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Buchbinder article analyzes debate over aid-in-dying laws

May 7, 2018

   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

Lyerly and Jaffe co-author JAMA Viewpoint on Zika and Guidelines for Testing Pregnant Women

October 30, 2017

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.

Repeal, Replace, Repair, Retreat — Republicans’ Health Care Quagmire

August 9, 2017

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

Mara Buchbinder Receives Hettleman Award

August 1, 2017

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

Annie Lyerly Co-Authors Guidance on Pregnant Women & Zika Vaccine Research

June 1, 2017

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

Jeffrey Sonis Elected to AOA Honor Society

May 1, 2017

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

Giselle Corbie-Smith Elected President of SGIM

March 30, 2017

Dr. Giselle Corbie Smith, Professor of Social Medicine and Medicine, and Director of the Center for Health Equity Research, has been elected to a three-year term as president of the Society of General Internal Medicine (SGIM).

The Mirage of Reform: Republicans’ Struggle to Dismantle Obamacare

March 22, 2017

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?