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 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…

May 28, 2023

Margarita Ortiz publishes case analysis in Critical Connections

McGovern Center postdoctoral fellow, Margarita Ortiz, JD, MA, published a case analysis with Chinyere O’Connor, MD, FAAP (Department of Pediatrics, McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston), Elizabeth G. Epstein, PhD, RN, HEC-C, FAAN (University of Virginia School of Nursing), and…

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….

August 26, 2022

New paper from Keisha Ray discusses citation bias

Keisha Ray, PhD, recently published a commentary with fellow coauthors about bias in citation patterns and practice. They discussed that past research has demonstrated that an author’s gender, race, and nationality can affect whether they are cited. To address such…

May 26, 2022

New Graduate Certificate Program piloted

The McGovern Center is piloting a new certificate program in the humanities and ethics for UTHealth Houston/McGovern Medical School fellows and residents (PGY-2 and above). The program is directed by Center faculty member Anson Koshy, MD, MBE, and will expose…