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Eighth Annual
Reproductive Ethics Conference

January 11-12, 2024

Registration now open!

Job Opportunity
Tenure Track Faculty Position
Open Rank, Open Research Area

Department of Bioethics and Health Humanities
Institute for Bioethics and Health Humanities
School of Public and Population Health
The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston


In April of 1970, both The University of Texas Graduate School of Biomedical Science at Houston and The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston sponsored the symposium "Humanism in Medicine" that would help shape and give impetus to the new institute that would emerge at UTMB in 1973. This new institute would be dedicated to medicine and the humanities.

Upcoming 2023 Seminars


  • Dr. Molldrem and collaborators publish article in PLOS Global Public Health

    November 27, 2023, 07:16 AM by Marisela Sifuentes

    The article is the result of an interdisciplinary global health collaboration funded by an NIH bioethics supplement involving partners in Botswana (Victus Global Botswana Organisation), California (University of California, Irvine), and North Carolina (Wake Forest University). Co-authors include IBHH PhD Student Vishnu Subrahmanyam and alumna Dr. Rebecca Permar of Wake Forest. This article is about Botswana tuberculosis (TB) stakeholders’ views on using next-generation whole genome sequencing for the management of TB.

  • Dr. Campo-Engelstein becomes member of ARM

    November 17, 2023, 08:00 AM by Beverly Claussen

    The mission of the Academy of Research Mentors (ARM) is to support all faculty members with an interest (primary or secondary) in research by providing mentoring, stimulating collaboration, and promoting scholarship. This mission includes research mentorship of mentees, as well as mentors and their quest to become more skillful and successful in mentorship. The overall goal of the ARM is to provide guidance and a pathway for all mentees to become highly successful investigators and leaders, thus, achieving excellence in their respective professional careers at all faculty ranks.

  • IBHH Reception at ASBH

    November 13, 2023, 07:00 AM by Beverly Claussen

    American Society for Bioethics & Humanities (ASBH) Conference held in Baltimore, Maryland