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4 weeks ago
Scripting Death: Stories of Assisted Dying in America, by Mara Buchbinder will be published in May
Mara Buchbinder, PhD, associate professor in the Department of Social Medicine, is the author of a new book, Scripting Death: Stories of Assisted Dying in America, which will be published in May by the University of California Press. Mara Buchbinder, PhD https://news.unchealthcare.org/2021/04/new-book-by-mara-buchbinder-to-be-published-in-may/ Here’s how the publisher describes the book in a press release: “Scripting Death …
1 month ago
Giselle Corbie-Smith publishes in JAMA: Vaccine Hesitancy Is a Scapegoat for Structural Racism
Vaccine hesitancy and mistrust of medicine and science dominate current discourse around disparities in who is currently receiving COVID-19 vaccines, a potentially lifesaving prevention strategy. Mistrust of medicine and science is based in a long and sordid history of unethical practice and research on African American, Latinx, Indigenous, and Asian American populations in this country. …
2 months ago
Giselle Corbie-Smith on WRAL’s “On the Record” Overcoming vaccine reluctance.
Giselle Corbie-Smith, MD, MSc, Director of the UNC Center for Health Equity Research, was a panelists on WRAL’s “On the Record” Overcoming vaccine reluctance. The panel, led by Lena Tillett, discussed the roots of vaccine hesitancy and refusal and how to overcome these challenges. https://www.wral.com/on-the-record-march-13-2021-overcoming-vaccine-reluctance/19578416/
3 months ago
Lauren Brinkley-Rubinstein interviewed by The New York Times
A coronavirus variant was detected for the first time inside a U.S. prison. https://www.nytimes.com/live/2021/02/11/world/covid-19-coronavirus/a-coronavirus-variant-was-detected-for-the-first-time-inside-a-us-prison