New Students this Fall

Sep 11, 2015, 11:19 AM by Julia Essex

The UTMB Health Institute for the Medical Humanities is pleased to welcome two new students to its Medical Humanities Graduate Program. Deborah McNabb, BA, MD will be pursuing a Master's degree, and Ye-kyung Song, BS is pursuing a Doctorate in combination with a Medical Doctorate.

Deborah McNabb, BA, MD, also known as 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 Song, also known as Yekki, graduated from the University of Houston with a BS in Biochemistry, minoring in Medicine and Society.  After completing three years of medical school in the MD/PhD Program, she joined the Institute 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.