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Normative and empirical perspectives

Thursday, November 17, 2016
Location: 219 Brinkhous-Bullitt
Gail Henderson and Stuart Rennie

Gail E. Henderson, PhD, is professor of Social Medicine in the School of Medicine, and Director of the UNC Center for Genomics and Society. She was Chair of Social Medicine from 2009 to 2015, and co-Director of the Center for AIDS Research International Core from 2004 to 2014.  Her teaching and research interests include global health inequality and research ethics. Dr. Henderson is a medical sociologist with training in public health.  Her HIV-related research includes a grant from NICHD, from 2007-2013, “Partnership for Social Science Research on HIV/AIDS in China,” and a recently awarded R01 from NIAID, “Integrating Decision-Making Studies into HIV Cure Trials: A real-time longitudinal assessment.”

Stuart Rennie, PhD, is Associate Professor in Social Medicine and Core Faculty at the UNC Bioethics Center. His background is in philosophy and medical anthropology, and his doctoral dissertation concentrated on the impact luck and chance can have on moral responsibility. Dr. Rennie’s current teaching, research and service interests focus on research ethics, public health ethics and medical ethics, particularly in the context of the developing world.