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September 2020

Not Born Yesterday: Anti-Cancer Activism in Early 20th Century Latin America

September 15, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Bullitt History of Medicine Club lecture: Not Born Yesterday: Anti-Cancer Activism in Early 20th Century Latin America Lecture information: This lecture focuses on the case of Peru to explain the emergence and decline of the earliest Latin American coalitions of state health agencies, physicians, and lay people to broadcast the early signs of cancer. It…

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Human Nature Documentary Screening & Panel Discussion

September 17, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
UNC-CH MBRB, Room 2204, 111 Mason Farm Road,
CHAPEL HILL, NC 27599 United States
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The story of CRISPR. The most important scientific discovery of the 21st century.    

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October 2020

How Pandemics Show Us Who We Are: Race and Risk in the United States UNC Health and Human Rights Lecture with Mary T. Bassett

October 7, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

UNC Health and Human Rights Lecture on Oct 7, which the Center for Bioethics is once again co-sponsoring with the Department of Public Policy and the Gillings School. Dr. Mary Bassett will address how the COVID-19 pandemic has disproportionately affected Black Americans and other communities of color, as well as poor people of all backgrounds,…

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Off the Shelf: Author Talk with Dan Royles

October 15, 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Off the Shelf: Author Talk with Dan Royles Dan Royles discusses his book, “To Make the Wounded Whole: The African American Struggle Against HIV/AIDS” “To Make the Wounded Whole” offers the first history of African American AIDS activism in all of its depth and breadth. Dan Royles introduces a diverse constellation of activists, including medical…

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Understanding the Well-Being of LGBTQI+ Populations

October 21, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Please join the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine on Wednesday, October 21, at 1:00 p.m. ET for the release of its new report Understanding the Well-Being of LGBTQI+ Populations. This report will review the available data and future research needs relevant to persons of diverse sexualities and genders, and persons with differences in…

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Advancing Health Equity Solutions at UNC

October 21, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join us during University Research Week as we honor Carmen Samuel-Hodge, RD, PhD, the inaugural winner of the Gillings Health Equity Faculty Research Award. This award recognizes faculty who demonstrate excellence in research that has made a substantial impact on improved equitable outcomes or sustained reduction in inequities in a pressing public health issue. This…

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Doctors’ Orders: How Status Hierarchies in Medical Education Can Shape Approaches to Patient Care

October 21, 2020 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

HEALTH HUMANITIES GRAND ROUNDS P R E S E N T E D B Y H H I V E & C A R O L I N A S E M I N A R S Drawing on 23 months of ethnographic fieldwork and 123 interviews, Dr. Tania Jenkins will explore social hierarchies of…

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Forced Organ Harvesting from Prisoners of Conscience:

October 26, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

A Workshop on the Intersection of Medical Advocacy and Medical Ethics Are there any professional ethical obligations for health care professionals to take responsibility for their colleagues' complicity, given the cultural and political differences that influence their work? What can and should health care professionals across the globe who are motivated to advocate on this…

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November 2020

Pregnancy, the Pandemic and Morality of Reproduction

November 10, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

H E A L T H H UMA N I T I E S G R A N D R O U N D S Anne Lyerly, MD, MA The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted a range of tensions at the interface of public policies and the private lives of individuals, including in the context of…

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The History of Anti-Vaccination

November 17, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

The History of Anti-Vaccination Bullitt Club Lecture Series Presents Elizabeth Salisbury MS2, UNC-Chapel Hill School of Medicine The History of Anti-Vaccination Registration link: Lecture information: This talk investigates the origins of the anti-vaccination movement, tracing its roots back to the smallpox vaccine. The anti-vaccination movement will be explored through three lenses: mandatory vaccinations and government…

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