HSC one of seven in nation to receive presidential honor
Melanie Stone, M.P.H., M.Ed., director of community service learning for the Center for Medical Humanities & Ethics, said the dedicated efforts of students, faculty and staff to engage the community has earned the Health Science Center a place on the Honor Roll every year since 2009. The university is the only health science center in Texas to make the honor roll, and one of only seven nationwide.
Center Director Ruth E. Berggren, M.D., said she is proud of the center’s success. “At the center, we believe that community service learning forms the bridge between ethics education in the classroom and the development of empathy and humanitarian values in our future health care providers. Through these experiences, our graduates have real-world understanding of the social determinants of health and the context in which disease occurs.”