November 14, 2022

McGovern Center members presented at Healing Arts Houston

From September 29 – October 1, the University of Houston hosted a conference, Innovations in Arts and Health: Collaborating for Medical Humanities, Professional Development, and Community Health. The international conference featured many speakers from the Houston area, including several affiliated…


October 29, 2022

Medical humanities students attend TOC TOC play

On October 27, medical humanities concentration students Miguel Moreno, Hannah Coco, and Emma Stenz, along with the McGovern Center’s Margarita Ortiz, JD, MA, attended TOC TOC (in English, OCD) at MATCH Theatre. Ultimately dealing with the seriousness of OCD and…


October 14, 2022

New medical humanities speaker series launched

Funded by a BRIDGE grant awarded by Rice University, collaborators Keisha Ray, PhD (McGovern Center), and Kirsten Ostherr, PhD, MPH (Rice University), launched a new medical humanities lecture series in Fall 2022. The series’ first speaker was Alyssa Burgart, MD,…


October 6, 2022

Medical humanities student named as UTHealthLeads fellow

Congratulations to Naahanna Bryan Akahara, who was selected for the 2022-23 cohort of the UTHealthLeads fellowship program. The one-year fellowship aims to develop future leaders in healthcare by developing their self-awareness and increasing their leadership confidence to influence systems effectively….


July 18, 2022

Fatema Shipchandler published by in-Training

The McGovern Center congratulates MS4 and medical humanities student, Fatema Shipchandler for her recent publication, “Maintaining Thick and Thin Skin”: “Third-year rotations forced me to reckon with my emotional capacity as a human and future physician. With each patient encounter,…


June 10, 2022

Medical Humanities students named Albert Schweitzer Fellows

Congratulations are in order to Miguel Bonilla Moreno, Patricia Marie Guzman, Isabel Kilroy, and Sanjna Tripathy. All four students are members of the Center’s Medical Humanities Scholarly Concentration and were recently named as part of the 2022-2023 class of the…


May 26, 2022

New Graduate 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…


April 14, 2022

McGovern Center congratulates humanities graduates

On the evening of April 13, the McGovern Center honored this year’s humanities graduates from the Clinical Humanities Certificate Program at the School of Dentistry and Medical Humanities Scholarly Concentration at McGovern Medical School at the virtual 15th Annual Graduation…


April 4, 2022

2022 Karff Awards winners selected

The McGovern Center for Humanities and Ethics is pleased to announce the winners of the 2022 Karff Chair Awards. These awards are given to graduating seniors at McGovern Medical School and the School of Dentistry at UTHealth Houston. Prizes for…


March 31, 2022

New Art Wall exhibit features photography from humanities fourth-year student

The newest Art Wall exhibit features photography by Manon Masson, a fourth-year student at McGovern Medical School. Masson will also graduate from the Center’s Medical Humanities Scholarly Concentration in April. The Art Wall was initiated by the medical school’s Beautification…


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