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CEDG and HEC Welcome Mary Kaufmann and Kelsey Rich

January 11, 2023

Mary Kaufmann and Kelsey Rich 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 … Read more

Podcast: Conscientious Provision of MAID and Abortion

January 10, 2023

Mara Buchbinder, PhD, recently sat down with the GeriPal podcast for a discussion on two of the most controversial and hotly debated topics in bioethics: assisted dying and abortion. Dr. Buchbinder, along with Robert Brody, MD, and researcher Lori Freedman, PhD, discuss the contemporary ethical conversation and points of view for the two issues. The … Read more

Annie Lyerly elected to the Johns Hopkins Society of Scholars

January 3, 2023

Congratulations to Annie Lyerly, who was just elected to the Johns Hopkins Society of Scholars, a wonderful honor and recognition of her immense scholarly contributions to medical ethics, women’s health, and reproductive medicine.

Welcome Aurora Washington, the new Postdoctoral Fellow

October 19, 2022

Dr. Aurora M Washington recently joined UNC-CH Social Medicine department as a postdoctoral fellow in clinical ethics and the ethical, legal and social implications of precision medicine. Aurora earned her B.S in Biology from Tougaloo College where she was a Jackson Heart Study scholar. She completed a one-year postbaccalaureate program in Neuroscience before matriculating into … Read more

Margaret Waltz receives School of Medicine Dean’s Performance Award

October 5, 2022

Margaret Waltz, PhD, of the UNC Department of Social Medicine and the UNC Center for Bioethics, was recently honored with the School of Medicine Dean’s Performance Award. The award is given out every year to individuals within the UNC School of Medicine who make significant contributions towards the School’s standing as a top research university. … Read more

Department of Social Medicine Research Associate Margaret Waltz, PhD

September 16, 2022

Waltz developed and implemented multiple innovative methodologies with the goal of translating research results to improving patient care and medical trainee education. First, Waltz created a method using audio recordings to analyze patient and provider communication during pediatric genetics and neurology appointments across clinics in North Carolina. This novel research will contribute to the body … Read more

Welcome Akankshya Jena, the new Bioethics Student Liaison

September 14, 2022

The UNC Center for Bioethics is proud to launch a new ambassadorship between the Center and the undergraduate students of UNC-Chapel Hill. The new Bioethics Student Liaison position has been created to make the student population more aware of the work of the Center and to offer opportunities to explore the complex bioethical questions of … Read more

Interview with Elena Conis, Merrimon Lecture Series Presenter

September 8, 2022

Elena Conis, PhD, MS, MJ, is a writer and historian of medicine, public health, and the environment at the Graduate School of Journalism at the University of California, Berkeley. Her current research focuses on scientific controversies, science denial, and the public understanding of science. On Friday, September 9, at 12:00 PM ET, Dr. Conis will … Read more

Jill Fisher joined Dr. Saira Sheikh’s team as a Co-Investigator

August 31, 2022

The project is entitled Utilizing a Lupus Clinical Trials Network to Advance Diversity and Representation in Clinical Trials: Perspectives, Preferences, and Unmet Needs of Patients, Providers, and Stakeholder Agencies. The research team will leverage novel data sources to advance evidence for enrollment of underrepresented populations in lupus clinical trials within the Lupus Clinical Investigators Network … Read more