January 29, 2024

Keisha Ray named a Fellow of The Hastings Center

Congratulations to Keisha Ray, PhD, who has been selected by The Hastings Center Board of Directors as a lifetime fellow! Ray joins a community of individuals whose work has informed scholarship and public understanding of complex ethical issues in health…


January 13, 2024

Anson Koshy publishes piece about art and activism

Anson Koshy, MD, MBE, wrote “Art and Activism in Medical Education: A Modern Necessity,” which appeared in a 2023 issue of the International Review of Psychiatry. In the commentary, Koshy discusses artivism—the use of visual art to promote activism and…


January 11, 2024

Keisha Ray interviewed on NPR’s Morning Edition

Following recent news about Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin who was hospitalized post-surgery, Keisha Ray, PhD, spoke with NPR‘s Michel Martin about the privacy rights of public officials related to Austin’s not reporting his cancer diagnosis to Biden or Congress and…


December 15, 2023

Emily Erwin and Keisha Ray publish paper about hidden impacts of orthopedic surgeries

Emily Erwin, MD, Keisha Ray, PhD, and Shuyang Han, PhD, recently published “The Hidden Impact of Orthopedic Surgeries: Examining the Psychological Consequences” in the Journal of Clinical Orthopaedics and Trauma. The paper resulted from a narrative review of 38 articles…


December 14, 2023

Sylvia Villarreal and Anson Koshy book released

Arun on the Run was released by Bumblebee Books at the end of November 2023. The book was written by Sylvia Villarreal, MEd, MPH, and Anson Koshy, MD, MBE. In the book, Villarreal and Koshy tell the story of Arun,…


December 13, 2023

McGovern Center faculty to author third edition of book

The third edition of Handbook for Mortals is now under contract with Oxford University Press. The authors are Renee Flores, MD, MHSA, FACP, EdD, AGSF, Joanne Lynn, MD, MS, MA, and Nathan Carlin, PhD. Flores is a geriatrician and associate…


December 8, 2023

In memoriam: Kathrine G. McGovern

It is with great sadness that I share that our dear friend Kathrine G. McGovern—who helped to transform UTHealth Houston into what it is today—passed away on Dec. 1. She was 90. Known for her kindness and commitment to community…


November 29, 2023

Keisha Ray interviewed about “Black Health” in BMJ Blog

In a recent interview, Keisha Ray, PhD, spoke with Jared N. Smith, PhD about anti-black racism and Black Bioethics. Ray is the John P. McGovern, MD, Professor of Oslerian Medicine and Associate Professor at the McGovern Center. Smith is a…


November 9, 2023

Joelle Robertson-Preidler quoted in Medical Ethics Advisor

A recent piece in Medical Ethics Advisor focused on ethics education in medical school. Titled, “Early, Integrated Education May Prevent ‘Ethical Erosion’,” McGovern Center assistant professor Joelle Robertson-Preidler, PhD, was quoted. Robertson-Preidler offered insights about engaging students in discussing ethical…


November 7, 2023

Painting by Anson Koshy selected for the juried gallery at the art auction

Anson Koshy‘s painting “Belonging” was selected for the juried gallery by guest juror Heidi Vaughn at the Art on the Avenue event held at Spring Street Studios on Nov. 4th. This is the largest charitable art auction in Houston with…


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