November 11, 2021

Deborah Franklin and Nathan Carlin discuss dentistry in health humanities

“Where is Dentistry in Health Humanities?” is the title of a recent blog post authored by Deborah Franklin, DDS, MA, LPC and Reverend Nathan Carlin, PhD. The post appears on the American Journal of Bioethics blog and, in it, Franklin…


April 15, 2021

Humanities graduates celebrated at virtual banquet

The McGovern Center’s 14th Annual Graduation Banquet was held virtually to honor the graduates of the Clinical Humanities Certificate Program at the School of Dentistry and Medical Humanities Scholarly Concentration at McGovern Medical School. Seven graduates from dentistry and 19…


April 8, 2021

Recipients of the 2021 Karff Chair Awards announced

The McGovern Center is pleased to announce the winners of the 2021 Karff Chair Awards. These are given to graduating seniors at McGovern Medical School and the School of Dentistry at UTHealth. These awards are made possible through the Samuel…


April 3, 2020

McGovern Center names winners of the 2020 Karff Chair Awards

The McGovern Center for Humanities and Ethics (McGovern Center) is pleased to announce the winners of the 2020 Karff Chair Awards. These are given to graduating seniors at McGovern Medical School and the School of Dentistry at UTHealth. These awards…


January 31, 2020

Andrea Jain talks pain, stigma, and yoga

The McGovern Center’s humanities programs for dental and medical students welcomed Andrea R. Jain, PhD, for the Spring Humanities Dinner on January 30. Jain’s presentation was titled, “Pain, Stigma, and Yoga: The Politics of Self-Management Interventions,” which relates to her…


March 15, 2019

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. Vrazel is a fourth-year dental student and also a soon-to-be graduate of the McGovern Center’s Clinical Humanities Certificate Program, a…


June 28, 2018

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 is also a member of the Center’s Clinical Humanities Certificate Program for students of the UTHealth School of Dentistry: Project…


August 23, 2017

Dental students meet for humanities discussion

Students of the Clinical Humanities Certificate Program meet for first discussion of the year.


December 3, 2015

Art of Observation featured in UTHealth YouTube video

YouTube video shows students participating in Art of Observation.


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