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Reece Carter and Matt Washko 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 Konan Beke and Celia Mizelle. Center for Bioethics faculty members Arlene Davis and Jean Cadigan are advisors to the student group. Professors Davis and Cadigan are also HEC members.

 

Reece grew up in Raleigh, NC, and graduated from Johns Hopkins University in 2019 with a B.S. in Neuroscience. Reece is interested in academic medicine and the field of medical humanities, specifically as it relates to narrative medicine and ethics. He hopes to explore some of these interests in his work with the HEC and eventually bring these lessons to bear on patient care.

Matt is originally from Salisbury, NC and graduated from UNC Chapel Hill in 2020 with a B.S. in Biology and minors in Chemistry and Medicine, Literature, and Culture. For the past two years he has worked as a project manager for oncology lay navigation, setting up and maintaining programs across the state to help cancer patients overcome barriers to care. Matt has a strong interest in cancer care, social medicine and the health humanities, and bioethics.