• Thank you Drs. Anne Hudson Jones and Bill Winslade!

    September 5, 2023, 08:00 AM by User Not Found

    Drs. Anne Hudson Jones and Bill Winslade have been tireless advocates for the medical humanities and we have been fortunate to have them as part of the Institute and UTMB community. Both Drs. Jones and Winslade are considered luminaries in their field.

  • Dr. Campo-Engelstein article published

    August 24, 2023, 10:51 AM by User Not Found

    In this article Dr. Campo-Engelstein examines the gender norms regarding sexuality and reproduction to show how they shape surgical advancements

  • Dr. Anne Hudson Jones presents at conference

    July 17, 2023, 08:05 AM by User Not Found

    Creating a dialogue between the SHAPE (arts, humanities and social sciences) and STEM (biomedical, science, engineering and technology) disciplines this hybrid conference brings together global and local perspectives on practice, in a community of trust.

  • Drs. Moses and Campo-Engelstein have article published

    July 10, 2023, 08:00 AM by User Not Found

    “In this article, we contend that laws and health policies governing access to gender-affirming care should not unjustly discriminate between cisgender and transgender and gender diverse (TGD) patients. To demonstrate this point, we discuss two interventions, testosterone therapy and chest surgery, that hold gender affirmation as a goal and share the qualities of being initiated by the patient and evaluated on psychosocial outcomes. Recognizing these as gender-affirming interventions can help identify forms of bias against TGD patients and the clinicians who care for them.”

  • Dr. Campo-Engelstein gives talk on posthumous reproduction

    June 21, 2023, 10:49 AM by User Not Found

    The talk outlined the benefits and harms of posthumous assisted reproduction for various stakeholders, including the deceased, the deceased’s partner and family, and posthumously conceived children.

  • Dr. Jacob Moses co-authors article in the Hastings Center Report

    June 14, 2023, 08:00 AM by User Not Found

    Gender-affirming care is almost exclusively discussed in connection with transgender medicine. However, this article argues that such care predominates among cisgender patients, people whose gender identity matches their sex assigned at birth.

  • BHH Faculty and Students present at conference

    June 8, 2023, 09:06 AM by User Not Found

    17th Annual International Conference on Clinical Ethics and Consultation, the conference theme “Clinical Ethics: Consultation and/or Education?”

  • Dr. Campo-Engelstein quoted in The Atlantic

    May 22, 2023, 14:26 PM by User Not Found

    In its ideal form, a contraceptive vaccine could prevent pregnancy without the messy side effects of some hormonal birth control.

  • Dr. Tumilty quoted in Women's Health article

    May 15, 2023, 08:44 AM by User Not Found

    The latest wave of research exploring the drugs focuses on conditions that disproportionately affect women. But amid claims ranging from poor-quality data to abuse, not everyone is celebrating this shift.

  • Dr. Lisa Campo-Engelstein gives talk at Yale University

    May 12, 2023, 08:00 AM by User Not Found

    Sociologist Rene Almeling, bioethicist Lisa Campo-Engelstein, and physician-scientist Brian T. Nguyen are launching a book project designed to bring together a wide range of experts in the social sciences, humanities, public health, and medicine to rethink and reframe “male” reproductive and sexual health in the United States. The panel provided an overview of the many complexities facing those who work on issues such as contraception, infertility, “paternal effects” on reproductive outcomes, and the provision of reproductive and sexual healthcare.

  • Dr. Jacob Moses and colleague publish in The Washington Post

    May 8, 2023, 00:00 AM by User Not Found

    What can we learn about the future of artificial intelligence by looking back fifty years to when molecular biologists were on the verge of creating artificial life? Bioethics & Health Humanities Assistant Professor Jacob Moses and Gili Vidan (Information Science, Cornell University) publish a perspective piece in the Washington Post about how recent calls for a moratorium on AI harken back to debates about the governance of biotechnology. To chart a responsible course forward for AI, science policymakers can learn lessons from the famous 1975 Asilomar conference on recombinant DNA.