May 6, 2024

Keisha Ray quoted in Everyday Health about pelvic and prostate exams

A recent piece, “Pelvic and Prostate Exams Without Patient Consent Banned From Medical Training,” in Everyday Health includes comments from Keisha Ray, PhD, about changes to federal guidelines banning the controversial teaching practice of allowing these exams without patient consent….


May 4, 2024

TEACH-S poster by QEP team members wins 3rd place

Center members Angela Gomez, EdD, MBA, MS, and Jessica Wise, MPH, PhD(c), presented a poster at the 2024 Texas Educator’s Academies Collaborative for Health Professions (TEACH-S) Educational Symposium in Galveston, TX, on May 3 about the digital learning efforts used…


April 26, 2024

Emily Barr publishes poem in The Perch

A poem by Emily Barr, PhD, RN, was published in the Spring 2024 issue of The Perch. The poem, “Papparazzi,” reflects on her experience after losing her brother, likening the flashing bulbs of the papparazzi to the rare eye condition…


April 25, 2024

Applications welcome for next cohort of Writing Fellows

The McGovern Center-Inprint Writing Fellowship welcomes applications to join the 2024-2025 cohort. This intensive writers’ workshop is a year-long creative writing program open to all healthcare professionals (including basic scientists) in Houston. Applications are due by August 15, 2024.


April 23, 2024

Emily Barr publishes pieces in The Paris Review and AIDS

Two pieces written by Emily Barr, PhD, RN, CPNP-PC, CNM, FAAN, were recently published. The first is “Vespers: A Nursing Origin Story Set in the Dawn of the HIV Pandemic,” which was published online in the journal, AIDS. In Vespers,…


April 2, 2024

STAT interviews Keisha Ray about new CMS guidelines

Keisha Ray, PhD, McGovern Professor of Oslerian Medicine and Associate Professor with the McGovern Center, was recently interviewed by STAT. The interview focused on new CMS guidelines on pelvic exams on anesthetized patients. Ray noted that while students should have…


March 31, 2024

Writing Fellow alum, Lilit Sargsyan, publishes poem in The Pharos

A recent poem written by Lilit Sargsyan, MD, titled “Twenty-Fours,” was published in The Pharos, the AOA quarterly magazine. Sargsyan is participated in the inaugural cohort of the McGovern Center’s Writing Fellowship for Health Professionals during the 2022-2023 academic year.


March 29, 2024

Anson Koshy invited as visiting professor at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

Anson Koshy, MD, MBE, has been invited as a Visiting Virtual Professor for the Health Humanities and Health Systems Science Distinction Tracks: Generating a Guild of Authentic Citizens in Healthcare. This interprofessional program at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine focuses…


March 20, 2024

Anson Koshy publishes essay in Pastoral Psychology

McGovern Center faculty Anson Koshy, MD, MBE, published a paper in Pastoral Psychology. The piece, “Decalcomania and Anticipatory Aesthetics: Envisioning Days of Future Past,” is an essay about the power of visual work of art to create opportunities for self-reflection,…


February 28, 2024

Keisha Ray quoted in The New York Times

A recent article in The New York Times,” discusses “Sexism in Medicine? It’s Not ‘All in Her Head.’“. McGovern Center associate professor, Keisha Ray, PhD, was interviewed about racism and sexism in clinical care.


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