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Call for Abstracts: Reproductive Ethics Conference

The Ninth Annual Reproductive Ethics Conference will take place in Galveston Jan. 9 and 10, 2025. The goal of this conference is to explore the range of topics addressed in reproductive ethics. We welcome individuals from all professional fields to create a rich and robust discussion. We are seeking abstracts for individual presentations, 3-4 person panels, and posters. View the flier linked below for more information.


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.

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IBHH alumna Rebecca Permar, PhD accepts post-doctoral position at Wake Forest University

Aug 31, 2022, 10:11 AM by User Not Found

Dr. Rebecca Permar, who received her PhD in Medical Humanities from the GSBS in May 2022, has accepted a three-year postdoctoral position at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.  Effective August 8, 2022, she became the Postdoctoral Fellow in Leadership and Character for Pre-Health Professions in the Office of Academic Advising and the Program for Leadership and Character. Dr. Permar also holds an appointment as a part-time Assistant Professor in the Interdisciplinary Humanities Program for the fall term 2022, where she teaches a course on Medicine and the Humanities.  In addition, she is teaching in the Medicine and Patients in Society (MAPS) course in the School of Medicine.