August 6, 2020

Webinar on health disparities among vulnerable populations and COVID-19 features Keisha Ray

Columbia University’s School of Professional Studies and the Empire State Bioethics Consortium recently sponsored a webinar entitled, “Inequality, Vulnerability, and Health Justice: Learning from the Pandemic.”  Participants included Center faculty member Keisha Ray, PhD, who discussed Houston’s experience with COVID-19,…


July 22, 2020

AJOB Webinar on Black Bioethics features Keisha Ray

On July 14, the American Journal of Bioethics (AJOB) held its first webinar entitled “Black Bioethics: Racism, Police Brutality, and What It Means for Black Health.”  Keisha Ray, PhD, assistant professor with the McGovern Center, participated in the discussion alongside…


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 12, 2020

Thomas Cole makes remarks about racism and segregation at UTHealth Town Hall

On June 10, 2020, UTHealth hosted a Town Hall to listen and discuss how the university can continue its commitment to fairness, equity, and respect for all. Joined by leaders across campus, Center director Thomas Cole, PhD, shared a historical…


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,…


October 29, 2019

Current and former McGovern Center members presented at national meeting

The American Society for Bioethics and Humanities hosted its 21st annual conference recently in Pittsburgh. The conference theme was “Remembrance and Resilience: How Bioethics and Humanities Can Move Us Forward.” Center director Thomas Cole, PhD, presented as part of a…


October 29, 2019

Science fiction and racial bias are focus of interview with Keisha Ray

Keisha Ray, PhD, was interviewed recently by Ashley Abramson of Elemental by Medium. In the interview, Ray explains that racial disparity is a pressing issue in medicine that medical students must learn about. As part of Ray’s “Science Fiction and…


October 2, 2019

Poverty Simulation featured in UTHealth News

Some students stole to pay bills. Others begged. Still, others deliberated whether to buy their child’s medication or pay the mortgage. These acts—part of a simulated poverty experience for students at McGovern Medical School at UTHealth—illuminate the circumstances some of their…


September 20, 2019

Keisha Ray featured on radio show about healthcare disparities related to gender and race

The Exchange, a show on New Hampshire Public Radio recently featured Keisha Ray, PhD, during a live broadcast about disparities in healthcare quality and outcomes. Alongside Colene Arnold, MD, a gynecologist in Newington, NH, Ray shared that women and people…


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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