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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
Tonia Poteat Featured in 'Game Changers in HIV' Video
Tonia Poteat, PhD, assistant professor in the Department of Social Medicine, is featured in an immersive video produced by TheBodyPRO.com.
Located in Vital Signs / 2019 / March 28
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
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
Oberlander Publishes NEJM Perspective on ACA
The Perspective article by UNC's Jonathan Oberlander, PhD, chair of the department of social medicine, argues that the Affordable Care Act "has produced important successes and transformed the health care landscape" and that any attempt to undo the ACA "is easier said than done."
Located in Vital Signs / 2019 / May 9
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