Corbie-Smith Appears on NPR to Discuss Impact of COVID-19 on African Americans

May 13, 2020

How The Coronavirus Is Disproportionately Impacting Black Americans. The coronavirus pandemic is hitting some communities much harder than others. We’ll take a look at the disproportionate toll it’s taking on African Americans. Giselle Corbie-Smith appears on NPR to discuss impact of COVID-19 on African Americans. https://www.wbur.org/onpoint/2020/04/09/coronavirus-african-americans

Fisher Publishes New Book on Inequality and Pharmaceuticals

May 13, 2020

Jill Fisher, Professor of Social Medicine, has published a new book, Adverse Events: Race, Inequality, and the Testing of New Pharmaceuticals (NYU Press). https://nyupress.org/9781479862160/adverse-events/ Explores the social inequality of clinical drug testing and its effects on scientific results. Imagine that you volunteer for the clinical trial of an experimental drug. The only direct benefit of … Continued

Lauren Brinkley-Rubinstein interview with The Marshall Project: Prisons Doing Mass Testing For COVID-19 Find Rampant Infections.

April 27, 2020

  Prisons Doing Mass Testing For COVID-19 Find Rampant Infections | The Marshall Project An Arkansas county so rural it has just three incorporated towns and not a single stretch of interstate suddenly emerged this week as one of the nation’s coronavirus hotspots.Ground zero in Lincoln County, about an hour’s drive south of Little Rock, … Continued

Jeffrey Sonis publishes in Psychiatry Research: Which Is More Effective for Treating PTSD: Medication, or Psychotherapy?

February 27, 2020

Which Is More Effective for Treating PTSD: Medication, or Psychotherapy? A systematic review and meta-analysis led by Jeffrey Sonis, MD, MPH, of UNC’s departments of social medicine and family medicine, finds there is insufficient evidence at present to answer that question. Clinicians should make shared decisions with patients about treatment, and they should not rely … Continued

Giselle Corbie-Smith launches podcast: A Different Kind of Leader

February 18, 2020

A Different Kind of Leader” where we capture insights from diverse leaders in health care, public health, and academic settings so that our organizations are in a stronger position to grow, innovate, and meet the challenges of our day.   https://www.buzzsprout.com/808817

Jeffrey Sonis publishes study in PlosOne: Approval Processes for Clinical Practice Guidelines Introduce Potential Conflicts of Interest, Review Finds

February 13, 2020

The study led by UNC’s Jeffrey Sonis, MD, MPH, in the departments of social medicine and family medicine, finds that most of the approval processes used by medical specialty societies in the U.S. have the potential to undermine editorial independence of the guideline development committee. http://news.unchealthcare.org/news/2020/february/approval-processes-for-clinical-practice-guidelines-introduce-potential-conflicts-of-interest-review-finds?utm_source=vs-email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=7 https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0229004

Advocating for Health Equity: PA Focuses Work on HIV and LGBT Health

January 21, 2020

Providing a Safe Place for All Patients: Tonia Poteat interview with the American Academy of PAs Before becoming a PA, or even knowing about the profession, Tonia Poteat, PhD, MPH, PA-C, DFAAPA, knew she wanted to provide care to people living with HIV. “I was really interested in being a healthcare provider but didn’t know … Continued

Rebecca Walker interview with Discover Magazine: Scientists Put a Human Intelligence Gene Into a Monkey. Other Scientists are Concerned.

January 14, 2020

Discover magazine top science stories of 2019:  Scientists Put a Human Intelligence Gene Into a Monkey. Other Scientists are Concerned. Rebecca Walker  speaks with Discover magazine on scientists’ putting an “intelligence” gene in nonhuman primates. https://www.discovermagazine.com/mind/scientists-put-a-human-intelligence-gene-into-a-monkey-other-scientists-are