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Eighth Annual
Reproductive Ethics Conference

January 11-12, 2024

More information coming soon!

Job Opportunity
Tenure Track Faculty Position
Open Rank, Open Research Area

Department of Bioethics and Health Humanities
Institute for Bioethics and Health Humanities
School of Public and Population Health
The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston


In April of 1970, both The University of Texas Graduate School of Biomedical Science at Houston and The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston sponsored the symposium "Humanism in Medicine" that would help shape and give impetus to the new institute that would emerge at UTMB in 1973. This new institute would be dedicated to medicine and the humanities.

Upcoming 2023 Seminars


  • Dr. Moses presents at international conference

    September 11, 2023, 08:00 AM by Beverly Claussen

    The conference theme was Crisis in Health and Medicine, a joint effort of the Institute of Health and Society (HELSAM) at the University of Oslo (UiO) and the European Association for the History of Medicine and Health.

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

    September 5, 2023, 08:00 AM by Beverly Claussen

    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 Beverly Claussen

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