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

January 31, 2023

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 types of opportunities we have to move this research forward. The panelists, Anne Drapkin Lyerly, … Continued

CEDG and HEC Welcome Mary Kaufmann and Kelsey Rich

January 11, 2023

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. Center for Bioethics faculty members Arlene Davis and Jean Cadigan are advisors to the student … Continued

Podcast: Conscientious Provision of MAID and Abortion

January 10, 2023

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, PhD, discuss the contemporary ethical conversation and points of view for the two issues. The … Continued

Annie Lyerly elected to the Johns Hopkins Society of Scholars

January 3, 2023

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.

Welcome Aurora Washington, the new Postdoctoral Fellow

October 19, 2022

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 Jackson Heart Study scholar. She completed a one-year postbaccalaureate program in Neuroscience before matriculating into … Continued

Margaret Waltz receives School of Medicine Dean’s Performance Award

October 5, 2022

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 of Medicine who make significant contributions towards the School’s standing as a top research university. … Continued

Department of Social Medicine Research Associate Margaret Waltz, PhD

September 16, 2022

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 neurology appointments across clinics in North Carolina. This novel research will contribute to the body … Continued