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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
UNC-Chapel Hill Selected as Center for New Leadership Initiative
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation selected UNC to lead an unprecedented national push to equip clinicians with leadership, team-building, and cultural competence skills to improve the health status of Americans.
Located in News / 2015 / November
Sullivan, Lyerly publish article in PLOS ONE
Kristen A. Sullivan, PhD, is first author and Anne Drapkin Lyerly, MD, is corresponding author of an article that examines women’s views about contraception requirements for biomedical research participation. Both are in the department of social medicine and the UNC Center for Bioethics.
Located in Vital Signs / 2019 / May 9
Oberlander Article Looks at the Rise and Fall of Medicare’s Independent Payment Advisory Board
The article by Jonathan Oberlander, PhD, chair of UNC's department of social medicine, offers a groundbreaking, in-depth look at the troubled history of the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB), which was enacted in 2010 and repealed in 2018.
Located in Vital Signs / 2018 / March 15
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
Lyerly publishes editorial in JAMA
The editorial by Anne Drapkin Lyerly, MD, MA, professor of social medicine and director of the UNC Center for Bioethics, argues that state laws restricting the end-of-life decisions that can be made by pregnant women are concerning.
Located in Vital Signs / 2019 / April 25
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
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
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
How to increase health care enrollment for N.C.’s immigrants
UNC study underscores the potential of the Affordable Care Act to reach many N.C. immigrants
Located in News / 2014 / September