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Buchbinder Co-authors JAMA Viewpoint on Supporting OBGYNs

July 9, 2024

Building on their recent research, Mara Buchbinder, PhD, professor and vice chair of Social Medicine, and Kavita Arora, MD, director of the UNC Division of General Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Midwifery, published a viewpoint article in JAMA about how institutions can support OBGYNs in states with the most restrictive abortion laws.   Supporting OB-GYNs in Abortion-Restrictive … Read more

Fisher Co-authors New Report on Universities’ Support for Academic Couples

June 25, 2024

Jill Fisher,  Professor of Social Medicine and Core Faculty in the Center for Bioethics, has co-authored a new study ranking research universities’ support for academic couples, including for partner hires.  Fisher’s work with Torin Monahan on dual-career academic couples was featured in The Chronicle of Higher Education and Inside Higher Ed.   Do Institutions Support … Read more

Oberlander Edits Special Issue on Polarization, Partisanship and Health

June 17, 2024

Jonathan Oberlander, Chair and Professor of Social Medicine and Professor of Health Policy & Management, is editor of a new special issue in the Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law on Polarization, Partisanship, and Health in the United States. In the lead essay, Oberlander argues that partisan divisions between Democrats and Republicans are reshaping U.S. health … Read more

Lyerly Is Lead Author of Article In The Hastings Center Report

June 13, 2024

Anne Drapkin Lyerly, MD, professor of Social Medicine, core faculty in the Center of Bioethics, and research professor in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the UNC School of Medicine, is lead author of “Beneath the Sword of Damocles: Moral Obligations of Physicians in a Post-Dobbs Landscape.” Lyerly is Lead Author of Article In The Hastings Center … Read more

Jill Fisher winner of the ASA Sociology of Sex and Gender Distinguished Article Award

September 5, 2023

Jill Fisher won the 2023 Sociology of Sex and Gender Distinguished Article Award from the American Sociological Association for her co-authored paper “Gendered Logics of Biomedical Research: Women in U.S. Phase I Clinical Trials” that was published in 2022 in the journal Social Problems.