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Thursday, December 10 from 12 – 1PM
The Handbook of Texas Medicine: Exploring History and Context Through a Unique Lens
Heather Wooten, PhD

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Institute for the Medical Humanities
University of Texas Medical Branch
Brett Derbes, PhD
Director of Research and Managing Editor
Texas State Historical Association (TSHA)

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Reproductive Ethics Conference
Fifth Annual Conference -- to be held virtually
Thursday-Friday, April 8-9, 2021
Now accepting abstracts until January 31, 2021

Upcoming 2021 Seminars

January 14, 2021
Patrick T. Smith, MDiv, MA, PhD

Associate Research Professor of Theological Ethics and Bioethics, Duke Divinity School
Senior Faculty, Kenan Institute for Ethics at Duke University
Associate Faculty, Trent Center for Bioethics, Humanities, and the History of Medicine, Duke University School of Medicine

January 28, 2021
Kirsten Ostherr, PhD, MPH
Gladys Louise Professor of English
Chair, English Department
Director of Medical Humanities
Director, Medical Futures Lab
Adjunct Professor
UT School of Public Health, Division of Health & Behavioral Sciences

February 11, 2021
Kayhan Parsi, JD, PhD, HEC-C
Professor of Bioethics, Graduate Program Director
Neiswanger Institute for Bioethics
Nanette Elster, JD, MPH
Associate Professor
Neiswanger Institute for Bioethics
Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine

February 25, 2021
Arghavan Salles, MD, PhD

Scholar in Residence
Stanford University School of Medicine
Founder, TIME'S UP Healthcare

March 25, 2021
Camisha Russell, PhD
Assistant Professor of Philosophy
Department of Philosophy
University of Oregon


  • Dr. Elise Smith and colleague published article "When Science Gets it Wrong"

    November 23, 2020, 08:24 AM by Beverly Claussen

    Dr. Elise Smith and colleague Bryn Williams-Jones from the Université de Montréal had their article “When Science Gets it Wrong / Lorsque la Science fait Fausse Route,” published in Policy Options (Options Politiques).

  • Rebecca Permar achieves candidacy

    November 19, 2020, 14:55 PM by Beverly Claussen

    Congratulations to Rebecca Permar, MA, MLitt, for achieving candidacy for the PhD! Rebecca is pursuing her PhD under the supervision of Dr. Anne Hudson Jones, in the Medical Humanities graduate program. The title of her dissertation is “Prometheus Reloaded: Biomedical Engineering and the Human Condition.”

  • Dr. Anne Hudson Jones gave invited (virtual) keynote

    November 16, 2020, 10:20 AM by Beverly Claussen

    On October 30th, Dr. Anne Hudson Jones gave the (virtual) keynote presentation, “Medical Humanities and the Legacy of the studia humanitatis” for Chiasmi 2020: Brown-Harvard Graduate Student Conference in Italian Studies, which took as its theme this year “Medicine and the Arts: Co-relazioni.”

  • Margarita Ortiz gives virtual presentation at research retreat

    November 13, 2020, 07:56 AM by Beverly Claussen

    On October 29th, Margarita Ortiz, JD, an MA candidate in the Medical Humanities graduate program, gave a presentation at the (virtual) UTMB Academies Collaborative Third Annual Retreat. This year’s theme was “Innovations in Research and Clinical Care during the Covid Crisis: Lessons Learned.” Ms. Ortiz’s presentation, “The Clinician Chronicles: Lessons from the Bedside,” was based on her thesis research.

  • Anhalt, Carole-defense

    Carole Anhalt Successfully Defends Dissertation

    November 4, 2020, 14:50 PM by Beverly Claussen

    Congratulations to Carole Anhalt for successfully defending her dissertation, “Neuroplasticity, Neurorehabilitation, and New Hope for Brain-Injured Persons,” on November 3rd.

  • Dr. Lisa Campo-Engelstein attended Sci Foo

    October 28, 2020, 13:08 PM by Mary Jo Singleton

    Dr. Lisa Campo-Engelstein was an invited participant at the October 2020 Science Foo Camp ("Sci Foo"), an “unconference” organized by O'Reilly Media, Digital Science, Nature Publishing Group, and Google, that brings together over 100 leading scientists, technologists, writers, and other thought-leaders from around the world.

  • Dr. Anne Hudson Jones gave invited (virtual) lecture

    October 26, 2020, 09:54 AM by Mary Jo Singleton

    Dr. Anne Hudson Jones gave an invited (virtual) lecture on “Renaissance Art and Anatomy: Leonardo and Vesalius” to art history and anatomy students at Clark University, Worcester, Massachusetts on October 22nd.