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2 weeks ago
Brinkley-Rubinstein publishes research letter in NEJM
Lauren Brinkley-Rubinstein, PhD, associate professor in the Department of Social Medicine, is the lead author of a research letter published in the July 7, 2021 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine. https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMc2108479
1 month ago
Statement on Nikole Hannah-Jones Tenure Case
Social Medicine statement on Nikole Hannah-Jones
1 month ago
Davis Named Director of UNC Center for Bioethics
Arlene M. Davis, JD Arlene M. Davis, JD, associate professor in the UNC Department of Social Medicine and director of the Clinical Ethics Service at UNC Hospitals, has been named director of the UNC Center for Bioethics, effective July 1. https://news.unchealthcare.org/2021/06/davis-named-director-of-unc-center-for-bioethics/
3 months 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 …