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Dr. Eric Juengst, Renowned Bioethicist and UNC Professor, Announces Retirement

February 1, 2024

After a distinguished career at the forefront of bioethics, Professor Eric Juengst, PhD, is set to embark on a well-deserved retirement. Although stepping back from his full-time role, Dr. Juengst will continue as an emeritus professor, maintaining the flexibility to attend lectures and participate in research at his discretion—a self-coined “open-ended sabbatical.” Journey into Bioethics … Read more

Mara Buchbinder one of 13 New Hastings Center Fellows

January 25, 2024

The Hastings Center is pleased to announce the election of the 2023 fellows. Hastings Center fellows are a group of more than 200 individuals of outstanding accomplishment whose work has informed scholarship and public understanding of complex ethical issues in health, health care, science, and technology. The latest fellows focus on a broad range of topics with … Read more

Mara Buchbinder will be the Keynote Speaker at the 10th Biennial Conference of the Society for Humanities, Social Science, and Medicine

January 16, 2024

The 10th Biennial Conference of the Society for Humanities, Social Science, and Medicine ADVOCACY AND ACCOUNTABILITY: NAVIGATING THE BOUNDARIES OF MODERN MEDICINE April 13th & 14th, 2024, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill   The National Conference for Physician-Scholars in the Social Sciences and Humanities was founded in 2005 by a group of MD-PhD … Read more

CEDG and HEC Welcome Emma Hergenrother and Emma Kaplan

November 29, 2023

Emma Hergenrother and Emma Kaplan 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 Mary Kaufman and Kelsey Rich. Center for Bioethics faculty members Arlene Davis and Jean Cadigan are advisors to the student group. Professors Davis and … Read more

Join UNC Center for Bioethics for Tar Heal Tuesday 2023

November 27, 2023

This Tar Heal Tuesday, we invite you to be a vital part of supporting the UNC Center for Bioethics in its mission to promote ethical practices in research and health care. Your contribution will directly impact the research initiatives, educational programs, and expert consultations that help our constituents address complex ethical challenges. For Tar Heal … Read more

Anne Lyerly Featured on the latest Px Pulse podcast episode

November 8, 2023

AVAC’s latest Px Pulse podcast episode, Pregnant and Lactating People in HIV Research: What you need to know, will be released on Monday, November 6. Featuring Dr. Anne Drapkin Lyerly of UNC Center for Bioethics and PHASES Project, Dr. Ashley Lima of USAID Office of HIV/AIDS Research Division, and Dr. Takunda Sola of Zimbabwe MoH … Read more

2023 Merrimon Lecture available to watch

October 27, 2023

October 26- I. Glenn Cohen -“2023 Merrimon Lecture”- Video: ” Integrating Artificial Intelligence Into Health Care: Ethical and Legal Challenges” VIDEO WILL ONLY BE POSTED FOR 60 DAYS and requires onyen to watch

MD Program: The Black Alumni Experience Project

September 8, 2023

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