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Lyerly co-authors article in Science about ethics of Zika human challenge trial
The policy forum piece co-authored by Anne Drapkin Lyerly, MD, explores the question of whether a Zika human challenge trial (intentionally infecting people with Zika to address the science and vaccine development process) could be ethically justified.
Located in Vital Signs / 2018 / April 19
Tonia Poteat Featured in 'Game Changers in HIV' Video
Tonia Poteat, PhD, assistant professor in the Department of Social Medicine, is featured in an immersive video produced by
Located in Vital Signs / 2019 / March 28
Which Is More Effective for Treating PTSD: Medication, or Psychotherapy?
A systematic review and meta-analysis led by Jeffrey Sonis, MD, MPH, of UNC’s departments of social medicine and family medicine, finds there is insufficient evidence at present to answer that question. Clinicians should make shared decisions with patients about treatment, and they should not rely on current treatment guidelines.
Located in Vital Signs / 2020 / Feb. 27
Oberlander Coauthors NEJM Commentary on Prescription Drug Spending
Jonathan Oberlander, PhD, chair of the Department of Social Medicine, coauthored a perspective in the New England Journal of Medicine on efforts in Congress to pass legislation that would regulate prescription drug prices.
Located in Vital Signs / 2019 / Dec. 12
Oberlander Publishes NEJM Perspective on ACA
The Perspective article by UNC's Jonathan Oberlander, PhD, chair of the department of social medicine, argues that the Affordable Care Act "has produced important successes and transformed the health care landscape" and that any attempt to undo the ACA "is easier said than done."
Located in Vital Signs / 2019 / May 9
Research Ethics Grand Rounds
Jean Cadigan, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Social Medicine will present, "Neglected Ethical Issues in Biobank Management: Results from a National Survey."
Located in Vital Signs / 2012 / Oct. 4
Estroff receives 2014 Distinguished Teaching Award for Post-Baccalaureate Teaching and Mentoring
Sue Estroff, PhD, is professor of social medicine, psychiatry and anthropology. She was profiled by the University Gazette earlier this month.
Located in Vital Signs / 2014 / April 24
Paws for Love: Pryntzka visits with medical students
UNC School of Medicine students were greeted by a furry friend during Wednesday’s lunch break at the Beach Café, as Pryntzka, a certified therapy dog, planted himself outside the cafeteria. Rita Kuwahara, a second-year medical student, brought Pryntzka to the Beach to ease the stress students are facing from schoolwork and exams.
Located in Vital Signs / 2013 / April 25
Giselle Corbie-Smith to receive Edward Graham Kidder Award
The Edward Kidder Graham Faculty Service Award recognizes distinguished service to the state, the nation, and the university by a faculty member.
Located in Vital Signs / 2019 / Oct. 10
National Prison Project Tracks the Pandemic Behind Bars
Researchers at UNC and two other institutions launch the COVID Prison Project. Lauren Brinkley-Rubinstein, PhD, assistant professor in the UNC Department of Social Medicine, is a co-founder of the project.
Located in News / 2020 / June