Dr. Carter is a nationally recognized expert in clinical and research ethics, and is the holder of the Frances C. and Courtney M. Townsend, Sr. Professorship in Medical Ethics. She is trained as a philosopher and has been a member of the Institute for Medical Humanities since 1993 where she also directs the Health Care Ethics Concentration of the Graduate Program in Medical Humanities. Dr. Carter is a Distinguished Teaching Professor in UTMB’s Academy of Master Teachers, providing education in the School of Medicine, School of Nursing, and Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences. She also serves as a research mentor for the Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Research Ethics. She teaches ethics to a wide variety of students, professionals, and community organizations. Additionally, she directs the ethics support key resource of the Institute for Translational Sciences at UTMB, and serves as Director of the Research Ethics Consultation Service and facilitates Research Subject Advocate functions. Dr. Carter currently serves on the UTMB Institutional Review Board as well. Dr. Carter’s expertise and experience serves researchers and trainees in: curriculum design and teaching; community consideration for ethically sensitive research projects; review of proposals for insight into potential ethical and social issues; identifying and mitigating potential obstacles to patient recruitment, enrollment, and retention, and other areas where Ethics expertise is required.