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New Visiting Scholar: Matthias Eggel

January 16, 2018

The UNC Center for Bioethics would like to welcome our new Visiting Scholar from the University of Zurich, Institute for Bioethics, Matthias Eggel. Dr. Eggel will be with us from January 16 – March 10, 2018. Currently, Dr. Eggel is pursuing a PhD in bioethics, and holds a PhD in molecular biology and biochemistry from … Continued

Brandy Elsenrath, our new Center Coordinator

January 11, 2018

The UNC Center for Bioethics would like to welcome our new Center Coordinator, Brandy Elsenrath, starting with us on January 8. Brandy started working at UNC-CH in 1999. She has held positions within the UNC School of Medicine, UNC Property Office and most recently in the UNC School of Nursing. Please stop by and welcome … Continued

New Clinical Ethics MS4 Elective for Spring 2018

January 8, 2018

A new clinical ethics elective joins the TEC Individualization Phase curriculum this spring. It offers medical students an opportunity to focus their interests in clinical ethics on a particular practice area, using mentorship, scholarly readings, and practical experience with the hospital ethics committee to gain practical experience and sharpen their skills in ethical reasoning. The elective has been … Continued

ELSI 2.0 meetings in Kyoto, Nov. 13-16, 2017

December 12, 2017

Eric Juengst participated in two workshops on behalf of the ELSI 2.0 International Collaboratory for Genomics and Society Research in Kyoto, to discuss cross-cultural perspectives on clinical genomic sequencing, research data-sharing, and dynamic consent, with colleagues from Japan, Australia, Singapore, Korea, Germany, and the UK. The first workshop, chaired by Prof. Kazuto Kato of the … Continued

Ethical Inclusion of Pregnant Women in the HIV/AIDS Research Agenda workshop in Bangkok

December 8, 2017

In November 2017, the Pregnancy and HIV/AIDS: Seeking Equitable Study (PHASES) project convened an international workshop in Bangkok, Thailand to address ethical issues in the inclusion of pregnant woman in HIV/AIDS research. This one-day series facilitated sessions and discussions in Bangkok, Thailand by bringing together select participants of the 2017 Global Forum on Bioethics in … Continued

Center for Bioethics Intramural Faculty Workshop (at the beach!)

October 26, 2017

On September 18-21, 2017, the C:B faculty decamped to Emerald Isle,  NC,  for three days of intellectual engagement with each other’s work in progress.   Participants submitted manuscripts in advance and, after a “reading day” on Thursday, spent Friday and Saturday discussing each others’ papers – in between beach walks, collaborative cooking, and ill-advised attempts at … Continued

Wylie Burke, MD., Ph.D., Delivers 2017 UNC Merrimon Lecture

October 26, 2017

The Center was honored to host Wylie Burke, MD, Ph.D., Emeritus Professor and former Chair of the University of Washington Department of  Bioethics and Humanities, as our 2017 Merrimon Lecturer,  the School of Medicine’s oldest and most prestigious endowed lectureship.,  from October 3-6.   During her Oct.3-6 visit,  Dr. Burke delivered her lecture,  “Pathways to Trust:  … Continued

Doug Diekema Visit

November 2, 2011

Doug Diekema M.D., M.P.H., Professor of Pediatrics, University of Washington, presents joint Pediatrics/Clinical Ethics Grand Rounds, “When parents and providers disagree.” more info (pdf) »

Jill Fisher Visit

October 19, 2011

Jill Fisher, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Center for Biomedical Ethics and Society,  Vanderbilt University, inaugurates 2011-2012 NC Triangle/Triad Bioethics Dinner Seminar series, and presents Research Ethics Grand Rounds, “Recruiting Patients for Pharma: Private-Sector Physicians and Contract Research”. more info (pdf) »

New Clinical Ethics Grand Rounds Series

September 1, 2011

New Clinical Ethics Grand Rounds Series inaugurated! The UNC Hospital Ethics Committee, in partnership with the UNC Center for Bioethics, has inaugurated a new hospital-based seminar series focused on addressing critical issues in clinical ethics. All are welcome. C:B Core Faculty members Arlene Davis and Rebecca Walker direct the series. Clinical Ethics Grand Rounds 2011-2012 … Continued