May 15, 2020

Center faculty receive teaching awards

Alongside faculty of McGovern Medical School’s various clinical departments, the McGovern Center’s Nathan Carlin, PhD, and Rebecca Lunstroth, JD, were named winners of the 2020 Dean’s Teaching Excellence Awards. Congratulations to all the winners! List of awardees


October 29, 2019

Science fiction and racial bias are focus of interview with Keisha Ray

Keisha Ray, PhD, was interviewed recently by Ashley Abramson of Elemental by Medium. In the interview, Ray explains that racial disparity is a pressing issue in medicine that medical students must learn about. As part of Ray’s “Science Fiction and…


October 21, 2019

Keisha Ray interviewed about race and gender

Keisha Ray, PhD, was interviewed recently on the question of what doctors are doing about racial bias in healthcare. In the column, “1 Question, 5 Answers,” Ray’s response appears alongside clinicians and administrators in medical education. The interview appears online…


October 10, 2019

Nathan Carlin named to Academy of Master Educators

The Academy of Master Educators welcomed recently Nathan Carlin, PhD among its members. The Academy is an organization of scholars recognized for teaching and educational excellence at McGovern Medical School. Carlin will be celebrated alongside other faculty at the 2019…


October 2, 2019

Poverty Simulation featured in UTHealth News

Some students stole to pay bills. Others begged. Still, others deliberated whether to buy their child’s medication or pay the mortgage. These acts—part of a simulated poverty experience for students at McGovern Medical School at UTHealth—illuminate the circumstances some of their…


August 15, 2019

Gun Violence and Physicians blue book discussed in AAMCNews

Since Spring 2018, Gun Violence and Physicians: What You Need to Know has been offered as a blue book elective at McGovern Medical School. Sponsored by the McGovern Center, the course was developed by medical students Michael Bagg and Marina…


August 1, 2019

McGovern Center electives and programs featured in Year in Review

McGovern Medical School’s annual Year in Review, At the Epicenter of Trauma, features several offerings of the McGovern Center. “Medical Education: Beyond the Classroom” shares about innovative approaches in learning environments.  One such example is Deconstructing Dementia: Mitigating Memory Loss…


April 11, 2019

Austin Wang performs for humanities course project

Humanistic Elements of Medicine is a fourth-year elective offered by the McGovern Center. By the end of the course, students complete final projects which may take scholarly or artistic forms. While many students write literature reviews or research papers related…


March 5, 2019

Gun Violence and Physicians blue book highlighted in campus story

Physicians are integral in treating injuries suffered from a gunshot wound, but what is their role in the broader conversation of prevention and awareness? A blue book course created by students at McGovern Medical School at UTHealth seeks to answer…


February 21, 2019

Kathrine McGovern joins McGovern Day celebration

McGovern Day celebration welcomes special guest, Mrs. Kathrine McGovern.


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