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Michael Bagg writes opinion piece on studying gun violence

Michael Bagg recently wrote an opinion piece for the Houston Chronicle. In the piece, Bagg, a student of McGovern Medical...

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World Doctors Orchestra debuts with Arts and Resilience Program

This month's Arts and Resilience Program featured the World Doctors Orchestra as part of their week-long debut in Houston. Founded...

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Gun Violence and Physicians blue book discussed in AAMCNews

Since Spring 2018, Gun Violence and Physicians: What You Need to Know has been offered as a blue book elective...

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Timothy Houk departs for College of the Sequoias

Postdoctoral research fellow, Timothy Houk, PhD, departs the McGovern Center this month to begin a position in the Department of...

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2018 Year in Review

McGovern Center electives and programs featured in Year in Review

McGovern Medical School's annual Year in Review, At the Epicenter of Trauma, features several offerings of the McGovern Center. "Medical...

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Keisha Ray discusses medical photos and women’s health in recent blog

Keisha Ray, PhD, recently wrote a blog post for the American Journal of Bioethics titled, "Medical Photos, CPR Dolls, and...

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Two papers by Timothy Houk published

Timothy Houk, PhD published recently two papers. The first paper is a coauthored piece entitled, "Marketing the Research Missions of...

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Sparky’s Jazz Express performs for Arts and Resilience

Cross-posted from Scoop Sparky's Jazz Express rocks Webber Plaza Written by: Roman Petrowski, Office of Communications Students, faculty, and staff...

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Human Ties returns with second issue

Human Ties returns with its second issue, the Spring 2019 Digest. The overarching theme of this issue is "personal narrative"...

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Life and Work Series

Nathan Carlin launches Life and Work

Developed by Nathan Carlin, PhD, "Life and Work" is a podcast-like series in which Carlin interviews intellectuals and writers about...

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Rita Charon leads narrative medicine workshop

Members of McGovern Medical School and other Houston universities were led by Rita Charon, MD, PhD, in a narrative medicine...

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Aperio performs South American music on cello and piano for Arts and Resilience

Cross-posted from Scoop Musicians send audience on listening tour of South America Written by: Darla Brown, Office of Communications Music...

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Anson Koshy

Anson Koshy featured on Fox 26 News

Anson Koshy, MD, MBE, was interviewed by Fox 26 News anchor Melissa Wilson during the morning newscast on April 24....

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Keisha Ray

Blog post by Keisha Ray focuses on anti-fat bias

Reflecting on personal experience, Keisha Ray, PhD, authored a blog post on Bioethics.net about fat bias titled, "Going to the...

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Ernesto Vega & Friends entertain with afternoon jazz

Cross-posted from Scoop Ernesto Vega Highlights April's Arts & Resilience Program Written by: Roman Petrowski, Office of Communications Cuban jazz...

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Nathan Carlin

Nathan Carlin to host conference on doctor-writers

Led by Nathan Carlin, PhD, a small conference to feature papers by 10-15 scholars on doctor-writers is in the works....

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Angela Polczynski publishes first-author paper with Cathy Rozmus and Nathan Carlin

Angela Polczynski, MBA, Cathy Rozmus, PhD, RN, and Nathan Carlin, PhD published recently a paper entitled, "Beyond Silos: An Interprofessional,...

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Austin Wang performs for humanities course project

Humanistic Elements of Medicine is a fourth-year elective offered by the McGovern Center. By the end of the course, students...

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Anson Koshy interviewed about sleep in children with autism spectrum disorder

Ahead of World Autism Day on April 2, a piece by Jackson A. Thomas of Community Health Magazine shared details...

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Keisha Ray named associate editor of AJOB blog

Keisha Ray, PhD, is a frequent contributor to the Bioethics.net blog, hosted by the American Journal of Bioethics. This month...

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Piece by Michael Lehner published in Texas Heart Institute Journal

Fourth-year medical student and medical humanities program member Michael Lehner published recently in the Texas Heart Institute Journal. The piece...

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Ryan Cassidy

Medical humanities student Ryan Cassidy publishes first-author paper

Ryan Cassidy is an MD/PhD student of the McGovern Medical School and the MD Anderson UTHealth Graduate School of Biomedical...

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Postdoctoral position

McGovern Center seeks postdoctoral fellow to start September 1

The McGovern Center is hiring a postdoctoral research fellow for its fellowship program in humanities and ethics in healthcare. The...

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Laurie Meister plays harp for Arts and Resilience

Cross-posted from Scoop Arts & Resilience features Laurie Meister and the Harp Written by: Roman Petrowski, Office of Communications The...

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Sylvia Villarreal

Sylvia Villarreal’s poetry prize win featured in Scoop

Cross-posted from Scoop Sylvia Villarreal, MEd, MPH, project manager of the Sacred Vocation Program at McGovern Center for Humanities and...

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Behind the Smile returns for storytelling in dentistry

Whitney Vrazel and Shelly Patel, DDS, developed "Behind the Smile" in 2018, hosting the first storytelling session on November 14....

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Dr. Christine Wieseler

Christine Weiseler co-authors piece about accessibility and care for patients with disabilities

Christine Wieseler, PhD co-authored recently, "Improving Accessibility and Quality of Care for Patients with Disabilities" with Joel Michael Reynolds, PhD....

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Nathan Carlin flocked in honor of March of Dimes

Nathan Carlin, PhD entered his office to a surprising burst of pink flamingo this morning. In honor of the March...

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Gun violence class

Gun Violence and Physicians blue book highlighted in campus story

Led by medical students Michael Bagg and Marina Ibraheim, Gun Violence and Physicians is a blue book elective series offered...

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Sylvia Villarreal

Sylvia Villarreal wins annual poetry prize

Sylvia Villarreal, MEd, MPH, was recently named the winner of the 2018 Annals of Internal Medicine Poetry Prize.  Each year, one...

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Personal narrative published in medical humanities journal

Jonathan Xian, MD, published recently a personal narrative with Hektoen International, a medical humanities journal. The piece, "Lost in Translation,"...

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Dr. Keisha Ray

New blog post by Keisha Ray focuses on aging

"BioethicsTV: #OneDayAtATime and Our Aging Family Members" is the title of a recent blog post authored by Keisha Ray, PhD....

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McGovern Day Celebration

Kathrine McGovern joins McGovern Day celebration

February 18 was McGovern Day at McGovern Medical School, marking three years since the transformational gift was made by the...

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American Journal of Bioethics

Recent commentary by Keisha Ray appears in AJOB

Keisha Ray, PhD, wrote recently a commentary in response to an article about intersectionality in clinical medicine. Ray's commentary is...

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Opera dazzles through Arts and Resilience Program

Cross-posted from Scoop Houston Grand Opera Highlights Arts & Resilience Program Written by: Roman Petrowski, Office of Communications Members of...

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Thomas Cole

Thomas Cole gives keynote at gerontological society scientific meeting

The 2018 Annual Scientific Meeting of The Gerontological Society of America (GSA) featured Center director, Thomas Cole, PhD, in giving...

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TMC News covers History of Medicine series

A February 13 news piece by Shanley Pierce of TMC News discusses the History of Medicine series, a blue book...

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New program in Medical Humanities a collaboration between Rice and McGovern

An agreement between Rice University and UTHealth will give Rice students the opportunity to explore the medical humanities through offerings...

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Keisha Ray returns as Assistant Professor

Keisha Ray, PhD, joins the McGovern Center faculty this month as Assistant Professor. Ray was previously an assistant professor of...

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Erin Foster and Ilya Janos perform traditional Middle Eastern music

Co-sponsored by the Dean's Office and McGovern Center, the Arts and Resilience Program featured recently Erin Foster, a musician of...

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Bryant Boutwell

Bryant Boutwell to present on Duke biography

Bryant Boutwell, DrPH, is the former Professor of Oslerian Medicine and was a faculty member of the McGovern Center until...

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Rebecca Lunstroth discusses whether more medical knowledge is better

Rebecca Lunstroth, JD, authored recently a piece titled, "Is More Medical Knowledge Always Better?" as part of the Scientists in...

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Houston Public Media quotes medical ethics experts

PBS affiliate, Houston Public Media published recently a news piece about the recent report of two professors—one affiliated with Rice...

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Rebecca Lunstroth comments on gene-editing technology

The McGovern Center's associate director and assistant professor, Rebecca Lunstroth, JD, was quoted by local CBS affiliate, KHOU 11. Lunstroth's...

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Guitarist Alejandro Montiel performs for Arts and Resilience

Cross-posted from Scoop Montiel strums for students at Arts & Resilience Written by: Jonathan Garris, Office of Communications Students, faculty,...

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Nathan Carlin presented at University of Houston-Downtown

As part of the University of Houston-Downtown's Natural Science Intervention Series, the Department of History, Humanities and Languages welcomed Nathan...

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Teaching Health Humanities to be released in early 2019

Co-edited alongside Olivia Banner, PhD, assistant professor at the University of Texas at Dallas, Nathan Carlin, PhD, and Thomas Cole,...

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Forthcoming book for Nathan Carlin

In early 2019, Nathan Carlin, PhD, will have a book released. The book is Pastoral Aesthetics: A Theological Perspective on...

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Human Ties Digest, Issue 1

Human Ties Digest featured in Scoop

Cross-posted from Scoop Humanities find new outlet in Human Ties Digest Written by: Jonathan Garris, Office of Communications The McGovern...

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Thomas Cole to give keynote at Gerontological Society meeting

The annual scientific meeting of The Gerontological Society of America will feature Thomas Cole, PhD, as the keynote speaker. Cole...

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Roberto Rodriguez

The accordion takes center stage at Arts and Resilience

For the second time, Roberto Rodriguez and Roger Woods, PhD, presented as part of the Arts and Resilience Program. Rodriguez...

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Human Ties Digest, Issue 1

First issue of Human Ties Digest released

The McGovern Center for Humanities and Ethics has launched the inaugural edition of Human Ties. This online creative space serves...

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Humanities in Film series covered in Scoop

Humanities in Film is a blue book elective course offered to students of McGovern Medical School and sponsored by the...

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Mark Vogel returns for Arts and Resilience Program

Music conductor, director, and pianist Mark Vogel dazzled again the McGovern Medical School community for the inaugural presentation of the...

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Poverty Simulation mentioned in U.S. News & World Report

A recent U.S. News & World Report article, "How Medical Schools Try to Help Doctors Understand Patients in Poverty," discusses...

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McGovern Center welcomes new postdoctoral fellow

Every two years the McGovern Center welcomes a new member as part of the Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in medical humanities...

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ABC 13 story quotes Rebecca Lunstroth

Local news station ABC 13 covered recent news about the firing of a nurse employed by Texas Children's Hospital. The...

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Anson Koshy interviewed by WebMD

WebMD's Camille Noe Pagán published an article in mid-July in which Anson Koshy, MD, MBE, was interviewed. In the piece,...

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Dr. Woods Nash

Article in The Atlantic references Woods Nash

Sam Kean, writer for The Atlantic, published this week, "Why Doctors Should Read Fiction." Much of Kean's article rests on...

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Medical students learn about poverty in simulation

The Houston Chronicle's Jenny Deam wrote about the Poverty Simulation led by the McGovern Center's associate director, Rebecca Lunstroth, JD....

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Center programs featured in 2017 Year in Review

McGovern Medical School published recently Finding the Silver Lining: After the Storm to chronicle the 2017 year in review. Perhaps...

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Rebecca Lunstroth presents at annual bioethics education consortium

Rebecca Lunstroth, JD, traveled recently to Paris, France, where she presented at the annual Cambridge Consortium for Bioethics Education. The...

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Medical Humanities students receive Albert Schweitzer Fellowships

Rising fourth-year medical students Brina Bui and Stephanie Ihezie were named recently as Albert Schweitzer Fellows alongside three of their...

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Project by dental student in humanities program receives national recognition

Anacristina Chapa, DonBosco Dan, and Tyler Nguyen received recognition for their video project by the National Academy of Medicine. Chapa...

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Unique program helps medical residents remember their calling

The Sacred Vocation Program appears in the May 2018 issue of Out in Front: Healthy Aging, a donor publication created...

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Molly Glentzer talks Houston arts scene at Arts & Resilience

For the final session of Arts & Resilience, Molly Glentzer of the Houston Chronicle talked about the arts scene in...

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Rebecca Lunstroth brings Community Action Poverty Simulation to McGovern Medical School

On June 6, 8, and 13, rising third-year students of McGovern Medical School participated in a Community Action Poverty Simulation....

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Medical student authors op ed in Houston Chronicle

In the May 25 issue of the Houston Chronicle, rising second-year medical student Michael Bagg authored an opinion piece titled...

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Arts & Resilience Program welcomes two Houston-area painters

Houston-area artists Gael Stack and David McGee shared their work as well as their influences with members of the McGovern...

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Lawrence Lin

Medical Humanities student receives travel award to present at regional meeting

In 2015, Lawrence Lin developed a blue book elective, Sacred Sites of Houston which facilitates students' visiting places of worship...

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Sandy Frieden

Sandy Frieden teaches “How to Watch a Film”

Sandy Frieden, PhD (University of Houston) presented, "How to Watch a Film," as part of the Arts & Resilience Program....

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Dr. Christine Wieseler

Christine Wieseler accepts position at University of Louisville

Christine Wieseler, PhD, is the Center's current postdoctoral research fellow. Starting August 2018 semester, Wieseler will start a new position...

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Nathan Carlin coedits special issue of Journal of Religion and Health

The current issue of the Journal of Religion and Health was guest edited by Robert C. Dykstra, PhD and Nathan...

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Thomas Cole and Ben Saxton publish essay on challenges of the Fourth Age

Thomas Cole, PhD, and Ben Saxton, PhD, co-authored a paper on the challenges men face as they approach the Fourth...

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Rebecca Lunstroth

Rebecca Lunstroth speaks at educational seminar on aging

The Hope and Healing Center & Institute hosts a variety of educational seminars and programs in Houston. One series focuses...

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Dr. Anson Koshy

Fox 26 health segment features Anson Koshy

World Autism Month is a month-long initiative of Autism Speaks that occurs each April. On April 2, the United Nations-sanctioned...

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Sylvia Villarreal

Poem by Sylvia Villarreal appears in Annals of Internal Medicine

In addition to her work as program manager of the Sacred Vocation Program, Sylvia Villarreal, MEd, MPH, is a poet....

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Roberto Rodriguez and Roger Wood

‘Orchestra in a Box’ explored through Arts and Resilience

Thus far, the Arts and Resilience Program has welcomed a physician-poet, music conductor, playwright, actors, and an opera singer showcasing...

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Dr. Christine Wieseler

Christine Wieseler interviewed for Dialogues on Disability

Shelley L. Tremain, PhD, is a professional philosopher, author of books including Foucault and Feminist Philosophy of Disability, and blog...

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Application deadline extended for postdoctoral fellowship

The McGovern Center is offering one postdoctoral fellowship in humanities and ethics in healthcare. The fellowship begins September 1 and,...

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Dr. Alejandro Chaoul

Alejandro Chaoul’s forthcoming book due out in July

Tibetan Yoga for Health & Well-being: The Science and Practice of Healing Your Body, Energy, and Mind is the title...

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KTRH Radio anchor to interview Nathan Carlin

KTRH Radio 740 AM will feature an interview with news anchor Scott Crowder and Nathan Carlin, PhD. The segment derives...

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Arts & Resilience features singer Alicia Gianni

The featured guest for this month's Arts & Resilience Program was Alicia Gianni, a trained opera singer, jazz artist, and...

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Dr. Anson Koshy

Newsletter features piece coauthored by Anson Koshy

The Fall 2017 issue of NRC Newsletter, the newsletter for the UTHealth Neuroscience Research Center, recently featured a piece coauthored...

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Woods Nash edits special issue of Journal of Medical Humanities

Woods Nash, PhD, will serve as guest editor for a special issue of the Journal of Medical Humanities on the...

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David Savage

David Savage publishes story from Hurricane Harvey

David Savage is an MD/PhD student at McGovern Medical School where he also participates in the Center's Medical Humanities and...

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Nathan Carlin

Nathan Carlin to participate in funded project with the Association for Theological Schools

The Lilly Endowment for the Association of Theological Schools is funding a project to study educational models and practices in...

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Postdoctoral research fellowship available starting September 1

The McGovern Center for Humanities and Ethics is hiring for a Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Humanities and Ethics in Healthcare....

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Rebecca Lunstroth publishes clinical ethics case analysis in AJOB

Associate director and assistant professor, Rebecca Lunstroth, JD, MA, published recently a clinical ethics case analysis with coauthor, Rhashedah Ekeoduru,...

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Rebecca Lunstroth inducted into Academy of Master Educators

Rebecca Lunstroth, JD, MA, was inducted recently into the Academy of Master Educators at the organization's 8th induction ceremony held...

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Wondergirl performance for Arts & Resilience covered in Scoop

The December session of Arts and Resilience was held on Wednesday, December 13. The program featured local actors in a...

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Arts & Resilience guest, Jane Weiner, featured in Scoop

The Arts & Resilience Program continued on Wednesday, November 15, with special guest, Jane Weiner. Weiner is a professional dancer...

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Dr. Alina Bennett

McGovern Center postdoctoral fellow to take position at Kaiser

Postdoctoral research fellow Alina Bennett, PhD will depart from the McGovern Center this month to take a new position with...

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Sacred Sites of Houston elective series featured in campus publications

Sacred Sites of Houston is a student-led extracurricular, or blue book, elective that began in Spring 2016. The elective is...

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Thomas Cole

Thomas Cole presented at ASBH meeting in Kansas City

This year's annual meeting of the American Society for Bioethics and Humanities (ASBH) was held from October 19-22 in Kansas...

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Sylvia Villarreal

“All Clear,” a poem by Sylvia Villarreal published

Sylvia Villarreal, MEd, MPH, published recently her poem, "All Clear" in the Journal of Medical Humanities. The poem can be...

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McGovern Center hiring new faculty member

The McGovern Center is hiring for a faculty position with an anticipated start date of September 1, 2018. The new...

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Mark Vogel

Arts & Resilience Program welcomes music conductor and pianist

The Arts and Resilience Program has continued to bring the arts to McGovern Medical School. October's guest was Mark Vogel,...

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Keisha Ray named featured alumni speaker for Baylor Homecoming 2017

The McGovern Center's former postdoctoral fellow, Keisha Ray, PhD, is the featured alumni speaker for Baylor University's Homecoming event scheduled...

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Former McGovern Center postdoc invited as guest speaker for future philosophers

Keisha Ray, PhD, formal postdoctoral fellow of the McGovern Center, has been invited as guest speaker by the Graduate Recruitment...

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Princeton Theological Seminary

Presentations at Princeton Seminary to be given by Nathan Carlin

The Group for New Directions in Pastoral Theology and Robert Dykstra's class, "Pastor as Person" at Princeton Seminary will welcome...

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Nathan Carlin awarded tenure and chair

Nathan Carlin, PhD, was awarded recently tenure and named the Samuel Karff Chair. Both awards were made official on September...

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Dr. Fady Joudah

Arts & Resilience series kicks-off with Fady Joudah

The Arts and Resilience Program is a novel collaboration between the Dean's Office of McGovern Medical School and the McGovern...

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Dental students meet for humanities discussion

In collaboration with the UTHealth School of Dentistry, the McGovern Center offers a Clinical Humanities Certificate for dental students. Starting...

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Dr. Christine Wieseler

Christine Wieseler to give upcoming talks, has publication accepted

Postdoctoral fellow, Christine Wieseler, PhD, will present at several conferences during the Fall. Wieseler will present at the Gaslighting and...

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Nathan Carlin publishes reflection on volunteer work

A recent essay entitled, "Reflections for Clinical Pastoral Education Students in Psychiatric Settings," by Nathan Carlin, PhD, was published online...

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McGovern Center faculty give talks in Paris

Thomas Cole, PhD, and Nathan Carlin, PhD, presented at the beginning of the month in Paris at the 7th Annual...

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Dr. Claire Clark

Former postdoctoral fellow publishes op-ed, book

Claire D. Clark, PhD, MPH, is a former—and one of the first—postdoctoral research fellows of the McGovern Center. Clark's recent...

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Dr. Woods Nash

Latest poem by Woods Nash published

Woods Nash, PhD's poem, "Song for Pollock" was published recently in JAMA. Other poems by Nash have appeared in the...

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Christine Wieseler’s book review appears online

Hypatia Reviews Online published recently a book review of Havi Carel's Phenomenology of Illness by Christine Wiesler, PhD. Wieseler notes,...

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Book review by Thomas Cole to appear in Cambridge Quarterly

Thomas Cole, PhD, wrote recently a book review of Chris Willmott and Salvador Macip's Where Science and Ethics Meet: Dilemmas...

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Rebecca Lunstroth wins Dean’s Teaching Excellence Award

On May 2, winners of the annual McGovern Medical School Dean's Teaching Excellence Award were honored. Among this year's recipients...

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Graduates of 2017 honored at annual banquet

On the evening of May 11, the McGovern Center's Medical Humanities Scholarly Concentration celebrated another graduating class. Program Director, Nathan...

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Thomas Cole

Thomas Cole delivers keynote and presentations at society meetings

Thomas Cole, PhD, delivered recently a keynote address and participated in a plenary session for two society meetings on gerontology...

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Thomas Cole to participate in Community Empowerment screening and panel

Filmmaker and Center Director, Thomas Cole, PhD, will have his film The Strange Demise of Jim Crow screened at the...

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McGovern Center hosts annual conference

The 6th Health Humanities Consortium was recently held at Marriott at the Texas Medical Center from Thursday, March 9 through...

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MSIV students participate in mock trial for Medical Jurisprudence

Each year, McGovern Center associate director and faculty member Rebecca Lunstroth, JD, MA, coordinates a special activity for MSIV students...

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Mini-grant recipients to present at annual scientific meeting

In 2012 and 2013, nine research projects were funded under a mini-grants program of the McGovern Center's Campus-Wide Ethics Program....

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Academy of Master Educators inducts Thomas Cole

Earlier this month Thomas Cole, PhD, was among 12 new inductees at the 7th Academy of Master Educators (AME) ceremony....

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Dr. Christine Wieseler

Christine Wieseler gives multiple presentations in October

During October, Christine Wieseler, PhD, presented at several conferences. Dr. Wieseler's presentations included: "Material Anonymity and Phenomenology: A Critique of...

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Health Humanities Consortium to be hosted by the Center

The 2017 Health Humanities Consortium is coming to Houston from March 9-11 and will be hosted and planned by the...

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Book review by Bryan Rennie quotes Nathan Carlin

A recent review by Bryan Rennie in the Los Angeles Review of Books references Nathan Carlin, PhD. In the piece,...

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Poem recently published by adjunct faculty member, Woods Nash

"Sovereign and Severe," a poem by Woods Nash, PhD, was published online recently in Intima: A Journal of Narrative Medicine.

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Paper about Sacred Vocation Program published

The Sacred Vocation Program first began around 2008 as an initiative focused on helping healthcare professionals deal with stress and...

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Photo commentary by Woods Nash published

Woods Nash, PhD's commentary on a photo of Eastern State Hospital, located in Knoxville, TN, was published in the October...

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Book review by Woods Nash published recently

A review of Grit, Gravity & Grace: New Poems about Medicine and Healthcare (2015) by Woods Nash, PhD, appears online...

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Nathan Carlin invited to speak to graduate students of religion

Nathan Carlin, PhD, received an invitation to speak as a guest lecturer in the Program of Theology and Practice at...

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Poem by Woods Nash published recently

The poem, "arbor bronchialis: Anatomy in a Medical School Courtyard," by Woods Nash, PhD, was published recently by the Journal...

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Keisha Ray’s recent work published in AJOB

Keisha Ray, PhD, made recent contributions to the American Journal of Bioethics. Her article, "Not Just 'Study Drugs' for the...

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JAMA publishes poem by Woods Nash

Woods Nash, PhD's poem, "Fertility Consultation," appears in the March 22/29, 2016, issue of the Journal of the American Medical...

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MSIV students stage mock trial to learn about jurisprudence

How do fourth-year McGovern Medical School students learn about Texas jurisprudence? By staging a mock trial, of course. The case...

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BuzzFeed News quotes Keisha Ray

Center postdoctoral fellow, Keisha Ray, PhD, was quoted recently in a BuzzFeed News story by reporter Dan Vergano. The piece...

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Keisha Ray interviewed about end-of-life care and African Americans

Keisha Ray, PhD, was interviewed recently by Life Matters Media, a Chicago-based newsgroup, on the subject of end of life...

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Collin Mulcahy and Woods Nash publish in JGIM

"Lessons Medical School Is Missing" is a short essay by Collin Mulcahy, a fourth-year McGovern Medical School student, and Woods...

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Postdoctoral fellow, Keisha Ray accepts faculty position

Keisha Ray, PhD, joined the McGovern Center in September 2015 as a postdoctoral research fellow. Ray accepted recently a position...

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Student art and research projects

Medical Humanities students present at poster session

Each year, the Scholarly Concentrations Program sponsors a Poster Session and Luncheon for fourth-year medical students who will graduate with...

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McGovern Center faculty and staff present at conferences

Several members of the McGovern Center presented at conferences held in February and March. During this year's UT System Innovations...

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Oxford University Press extends book contract to Nathan Carlin and Thomas Cole

Nathan Carlin, PhD, and Thomas Cole, PhD, received a contract from Oxford University Press to produce a coedited volume titled...

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Nathan Carlin to serve as Board Member for journal

Nathan Carlin, PhD, has accepted the invitation to become a Board Member of Pastoral Psychology, one of the oldest journals...

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Mimi Swartz to speak at Annual John P. McGovern Banquet

This year's iteration of the History of Medicine blue book elective series has explored the theme of "Living History: Made...

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Medical Humanities Scholarly Concentration hosts holiday reception

On December 16, the McGovern Center hosted its annual Holiday Reception for students of the Medical Humanities Scholarly Concentration. As...

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Interface-Samaritan Counseling Center appoints Nathan Carlin to board

Nathan Carlin, PhD, was appointed recently to the Board of Directors of Interface-Samaritan Counseling Center in Houston. The center is...

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Art of Observation featured in UTHealth YouTube video

The McGovern Center offers a variety of blue book, or extracurricular, electives for a number of years. Arguably one of...

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Center faculty presentations accepted for Spring conference

Center faculty members Nathan Carlin, PhD, and Rebecca Lunstroth, JD, MA, were accepted to present at the 5th Annual Conference...

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Thomas Cole to participate on panel about humanities, medicine, and STEM

Rice University will host a panel discussion on "Humanities, Medicine, and STEM" on Tuesday, December 8, 2015, from 1:30 -...

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Postdoctoral fellowship position available with the McGovern Center

The McGovern Center is currently looking for applicants interested in a two-year postdoctoral fellowship in medical humanities and bioethics. The...

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Keisha Ray authors blog posts on AJOB

Keisha Ray, PhD, published recently two posts on Bioethics.net, the blog site of the American Journal of Bioethics. Dr. Ray...

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Westminster College to give Nathan Carlin alumni award

Nathan Carlin, PhD, has accepted the 2016 Distinguished Alumni Lecturer Award from Westminster College. Carlin graduated from the college, located...

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Woods Nash publishes in The Cormac McCarthy Journal

Woods Nash, PhD's paper, "News Madder Yet: Sources and Significance of Cormac McCarthy’s Portrayals of a State Psychiatric Hospital in...

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McGovern Center members publish article about The Brewsters

The Brewsters is an e-book and interprofessional ethics education initiative at UTHealth, presenting concepts of clinical ethics, professionalism, and research...

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McGovern Center involved in national conference

The 17th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Bioethics and Humanities (ASBH) was held in Houston from October 22-25,...

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Thomas Cole

Thomas Cole pathography published in Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics

"My Left Hip" is the title of the pathography written by Thomas Cole, PhD, that appears in the October 2015...

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Jon Wolfshohl published in online magazine

in-Training is a peer-edited online magazine for medical students that publishes content contributed by medical students worldwide. Jon Wolfshohl's piece,...

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Poem by Woods Nash published in JAMA

Woods Nash, PhD's poem, "Paul, Sent by the Super," appears in the October 6, 2015, issue of the Journal of...

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Medical Humanities student publishes reflection piece

MSIV student, Enstin Ye recently published a reflection of an encounter with a patient titled "When Compassionate Care Isn't Truly...

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McGovern Center sponsors new blue book electives

Each year, the McGovern Center sponsors a variety of extracurricular electives throughout the academic year. In addition to usual offerings,...

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Sylvia Villarreal publishes poem

"Coming Clean for Your Birthday," a poem by Sylvia Villarreal, MEd, MPH, was published in the August 11, 2015, issue...

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Woods Nash to co-teach Inprint writing workshop

Alongside University of Houston poet Martha Serpas, PhD, Woods Nash, PhD, will lead a workshop for healthcare professionals and domestic...

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Woods Nash’s poem published in JAMA

Woods Nash, PhD's poem, "Landscape with Transplanted Beasts," appeared in the July 14, 2015, issue of JAMA.

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Nathan Carlin presents paper at Cambridge Consortium for Bioethics Education

Nathan Carlin, PhD, presented recently at the Cambridge Consortium for Bioethics Education, sponsored by Cambridge University Press. He presented a...

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Woods Nash to edit book on Camus’s The Plague

Woods Nash, PhD, has received a contract to edit Albert Camus's The Plague: Lessons for Medicine. A novel published in...

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Thomas Cole presents at inaugural meeting of NANAS

The North American Network of Aging Studies (NANAS) held recently its inaugural conference from May 19-22 at Miami University in...

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Poems and commentaries by Woods Nash published in online journal

Woods Nash, PhD, published recently three poems—each with a commentary— online in the Journal of Medical Humanities. "Camus at Seventeen:...

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Nathan Carlin co-authors forthcoming book

The Gift of Sublimation: A Psychoanalytic Study of Multiple Masculinities is the title of the forthcoming book co-authored by Nathan...

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Nathan Carlin and Woods Nash participate in health humanities conference

Nathan Carlin, PhD, and Woods Nash, PhD, participated recently in the 4th Health Humanities Consortium at the Anschutz Medical Campus...

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Graduation Banquet hosted for Class of 2015

The Medical Humanities Scholarly Concentration held recently the annual banquet to honor the graduates of the Class of 2015. The...

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Poem by Woods Nash to be published in Bellevue Literary Review

A poem written by Center postdoctoral fellow, Woods Nash, PhD, will be published by the Bellevue Literary Review. The poem,...

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Nathan Carlin quoted in the Houston Press

Nathan Carlin, PhD, was quoted in an article published recently by the Houston Press. The article, "To Protect Other Patients,...

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Woods Nash published in JAMA and Appalachian Journal

"The Doctor's Kit," a poem by Woods Nash, PhD, appeared in the March 10, 2015, issue of the Journal of...

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Woods Nash published in Academic Medicine

Postdoctoral fellow, Woods Nash, PhD, authored a commentary that appeared recently in the March 2015 edition of Academic Medicine. Nash...

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Thomas Cole quoted in Houston Chronicle

The Houston Chronicle published recently an article exploring Herbert Fred, MD's approach to teaching students to focus on patients. During...

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Eugene Boisaubin featured in the media

Center faculty member, Eugene Boisaubin, MD, was featured recently in popular media. On the subject of genetic modification, Boisaubin offered...

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Nathan Carlin

Nathan Carlin offered contract to write a monograph

Nathan Carlin, PhD was offered a contract from Oxford University Press to write a monograph on bioethics and pastoral theology....

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Woods Nash published in JAMA, Annals of Internal Medicine, and elsewhere

A poem by Woods Nash, PhD, "The Ponderous Chains of the Past," appeared in the January 20, 2015, issue of...

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Monthly Movie Night kicked off in November 2014

The McGovern Center launched a new educational opportunity featuring monthly film screenings. Monthly Movie Night kicked off on Wednesday, November...

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Tibetan Meditation featured in the Houston Chronicle

Alejandro Chaoul, PhD, leads the Tibetan Meditation program offered to members of the UTHealth community. Recently, the benefits of meditation...

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Dr. Claire Clark

Claire Clark writes blog for Houston Chronicle

Claire Clark, PhD, MPH, is a postdoctoral fellow with the McGovern Center and a dually trained historian and behavioral scientist....

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10th Anniversary kicks-off with Raymond Greenberg

In honor of the McGovern Center's 10th Anniversary, a year full of special events and lectures are planned. Kicking-off the...

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Rebecca Lunstroth

Rebecca Lunstroth visits Baylor University

Rebecca Lunstroth, JD, Assistant Director of the Center, spent time recently with Baylor University’s medical humanities department, which she learned,...

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Blog post for The Lancet Student written by Nathan Carlin

Nathan Carlin, PhD authored recently a blog post in the Student Section of The Lancet. The piece discusses the Pathographies...

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McGovern Center members present at ASBH

Assistant Professor, Nathan Carlin, PhD, attended recently the 16th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Bioethics and Humanities (ASBH)...

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Thomas Cole featured on KPFT radio show

Thomas Cole, PhD recently hosted Houston Health Matters: Ebola Q & A on local radio station, KPFT. During the show,...

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Welcome Reception hosted for Scholarly Concentration participants

As students return to the classroom in mid-August, the Medical Humanities Scholarly Concentration hosts a Welcome Reception for current and...

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Bryant Boutwell discusses the importance of medical humanities

A recent talk on the importance of medical humanities was presented by Dr. Bryant Boutwell. The presentation was attended by...

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McGovern Center kicks-off 10th Anniversary celebration

In 2004, the McGovern Center for Humanities and Ethics was formed to provide meaningful educational opportunities to faculty and students...

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Bryant Boutwell gives presentations at Green Templeton and UT Medical School

As Bryant Boutwell, DrPH, looks forward to the release of his upcoming book John P. McGovern, MD: A Lifetime of...

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The Brewsters faculty development begins for summer

Each semester, entering students of the six schools of UTHealth have the opportunity to meet The Brewsters. The fictional family...

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Bryant Boutwell releases book on Dr. McGovern

Center faculty member Bryant Boutwell, DrPH, released his latest book, John P. McGovern, MD: A Lifetime of Stories. The book...

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Guest speaker Steven Miles to present lectures on ethics, public health topics

The Program in Interprofessional Ethics (also known as the Campus-Wide Ethics Program) has invited Steven Miles, MD, to present various...

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Upcoming screening and discussion for The Strange Demise of Jim Crow

The Strange Demise of Jim Crow tells the story of the civil rights movement and desegregation in Houston. The film...

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Nathan Carlin

Nathan Carlin to present at Medical Speaker Conference

Rice University's Second Annual Medical Speaker Conference will be held on Saturday, February 8 in McMurtry Auditorium in Duncan Hall....

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Bryant Boutwell writes blog about Houston’s medical history

Center faculty member Bryant Boutwell, DrPH, has been busy writing articles and blogs on the subject of Houston's Medical History....

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Program in Interprofessional Ethics featured in UTHealth News

The Center's Campus-Wide Ethics Program led to the development of a new initiative, the Program in Interprofessional Ethics (PIE). Co-directors...

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Jeffrey Spike quoted in the New York Times

In Fort Worth, TX, a controversial case has unfolded. In November, a young woman, aged 33, collapsed in her home...

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