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Walker, Fisher Publish Survey of U.S. Biomedical Researchers

January 7, 2022

Rebecca L. Walker, PhD and Jill A. Fisher, PhD from the Department of Social Medicine have published a new survey that identifies how researchers using vertebrate animals viewed issues of significance for translational science. https://news.unchealthcare.org/2021/12/walker-fisher-publish-survey-of-u-s-biomedical-researchers/

Fisher, Walker Elected as Hastings Center Fellows

December 2, 2021

Jill A. Fisher, PhD and Rebecca L. Walker, PhD in the UNC Department of Social Medicine are among 24 newly elected Hastings Center fellows, a group of more than 200 individuals of outstanding accomplishment. https://news.unchealthcare.org/2021/12/fisher-walker-elected-as-hastings-center-fellows/

Corbie-Smith Co-Authors Opinion on Data Inclusivity

November 29, 2021

Giselle Corbie, CHER Director, has co-authored an opinion piece for STAT with Warren Kibbe of the Duke Cancer Institute, calling for engaging communities “around how and why data affect them.” https://news.unchealthcare.org/2021/11/corbie-smith-co-authors-opinion-on-data-inclusivity/

Social Medicine Faculty Publish Article on Hispanic Children’s Health Insurance & Health Services Use

November 18, 2021

Krista Perreira, Professor of Social Medicine, and Jonathan Oberlander, Professor and Chair of Social Medicine, co-authored an article on Hispanic children’s health insurance coverage and use of health services.  The article, which analyzes changes in coverage and barriers to health care access for Hispanic children, appears in a new volume of The Annals of the … Continued

Call for Papers: Politics of Abortion 50 Years after Roe

November 11, 2021

Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law JHPPL Call for Paper Proposals On January 22, 1973, the US Supreme Court decided the case of Roe v. Wade, 410 U.S. 113 (1973), ruling that the Due Process clause of the 14th Amendment to the US Constitution protects a “right to privacy,” which includes a pregnant person’s … Continued

Brinkley-Rubinstein Interviewed by The Lancet Voice Podcast

October 29, 2021

October 22, 2021 – Lauren Brinkley-Rubinstein, PhD, CHER Core Faculty, was a guest on the 50th episode of The Lancet Voice, a podcast focused on global health, policy and clinical research. The episode, “Prison health and COVID-19,” covers US and sub-Saharan African contexts. Brinkley-Rubinstein shares the barriers faced by populations in jails and prisons in … Continued

Pioneering Hispanic health study keeps uncovering trove of info – Krista M. Perreira (American Heart Association)

October 18, 2021

Krista M. Perreira, a professor of social medicine at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine in Chapel Hill has led recruitment and retention for the research project since its earliest days. She said the study’s emphasis on diverse heritage groups had helped researchers spot important differences among Hispanic people. https://www.heart.org/en/news/2021/10/08/pioneering-hispanic-health-study-keeps-uncovering-trove-of-info

Giselle Corbie-Smith receives 2021 McClinton Outstanding Faculty Staff Award

September 9, 2021

Giselle is nationally known for her scholarly work on the inclusion of disparity populations in research and has over a decade of experience in using community engagement to conduct innovative, translational health equity research. Her empirical work, using both qualitative and quantitative methodologies, has focused on the methodological, ethical and practical issues of research to … Continued

Jill Fisher receives 2021 Robert K. Merton Book Award

August 12, 2021

American Sociological Association announced Jill Fisher’s book, Adverse Events: Race, Inequality, and the Testing of New Pharmaceuticals, is the 2021 winner of the Robert K. Merton Book Award, from the ASA’s Science, Knowledge, and Technology Section. https://news.unchealthcare.org/2021/08/fisher-receives-robert-k-merton-book-award/