Houston Chronicle (Internet / Print) 02/10/06 http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/nb/bay/news/3643370.html Dr. Howard Brody, a distinguished professor of family practice, philosophy and ethics, and humanities in the life sciences at Michigan State University, will join the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston in May as director of its Institute for the Medical Humanities. Brody succeeds Ronald A. Carson, who stepped down after directing the institute from 1982 to 2005.