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2 months ago
Buchbinder Publishes Research on Physician Stress Highlighted in News & Observer
Mara Buchbinder’s research on physician stress during the Covid-19 pandemic was highlighted in an article on politics and medicine in the Raleigh News & Observer
2 months ago
Merrimon Lecture: Integrating Artificial Intelligence Into Health Care: Ethical and Legal Challenges
The Merrimon Lecture Thursday, October 26, 2023 12:00 – 1:30 pm EST Location: 4008 Old Clinic Auditorium Download flyer I. Glenn Cohen Deputy Dean and James A. Attwood and Leslie Williams Professor of Law, Harvard Law School Faculty Director, Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology & Bioethics Prof. Cohen is one of the world’s …
3 months ago
Jill Fisher winner of the ASA Sociology of Sex and Gender Distinguished Article Award
Jill Fisher won the 2023 Sociology of Sex and Gender Distinguished Article Award from the American Sociological Association for her co-authored paper “Gendered Logics of Biomedical Research: Women in U.S. Phase I Clinical Trials” that was published in 2022 in the journal Social Problems. https://asasexandgender.wordpress.com/awards/
4 months ago
Researchers receive $25.3 million to study potential risks for Alzheimer’s disease and Alzheimer’s disease related dementias
A team led by Kathleen Mullan Harris and Krista M. Perreira (MPIs) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Joseph Hotz and Naomi Duke (MPIs) at Duke University have received a five-year, $25.3 million National Institute of Aging (NIA) award. The award will address gaps in our understanding of potential risks for …