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We are pleased to announce that Kayte Spector-Bagdady, JD, MBe, Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, has been named as an Associate Director of the Center for Bioethics and Social Sciences in Medicine (CBSSM). Professor Spector succeeds Professor Raymond De Vries, PhD, a Professor in the Departments of Learning Health Sciences, Obstetrics and Gynecology, and Sociology who retires at the end of December. She joins Professor Brian Zikmund-Fisher, who continues in his role as one of two associate directors of our center.

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Kayte Spector-Bagdady, JD, MBioethics, named as an Associate Director
We are pleased to announce that Kayte Spector-Bagdady, JD, MBioethics, Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, has been named as an Associate Director of the Center for Bioethics and Soci
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A Black woman getting the first U.S. coronavirus vaccine sparked celebrations — and suspicion 12/22/2020
A Black Jamaican-born woman became the first person in the nation to be vaccinated against the novel coronavirus, flickering emotions of pride and skepticism against the backdrop of the federal government’s rollout of vaccines against a virus that’s killed over 300,000 Americans. CBSSM's Melissa Creary, PhD, spoke to The Lily News about the ways the photos may have conjured suspicion and reminders of the US's problematic past for black, Indigenous and people of color (BIPOC) Americans.
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CBSSM Seminar- Melissa Creary, PhD, MPH 02/10/2021
Melissa Creary, PhD, MPH- Bounded Justice and the Limits of Health Equity
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