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Eighth Annual
Reproductive Ethics Conference

January 11-12, 2024

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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. Stephen Molldrem presents to NYU group on materialist data ethics

May 4, 2023, 08:00 AM by Beverly Claussen

On April 27th UTMB Bioethics and Health Humanities Assistant Professor Dr. Stephen Molldrem gave a virtual talk to the Ethics and Real-World Evidence Research Project within the Working Group on Compassionate Use and Preapproval Access at the NYU Langone Division of Medical Ethics. The presentation was titled “‘Real-time’ outcomes and ‘real-world’ evidence: Implications for a materialist data ethics.” The talk drew on his fieldwork and policy research in digital health, translational science, and pathogen genomics to argue for new forms of data ethics that prioritize accounting for time, labor, and exploitation in the construction and use of data infrastructures. This work is part of an ongoing project of Dr. Molldrem’s that utilizes the method of historical materialism and other varieties of Marxist theory to make interventions at the intersection of data ethics, bioethics, and public health ethics.