New medical humanities speaker series launched

By Angela Gomez, McGovern Center for Humanities and Ethics
October 14, 2022

Funded by a BRIDGE grant awarded by Rice University, collaborators Keisha Ray, PhD (McGovern Center), and Kirsten Ostherr, PhD, MPH (Rice University), launched a new medical humanities lecture series in Fall 2022. The series’ first speaker was Alyssa Burgart, MD, MA, FACP, a Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatric Anesthesiology at the Stanford University School of Medicine. She also has a joint appointment in the Stanford Center for Biomedical Ethics.

Burgart joined medical humanities students of Rice and McGovern Medical School, presenting a talk on “Becoming a Social Physician: Embracing Modern Medical Humanities.”