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Welcoming Two New Graduate Students to the IMH -- Debbie McNabb and Yekki Song

September, 2015

We are proud to announce that we have two new students who joined our graduate program this fall:  Debbie McNabb and Yekki Song.  They recently went through the GSBS orientation.  Their bio’s and photos are noted below.  They are both already getting into the groove of their first semester of course work.  Say hello if you see them in the hallways.  We welcome them both!


Deborah (Debbie) McNabb, BA, MD

Debbie graduated from the University of Texas in 1979 with a BA in Biology.  She later went on to graduate from the Baylor College of Medicine in 1984, receiving her MD degree.  She finished her residency in OB/Gyn at the UT Health Science Center, San Antonio, in 1988.  Following that, she had a private practice in San Antonio.  She has been married for 32 years to Graham Hall, who is a pediatrician, and she has two children:  daughter, Kate, age 26 and son, Trevor, age 23.  Debbie joined the medical humanities graduate program in the fall of 2015 to pursue an MA degree.  She has had a life-long interest in the humanities and a career-long interest in bioethics.  Following graduation she hopes to teach medical or college students or peers in CME courses.  Her advisor is Dr. Anne Hudson Jones.

Ye-kyung (Yekki) Song, BS

Yekki graduated from the University of Houston with a B.S. in Biochemistry, minoring in Medicine and Society.  After completing three years of medical school in the MD-PhD Program, she joined the IMH in Fall 2015.  Her research interests are constantly evolving; currently, she is interested in basic science and clinical research ethics, factors contributing to health disparities in the Houston-Galveston area, and issues in surgical ethics.  Her advisor is Dr. Anne Hudson Jones.

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