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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”
  • MEDI 231.008: “Biomed Research Ethics.” Faculty: Rebecca Walker
  • Science of Medicine 4th Year Seminar: “Research Ethics Overview and Case Discussion.” Faculty: Arlene Davis and Jean Cadigan
  • 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
  • 2021 SHS3 Seminars
    • Death and Dying in America
      Mara Buchbinder, PhD
    • Genes, Genomics, and Social Justice:  Issues to Anticipate
      Eric Juengst, PhD, MA
    • Gender and Bioethics
      Anne Lyerly, MD
    • Global Health and Medical Ethics
      Stuart Rennie, PhD
    • Pharmaceuticals, Politics & Culture
      JIll Fisher, PhD

UNC Health

Clinical Ethics Grand Rounds
A monthly presentation 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
  • Emergency Medicine Series
  • Pediatric Resident Series

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

Respiratory Ethics Series

Nursing Series

  • Nursing Residency Orientation
  • Nursing Oncology Core Ethics in Nursing Practice

College of Arts and Sciences

  • PHIL 163: “Bioethics.” Faculty: Rebecca Walker
  • PHIL 495: “Health Care, Science & Philosophy.” 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