July 21, 2022

Spector returns for Arts & Resilience

The McGovern Center for Humanities and Ethics welcomes back Laura Spector for a summer event of its Arts & Resilience Program, July 28. Spector, a fellow of the New York Foundation for the Arts, will present her workshop Drawing for…


July 7, 2022

Your story matters to Houston Playback Theatre

Everybody has a story to tell. Whether the story is something menial, like a seemingly normal commute into the office, or a life-changing cancer diagnosis for a friend or family member, each person’s life is unique. For Houston Playback Theatre,…


June 16, 2022

Arts & Resilience welcomes Houston Playback Theatre Improv Group

The John P. McGovern, MD, Center for Humanities and Ethics continues its Arts & Resilience Program by welcoming Houston Playback Theatre to McGovern Medical School, June 22. Playback theatre is an improvisational form of theater that features members of the…


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 22, 2022

New writing fellowship discussed in Scoop

In August 2022, the John P. McGovern Center for Humanities and Ethics will debut a new program for Writing Fellows designed to help health care professionals in the Houston area seeking an avenue to write memoirs or creative nonfiction and…


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…


March 28, 2022

McGovern Center launches Writing Workshop for Health Professionals

From August 2022–May 2023, health professionals have the opportunity to participate in a new course, featuring once-a-month writing workshops. The course aims to inform, expand, and challenge what participants think about what constitutes creative work and will help them to…


February 17, 2022

Muñiz shares works for Arts & Resilience

The John P. McGovern, MD, Center for Humanities and Ethics welcomed Patrick McGrath Muñiz as the third presenter of its Arts & Resilience program on Jan. 26, via Cisco Webex. Muñiz, originally from Puerto Rico, is a Houston-based artist who…


December 9, 2021

Harris honors Vietnamese legacy at Arts & Resilience

The McGovern Medical School Center for Humanities and Ethics welcomed Brandon Tho Harris to present the second installment of the Arts & Resilience Program, Nov. 10, via Cisco Webex. A Houston-area native, Harris is a child of war refugees from…


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