May 26, 2022

New Residents 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 positions 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 and Social Justice series. Snippet about the book: The…


February 24, 2020

Human Ties returns with special issue

Launched in Fall 2018, Human Ties Digest has released a special issue in honor of the McGovern Center’s 15th Anniversary. With a painting on the cover by fourth-year humanities student Maneera Chopra, artistic works by Samantha Hentosh (MS2), Niki Khandheria…


May 20, 2019

Human Ties returns with second issue

Human Ties returns with its second issue, the Spring 2019 Digest. The overarching theme of this issue is “personal narrative” and features reflective pieces by medical students, a resident, and faculty. Artwork and photography by members of McGovern Medical School…


May 17, 2019

Nathan Carlin launches Life and Work

Developed by Nathan Carlin, PhD, “Life and Work” is a podcast-like series in which Carlin interviews intellectuals and writers about the relationship between their personal lives and public scholarship.  The first interview is with Tess Jones, PhD, Associate Director of…


April 17, 2019

Nathan Carlin to host conference on doctor-writers

Led by Nathan Carlin, PhD, a small conference to feature papers by 10-15 scholars on doctor-writers is in the works. During the three-day conference in Houston, scholars will workshop their papers with feedback from selected respondents and general discussion. The…


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