September 16, 2021

McGovern Center congratulates Angela Polczynski

The McGovern Center extends its congratulations to Angela Polczynski, MBA, EdD, for her recent completion of a doctorate in education. Dr. Polczynski graduated this summer from Sam Houston State University with an EdD from the Department of Educational Leadership. Her…


July 28, 2021

Keisha Ray discusses race education in undergraduate dental programs

“Stories and Statistics: Creating Culturally Competent Dentists Using Integrative Race Education in Dental Schools,” is the title of a new article by Keisha Ray, PhD. The article is part of a special issue of eJACD themed around diversity, equity, and…


April 2, 2021

Quality Enhancement Plan contributes to UTHealth’s reaffirmation of accreditation

Following a site visit by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC), UTHealth made successful progress toward reaffirming the university’s accreditation. The university’s Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP), titled Healthcare Policy for Health Professionals (HP2), which is…


March 10, 2021

Center-coordinated Quality Enhancement Plan featured in UTHealth News

Healthcare Policy for Health Professionals (HP2) is the title of UTHealth’s Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP). The plan is formally coordinated by members of the McGovern Center and a QEP Leadership Team that includes faculty representation from the six UTHealth schools….


February 16, 2021

Keisha Ray publishes new article in Journal of Medical Humanities

“Going Beyond the Data: Using Testimonies to Humanize Pedagogy on Black Health,” is the title of a recent paper by Keisha Ray, PhD. Appearing in the Journal of Medical Humanities, Ray proposes in the article a new approach to health…


August 13, 2020

Keisha Ray among philosophers weighing-in on reopening higher education institutions

Several philosophers shared perspectives on reopening higher education institutions in a recent Daily Nous piece entitled, “Philosophers on Reopening Colleges and Universities in a Pandemic.” The piece featured six essays, including one by Keisha Ray, PhD, “Going Back to School…


July 3, 2020

McGovern Center issues statement on racial justice

The McGovern Center for Humanities and Ethics takes this historic moment to recommit ourselves to the struggle against racism and for a more equitable society. In its teaching, research, university service, and public engagement, the Center has long stood for…


June 10, 2020

Keisha Ray’s work featured in toolkit for Bioethics and Race

Bioethics.net has created the #BlackBioethics Toolkit, a resource featuring articles, blogs, and more on bioethics and race. The toolkit focuses specifically on African Americans and Black people in the United States. Among the resources are works by Keisha Ray, PhD,…


December 19, 2019

Medical humanities students named fellows

Seven students from McGovern Medical School were named recently as members of the 2019-2020 class of the Albert Schweitzer Fellowship Houston Galveston.  Among the students, who are developing and implementing yearlong mentored service projects, four are also members of the…


July 24, 2019

Keisha Ray discusses medical photos and women’s health in recent blog

Keisha Ray, PhD, recently wrote a blog post for the American Journal of Bioethics titled, “Medical Photos, CPR Dolls, and Car Crash Dummies: When Women Aren’t Represented in Research We Fail Women’s Health.” In the blog, Ray discusses the viral…


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