (June 5, 2020) -- After nearly eight years of service to the North Carolina Institute of Medicine, President and CEO Adam Zolotor will step down to become Chair of the Department of Family Medicine at UNC School of Medicine as of August 1.
Adam first joined the NCIOM staff as Vice President in 2012. He assumed the role of President and CEO in 2014, and has spearheaded countless projects, convenings, and conversations that have had a positive impact on the health of North Carolinians.
Dr. Zolotor started his academic career in child injury research and is well known nationally for his work on the prevention of physical abuse, shaken baby syndrome, and child discipline as well as the policy issues around prevention. Dr. Zolotor has led many new initiatives at the NCIOM, including the rural health plan, the child maltreatment prevention plan, the plan for Alzheimer’s and related dementia, the Task Force on Accountable Care Communities and the Legislative Health Policy Fellowship Program. He also led the NCMJ through a transformative change to a mostly online distribution with dramatic increase in the statewide footprint.
Pending board approval, Associate Director Michelle Ries will act as Interim Director while the board conducts the hiring process for a new president and CEO.
The North Carolina Institute of Medicine (NCIOM) is an independent, quasi-state agency that was chartered by the North Carolina General Assembly in 1983 to provide balanced, nonpartisan information on issues of relevance to the health of North Carolina’s population. For more information, visit www.nciom.org.