August 30, 2023

Keisha Ray discusses using stories to teach medical students about racial bias

A recent article in Stat focuses on writing among physicians as a way to share their stories. In the article, “Emotional Dry Cleaning: A Writer Helps Doctors Share Their Stories—and Their Pain,” Keisha Ray, PhD, discusses using stories to teach…


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…


April 14, 2023

McGovern Center hosts festschrift in honor of Thomas Cole

From April 12 – 14, 2023, the McGovern Center hosted a small conference in honor of Thomas R. Cole, PhD, founding director of the Center. The conference consisted of a dozen scholars who presented and workshopped papers touching on key…


March 20, 2023

McGovern Center faculty and students present at Health Humanities Consortium

The Health Humanities Consortium held its annual meeting from March 16-19, 2023, at Case Western Reserve University’s Health Education Campus in Cleveland, OH. Alongside plenary lectures and various papers, panels, and roundtables, the McGovern Center was represented in two presentations….


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…


March 14, 2022

McGovern Center to host conference honoring Dr. Thomas Cole

From April 12-14, 2023, the McGovern Center will host a small conference in Houston, TX, in honor of Thomas R. Cole, PhD, our Founding Director. Current Center director, Rev. Nathan Carlin, PhD, announced a call for proposals, detailed below. The…


January 13, 2022

Special issue of Human Ties Digest released, focuses on hope amidst uncertainty

The latest issue of Human Ties Digest was released today. The special issue focuses on “Hope Amidst Uncertainty,” and features writings and artwork by members of McGovern Medical School. These works include oil paintings by Olga Chumakova, PhD, from the…


November 11, 2021

Deborah Franklin and Nathan Carlin discuss dentistry in health humanities

“Where is Dentistry in Health Humanities?” is the title of a recent blog post authored by Deborah Franklin, DDS, MA, LPC and Reverend Nathan Carlin, PhD. The post appears on the American Journal of Bioethics blog and, in it, Franklin…


October 27, 2021

Available postdoctoral fellow position with the McGovern Center

The John P. McGovern, M.D., Center for Humanities and Ethics at McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth Houston) invites applicants for a two-year postdoctoral fellowship. This position will require the successful candidate…


August 18, 2020

Keisha Ray receives book contract from Oxford

Keisha Ray, PhD, recently accepted a book contract for her forthcoming book, Black Health: Social, Cultural, and Political Determinants, from Oxford University Press. The book will be part of the Bioethics for Social Justice series. Snippet about the book: The…


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