November 18, 2022

Susan Fenton receives 2021 President’s Scholar Award for teaching

Congratulations to associate faculty and Quality Enhancement Plan team member Susan H. Fenton, PhD, received the 2021 President’s Scholar Award for Teaching. The honor was given by UTHealth Houston President and Alkek-Williams Distinguished Chair, Giuseppe N. Colasurdo, MD, at a…

November 16, 2022

Center members present poster on health policy education

In early November, Jessica Wise, MPH, PhD Candidate, and Shane Cunha, PhD, presented a poster about the Virtual Interprofessional Policy Simulation, an innovative health policy educational activity, at the 2022 International Conference on the Future of Health Professions Education at…

November 14, 2022

McGovern Center members presented at Healing Arts Houston

From September 29 – October 1, the University of Houston hosted a conference, Innovations in Arts and Health: Collaborating for Medical Humanities, Professional Development, and Community Health. The international conference featured many speakers from the Houston area, including several affiliated…

November 9, 2022

Keisha Ray quoted Bloomberg Law article on affirmative action and biomedicine

A recent article in Bloomberg Law, “Affirmative Action Ban Looms as Biomedicine Strives to Diversify,” discusses how ending affirmative action policies would affect diversity gains in biomedicine. Keisha Ray, PhD, shared that diverse researchers bring different perspectives and encourage other…

October 29, 2022

McGovern Center members present poster on health policy learning in nursing

Associate faculty member, Francine K. Snow, DrPH, MSN, RN-BC, and senior program coordinator, Angela P. Gomez, EdD, MBA, MS, collaborated to share findings from the first year of Healthcare Policy for Health Professionals (HP2), UTHealth Houston’s Quality Enhancement Plan. The…

October 29, 2022

Medical humanities students attend TOC TOC play

On October 27, medical humanities concentration students Miguel Moreno, Hannah Coco, and Emma Stenz, along with the McGovern Center’s Margarita Ortiz, JD, MA, attended TOC TOC (in English, OCD) at MATCH Theatre. Ultimately dealing with the seriousness of OCD and…

October 14, 2022

New medical humanities speaker series launched

Funded by a BRIDGE grant awarded by Rice University, collaborators Keisha Ray, PhD (McGovern Center), and Kirsten Ostherr, PhD, MPH (Rice University), launched a new medical humanities lecture series in Fall 2022. The series’ first speaker was Alyssa Burgart, MD,…

October 13, 2022

Anson Koshy discusses Visual Thinking Strategies in blog post

Anson Koshy, MD, MBE, recently authored a post, “Seeing the Unsaid: A Reflection on Museum Based Medical Education in Clinical Care,” for the Harvard Macy Institute blog. In the piece, Koshy shared about a clinical experience in which he used…

October 6, 2022

Medical humanities student named as UTHealthLeads fellow

Congratulations to Naahanna Bryan Akahara, who was selected for the 2022-23 cohort of the UTHealthLeads fellowship program. The one-year fellowship aims to develop future leaders in healthcare by developing their self-awareness and increasing their leadership confidence to influence systems effectively….

September 21, 2022

New poems by Sylvia Villarreal published

Three new poems by McGovern Center adjunct faculty member, Sylvia Villarreal, MEd, MPH, were published in the current issue of Annals of Internal Medicine. “Making Arrangements” “Stigma” “Prayer Flags“