Centers & Programs
The UNC Center for Bioethics provides an interdisciplinary hub for UNC faculty, health professionals and students interested in the ethical challenges facing biomedical research and health care. The Center’s core faculty, lead collaborative research projects of local, national and international scope, provide ethics consultation services to UNC researchers and clinicians and teach with the Department of Social Medicine in the medical school curriculum. The Center hosts the School of Medicine’s oldest endowed lecture series, the annual UNC Merrimon Lecture, and serves as the administrative hub for the state-wide Clinical Ethics Network of North Carolina.
The UNC Department of Social Medicine and UNC Gillings School of Global Health co-lead Clinical Scholars with support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Clinical Scholars is a national leadership program for experienced health care providers. Working in teams from diverse disciplines, they receive funding for projects addressing complex health problems, and extend their influence and impact as both professionals and trusted members of communities. Dr. Giselle Corbie-Smith co-directs the program with Dr. Claudia Fernandez in the Department of Maternal and Child Health.