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.

September 27, 2021

Coauthored paper by Keisha Ray discusses cases of racially concordant care

“Should a Healthcare System Facilitate Racially Concordant Care for Black Patients?” is the title of a recent article coauthored by Lauren A. Taylor, PhD, MDiv, MPH; Osaze Udeagbala, MD, MBA; Adam Biggs, PhD; Helen-Maria Lekas, PhD; and Keisha Ray, PhD….

September 23, 2021

Coauthored paper on autonomy by Colin Goodman and Timothy Houk accepted for publication

“Misapplying Autonomy: Why Patient Wishes Cannot Settle Treatment Decisions” is the title of a forthcoming paper in Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics co-authored by Colin Goodman and Timothy Houk, PhD. Goodman is a fourth-year medical student who is also a member…

August 4, 2021

Keisha Ray quoted in new Science article

A recently published article by researchers from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) about incidental genetic findings sparked controversy discussed in a new article in Science. In the original article, NIH researchers concluded their study suggested that informed consent processes…

July 28, 2021

Keisha Ray discusses race education in undergraduate dental programs

“Stories and Statistics: Creating Culturally Competent Dentists Using Integrative Race Education in Dental Schools,” is the title of a new article by Keisha Ray, PhD. The article is part of a special issue of eJACD themed around diversity, equity, and…

May 28, 2021

Environmental injustice at center of new essay by Keisha Ray

The latest issue of Hastings Center Report includes an essay by Keisha Ray, PhD, entitled “In the Name of Racial Justice: Why Bioethics Should Care about Environmental Toxins”. In the essay, Ray discusses environmental injustices threatening the health of those…

January 23, 2021

Meditation and burnout at center of new article

“Meditation for Healing Burnout” is the title of a new article appearing in Alternative and Complementary Therapies in which Alejandro Chaoul, PhD, shares his insights about the use of meditation to address burnout. In the publication, Chaoul shares about using…

September 1, 2020

New forthcoming book from Nathan Carlin

Nathan Carlin, PhD, received a contract from Oxford University Press to write a monograph on medicine and secularization. Its tentative title is How Doctors Became Our Priests: Sacralizations and Secularizations of Medicine, and it will explore observations by sociologists and…

August 18, 2020

Keisha Ray receives book contract from Oxford

Keisha Ray, PhD, recently accepted a book contract for her forthcoming book, Black Health: Social, Cultural, and Political Determinants, from Oxford University Press. The book will be part of the Bioethics and Social Justice series. Snippet about the book: The…