Institute for Bioethics & Health Humanities committed to moral inquiry, research, teaching, and professional service in medicine and healthcare


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Eighth Annual
Reproductive Ethics Conference

January 11-12, 2024

More information coming soon!

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



Rebecca Permar's poster accepted for UTMB Annual Forum on Aging

Oct 25, 2021, 08:00 AM by Beverly Claussen

Rebecca's poster "Ethical Challenges in Using Socially Assistive Robots (SARs) in Elderly Care" was accepted for the Annual Forum on Aging.  The event will be held on Wednesday, October 27, 5:00-7:00pm.  For more information see their web site.