January 13, 2022

Special issue of Human Ties Digest released, focuses on hope amidst uncertainty

The latest issue of Human Ties Digest was released today. The special issue focuses on “Hope Amidst Uncertainty,” and features writings and artwork by members of McGovern Medical School. These works include oil paintings by Olga Chumakova, PhD, from the…


December 9, 2021

Harris honors Vietnamese legacy at Arts & Resilience

The McGovern Medical School Center for Humanities and Ethics welcomed Brandon Tho Harris to present the second installment of the Arts & Resilience Program, Nov. 10, via Cisco Webex. A Houston-area native, Harris is a child of war refugees from…


December 5, 2021

Special issue of Pastoral Psychology focuses on Nathan Carlin’s book

The peer-reviewed journal Pastoral Psychology released online on December 3 a special issue on Pastoral Aesthetics: A Theological Perspective on Principlist Bioethics. The book, published by Oxford University Press in 2019, was authored by professor and Center director, Reverend Nathan…


November 19, 2021

Keisha ray discusses healthcare disparities on ABC 13 News

Local ABC affiliate, Channel 13 News, aired a segment about a recent Commonwealth Fund study that highlights racial and ethnic health disparities across the country. The study includes a scorecard for all 50 states, and the overall health system performance…


November 11, 2021

Deborah Franklin and Nathan Carlin discuss dentistry in health humanities

“Where is Dentistry in Health Humanities?” is the title of a recent blog post authored by Deborah Franklin, DDS, MA, LPC and Reverend Nathan Carlin, PhD. The post appears on the American Journal of Bioethics blog and, in it, Franklin…


November 2, 2021

Medical Humanities Scholarly Concentration has a new director

Keisha Ray, PhD, has been named the new Director of the Medical Humanities Scholarly Concentration. Dr. Ray is Assistant Professor with the McGovern Center and took over the program’s reins as of November 1. Dr. Ray’s new role follows the…


October 27, 2021

Available postdoctoral fellow positions with the McGovern Center

The John P. McGovern, M.D., Center for Humanities and Ethics at McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth Houston) invites applicants for a two-year postdoctoral fellowship. This position will require the successful candidate…


October 26, 2021

Nathan Carlin’s latest book to be released this month

Contemporary Physician-Authors: Exploring the Insights of Doctors Who Write is an edited book from Center director and professor, Nathan Carlin, PhD. The book examines the phenomenon of physician-authors and focuses on doctors who write and the stories they tell. The…


October 21, 2021

Arts & Resilience presentation by Laura Spector discussed in McGovern news

The McGovern Medical School Center for Humanities and Ethics marked the return of its Arts & Resilience program with a virtual performance from performance and video artist Laura Spector, Sept. 22. Spector, who began her work as an artist in…


October 20, 2021

Keisha Ray recently participated in a panel on anti-blackness

The Hastings Center and a diverse steering committee of justice-focused bioethics scholars recently presented a panel entitled, “Reckoning with Anti-Blackness through Intergenerational Dialogue.” Keisha Ray, PhD, was one of the panelists, alongside Faith E. Fletcher, PhD, MA (Baylor College of…


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