Medical aid-in-dying laws are on the rise in the U.S., but patients still face substantial barriers to access, according to an analysis by Mara Buchbinder, PhD. Eight U.S. jurisdictions (seven states plus the District of Columbia) now allow physicians to prescribe a lethal dose of medication to a mentally competent, terminally ill … Read more
Annie Lyerly, Professor of Social Medicine and Associate Director of the UNC Center for Bioethics, and Elana Jaffe, a research project manager in Social Medicine, co-authored, along with Ilona Goldfarb, from the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Massachusetts General Hospital. A JAMA Viewpoint article analyzing new CDC guidelines for testing pregnant women for the Zika virus.
Jon Oberlander. New England Journal of Medicine. For 7 years, Republicans vowed to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA). With Donald Trump in the White House and Republican majorities in Congress, the GOP was poised to make good on that pledge. Yet less than 7 months into the Trump administration, the GOP’s crusade … Read more
Dr. Mara Buchbinder, Associate Professor of Social Medicine and Adjunct Associate Professor of Anthropology, has been selected to receive a 2017 Ruth and Philip Hettleman Prize for Artistic and Scholarly Achievement. The Hettleman award is one of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s most prestigious acknowledgments of faculty excellence. Dr. Buchbinder was recognized by … Read more
Dr. Annie Lyerly, Professor of Social Medicine and Associate Director of the UNC Center for Bioethics, co-led development of new guidance from The Ethics Working Group on ZIKV Research & Pregnancy on how to ensure that the needs of pregnant women and their offspring are adequately included and addressed in the race towards an efficacious vaccine against the … Read more
Dr. Jeffrey Sonis, associate professor of Social Medicine, has been elected to the UNC School of Medicine chapter of Alpha Omega Alpha, a national honor medical society. Dr. Sonis was nominated and elected to AOA by students in recognition of his outstanding contributions to teaching, particularly around issues of ethics, human rights, and public health. … Read more
Jon Oberlander. New England Journal of Medicine. Republicans have vowed to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA) ever since its enactment. But President Donald Trump and congressional Republicans are discovering what Democrats learned long ago: health care reform is politically treacherous. Can the GOP dismantle Obamacare?
The new year is proving fruitful for Gail Henderson, PhD. The professor of Social Medicine and Director of the Center for Genomics and Society at UNC has been confirmed for a four-year term as a member of the National Advisory Council for Human Genome Research, and asked to speak at the 19th Bangkok International Symposium … Read more