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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

GiveUNC March 29

March 23, 2022

Save the date! On March 29 Tar Heels around the world are going to give back and pay it forward. Join us for #GiveUNC and help support the causes that make Carolina a place like no other.   Click here to donate

Joint Postdoctoral Fellowship in Clinical Ethics and the ELSI of Precision Medicine

February 21, 2022

Joint Postdoctoral Fellowship in Clinical Ethics and the ELSI of Precision Medicine   Call for Applications The University of North Carolina (UNC) Center for Genomics and Society (CGS) and the Center for Bioethics (C:B), together with the Program for Precision Medicine in Health Care (PPMH), announce a joint postdoctoral position in clinical ethics and the … Continued

Fisher Chairs NIH Continuous Special Emphasis Panel

January 20, 2022

Jill Fisher chaired the NIH Continuous Special Emphasis Panel on Societal and Ethical Issues in Research (SEIR) study section in June and December 2021 and will chair the March 2022 meeting. The Continuous Special Emphasis Panel on Societal and Ethical Issues in Research SEIR Study Section reviews applications focusing on ethical issues in human subjects’ … Continued

Walker, Fisher Publish Survey of U.S. Biomedical Researchers

January 7, 2022

Rebecca L. Walker, PhD and Jill A. Fisher, PhD from the Department of Social Medicine have published a new survey that identifies how researchers using vertebrate animals viewed issues of significance for translational science. Rebecca L. Walker, PhD, at left, and Jill A. Fisher, PhD. Rebecca L. Walker, PhD, is lead author and Jill A. … Continued

Juengst awarded Kenan Research Leave for Spring, 2022

December 6, 2021

The UNC Provost’s Office has awarded Eric Juengst a Kenan Foundation-supported university sabbatical for the Spring Semester of 2022. Juengst will pursue research exploring the revival of scientific interest in “good” human genes, by examining different forms of beneficial genomic variant research and their ethical and social implications. Kenan Research Leave proposals are awarded annually … Continued

Fisher, Walker Elected as Hastings Center Fellows

December 2, 2021

The Hastings Center recently announced the election of 24 new fellows, which include Jill A. Fisher, PhD and Rebecca L. Walker, PhD in the UNC Department of Social Medicine. The Hastings Center is pleased to announce the election of 24 new fellows. Hastings Center fellows are a group of more than 200 individuals of outstanding … Continued

Jill Fisher, Ph.D. quoted in the BMJ Investigation and interviewed for CBS 17 News.

November 4, 2021

In Paul Thacker’s article for BMJ Investigation “Covid-19: Researcher blows the whistle on data integrity issues in Pfizer’s vaccine trial,” he outlined poor practices uncovered by a whistleblower at a research company that was contracted to conduct Pfizer’s covid-19 vaccine trial. In the article, questions were raised about the data’s integrity and oversight, and Dr. Fisher commented … Continued