Center Accomplishments

During the past 10 years, the McGovern Center has provided faculty and students of UTHealth with education, enrichment, and development. There are many accomplishments to be proud of, as echoed by Director, Dr. Thomas Cole, that highlight the determination and effort put into bringing meaningful opportunities to the UTHealth community. These accomplishments further help the Center pave the way for the next 10 years. As we celebrate our 10th Anniversary, we invite you to join us for special events and lectures throughout the year.

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Wednesday, November 19
12:00-1:00 pm
MSB 3.001
“Care in the Time of Ebola”
Raymond Greenberg, M.D., Ph.D.
Executive Vice Chancellor, UT System
Monday, February 9
12:00-1:00 pm
MSB 2.006
“The Wisdom of Wit”
Megan Cole
Award-winning Stage & Screen Actor
Tuesday, February 10
12:00-1:00 pm
MSB B.605
“Principles of Balance in Medical Encounters”
Megan Cole
Wednesday, February 11
12:00-1:00 pm
MSB B.605
“The Role of Status in Medical Encounters”
Megan Cole
Thursday, February 12
5:00-7:00 pm
MSB 2.006
Reading of Wit
Performed by UT students and faculty
with Megan Cole
Wednesday, February 25
5:00-6:30 pm
MSB 3.301
“Art and Medicine: Three Artists Who Heal”
Eric Avery, M.D., Emeritus Associate Professor of Medical Humanities, UTMB; Ian Cion, Founder and Director, Arts in Medicine Program, MD Anderson Cancer Center; and Lynn Randolph, Artist in Residence, MD Anderson Cancer Center
Thursday, February 26
5:00-7:00 pm
JJL 405
“Antidote for Digital Toxicity: A Workshop on Paper and Book-Making”
Eric Avery, M.D., and Lynn Randolph
Tuesday, March 17
6:30-9:00 pm
La Colombe d’Or
“An Anatomy of Addiction: Sigmund Freud, William Halsted and the Miracle Drug Cocaine”
Howard Markel, M.D., Ph.D.
Distinguished Professor of the History of Medicine, University of Michigan
Wednesday, March 18
12:00-1:00 pm
MSB B.645
“Am I My Genes?: Confronting Fate and Family Secrets in the Age of Genetic Testing”
Robert Klitzman, M.D.
Professor of Psychiatry, Columbia University Medical Center
Monday, April 13
5:00-6:30 pm
MSB 3.301
“The Amygdala and the Stethoscope: How Emotions Affect the Practice of Medicine”
Danielle Ofri, M.D., Ph.D., D.Litt (Hon)
Associate Professor of Medicine, New York University School of Medicine
Thursday, May 21
6:00-8:00 pm
Trevisio Restaurant, Da Vinci Room
Annual Medical Humanities & Ethics Certificate Program Banquet
with Carl Elliott, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor, Center for Bioethics & Department of Pediatrics, Medical School; and Professor, Department of Philosophy, College of Liberal Arts, University of Minnesota