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HEC Members participated in the 1st Annual UNC Story Slam

November 19, 2018

HEC Members Rimma Osipov, Sara Scarlet, and Gary Winzelberg participated in the 1st Annual UNC Story Slam. Story Slam began as a wellness event sponsored by the Annals of Internal Medicine at the annual meeting for the American College of Physicians. The aim: to provide a supportive venue for physicians to share the inspiring stories that make … Read more

MS4 Clinical Ethics Student Presentations

October 31, 2018

On October 16th our 4 students taking the Clinical Ethics MS4 Elective presented their final projects. These projects are intended to become resources for the HEC and reflect the students’ interests as they prepare for residency next year. The Presentation topics include: Julia Whitley – Considerations around “elective” C sections Max Nagle – Proxy decision … Read more

CEDG and HEC Welcome Mark Baumgarten and Tyler Clay

October 26, 2018

Mark Baumgarten and Tyler Clay will join the Clinical Ethics Discussion Group as student leaders, and the Hospital Ethics Committee as student members, in January 2019. Center for Bioethics faculty members Arlene Davis and Eric Juengst are advisors to the student group and Arlene Davis co-chairs the Hospital Ethics Committee.   Mark Baumgarten grew up in … Read more

Public Issues and Public Reason Conference selected Douglas MacKay as the Keynote Speaker

October 23, 2018

“Government Policy Experiments and the Ethics of Randomization” November 8–9, 2018 A Conference of Applied Ethics and Critical Social Sciences Carleton University Ottawa, Canada The Public Issues and Public Reason (PIPR) conference is a multidisciplinary conference at which graduate students from a variety of programmes and disciplines present work that addresses current social and global challenges … Read more

New Visiting Scholar:  Pablo Garcia Barranquero

May 9, 2018

The UNC Center for Bioethics would like to welcome our new Visiting Scholar from the University of Malaga, Pablo Garcia Barranquero. He will be with us from May 3 – July 31, 2018, working with Eric Juengst on conceptual issues in longevity research  

Mara Buchbinder to present at Hettleman Lecture

April 13, 2018

Congratulation to  Mara Buchbinder on winning the UNC Hettleman prize! Please join us for Mara’s presentation of her Hettleman Lecture at 1:00pm on Tuesday, May 1st in the Tate Turner Kuralt auditorium, with reception following. We hope to see you there! Hettleman Lecture Flyer

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more