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,…

April 20, 2023

Spring 2023 edition of Human Ties Digest released

“Identity” is the focus of the latest edition of Human Ties Digest. This issue features writings from members of McGovern Medical School, including faculty, residents, and students. The content was curated by co-editors, Nidha Sha and Patricia Marie Guzman, and…

March 1, 2023

Keisha Ray organizes collection of essays for Journal of Medical Humanities

For the current issue of the Journal of Medical Humanities, Keisha Ray, PhD, organized a collection of essays entitled, “Black Bioethics in the Age of Black Lives Matter.” Ray authored one piece in the collection alongside Faith E. Fletcher, PhD,…

January 5, 2023

Center director discusses professional identity formation

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. This professional formation (Turning Pro) is shaped by the community in which we are surrounded….

July 18, 2022

Fatema Shipchandler published by in-Training

The McGovern Center congratulates MS4 and medical humanities student, Fatema Shipchandler for her recent publication, “Maintaining Thick and Thin Skin”: “Third-year rotations forced me to reckon with my emotional capacity as a human and future physician. With each patient encounter,…

February 28, 2022

Thomas Cole publishes essay about Eldrewey Stearns

Thomas Cole, PhD, recently published an essay in the Houston Chronicle about Eldrewey Stearns. Dr. Cole recounts his first meeting with Stearns, during which Stearns referred to himself as the “original Texas integration leader.” Cole would become close with Stearns,…

May 28, 2021

Environmental injustice at center of new essay by Keisha Ray

The latest issue of Hastings Center Report includes an essay by Keisha Ray, PhD, entitled “In the Name of Racial Justice: Why Bioethics Should Care about Environmental Toxins”. In the essay, Ray discusses environmental injustices threatening the health of those…

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…