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Sara Meyers and Lisa Michelson have been selected as the new student leaders for the School of Medicine’s  Clinical Ethics Discussion Group This position also entails appointment to the UNC Hospital Ethics Committee. Outgoing leaders are Tyler Clay and Mark Baumgarten. Center for Bioethics faculty members Arlene Davis, Jean Cadigan, and Eric Juengst are advisors to the student group. Professors Davis and Cadigan are also HEC members.

Sara Meyers spent her childhood in Chapel Hill and in Idaho. She graduated from Yale University with a B.S. in Biology and as a Global Health Scholar in May 2018. Sara completed a bioethics and law course during her time in college and is looking forward to continuing to learn and advance in this subject by her committee membership. Before entering medical school, she worked in an administrative position in an OBGYN clinic in South Carolina where her fiancé is stationed for the Air Force. Sara has a special place in her heart for women and children, and is interested in pursuing OBGYN or Pediatrics. She loves reading, running, spending time in the outdoors, and hearing the stories of others.


Lisa Michelson was raised in New Bern. In 2014, she graduated from Wake Forest University with a Bachelor of Arts in Religious Studies. With multiple intersecting interests in Biology, Medicine and Religion, she went on to complete her Masters in Bioethics and Medical Humanities at the University of Louisville in 2017. Then, in 2019, she completed her Master of Physiology at North Carolina State University. Over the past four years, Lisa has been an HEC guest at the University of Louisville and at UNC. She looks forward to learning more about how standing HEC members utilize ethics to resolve moral problems in medicine. Lisa previously worked at a junior golf association and tries to play golf whenever she can. Additionally, Lisa’s interests include cooking, as well as spending time with family and friends.