Tonya Thompson

Dr. Yvette Huet

Dr. Yvette M. Huet is Director of the UNC Charlotte ADVANCE Faculty Affairs and Diversity Office and Professor of Applied Physiology, Health and Clinical Sciences. She is the UNC Charlotte PI of the 2018 NSF AGEP-NG award. Her current research interests generally include health disparities and women of color in the academy. Previously she has published on the role of estrogen in immune function and liver disease; the effects of neonatal exposure to environmental estrogens on adult disease; and the roles of nitric oxide in early pregnancy. She earned B.A. degrees in Human Biology and Microbiology from the University of Kansas; her Ph.D. (with Honors) in physiology from the University of Kansas Medical Center (First Latina graduate and recipient of National Science Foundation Minority Graduate and Ford Foundation Dissertation Fellowships) and a Postdoctoral Fellowship with Monsanto Company. She has served in various other leadership roles including Interim Chair of Kinesiology and Graduate Director for the doctoral programs in Biological Sciences and Health Services. Dr. Huet provides consultation to academic institutions and societies on transformative leadership, mentoring, cultural competency, communications, negotiations, and programming for faculty, postdoctoral fellows and students to be both successful and thrive in higher education environments. She is currently President Elect of the Society of Senior Ford Fellows and State Chair-elect of the NC ACE Women’s Network.

Dr. Andrea Dulin

Andrea Dulin is the Assistant Director for the UNC Charlotte ADVANCE Faculty Affairs and Diversity Office. She received her B.S. in Physiology and her Ph.D. in Neurobiology from University College Cardiff in Wales, U.K. Her Postdoctoral studies in Houston, Texas focused on understanding how the immune system can modulate nervous system function. After receiving funding for 5 years from the National Institutes of Mental Health, she established her own lab in Houston, which she transferred to UNC Charlotte in 1998. While at UNC Charlotte, she received an NSF grant to study molecular mechanisms underlying immune – induced neuronal plasticity. About 18 years ago, she decided to leave the bench to focus on writing about science. She has published articles for First Consult, a web resource for Family Physicians, and has written and edited grants, presentations, reports and manuscripts for faculty at UNC Charlotte and Cannon Research Center at Atrium Health. She joined the ADVANCE FADO Office 12 years ago, and serves as the Assistant Director. In that role, she works with the Director, Yvette Huet on developing and implementing programming, and writing reports and grants to support the work of the office. She is also charged with disseminating resources and information to the campus community and beyond through the ADVANCE FADO website.