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Davis Named Director of UNC Center for Bioethics

June 28, 2021

Arlene M. Davis, JD Arlene M. Davis, JD, associate professor in the UNC Department of Social Medicine and director of the Clinical Ethics Service at UNC Hospitals, has been named director of the UNC Center for Bioethics, effective July 1. https://news.unchealthcare.org/2021/06/davis-named-director-of-unc-center-for-bioethics/

Scripting Death: Stories of Assisted Dying in America, by Mara Buchbinder will be published in May

April 15, 2021

Mara Buchbinder, PhD, associate professor in the Department of Social Medicine, is the author of a new book, Scripting Death: Stories of Assisted Dying in America, which will be published in May by the University of California Press. Mara Buchbinder, PhD https://news.unchealthcare.org/2021/04/new-book-by-mara-buchbinder-to-be-published-in-may/ Here’s how the publisher describes the book in a press release: “Scripting Death … Continued

Giselle Corbie-Smith publishes in JAMA: Vaccine Hesitancy Is a Scapegoat for Structural Racism

March 29, 2021

Vaccine hesitancy and mistrust of medicine and science dominate current discourse around disparities in who is currently receiving COVID-19 vaccines, a potentially lifesaving prevention strategy. Mistrust of medicine and science is based in a long and sordid history of unethical practice and research on African American, Latinx, Indigenous, and Asian American populations in this country. … Continued

Giselle Corbie-Smith on WRAL’s “On the Record” Overcoming vaccine reluctance.

March 16, 2021

  Giselle Corbie-Smith, MD, MSc, Director of the UNC Center for Health Equity Research, was a panelists on WRAL’s “On the Record” Overcoming vaccine reluctance. The panel, led by Lena Tillett, discussed the roots of vaccine hesitancy and refusal and how to overcome these challenges.   https://www.wral.com/on-the-record-march-13-2021-overcoming-vaccine-reluctance/19578416/