January 5, 2023

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….


December 20, 2022

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…


November 9, 2022

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 diversity gains in biomedicine. Keisha Ray, PhD, shared that diverse researchers bring different perspectives and encourage other…


May 16, 2022

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…


May 5, 2022

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.


March 23, 2022

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…


March 15, 2022

Student research focus of new office

Created as a one-stop-shop for student research, McGovern Medical School leadership has created the Medical Student Research Office (MSRO), which is up and running as part of the Office of Educational Programs. Co-led by Gary Rosenfeld, PhD, director and associate…


February 3, 2022

Anson Koshy wins Distinguished Faculty Award in Professionalism

The McGovern Medical School Office of Professionalism has named Anson Koshy, MD, associate professor in the McGovern Center for Humanities and Ethics, and the Department of Pediatrics, as the inaugural winner of the John P. and Kathrine G. McGovern Distinguished…


October 14, 2021

McGovern students learn the Art of Observation

In the health care industry, physicians are usually asked for their expertise, whether that be through diagnosis, or recommendations on treatment, however a lot of the time, they are never asked how they are feeling. The Art of Observation, a…


May 6, 2021

McGovern Center faculty recognized for teaching excellence

In honor of teaching excellence month at McGovern Medical School, the 2021 winners of the Dean’s Teaching Excellence Awards were announced. McGovern Center faculty members Nathan Carlin, PhD, and Rebecca Lunstroth, JD, MA, were among the winners. List of awardees


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