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 Residents 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…


March 14, 2022

McGovern Center to host conference honoring Dr. Thomas Cole

From April 12-14, 2023, the McGovern Center will host a small conference in Houston, TX, in honor of Thomas R. Cole, PhD, our Founding Director. Current Center director, Rev. Nathan Carlin, PhD, announced a call for proposals, detailed below. The…


March 8, 2022

BRIDGE grant awarded to Keisha Ray and Kirsten Ostherr

Keisha Ray, PhD, and Kirsten Ostherr, PhD, MPH, were awarded a grant for their project, “Leveraging Medical Humanities to Eradicate Racial Health Disparities.” The grant comes from BRIDGE—Building Research on Inequality and Diversity to Grow Equity—at Rice University. Congratulations, Drs….


January 13, 2022

Special issue of Human Ties Digest released, focuses on hope amidst uncertainty

The latest issue of Human Ties Digest was released today. The special issue focuses on “Hope Amidst Uncertainty,” and features writings and artwork by members of McGovern Medical School. These works include oil paintings by Olga Chumakova, PhD, from the…


November 2, 2021

Medical Humanities Scholarly Concentration has a new director

Keisha Ray, PhD, has been named the new Director of the Medical Humanities Scholarly Concentration. Dr. Ray is Assistant Professor with the McGovern Center and took over the program’s reins as of November 1. Dr. Ray’s new role follows the…


October 27, 2021

Available postdoctoral fellow positions with the McGovern Center

The John P. McGovern, M.D., Center for Humanities and Ethics at McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth Houston) invites applicants for a two-year postdoctoral fellowship. This position will require the successful candidate…


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