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The UNC Center for Bioethics provides a core facility for collaborative capacity-building in bioethics. With a proven track record of success, we deliver responses to complex bioethical matters – and that work requires financial support.

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Which ethical issues matter most to you?

Bioethical issues may arise in many places, including health care, public health, the environment, in our regard for animals, or in the development and implementation of clinical and biomedical research.  They can come in the form of new questions related to innovation or they may be persistent issues where society continues to grapple. You may recognize them at the bedside in hospital care, in the communities you care about, or within our larger society.  Our Center aims to address these concerns in order to cultivate the responsible conduct of health research, clinical care, and public health practice at UNC and beyond.

Center for Bioethics Professor Stuart Rennie and visiting Ph.D. students from Zambia, Uganda, and Malawi.
PREPARE Teams Work Overseas at the Botswana Sexual and Reproductive Health Initiative’s offices in Gaborone, Botswana
Ethics Committee hosting an Ethics Consult Workshop


With your support, UNC’s Center for Bioethics will continue to be a leader at local, state, national, and international levels, responding to some of the most pressing issues in health care of our time. Your gift makes all the difference — to our faculty, trainees, students, and larger community. The contributions we receive help sustain our most critical areas:

  • Supporting the outstanding faculty members whose Research & Scholarship are critical to our success.
  • Mentoring the next generation of physicians and other individuals committed to research and to practices that improve patient care, public health, and other areas of bioethics through Engagement & Outreach.
  • Events & Lectures to equip learners, faculty members, and members of various communities with concepts and tools to identify and respond to the ethical issues salient in their professional and personal lives.

2023 Merrimon Lecturer
Well, It’s Complicated: Exploring Medical Ethics at UNC
co-led by Konan Beke, Celia Mizelle, and Cambray Smith
Three members of the Clinical Ethics Discussion Group showcased their research at the AOE Evening of Scholarship.


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Gift Designation: Select a Fund for your gift.

  • Please select the Center for Bioethics Gift fund (305511).

You will have the opportunity to review your gift before it is submitted to make certain it’s accurate. You will receive a confirmation once your gift transaction is processed. To make a gift via check, please make your check payable to “Center for Bioethics” with the fund designation (Gift Fund # 305511) in the memo line and mail to:

UNC Center for Bioethics
Attn Brandy Elsenrath
MacNider Hall, Room 333
Campus Box 7240
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7240


The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the UNC Health Foundation meet the requirements of the Internal Revenue Service to qualify as a 501(c)(3), tax-exempt organization.


Medical Students meeting with I. Glenn Cohen, 2023 Merrimon Lecturer


Hospital Ethics Committee Member Sarah Connolly, MSN, RN, NE-BC, CHPN presenting at the Nursing Ethics Round Table Session