Keisha Ray and her work profiled in Texas Monthly
A recent Texas Monthly piece, “Racism Persists in Health Care. This Houston Bioethicist Aims to Change That, ” profiles Keisha Ray, PhD, a tenured associate professor with the McGovern Center. The profile shares Ray’s personal experience with bias in medicine…
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…
Keisha Ray receives Dean’s Teaching Excellence Award
For the second consecutive year, Keisha Ray, PhD, has received the Dean’s Teaching Excellence Award. Ray directs the McGovern Center’s Medical Humanities Scholarly Concentration, the fourth-year elective Humanistic Elements of Medicine, and the longitudinal themes within McGovern Medical School’s curriculum….
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….
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….
Chris Mackenzie wins inaugural Rebecca Lunstroth Faculty Service Award
The McGovern Center for Humanities and Ethics has named Chris Mackenzie, PhD, assistant professor in the Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, as the inaugural winner of the Rebecca Lunstroth Faculty Service Award. The Rebecca Lunstroth Faculty Service Award recognizes…
Keisha Ray quoted Bloomberg Law article on affirmative action and biomedicine
A recent article in Bloomberg Law, “Affirmative Action Ban Looms as Biomedicine Strives to Diversify,” discusses how ending affirmative action policies would affect gains in biomedicine. Keisha Ray, PhD, shared that researchers bring different perspectives and encourage other researchers to…
Sarah Syed places 3rd at TEACH-S Educational Symposium
The 2022 TEACH-S Educational Symposium, which centered on “The Power of the Learning Environment,” was held on May 12. Presenters gave talks, offered workshops, and shared posters. Sarah Syed, MD, a 2022 McGovern Medical School graduate, placed third in the…
Keisha Ray awarded for teaching excellence
Congratulations are in order for Keisha Ray, PhD, who has received the 2022 Dean’s Teaching Excellence Award. Other faculty of McGovern Medical School also received this honor and are listed here.
New poem by Sylvia Villarreal in Annals of Internal Medicine
Sylvia Villarreal, MEd, MPH, has a new poem in Annals of Internal Medicine this month. The piece, “What You Will Not Know About This Body Is That” is directed at medical students in gross anatomy lab and vividly describes the…