McGovern Center faculty and staff present at conferences

Several members of the McGovern Center presented at conferences held in February and March. During this year’s UT System 12th Annual Innovations in Health Science Education Conference, Rebecca Lunstroth, JD, MA, and Sylvia Villarreal, MPH, MEd, presented, “The Sacred Vocation Program: Nurturing the Care Giver,” and Eugene Boisaubin, MD, presented “Identifying and Assisting the Impaired Resident in Training,” with Monica Guidry, LCSW. Program coordinator and doctoral candidate, Angela Polczynski, MBA, presented educational research about whether incorporating particular program features or support services in higher education relate to student performance at the annual Southwest Educational Research Association conference in New Orleans, LA.

The Annual Conference on Medicine and Religion was held recently and centered on the theme, “Approaching the Sacred: Science, Health, and Practices of Care.” Rebecca Lunstroth moderated the panel, “The Sacred Vocation Program: Nurturing the Healers,” featuring panelists Sylvia Villarreal, Chick Deegan, MA, BSN, Sr. Susan Evelyn, RSM, and Denice S. Foose, BCC, MBANathan Carlin, PhD, also presented “Bioethics and Theology: A Pastoral Perspective” at the conference.