Therese "Tess" Jones has been named director of the Arts and Humanities in Health Care Program for the Center of Bioethics and Humanities. She will also be an associate professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of Colorado Denver.
Jones received her doctorate in English from CU-Boulder. She gained experience in developing curricula in the medical humanities while working at the former University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, and the University of Utah School of Medicine.
The Center for Bioethics and Humanities works to engage health professionals and the community in dialogue about the ethical issues enveloping contemporary health care. These issues include encouraging responsible development and use of emerging technologies, educating health care professionals about the balance among humanistic, scientific and technical dimensions of the field, and involving diverse and underrepresented voices in the community.
Two University of Colorado at Boulder School of Journalism and Mass Communication professors have been awarded the Frank Luther Mott Book Award by Kappa Tau Alpha, an honor society for journalism and mass communication.