Dr. Nathan Carlin and Dr. Catherine Flaitz Win Literary Award

July 5, 2012


Release from Rhonda Whitmeyer of The UT School of Dentistry

The Texas Section of the International College of Dentists has presented its 2011-12 Literary Award to Catherine M. Flaitz, DDS, MS, professor at The University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston, for "Living in Limbo: Ethics and Experience in a Conversation about Persistent Oral Lesions," published in the May 2011 Texas Dental Journal.

The article, co-written with Nathan Carlin, PhD, examines an oral cancer patient's decision to enter an experimental treatment program, not just in search of a cure, but to counteract the limbo of waiting to know his fate. Flaitz is an associate faculty member of the McGovern Center for Humanities and Ethics, where Carlin is an assistant professor. He is also adjunct faculty at the School of Dentistry. Both Flaitz and Carlin are actively involved in the Center's Campus-Wide Ethics Program.

Read the winning article.


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