December 8, 2022

Jordan Lazenby wins inaugural McGovern Medical School teaching competition

On December 7, the inaugural McGovern Medical School Teaching Competition was held, with 8 medical students vying for the Gary C. Rosenfeld Award for Excellence in Teaching. A panel of three judges—John Hancock, MA, MB, BChir, PhD, ScD, Executive Dean…


November 29, 2022

McGovern to host inaugural teaching competition

In partnership with the Academic Medical Student Organization and Medical Student Research Office in the Office of Educational Programs, the McGovern Center will host the inaugural McGovern Medical School Teaching Competition, Dec. 7. The competition will feature abstracts from students…


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 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….


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 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…


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