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Gillings, SOM Researchers Awarded $51 Million NIH Grant to Combat Opioid Misuse
UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health researcher Lisa LaVange, PhD, is the PI of an NIH HEAL Initiative project to help people with chronic back pain and to curb opioid misuse. It includes Tim Carey, MD, MPH; Tim Platts-Mills, MD, MSc; and Sam McLean, MD, from the UNC School of Medicine.
Located in News / 2019 / October
Restrictive housing is associated with increased risk of death after release from prison
A new study, led by Lauren Brinkley-Rubinstein, PhD, in the UNC department of social medicine, finds that people who were held in restrictive housing while serving time in prison face a substantial increased risk of death after their release.
Located in News / 2019 / October
Buchbinder article analyzes debate over aid-in-dying laws
Medical aid-in-dying laws are on the rise in the U.S., but patients still face substantial barriers to access, according to an analysis by Mara Buchbinder, PhD.
Located in Vital Signs / 2018 / May 3
Giselle Corbie-Smith Elected to National Academy of Medicine
Giselle Corbie-Smith, MD, MSc, Kenan Distinguished Professor in the departments of social medicine and medicine, was elected for her scholarly work on the practical and ethical issues of engaging communities in research to achieve health and equity.
Located in News / 2018 / October
Pregnant women should be included in Zika virus vaccine research, new guidance says
The inclusion of pregnant women in Zika virus vaccine research is crucial to solving the international health crisis, according to new guidance published by UNC’s Center for Bioethics and two other universities.
Located in News / 2017 / July
UNC bioethicists analyze new CDC interim guidelines for Zika testing in pregnancy
Elana Jaffe and Anne Drapkin Lyerly, MD, are co-authors of a JAMA Viewpoint article arguing that patients and providers across the country should be aware of the ways in which these guidelines shift more responsibility into their hands.
Located in News / 2017 / October
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
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
Oberlander's NEJM commentary: Medicare's new physician payment system is 'a leap of faith'
UNC's Jonathan Oberlander, PhD, writes in a “Perspective” commentary published in The New England Journal of Medicine that a new Medicare physician payment system passed by Congress is likely to face many of the same problems of the system it replaced.
Located in News / 2015 / September
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