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Scholarly Concentration Project Symposium
This is the first annual Symposium, presented by Senior Medical Students (Class of 2018), who have participated in a Scholarly Concentration Program. We welcome all students, faculty and staff to attend as they are able.
Located in Vital Signs / 2018 / March 8
Rodgers to deliver 14th Annual Huntley Lecture
Denise V. Rodgers, MD, FAAFP, Vice Chancellor for Interprofessional Programs at Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences, will deliver the 14th Annual Robert R. Huntley, MD Lecture, presented by the Department of Family Medicine. The title of her lecture is "Persistent Health Disparities: Understanding the Role of Social Determinants, Implicit Bias and Racism."
Located in Vital Signs / 2018 / Feb. 8
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
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
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
Innovative course pairs medical students and law students
In “Current Issues in Law & Medicine,” teams composed of both MD and JD students work together across traditional boundaries to explore the legal and medical considerations surrounding health care subjects.
Located in News / 2015 / November
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
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
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
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