August 25, 2023

Paintings from Mathieu JN Baptiste

The McGovern Medical School Art Wall features paintings from Mathieu JN Baptiste. Baptiste was born in Port Au Prince, Haiti, and is based in Houston. He spent his early years in Haiti and St. Paul, Minn. He studied art and…

August 10, 2023

Michelle Barratt, course director of The Healer’s Art, discusses professionalism and professional identity in Turning Pro

“Education toward professionalism is more than being skilled and knowledgeable. It requires a lifelong transformational change in how we think, act, and feel as doctors. Our professional formation (Turning Pro) is shaped by the community in which we are surrounded.”…

August 4, 2023

Joelle Robertson-Preidler publishes commentary in Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice

Newest Center faculty member, Joelle Robertson-Preidler, PhD, co-authored a recent commentary with Holland Kaplan, MD, in the Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice. The piece, entitled “‘But my mom still blinks when I talk to her.’ Understanding the concept of…

August 4, 2023

McGovern Center welcomes two new members

July marked growth at the McGovern Center with the addition of Joelle Robertson-Preidler, PhD, MA, and Alejandro Zapata, BA. Robertson-Preidler is Assistant Professor and joins the Center’s faculty in teaching students of McGovern Medical School. Her interests include effective communication,…

August 2, 2023

Angela Gomez, Rachel Jantea, and Francine Snow win 2nd place for poster

The 2023 UTHealth Houston Advances in Teaching & Learning Day was held on Friday, July 28. As part of the university’s Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP), co-director and Center faculty Angela Gomez, EdD presented two posters—one on the Virtual Interprofessional Policy…

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…