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Ethical Dimensions of Peanut Allergy Immunotherapy Research

August 19, 2021

With funding from the National Institute of Allergy & Infectious Diseases (NIAID), Dr. Jill Fisher is conducting a research study on pediatric clinical trials for food allergies, focusing primarily on peanut allergy. Using ethnographic research methods, the project investigates the on-the-ground ethical challenges that emerge in these clinical trials. In particular, the project explores how … Continued

Jill Fisher’s Book Wins the Robert K. Merton Book Award

August 12, 2021

Professor Jill A. Fisher’s book, Adverse Events Race, Inequality, and the Testing of New Pharmaceuticals has been awarded the prestigious Robert K. Merton Book Award. The award, given by the Science, Knowledge, and Technology Section of the American Sociological Association. The Merton Award is given annually in recognition of an outstanding book on science, knowledge, … Continued

Rohit Jaswaney

July 24, 2021

Rohit Jaswaney is an intern in the UNC Pediatric Residency Program. He is a graduate of  New York Medical College. Rohit has been a research collaborator with UNC’s Center for Bioethics and the Department of Social Medicine since the summer of 2017. He has participated in Center research projects and published on topics including teaching … Continued

Congratulations to Diya Jost, MD

July 8, 2021

Dr. Jost was one of five residents selected to receive the 2021 Cefalo House Officer Awards   The Robert C. Cefalo, MD, House Officer Award recognizes members of the Hospitals’ House staff for exemplary service to patients and families, professional performance, and compassionate patient care. This award is intended to honor Robert C. Cefalo, MD, … Continued

Arlene Davis Named Director of UNC Center for Bioethics

June 29, 2021

Arlene M. Davis, JD, associate professor in the UNC Department of Social Medicine and director of the Clinical Ethics Service at UNC Hospitals, has been named director of the UNC Center for Bioethics, effective July 1. “I look forward to my director role in Center. Our core faculty members are outstanding and the Center’s research, … Continued

Passing the Torch at the UNC Center for Bioethics!

May 27, 2021

I am happy to announce that after 11 years as Director of the UNC Center for Bioethics, I am turning over that leadership role to Arlene Davis, RN, JD, effective July 1, 2021. It has been immensely fulfilling to oversee the flourishing of the C:B over the last decade. I am deeply grateful to the … Continued

Doug MacKay Interviewed for UNC’s The Well

February 24, 2021

Doug Makay was interviewed by Logan Ward for the February 23rd issue of UNC’s The Well on “The Pros and Cons of Universal Basic Income.” The idea of governments giving residents no-strings-attached cash payments is picking up steam, due in part to the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic. Last June, Mayor Michael Tubbs of … Continued

Ethics Essay Writing Workshop

February 1, 2021

Clinical Ethics Discussion Group is hosting an Ethics Essay Writing Workshop on February 18th, 12:00 – 1:00 pm. If you would like to attend please email: Konan Beke  Celia Mizelle