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Approval Processes for Clinical Practice Guidelines Introduce Potential Conflicts of Interest, Review Finds
The study led by UNC’s Jeffrey Sonis, MD, MPH, in the departments of social medicine and family medicine, finds that most of the approval processes used by medical specialty societies in the U.S. have the potential to undermine editorial independence of the guideline development committee.
Located in News / 2020 / February
Berkowitz Proposes Innovative Methodological Approach to Studies that Address Health-Related Social Needs
Seth Berkowitz, MD, MPH, assistant professor of medicine, proposes the use of cash benchmarking to better study programs aimed at addressing health-related social needs in a new article published in Health Affairs.
Located in News / 2020 / April
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
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
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
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
Crystal Wiley Cené, MD, MPH
Crystal Wiley Cené, MD, MPH, is an assistant professor in the Department of Medicine and an expert in cardiovascular disease, health disparities, social context of disease, and community-based participatory research.
Located in For the Media / Experts Guide
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
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
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