Welcome to UNC Physicians for Human Rights

UNC's chapter of Physicians for Human Rights (PHR)

Who are we?

Physicians for Human Rights is a national organization dedicated to highlighting the role of healthcare providers in the promotion of human rights. The UNC chapter aims to engage medical students in discussion of both global issues and local politics. Our members attend talks on topics from child abuse to war-related trauma and organize to attend political rallies. 

Please join our list-serv to be included in action alerts and upcoming events.

Contact Camilla Powierza (camilla_powierza@med.unc.edu) or Sarah Asman (sarah_asman@med.unc.edu) for more information about our student organization or information on participating in our events.

Upcoming Events

Tuesday, May 5 - MacNider 322

"Why It's Hard to Save the World: Background Notes on Human Rights and Humanitarianism"

Peter Redfield of UNC Medical Anthropology will speak about the history of Doctors Without Borders/Medicins sans Frontieres and the complications of human rights and humanitarianism in medicine. Join us for a great talk and free food! 

Past Events

Feburary 14 - White Coat Rally for Medicaid Reform

We joined the Moral Monday March in Raleigh to demonstrate in favor of Medicaid expansion in North Carolina. 

More information on Medicaid expansion.

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