September 12, 2023

Brennan discusses impact of policy on National Library of Medicine at QEP presentation

Patricia Brennan, PhD, RN, FAAN, and director of the National Library of Medicine (NLM), delved into the profound impact of public policies on the NLM and, in turn, the library’s contributions to shaping policies during a virtual presentation. The talk…

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 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…

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…

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 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…

May 15, 2023

Angela Gomez promoted to faculty

Former Senior Coordinator of Special Programs, Angela Gomez, EdD, MBA, MS, has been promoted to faculty as of May 1. Gomez has been a member of the McGovern Center and UTHealth Houston for nearly 14 years, and serves as the…

May 3, 2023

Keisha Ray receives Dean’s Teaching Excellence Award

For the second consecutive year, Keisha Ray, PhD, has received the Dean’s Teaching Excellence Award. Ray directs the McGovern Center’s Medical Humanities Scholarly Concentration, the fourth-year elective Humanistic Elements of Medicine, and the longitudinal themes within McGovern Medical School’s curriculum….

April 21, 2023

QEP-CIPC collaboration presented at annual interprofessional education meeting

Francine Snow, DrPH, MSN, RN-BC (Cizik School of Nursing), Angela Gomez, EdD, MBA, MS (McGovern Center), and Rachel Jantea, MD, MS (McGovern Medical School), gave a presentation on the Virtual Interprofessional Policy Simulation (VIPS) at the 2023 Texas Interprofessional Education…