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The Center is committed to enhancing the capacities of health professionals, scientists, and scholars to address bioethical issues together. The Center’s Core Faculty engage in a wide range of teaching across the UNC campus and within the UNC School of Medicine core curriculum, graduate, and postgraduate clinical training programs. Examples of past courses include:

School of Medicine

  • SHS 1: “Social and Health Systems”
  • SHS2: “Social and Health Systems”
  • SOCM 412: Clinical Medical Ethics. Faculty: Arlene Davis, Jean Cadigan, Rimma Osipov, Louise Winstanly, Dan Mosley, Laura House, Deb Love
  • SOCM 420: Clinical Ethics Services Practicum. Faculty: Arlene Davis, Jean Cadigan, Rimma Osipov
    • 2023  SHS3 SeminarsDeath and Dying in America
      Mara Buchbinder, PhD
    • Gender and Bioethics
      Anne Lyerly, MD
    • Global Health and Medical Ethics
      Stuart Rennie, PhD
    • History and Ethics of Human and Animal Experimentation
      Rebecca Walker, PhD

UNC Health

Clinical Ethics Grand Rounds
A regular series devoted to issues in clinical care, health care delivery, and health care organizational ethics.

Undergraduate and graduate medical education
Scheduled sessions devoted to issues that students and residents identify as ethical dilemmas, as well as participation in rounds. The consultation director and a physician co-direct each series. Current examples include:

  • PICU Ethics Series
  • MICU Ethics Series
  • Pediatric Resident Series

Hospital Staff
Ethics education for hospital staff is offered in a variety of settings by members of the Hospital Ethics Committee.

  • Respiratory Ethics Series
  • Nursing Ethics Series

College of Arts and Sciences

  • IDST 124 “Pandemics: Ethics, Literatures, and Cultures.” Faculty: Rebecca Walker, Michele Rivkin-Fish, Jane Thrailkill
  • PHIL 765 “Advanced Studies in Value Theory.” Faculty: Rebecca Walker

School of Public Health

  • EPID 891: “Doctoral Seminar: History and Philosophy of Epidemiology.” Faculty: Stuart Rennie
  • EPID 898: “Global Health Ethics.” Faculty: Stuart Rennie