Institute for Bioethics & Health Humanities committed to moral inquiry, research, teaching, and professional service in healthcare


Learn More

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.

Upcoming 2023 Seminars


Dr. Molldrem Presents Research on Molecular HIV Surveillance to Stanford Center for Biomedical Ethics

Mar 7, 2024, 09:29 AM by IBHH

Dr. Molldrem’s talk focused on the history of controversies over molecular HIV surveillance and cluster detection and response programs in the United States, along with the potential role of consent in these public health activities. The presentation included a discussion of recent developments, particularly changes to program guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).