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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?

Gail Henderson Wins Outstanding Mentor Award

September 1, 2016

The UNC Office of Postdoctoral Affairs has announced that Gail Henderson is a recipient of the 2016 Outstanding Mentor Award in recognition of her exceptional mentoring of post-doctoral scholars. Dr. Henderson is a Professor of Social Medicine and leads the Center for Genomics & Society. Congratulations Gail!

Social Medicine Welcomes Lauren Brinkley-Rubinstein to the Faculty

August 1, 2016

Social Medicine is thrilled to announce that Lauren Brinkley-Rubinstein has joined the Department as an assistant professor. She will also serve as a core faculty member in the UNC Center for Health Equity Research. Lauren holds a Ph.D. from Vanderbilt University and comes to Chapel Hill following post-doctoral work at Brown. Her research focuses on incarceration, health, and … Read more

Jean Cadigan Featured on PBS

May 1, 2016

Jean Cadigan is featured in a PBS NewsHour story on the scientific promise and ethical issues associated with biobanking in Kannapolis.

Barry Saunders Wins Teaching Excellence Award

May 1, 2016

Barry Saunders is the 2016 winner of the Clinical Teaching Excellence Award for Basic Science from the UNC School of Medicine Academy of Educators. This award recognizes faculty who have made significant contributions to the School of Medicine curriculum in the preclinical years. Congratulations Barry!

Reframing Conscientious Care: Providing Abortion Care When Law and Conscience Collide

March 10, 2016

Mara Buchbinder and Annie Lyerly. Hastings Center Report. “It’s almost like putting salt in a wound, for this person who’s already made a very difficult decision,” suggested Meghan Patterson (an alias), a licensed obstetrician-gynecologist whom we interviewed in our qualitative study of the experiences of North Carolina abortion providers practicing under the state’s Woman’s Right to Know … Read more

Dr. Erin Malloy selected to direct the Center for Faculty Excellence

February 1, 2016

The Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost is delighted to announce the appointment of Dr. Erin Malloy to be the fourth Director of the Center for Faculty Excellence. Dr. Malloy is a Professor in the Departments of Psychiatry and Social Medicine with extensive leadership experience in the clinical and educational arenas.

Giselle Corbie-Smith Selected as 2016 Recipient of the Hebert W. Nickens Award by the Society of General Internal Medicine

February 1, 2016

The Society of General Internal Medicine’s Nickens Award honors an individual who has demonstrated exceptional commitment to cultural diversity on medicine or to improving minority health. The selection committee noted the impact of Dr. Corbie Smith’s community-based participatory research and her many contributions to promoting cultural diversity in medicine and addressing health disparities. Congratulations Giselle!