June 26, 2023

Writing Fellows share their work at special reading event

On Friday, June 16, six fellows of the McGovern Center’s inaugural class of the Writing Fellowship shared their work in a special reading event held in the McGovern Medical School Leather Lounge. Readings were presented by Emily Barr, PhD, RN,…

April 20, 2023

Spring 2023 edition of Human Ties Digest released

“Identity” is the focus of the latest edition of Human Ties Digest. This issue features writings from members of McGovern Medical School, including faculty, residents, and students. The content was curated by co-editors, Nidha Sha and Patricia Marie Guzman, and…

September 21, 2022

New poems by Sylvia Villarreal published

Three new poems by McGovern Center adjunct faculty member, Sylvia Villarreal, MEd, MPH, were published in the current issue of Annals of Internal Medicine. The poems are entitled, “Making Arrangements,” “Stigma,” and “Prayer Flags.”

April 22, 2022

Medical students share stories and art at Off Script

Since June 2016, the McGovern Center has co-sponsored Off Script: Stories from the Heart of Medicine alongside Baylor College of Medicine’s Narrative Medicine Program. These one-hour events focus on different themes, featuring stories and artist works from members of the…

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…

February 16, 2022

Poem by Sylvia Villarreal published

Center adjunct faculty, Sylvia Villarreal, MEd, MPH, wrote “Morning Groove,” a poem recently published in the February 2022 issue of Annals of Internal Medicine. In the piece, Villarreal vividly describes the morning routine.

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…

October 19, 2021

New poem by Sylvia Villarreal published

The October 2021 issue of Annals of Internal Medicine features the latest poem by Sylvia Villarreal. The poem, entitled “Borne,” shares the poet’s reflections on the experience of becoming a grandparent for the first time.