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Open Faculty Position: Now Accepting Applications

We are recruiting an open rank, tenure track/tenured faculty member with expertise in clinical ethics consultation to begin as early as September 2024. This position is within The Department and Institute of Bioethics and Health Humanities (IBHH), housed in the School of Public and Population Health at 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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Notable contributions at the Shine Academy’s 2024 Innovations in Health Science Education conference

Feb 28, 2024, 17:32 PM by IBHH

Johnna Wellesley, a PhD candidate in the Department, together with Ava McGuire (UT Austin), Aleena Asaria (UT Austin), Dr. Carolyn Phillips (UT Austin), and Dr. Tyler Jorgensen (Dell Medical School), was awarded first place in the student poster award for “The Power of Storytelling: A Novel Curriculum Strategy to Re-Engage Physician Interns, Residents, and Fellows in the Art of Medicine.”

Beth Hawkins, Rebekah Brown and Shayna Edwards (Medical students working with Faculty Member Dr. Emma Tumilty) received an honorable mention for their poster ““UTMB Food Pantry “The Picnic Basket” Student Usage Outcomes.”

Trevor Murphy, Jeffrey Bowcut and David Essex presented and had a poster on the topic of “Exploring the Role of Folk Illness in Modern Medicine: A Discussion on Enhancing Cultural Competence in Healthcare Education