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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.

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Dr. Stephen Molldrem, Dr. Anthony K J Smith, and IBHH PhD Student Vishnu Subrahmanyam Publish Article in AJOB Empirical Bioethics

Sep 29, 2023, 08:02 AM by Beverly Claussen

On September 28th, 2023, IBHH Assistant Professor Dr. Stephen Molldrem published an article about molecular HIV surveillance (MHS) and cluster detection and response (CDR) program with co-authors Dr. Anthony K J Smith of the University of New South Wales Centre for Social Research in Health and IBHH PhD Student Vishnu Subrahmanyam. The paper reports findings from a 2021 interview study with 26 US HIV stakeholders who self-identified as being critical or concerned about the rollout of MHS/CDR programs as part of routine public health practice since 2018. These programs have been the source of substantial controversy and debate in public health policy and ethics. The full citation is: Molldrem, Stephen, Anthony K J Smith, and Vishnu Subrahmanyam. “Toward Consent in Molecular HIV Surveillance?: Perspectives of Critical Stakeholders.” AJOB Empirical Bioethics, September 28, 2023, 1–14.