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Final Oral Examination – Rebecca Waters

The University Of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, and the Medical Humanities Graduate Program are pleased to announce the final examination of Rebecca Waters for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy.  The title of her dissertation is "'Healthcaring': Learning to Resist the Logic of Letting Go Through Arts-based Curriculum in a Student-run Free Clinic".     

Ms. Waters' supervisory committee includes:

  • Chair: Jerome Crowder, PhD, Associate Professor, Medical Humanities Graduate Program, The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston
  • Robert Beach, MD, Professor Emeritus, Department of Internal medicine, and Special Member without Program Designation, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, The University of Texas Medical School at Galveston
  • Arlene Macdonald, PhD, Assistant Professor, Medical Humanities Graduate Program, The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston
  • Eric Avery, MD, Associate Professor Emeritus, Special Member, Medical Humanities Graduate Program, The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston
  • Lori Earnshaw, MD, FAAHPM, Medical Director, Hosparus Health, Associate Clinical Professor, University of Louisville, and Special Member without Program Designation, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston

All faculty and students are invited to attend, but are required to sit quietly. Only members of the supervisory committee are permitted to speak to the candidate during the defense.  All guests will be asked to leave the room at the end of the defense while the committee members deliberate.

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Final Oral Examination – Rebecca Waters
, 2018 - -
2.506B Jennie Sealy Hospital, Galveston, TX
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