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Karen Meagher, PhD – ELSI and the Virome: Bugs, Drugs, and Precision Viral Care.  

Recording now available

Elaine Hsieh, Ph.D., J.D. Communicating Across Cultures: Why Our Traditional Approaches May Fail to Inform and Empower Patients

Daniel Moseley quoted in UNC Health Talk about Imposter Syndrome

In 1978, psychologists Pauline Rose Clance and Suzanne Imes published a paper about highly successful and well-educated women who considered themselves “imposters.” The women whom the psychologists spoke to believed that they weren’t intelligent and didn’t deserve their high-ranking roles … Read more

Mara Buchbinder

Mara Buchbinder interviewed for CBS 17 News

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) — Doctors who care for pregnant women say abortion laws are already impacting patients and physicians. Some worry that if stricter laws go into effect in North Carolina, fewer top-quality doctors will choose to practice in the … Read more

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Dr. Eric Juengst, Renowned Bioethicist and UNC Professor, Announces Retirement

After a distinguished career at the forefront of bioethics, Professor Eric Juengst, PhD, is set to embark on a well-deserved retirement. Although stepping back from his full-time role, Dr. Juengst will continue as an emeritus professor, maintaining the flexibility to … Read more

Mara Buchbinder

Mara Buchbinder one of 13 New Hastings Center Fellows

The Hastings Center is pleased to announce the election of the 2023 fellows. Hastings Center fellows are a group of more than 200 individuals of outstanding accomplishment whose work has informed scholarship and public understanding of complex ethical issues in health, health … Read more

Mara Buchbinder

Mara Buchbinder will be the Keynote Speaker at the 10th Biennial Conference of the Society for Humanities, Social Science, and Medicine

The 10th Biennial Conference of the Society for Humanities, Social Science, and Medicine ADVOCACY AND ACCOUNTABILITY: NAVIGATING THE BOUNDARIES OF MODERN MEDICINE April 13th & 14th, 2024, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill   The National Conference for Physician-Scholars … Read more

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BRIDGE Commission calls for Empowering Women with chronic diseases to Make Informed Decisions about Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

When women with chronic diseases, such as epilepsy, diabetes or lupus, decide to start or grow a family, they may face anxieties and decisions far beyond what others experience during these stages of life. Too often these women must weigh … Read more

CEDG and HEC Welcome Emma Hergenrother and Emma Kaplan

Emma Hergenrother and Emma Kaplan have been selected as the new student leaders for the School of Medicine’s  Clinical Ethics Discussion Group This position also entails appointment to the UNC Hospital Ethics Committee. Outgoing leaders are Mary Kaufman and Kelsey Rich. Center … Read more

Join UNC Center for Bioethics for Tar Heal Tuesday 2023

This Tar Heal Tuesday, we invite you to be a vital part of supporting the UNC Center for Bioethics in its mission to promote ethical practices in research and health care. Your contribution will directly impact the research initiatives, educational … Read more

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Anne Lyerly Featured on the latest Px Pulse podcast episode

AVAC’s latest Px Pulse podcast episode, Pregnant and Lactating People in HIV Research: What you need to know, will be released on Monday, November 6. Featuring Dr. Anne Drapkin Lyerly of UNC Center for Bioethics and PHASES Project, Dr. Ashley … Read more

2023 Merrimon Lecture available to watch

October 26- I. Glenn Cohen -“2023 Merrimon Lecture”- Video: ” Integrating Artificial Intelligence Into Health Care: Ethical and Legal Challenges” VIDEO WILL ONLY BE POSTED FOR 60 DAYS and requires onyen to watch

MD Program: The Black Alumni Experience Project

This collection of oral histories takes one step – of many possible – to address this question. The 1960s and 1970s were pivotal decades during which the number of underrepresented minority medical students increased significantly from about 1% to about … Read more

Jill Fisher

Jill Fisher received the ASA Sociology of Sex and Gender Distinguished Article Award

Jill Fisher won the 2023 Sociology of Sex and Gender Distinguished Article Award from the American Sociological Association for her co-authored paper “Gendered Logics of Biomedical Research: Women in U.S. Phase I Clinical Trials” that was published in 2022 in the journal Social … Read more

Aurora Washington Center’s Postdoctoral Fellow interviewed for Inside Higher Ed

Dr. Aurora Washington of UNC Bioethics, and Dr. Rebekah Layton of the UNC School of Education, were the focus of an article on their work advising students from historically excluded groups on networking, mentoring, and career planning. Read how Dr. … Read more

Jill Fisher receives a Three-Year grant from the NIH

Dr. Jill A. Fisher is the recipient of a three-year grant from the National Library of Medicine (NIH) to support the writing of a scholarly book on the medicalization and pharmaceuticalization of food allergies. Tentatively titled “Challenging Allergies: The Search … Read more

Clinical Ethics Discussion Group showcased their research at the AOE Evening of Scholarship

Three members of the Clinical Ethics Discussion Group showcased their research at the AOE Evening of Scholarship in June. Medical students Matt Washko, Reece Carter, and Celia Mizelle developed an innovative study exploring first-year medical students’ perception of their fundamental … Read more

UNC Bioethics and REDSSA Faculty Contribute Guest Editorship to South African Journal of Science

Stuart Rennie, PhD, and Keymanthri Moodley, PhD, co-PI’s of the Research for Ethical Data Science in Southern Africa (REDSSA) project, a collaboration between the UNC Center for Bioethics and Stellenbosch University in South Africa, served as guest editors in the … Read more

PROMPT Bioethics Study Team prepared White Paper

PROMPT Bioethics Study Team, Ann Dennis, MD, MS, Suzanne Day, PhD, MA; Stuart Rennie, PhD; and Kristen Sullivan, PhD. The Dennis Research Group in the School of Medicine has released a new white paper titled, “Revitalizing Community Engagement in the … Read more

UNC Center for Bioethics Reaches Students in April

The Bioethicists of tomorrow are being reached today! Members of the UNC Center for Bioethics in conjunction with the undergraduate students of the UNC Bioethics Society recently held two student-centric events that cultivated academic interest in bioethics studies. On April … Read more

Mara Buchbinder

Mara Buchbinder interviewed for The Progressive Pulse

Mara Buchbinder, PhD was interviewed for Joe Killian’s article for The Progressive Pulse “More important than ever” UNC Panel talks faith and abortion. Dr. Buchbinder was the moderator for the final spring installment of the Abbey Speaker Series to discuss the … Read more

Science, Ethics & Policy Dimensions of Suicide Prevention Conference Recording Available

Suicide is a leading cause of death globally and the rate of suicide is rising in the Americas more than any other region of the world. Suicide prevention legislation and policies are often proposed as a way reduce (or even … Read more

PREPARE: UNC Center for Bioethics Researchers Work Overseas

Members of the PRomoting Equity for Pregnant Adolescents in Research (PREPARE) team recently returned from a trip to Botswana and Malawi. This study is led by Principal Investigators (PI) Anne Lyerly, MD, MA, and Kristen Sullivan, PhD, MSW, MBA, of … Read more

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Annie Lyerly, MD was interviewed for NPR’s Weekend Edition Sunday

Anne Lyerly, MD was interviewed by NPR’s Ayesha Rascoe to talk about how hospital ethics boards are being invoked when a patient requires a medical exception to an abortion ban.

Jill Fisher awarded Senior Faculty Research and Scholarly Leave Fall 2023

The UNC Provost’s Office has awarded Jill Fisher a Senior Faculty Research and Scholarly Leave for the Fall Semester of 2023. Fisher will work on writing a book manuscript from her research on pediatric food allergy clinical trials. These leaves … Read more

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Congratulations to Annie Lyerly, elected as a new fellow of the Hastings Center

Annie Lyerly has been elected as a new fellow of the Hastings Center.  Hastings Center fellows are a group of more than 200 individuals of outstanding accomplishment whose work has informed scholarship and public understanding of complex ethical issues in … Read more

Mara Buchbinder

New recommendations address crisis of physician stress

A project led by Mara Buchbinder, PhD, released a set of 12 recommendations for hospitals and health care institutions addresses moral stress in clinical practice and the ways that it impedes good care.

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Webinar available: “Pregnant and Lactating Populations in Research: How Leaving These Populations Out Leaves Them Behind,”

Watch the webinar “Pregnant and Lactating Populations in Research: How Leaving These Populations Out Leaves Them Behind,” to hear about how exclusion of pregnant and lactating populations in research has resulted in an inability to support them – and what … Read more

Mara Buchbinder

UNC program to spotlight affirmative action in admissions, abortion in public discussion series

UNC Chapel Hill’s Program for Public Discourse will begin 2023 with public discussions of affirmative action in university admissions and abortion – two divisive social issues, one now before the Supreme Court and the other a renewed battleground in state … Read more

Health Policy & Bioethics Consortium, “Treating Healthy Clinical Trial Participants Fairly,”

If you missed the Health Policy & Bioethics Consortium, “Treating Healthy Clinical Trial Participants Fairly,” it is available on The Harvard Medical School Center for Bioethics YouTube channel. The consortium was moderated by Benjamin Silverman, MD, with discussants Holly Fernandez … Read more

CEDG and HEC Welcome Mary Kaufmann and Kelsey Rich

Mary Kaufmann and Kelsey Rich have been selected as the new student leaders for the School of Medicine’s  Clinical Ethics Discussion Group This position also entails appointment to the UNC Hospital Ethics Committee. Outgoing leaders are Konan Beke and Celia Mizelle. … Read more

Mara Buchbinder

Podcast: Conscientious Provision of MAID and Abortion

Mara Buchbinder, PhD, recently sat down with the GeriPal podcast for a discussion on two of the most controversial and hotly debated topics in bioethics: assisted dying and abortion. Dr. Buchbinder, along with Robert Brody, MD, and researcher Lori Freedman, … Read more

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Annie Lyerly elected to the Johns Hopkins Society of Scholars

Congratulations to Annie Lyerly, who was just elected to the Johns Hopkins Society of Scholars, a wonderful honor and recognition of her immense scholarly contributions to medical ethics, women’s health, and reproductive medicine.

Rebecca L. Walker on The Value of a Life | TED-Ed

Rebecca L. Walker was part of the latest installment of the Parr Center’s Ethical Dilemma series with TED-Ed, this time on the value of a life with bioethicist.

Welcome Aurora Washington, the new Postdoctoral Fellow

Dr. Aurora M Washington recently joined UNC-CH Social Medicine department as a postdoctoral fellow in clinical ethics and the ethical, legal and social implications of precision medicine. Aurora earned her B.S in Biology from Tougaloo College where she was a … Read more

Margaret Waltz receives School of Medicine Dean’s Performance Award

Margaret Waltz, PhD, of the UNC Department of Social Medicine and the UNC Center for Bioethics, was recently honored with the School of Medicine Dean’s Performance Award. The award is given out every year to individuals within the UNC School … Read more

Department of Social Medicine Research Associate Margaret Waltz, PhD

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 … Read more

Welcome Akankshya Jena, the new Bioethics Student Liaison

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 … Read more

Interview with Elena Conis, Merrimon Lecture Series Presenter

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 … Read more

Jill Fisher joined Dr. Saira Sheikh’s team as a Co-Investigator

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 … Read more

Beyond the Medical: The ELSI of Polygenic Scores for Social Traits

UNC Center for Bioethics core faculty member Jean Cadigan, Ph.D., along with a multidisciplinary team of researchers from across the country, was recently awarded an R01 grant from the National Human Genome Research Institute at NIH entitled, Beyond the Medical: … Read more

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Jill Fisher Awarded the 2022 Donald W. Light Award for Applied or Public Practice of Medical Sociology

UNC Center for Bioethics is pleased to see our core faculty member Jill Fisher, Ph.D., has been awarded the 2022 Donald W. Light Award for Applied or Public Practice of Medical Sociology for her book Adverse Events: Race, Inequality, and … Read more

2022 Merrimon Lecture Series

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. … Read more

Race and Regulation Podcast Race, Social Inequalities, and Clinical Drug Trials

Jill Fisher explains how clinical drug trials attract disproportionate participation by racial and ethnic minorities who then disproportionately assume risks of participating in these trials, often just to stay financially afloat.  

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

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 … Read more

Doug MacKay Post-Tenure Research Leave

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 … Read more

New Research Project Manager: Hadas Baron

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 … Read more

GiveUNC March 29

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 … Read more

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

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 … Read more

Fisher Chairs NIH Continuous Special Emphasis Panel

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 … Read more

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

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, … Read more

Juengst awarded Kenan Research Leave for Spring, 2022

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 … Read more

Fisher, Walker Elected as Hastings Center Fellows

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 … Read more

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

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 … Read more

CEDG and HEC Welcome Reece Carter and Matt Washko

Reece Carter and Matt Washko have been selected as the new student leaders for the School of Medicine’s  Clinical Ethics Discussion Group This position also entails appointment to the UNC Hospital Ethics Committee. Outgoing leaders are Konan Beke and Celia Mizelle. … Read more

PREPARE (PRomoting Equity for Pregnant Adolescents in REsearch)

Annie Lyerly and Kristen Sullivan have been awarded an R01 from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease (NIAID) to develop empirically informed guidance for conducting ethically responsible HIV/co-infections research with pregnant adolescents.  Pregnant adolescents face synergistic challenges in … Read more

Mara Buchbinder

Study to Examine Physicians’ Pandemic Stress (STEPPS)

Mara Buchbinder has launched the Study to Examine Physicians’ Pandemic Stress (STEPPS) with funding from the Greenwall Foundation and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. The COVID-19 pandemic has intensified ongoing stress, overwork, and disillusionment among the healthcare … Read more

New Collaboration between UNC and Stellenbosch University, South Africa

The Research for Ethical Data Science in Southern Africa (REDSSA) project has the overall aims of producing new knowledge regarding the ethical, legal and social implications (ELSI) of conducting data science research to develop evidence-based, context specific guidance for the … Read more

Partnering Through It: Building a Research Base for Dual-Career Academics

Jill Fisher has recently been awarded a 3-year grant from the National Science Foundation that is focused on university hiring practices for and job market experiences of dual-career academics. With long-time research collaborator Prof. Torin Monahan, this Co-PI project will … Read more

Ethical Dimensions of Peanut Allergy Immunotherapy Research

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 … Read more

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

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. … Read more

Rohit Jaswaney

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 … Read more

Well, It’s Complicated: Exploring Medical Ethics at UNC co-led by Konan Beke, Celia Mizelle, and Cambray Smith

2020 was a strange summer to start medical school. In order to help incoming students adjust, meet their peers, and learn about UNC School of Medicine, rising MS2 students created “Summer Seminars” based on a wide variety of topics. After … Read more

Congratulations to Diya Jost, MD

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 … Read more

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Arlene Davis Named Director of UNC Center for Bioethics

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 … Read more

Passing the Torch at the UNC Center for Bioethics!

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 … Read more

Doug MacKay

Doug MacKay Interviewed for UNC’s The Well

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 … Read more

Ethics Essay Writing Workshop

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 konan_beke@med.unc.edu  Celia Mizelle cecelia_mizelle@med.unc.edu

Rohit Jaswaney

Rohit Jaswaney, research collaborator with the Center for Bioethics, presented research findings at ASBH.

Rohit Jaswaney is a member of a UNC research team composed of Jean Cadigan, Arlene Davis, Izzy Brassfield, and Bex Forcier from the Center for Bioethics, as well as Maggie Waltz, Dept of Social Medicine, and Benny Joyner, Department of … Read more

CEDG and HEC Welcome Konan Beke and Celia Mizelle

Konan Beke and Celia Mizelle have been selected as the new student leaders for the School of Medicine’s  Clinical Ethics Discussion Group This position also entails appointment to the UNC Hospital Ethics Committee. Outgoing leaders are Tyler Clay and Mark Baumgarten. … Read more

PHASES Guidance

Health, Bioethics Experts and Advocates Release a Call to Action to the HIV/Co-infections Research Community: “We must work together to give pregnant women the evidence base they deserve.” New Report Lays out Recommendations for Including Pregnant Women in Research on … Read more

Incidental Enhancements: A Neglected Governance Challenge for Human Genome Editing Research

The increasing pace and international diffusion of developments in human genome editing research have prompted ongoing efforts to develop responsible governance for such research. One point of broad agreement across these efforts is that human genome editing research should prioritize … Read more

CENNC 2019 Conference

Ethical Issues in Caring for the Underserved: The Vulnerable, Marginalized, and Forgotten September 20, 2019 co-sponsored by the Center for Bioethics, ECU Brody School of Medicince, CENN, Eastern AHEC and UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy

CEDG and HEC Welcome Sara Meyers and Lisa Michelson

Sara Meyers and Lisa Michelson have been selected as the new student leaders for the School of Medicine’s  Clinical Ethics Discussion Group This position also entails appointment to the UNC Hospital Ethics Committee. Outgoing leaders are Tyler Clay and Mark Baumgarten. … Read more

Social Medicine faculty featured in Oxford Handbook of Public Health Ethics

Congratulations to Center for Bioethics’s Jean Cadigan, Elana Jaffe, Eric Juengst, Anne Lyerly and Social Medicine’s Gail Henderson, Karen Meagher, and Tonia Poteat. The Oxford Handbook of Public Health Ethics is a prestigious international reference collection that publishes reviews of ethical … Read more

Clinical Ethics Discussion Group Spring 2019 Event

On April 2nd student groups from CEDG and Cardiology had a discussion about how the historical development of the artificial heart and other means of mechanical circulatory support (MCS) inform contemporary practice and of the ethical issues that follow from … Read more

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Eric Juengst was a featured expert in The New York Times

Eric Juengst was a featured expert on the potential pitfalls of gene editing in The New York Time’s article  “One Day There May Be a Drug to Turbocharge the Brain. Who Should Get It?” by Carl Zimmer.

Beyond Our Beginnings: 50 Years of Bioethics

“Beyond Our Beginnings:  50 Years of Bioethics”. We are hosting it at the Mews location at the  Graylyn International Conference Center In recognition of the Hastings Center’s 50th anniversary, this conference surveys the past, present, and future of bioethics scholarship, … Read more

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Anne Drapkin Lyerly interviewed by NPR

Rethinking Bed Rest For Pregnancy “The bottom line is that there’s never been any proven benefit of bed rest,” says Dr. Anne Drapkin Lyerly, an OB-GYN and professor of bioethics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Lyerly … Read more

HEC Members participated in the 1st Annual UNC Story Slam

HEC Members Rimma Osipov, Sara Scarlet, and Gary Winzelberg participated in the 1st Annual UNC Story Slam. Story Slam began as a wellness event sponsored by the Annals of Internal Medicine at the annual meeting for the American College of Physicians. … Read more

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MS4 Clinical Ethics Student Presentations

On October 16th our 4 students taking the Clinical Ethics MS4 Elective presented their final projects. These projects are intended to become resources for the HEC and reflect the students’ interests as they prepare for residency next year. The Presentation … Read more

Ethics Consult Workshop June 2019

Registration for the workshop will open in early 2019.  

CEDG and HEC Welcome Mark Baumgarten and Tyler Clay

Mark Baumgarten and Tyler Clay will join the Clinical Ethics Discussion Group as student leaders, and the Hospital Ethics Committee as student members, in January 2019. Center for Bioethics faculty members Arlene Davis and Eric Juengst are advisors to the student … Read more

Doug MacKay

Public Issues and Public Reason Conference selected Douglas MacKay as the Keynote Speaker

“Government Policy Experiments and the Ethics of Randomization” November 8–9, 2018 A Conference of Applied Ethics and Critical Social Sciences Carleton University Ottawa, Canada The Public Issues and Public Reason (PIPR) conference is a multidisciplinary conference at which graduate students from … Read more

New Visiting Scholar:  Pablo Garcia Barranquero

The UNC Center for Bioethics would like to welcome our new Visiting Scholar from the University of Malaga, Pablo Garcia Barranquero. He will be with us from May 3 – July 31, 2018, working with Eric Juengst on conceptual issues in longevity … Read more

Mara Buchbinder to present at Hettleman Lecture

Congratulation to  Mara Buchbinder on winning the UNC Hettleman prize! Please join us for Mara’s presentation of her Hettleman Lecture at 1:00pm on Tuesday, May 1st in the Tate Turner Kuralt auditorium, with reception following. We hope to see you there! Hettleman … Read more

Mara Buchbinder to speak at the National Academies of Medicine Workshop on Physician-Assisted Death

Physician-Assisted Death: Scanning the Landscape and Potential Approaches– A Workshop February 12–13, 2018 National Academy of Sciences Building 2101 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC This National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine workshop will explore the evidence base and research … Read more

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New Visiting Scholar: Matthias Eggel

The UNC Center for Bioethics would like to welcome our new Visiting Scholar from the University of Zurich, Institute for Bioethics, Matthias Eggel. Dr. Eggel will be with us from January 16 – March 10, 2018. Currently, Dr. Eggel is … Read more

Brandy Elsenrath, our new Center Coordinator

The UNC Center for Bioethics would like to welcome our new Center Coordinator, Brandy Elsenrath, starting with us on January 8. Brandy started working at UNC-CH in 1999. She has held positions within the UNC School of Medicine, UNC Property … Read more

New Clinical Ethics MS4 Elective for Spring 2018

A new clinical ethics elective joins the TEC Individualization Phase curriculum this spring. It offers medical students an opportunity to focus their interests in clinical ethics on a particular practice area, using mentorship, scholarly readings, and practical experience with the hospital ethics committee … Read more

2nd Annual HIV Cure Research Day

The Durham County Board of Commissioners and the state of North Carolina officially proclaimed December 14, 2017 as HIV Cure Research Day. This is the second year celebrating the official proclamation of HIV Cure Research Day. Dr. Allison Mathews, founder … Read more

Genomic Screening: What’s Age Got To Do With It?

Harvard Law Bill of Health Blog Margaret Waltz, PhD R. Jean Cadigan, PhD Anya E. R. Prince, JD, MPP Debra Skinner, PhD Gail E. Henderson, PhD Age is an important consideration in medical screening, but calls for population based preventive … Read more

Prince and Davis Article Honored by JOTWELL

The Journal of Things We Like A lot (JOTWELL), a compendium of law review articles designed to select and recognize the best recent academic legal literature, has honored former C:B trainee Anya Prince and C:B faculty member Arlene Davis by … Read more

ELSI 2.0 meetings in Kyoto, Nov. 13-16, 2017

Eric Juengst participated in two workshops on behalf of the ELSI 2.0 International Collaboratory for Genomics and Society Research in Kyoto, to discuss cross-cultural perspectives on clinical genomic sequencing, research data-sharing, and dynamic consent, with colleagues from Japan, Australia, Singapore, … Read more

Dr. Stuart Rennie Presents Paper at 2nd Annual Kenya Bioethics Society conference

In a recent trip to Kenya, Professor Stuart Rennie visited the capital city of Nairobi with the purpose of participating in and presenting a paper at the 2nd Annual Kenya Bioethics Society conference. The paper was entitled ‘Perceptions of benefit among … Read more

Ethical Inclusion of Pregnant Women in the HIV/AIDS Research Agenda workshop in Bangkok

In November 2017, the Pregnancy and HIV/AIDS: Seeking Equitable Study (PHASES) project convened an international workshop in Bangkok, Thailand to address ethical issues in the inclusion of pregnant woman in HIV/AIDS research. This one-day series facilitated sessions and discussions in … Read more

CEDG and HEC Welcome Kelly Olsen and Austin Bath

Kelly Olsen and Austin Bath will join the Clinical Ethics Discussion Group as student leaders, and Hospital Ethics Committee as student members, in January 2018. Center for Bioethics faculty members Arlene Davis and Eric Juengst are advisors to the student group … Read more

Center for Bioethics Intramural Faculty Workshop (at the beach!)

On September 18-21, 2017, the C:B faculty decamped to Emerald Isle,  NC,  for three days of intellectual engagement with each other’s work in progress.   Participants submitted manuscripts in advance and, after a “reading day” on Thursday, spent Friday and Saturday … Read more