Administrative Faculty and Staff

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    • Dr. BurksA. Wesley Burks, MD
      Professor and Chair, Department of Pediatrics
      Physician-in-Chief, North Carolina Children’s Hospital

    • Dr. DarvilleToni Darville, MD
      Vice Chair, Research

    • Dr. KellyKevin Kelly, MD
      Professor and Vice Chair, Clinical Operations
      Pediatrician-in-Chief, North Carolina Children's Hospital



  • David Elkins
    Contracts & Grants Manager
    Divisions: General Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, Genetics and Metabolism, Hematology-Oncology
  • Kira Frediani
    Associate Director for Research Administration
    Divisions: Administration, Child Medical Evaluation Program (CMEP), Pulmonology
  • Lonnie Hawley
    Contracts & Grants Manager
    Divisions: Cardiology, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
  • Ron Knight
    Contracts & Grants Manager
    Divisions: Laboratories for Reproductive Biology (LRB), Center for Environmental Medicine, Asthma and Lung Biology (CEMALB)
  • Lori Slack
    Contracts & Grants Manager
    Divisions: Allergy, Immunology, Rheumatology & Infectious Disease, Critical Care Medicine