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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
Corporal punishment of children remains common worldwide, UNC studies find
Three studies led by UNC researchers find that spanking and other forms of corporal punishment of children are still common in the U.S. and worldwide, despite bans in 24 countries.
Located in News / 2010 / August
real doctors, real people - Eric Juengst
Eric Juengst, PhD, directs the UNC Center for Bioethics. He also makes armor. Yep, the kind knights would wear while protecting their king's domain.
Located in News / 2012 / May
Children’s Health Insurance Program extended for two more years
In a perspective piece published in the New England Journal of Medicine, UNC's Dr. Jonathan Oberlander analyzes the recent extension of the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP).
Located in News / 2015 / May
Bioethicists Will Explore the Issues and Lessons of the Zika Crisis
With new funding from the Wellcome Trust, an interdisciplinary team of scholars will focus on issues of ethics and research in pregnancy and women of reproductive age, beginning with the current Zika context and later expanding to general public health research. Anne Lyerly, MD, Associate Director of the UNC Center for Bioethics, is co-principal investigator of the project.
Located in News / 2016 / April
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
Oberlander to host live Facebook chat on health care law decision
Dr. Jonathan Oberlander, a professor of Social Medicine and Health Policy & Management at UNC, will discuss the U.S. Supreme Court ruling that upheld the Affordable Care Act.
Located in News / 2012 / June
Shaken baby prevention effort reduces crying-related calls to nurse advice line
The study found no reduction in state-level rates of abusive head trauma (AHT) or “shaken baby syndrome.”
Located in News / 2015 / October
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