Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy

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Community Outreach


The center values creating a meaningful connection between the work we do and the people whose lives are impacted by these important ethical questions. We are committed to building relationships with the community and starting a dialogue around these very issues. Learn how you can get involved!


Upcoming Events


Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2021
5-6 p.m.
Bioethics Grand Rounds with Houston Methodist Hospital

Join us for a virtual presentation on "Research Ethics During a Pandemic," by Susan Miller, M.D.. Senior Research Chair; Mary Clancy, MSN, CCRC, CIP, Director, Office of Research Protections; Christina Talley, MS, RAC, CCRP, CCRC, Director, Office of Regulatory Affairs & Translational Management; Pauline Todd, MBA, BSN, RN, System Director, Office of Clinical Trials. View Zoom details.

March 10, 2021 Grand Rounds (Details forthcoming)
Interfaith Panel: Brain Death. Speakers: Hope Lipnick Brent Peery, David Garvis, Hansa Medley, Ali Candir

March 2021 Grand Rounds
(Date and details TBD): Patient Ambivalence Speakers: Bry Moore, Ryan Nelson

April 8 at 6 p.m.: OffScript Storytelling Event: Tell a story about the meaning of “family” - how “family” was disrupted, strained or bonded, repaired or redesigned. Submit a 600-900 word story sketch by March 8. Those selected will be invited to first workshop (March 22 and 23), rehearse (April 5) and then share their stories at the main event from 6 - 7 p.m. on April 8. Learn more.

Date: April 12-16
Virtual Bioethics Intensive Course

We will host a virtual Bioethics Intensive Course. View course details and register online. Take advantage of the early bird registration discount through March 1, 2021.

April/May 2021 Grand Rounds
(Date and details TBD): Diversity in healthcare professional representation Speakers: Trevor Burt, Arianne Dowdell, Bob Kidd, Eugene Alford


Brody Lecture and Award


The Baylor College of Medicine Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy, Houston Methodist, and Rice University Department of Philosophy established this named lectureship and award in Dr. Baruch Brody's memory. 

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Narrative Medicine


The Narrative Medicine Program is dedicated to exploring the importance of story in the lives of patients, learners, and healthcare professionals.

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