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Eighth Annual
Reproductive Ethics Conference

January 11-12, 2024

Registration now open!

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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


Grayson Jackson, IBHH MD/PhD student, presents as ASBH

Nov 10, 2023, 07:00 AM by Beverly Claussen

Grayson Jackson presented "The Rhetoric of Criminalization: Critical Discourse Analysis of Restrictive Legislation on Gender-Affirming Care" at the ASBH conference.

In 2023, states across the U.S. have introduced over one hundred bills jeopardizing the legality of gender-affirming care for transgender and gender-diverse (TGD) children and adolescents.  This paper identifies routes by which these bills can be incisively opposed on ethical grounds and equips advocates with tools to engage in informed debates on gender-affirming care.