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UNC Medical Center Hospital Ethics Committee

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UNC Student Interest Groups

Clinical Ethics Discussion Group

The Clinical Ethics Discussion Group (CEDG) is an organization of UNC medical students interested in learning more about medical ethics and how it influences our decisions regarding patient care.

Faculty advisors: Arlene Davis, Eric Juengst

Bullitt History of Medicine Club

The Bullitt History of Medicine Club promotes the understanding and appreciation of the historical foundations upon which current medical knowledge and practice is constructed, by encouraging social and intellectual exchanges between faculty members, medical students, and members of the community. During the academic year the Bullitt Club holds monthly lectures at noon and also in the evening at the UNC Health Sciences Library. All meetings are free and open to the public.

Faculty advisor: Liz Dreesen

Library coordinator: Dawne Lucas

Moral Economies of Medicine Working Group

The Moral Economies of Medicine Working Group aims to provide an ongoing forum for graduate students and faculty from UNC and Duke to discuss existing research on Moral Economies of Health Care and Moral Economies of Expertise and Bioethics, receive feedback on their developing projects, and network with colleagues who share their interests.

Faculty advisor: Jocelyn Chua

Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl

The Parr Center for Ethics sponsors the UNC-Chapel Hill Ethics Bowl team that competes in the Mid-Atlantic Regional Ethics Bowl each November at Clemson University. The Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl Competition is a part of a larger ethics bowl initiative by the Association for Practical and Professional Ethics. The UNC-Chapel Hill Ethics Bowl team is comprised of students enrolled in PHIL 261.001: Ethics in Practice. The course provides students with an opportunity to practice applying moral theories and principles of argument that they learn in their ethics classes in the interactive format of the Ethics Bowl.

Parr Center contact: Katelin Kaiser

Bioethics Professional Organizations


American Society for Bioethics and Humanities



International Association of Bioethics



European Society for Philosophy of Medicine and Healthcare


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ELSI 2.0

Bioethics Education Programs


Department of Bioethics
in the School of Medicine at Case Western Reserve University



Center for Bioethics, Health, and Society
at Wake Forest University



The Kennedy Institute of Ethics Intensive Bioethics Course
at Georgetown University



Program for Biomedical Ethics
at Yale School of Medicine



Centre Interdisciplinaire de Bioéthique pour l’Afrique Francophone (CIBAF)
de l’Université de Kinshasa


Bioethics Research Aids


Bioethics Research Library
at Georgetown University