November 16, 2022

Center members present poster on health policy education

In early November, Jessica Wise, MPH, PhD Candidate, and Shane Cunha, PhD, presented a poster about the Virtual Interprofessional Policy Simulation, an innovative health policy educational activity, at the 2022 International Conference on the Future of Health Professions Education at…


October 29, 2022

McGovern Center members present poster on health policy learning in nursing

Associate faculty member, Francine K. Snow, DrPH, MSN, RN-BC, and senior program coordinator, Angela P. Gomez, EdD, MBA, MS, collaborated to share findings from the first year of Healthcare Policy for Health Professionals (HP2), UTHealth Houston’s Quality Enhancement Plan. The…


April 15, 2022

Health care legislative successes discussed in second QEP forum

In the 87th Texas Legislature, lawmakers enacted meaningful health care policies to improve Texans’ lives. A panel of experts discussed the highlights from the legislative session as part of the second Quality Enhancement Plan forum highlighting how public policy affects…


April 1, 2022

Next QEP Health Policy Forum scheduled for April 8

The headlines are rapidly changing while the Texas Legislature is in session as bills are proposed, move through committees, and undergo debate. Curious if a piece of health legislation made it into law or got caught in subcommittee? Want to…


January 21, 2022

First QEP seminar emphasizes the role of lobbyists in health care

Health care professions consistently rank at the top of most trusted professions in the United States according to Gallup, but their expertise doesn’t always translate to meaningful health care policy. In state and federal government, lobbyists play a pivotal role…


April 2, 2021

Quality Enhancement Plan contributes to UTHealth’s reaffirmation of accreditation

Following a site visit by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC), UTHealth made successful progress toward reaffirming the university’s accreditation. The university’s Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) titled Healthcare Policy for Health Professionals (HP2), is coordinated…


March 10, 2021

Center-coordinated Quality Enhancement Plan featured in UTHealth News

Quality Enhancement Plan to promote student engagement, critical thinking, career preparedness As part of our efforts to continuously enhance the academic programs and student learning environment at UTHealth, we are pleased to announce the launch of a new Quality Enhancement…


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…


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