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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 … Continued

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 … Continued

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 … Continued

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 … Continued

2022 Merrimon Lecture Series

July 18, 2022

The Center for Bioethics will host The 2022 Merrimon Lecture Series. Our first speaker is Elena Conis, Ph.D. on September 9th. The 45th Merrimon Lecture speaker is Heidi J. Larson, Ph.D. will be on September 14th. Finally, Perri Klass, M.D. on November 3rd, 12:00 pm.

Center for Bioethics hosting 2 day event on Ethical Issues in Language & Culture

July 14, 2022

The Center appreciates the Foundation’s support in hosting a two-day event in October 2022. The event focuses on issues related to culture, language, and health care. The event includes 2 lectures (hybrid) under our Clinical Ethics Grand Rounds series. In addition, will we offer 3 workshops, devoted to how differences in culture and language arise … Continued

Doug MacKay Post-Tenure Research Leave

June 7, 2022

I was fortunate to have a post-tenure research leave during the spring 2022 semester. I used the time away from teaching and service to complete a few projects which had been slowed by the pandemic, including a paper with Ali Huber-Disla on the ethics of soda taxes and a paper with Emma Cohn on the … Continued

New Research Project Manager: Hadas Baron

June 1, 2022

Hadas is a Research Project Manager for the Center for Bioethics for PRomoting Equity for Pregnant Adolescents in REsearch (PREPARE; aka PHASES Adolescence) and Framework for Advances in Reprogenomics Ethics & Regulation (FAIRER). She is an MPH graduate of Global Health from the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health and received her BA in … Continued