August 2, 2023

Keisha Ray interviewed by STAT for piece about Henrietta Lacks settlement

A recent article in STAT discusses the Henrietta Lacks settlement reached between Lacks’ family and Thermo Fisher Scientific for the use of Lacks’ cells without her consent 70 years ago. In the piece, “Henrietta Lacks Settlement Hailed by Experts as…

July 27, 2023

QEP Forum welcomes Dr. Patricia Flatley Brennan

Discover how health care policy impacts the world’s largest biomedical library and the center of biomedical informatics and computational biology in the next UTHealth Houston Health Policy Forum, part of the university’s Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP). Save the date for…

July 14, 2023

McGovern Center issues policy on AI generative tools

It is impossible to avoid the growing landscape of articles and news coverage about the rise of AI generative tools like ChatGPT, Bing Chat, Bard, and more. In response to concerns about cheating and plagiarism, many higher education institutions have…

July 10, 2023

Keisha Ray interviewed about her book, Black Health

Keisha Ray, PhD, was interviewed about her book, Black Health: The Social, Political, and Cultural Determinants of Black People’s Health, by Claire Clark, PhD, MPH. The interview appears in New Books Network.

July 10, 2023

Anson Koshy’s artwork appears in Pulse

Lifesaver is an artistic piece by Anson Koshy, MD, MBE, and appears in Pulse this month. In the artwork, Koshy depicts himself on a raft of sensitivity, unbothered by challenges found in modern healthcare, such as burnout, administrative burden, and…

June 26, 2023

Writing Fellows share their work at special reading event

On Friday, June 16, six fellows of the McGovern Center’s inaugural class of the Writing Fellowship shared their work in a special reading event held in the McGovern Medical School Leather Lounge. Readings were presented by Emily Barr, PhD, RN,…

June 16, 2023

Center core and associate faculty present on Healthcare Policy for Health Professionals

Healthcare Policy for Health Professionals (HP2), UTHealth Houston’s Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP), was shared at the 2023 TEACH-S Educational Symposium. The symposium was held on Wednesday, June 14 at the Tilman J. Fertitta College of Medicine at the University of…

June 12, 2023

Alejandro Chaoul discusses practice of meditation in latest Well Connected podcast

Alejandro Chaoul, PhD, is adjunct faculty with the McGovern Center and leads Monday Meditations. In the June episode of the Well Connected podcast, Alejandro Chaoul, PhD, scholar, researcher, author, teacher, and educator, demystifies the practice of meditation and offers practical…

June 8, 2023

Keisha Ray featured in Cell

The latest issue of Cell features an article, “What does Juneteenth mean in STEMM?” a collaborative work by Black scientists in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and medicine (STEMM). Keisha Ray, PhD, was one of the authors and shared an important…

June 8, 2023

Two medical humanities students named Schweitzer Fellows

The McGovern Center extends its congratulations to Sanjay Neerukonda and Bryana Stigers, both rising second-year students who are also members of the Medical Humanities Scholarly Concentration. Also mentioned are Patricia Marie Guzman, Isabel Kilroy, and Sanjna Tripathy who recently graduated…