This collection of oral histories takes one step – of many possible – to address this question. The 1960s and 1970s were pivotal decades during which the number of underrepresented minority medical students increased significantly from about 1% to about 16% in 1976, mirroring national trends, through recruitment efforts and the support students received from … Read more
Author Archives: Brandy Elsenrath
Jill Fisher won the 2023 Sociology of Sex and Gender Distinguished Article Award from the American Sociological Association for her co-authored paper “Gendered Logics of Biomedical Research: Women in U.S. Phase I Clinical Trials” that was published in 2022 in the journal Social Problems.
Dr. Aurora Washington of UNC Bioethics, and Dr. Rebekah Layton of the UNC School of Education, were the focus of an article on their work advising students from historically excluded groups on networking, mentoring, and career planning. Read how Dr. Washington and Dr. Layton work to demystify the “hidden curriculum” of higher education. #UNC #Bioethics
Dr. Jill A. Fisher is the recipient of a three-year grant from the National Library of Medicine (NIH) to support the writing of a scholarly book on the medicalization and pharmaceuticalization of food allergies. Tentatively titled “Challenging Allergies: The Search for a Magic Bullet for Pediatric Food Allergies,” the book will explore how US families … Read more
Three members of the Clinical Ethics Discussion Group showcased their research at the AOE Evening of Scholarship in June. Medical students Matt Washko, Reece Carter, and Celia Mizelle developed an innovative study exploring first-year medical students’ perception of their fundamental skills in addressing ethical issues in clinical practice. Their intervention of interest, with pre and … Read more
Stuart Rennie, PhD, and Keymanthri Moodley, PhD, co-PI’s of the Research for Ethical Data Science in Southern Africa (REDSSA) project, a collaboration between the UNC Center for Bioethics and Stellenbosch University in South Africa, served as guest editors in the recent special issue of the South African Journal of Science on big data and AI … Read more
PROMPT Bioethics Study Team, Ann Dennis, MD, MS, Suzanne Day, PhD, MA; Stuart Rennie, PhD; and Kristen Sullivan, PhD. The Dennis Research Group in the School of Medicine has released a new white paper titled, “Revitalizing Community Engagement in the Public Health Use of Molecular HIV Epidemiology.”
The Bioethicists of tomorrow are being reached today! Members of the UNC Center for Bioethics in conjunction with the undergraduate students of the UNC Bioethics Society recently held two student-centric events that cultivated academic interest in bioethics studies. On April 18, the Clinical Ethics Discussion Group (CEDG), comprised of medical students, and the undergraduate UNC … Read more
Mara Buchbinder, PhD was interviewed for Joe Killian‘s article for The Progressive Pulse “More important than ever” UNC Panel talks faith and abortion. Dr. Buchbinder was the moderator for the final spring installment of the Abbey Speaker Series to discuss the relationship between abortion and faith.
Suicide is a leading cause of death globally and the rate of suicide is rising in the Americas more than any other region of the world. Suicide prevention legislation and policies are often proposed as a way reduce (or even eliminate) suicide. What are the basic scientific facts about suicide? What forms of prevention are … Read more