During the 2015-2016 academic year, the UNC Center for Bioethics was fortunate to host three distinguished colleagues for extended periods as visiting faculty. We were honored that Jennifer Fishman and Nicholas King, both from the Biomedical Ethics Unit at McGill University, chose to spend their entire sabbatical year with us to collaborate with colleagues in the Center and the Department of Social Medicine, and we were fortunate to be able honor Susan Lederer, Chair of the Department of Medical History and Ethics at the University of Wisconsin, by successfully nominating her to be the 2016 Nannerl Keohane UNC-Duke Distinguished Visiting Professor for the Spring semester, a competitive Visiting Professorship open to applications from all UNC and Duke departments and centers.
Dr. Fishman completed five research articles during her stay which have since been published, two of which were lead papers in the Hastings Center Report and the American Journal of Bioethics.
Dr. King completed seven essays, four of which have been published, including one in the Annals of Internal Medicine.
Dr. Lederer conducted research for a forthcoming book on the twisted history of cadaveric body donation in the U.S., and co-taught a joint UNC-Duke undergraduate seminar with Rebecca Walker on the history and ethics of animal experimentation.
They all want to come back, which we take as a very good sign.