June 16, 2022

Arts & Resilience welcomes Houston Playback Theatre Improv Group

The John P. McGovern, MD, Center for Humanities and Ethics continues its Arts & Resilience Program by welcoming Houston Playback Theatre to McGovern Medical School, June 22. Playback theatre is an improvisational form of theater that features members of the…


June 10, 2022

Medical Humanities students named Albert Schweitzer Fellows

Congratulations are in order to Miguel Bonilla Moreno, Patricia Marie Guzman, Isabel Kilroy, and Sanjna Tripathy. All four students are members of the Center’s Medical Humanities Scholarly Concentration and were recently named as part of the 2022-2023 class of the…


June 8, 2022

Keisha Ray featured in Nature article about sizeism in the scientific workplace

A recent article in Nature featured comments from Keisha Ray, PhD, about sizeism in the scientific workplace. Ray explained that weight bias and stigma can be found in health and science. One reason for this is the belief that those…


June 1, 2022

Thomas Cole speaks about Texas Civil Rights History

Thomas Cole, PhD, recently presented a talk on No Color Is My Kind, a book he authored about the life of the late Eldrewey Stearns and Houston’s desegregation movement. Hosted by the Bullock Texas State History Museum, Cole’s talk shared…


May 26, 2022

New Residents Certificate Program piloted

The McGovern Center is piloting a new certificate program in the humanities and ethics for UTHealth Houston/McGovern Medical School fellows and residents (PGY-2 and above). The program is directed by Center faculty member Anson Koshy, MD, MBE, and will expose…


May 26, 2022

Congratulations to Renee Flores

The McGovern Center congratulates Renee Flores, MD, MHSA, FACP, EdD, for her recent graduation from the University of Houston with a Doctor of Education in Professional Leadership for Health Science Education. Flores completed a doctoral thesis, entitled “Influence of Implementation…


May 16, 2022

Sarah Syed places 3rd at TEACH-S Educational Symposium

The 2022 TEACH-S Educational Symposium, which centered on “The Power of the Learning Environment,” was held on May 12. Presenters gave talks, offered workshops, and shared posters. Sarah Syed, MD, a 2022 McGovern Medical School graduate, placed third in the…


May 5, 2022

Keisha Ray awarded for teaching excellence

Congratulations are in order for Keisha Ray, PhD, who has received the 2022 Dean’s Teaching Excellence Award. Other faculty of McGovern Medical School also received this honor and are listed here.


May 4, 2022

Congratulations to Angela Gomez

The McGovern Center extends its congratulations to Angela Gomez, MBA, MS, EdD, who graduated this week with a Master’s of Science in Educational Research from Georgia State University. She pursued the program, offered by the Department of Educational Policy Studies,…


April 29, 2022

Keisha Ray co-edits latest issue of The Hastings Center Report

The March-April 2022 issue of The Hastings Center Report focuses on, A Critical Moment in Bioethics: Reckoning with Anti-Black Racism through Intergenerational Dialogue. The issue was edited by Keisha Ray, PhD, alongside Faith E. Fletcher, PhD, MA (Baylor College of…


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