April 29, 2022

Keisha Ray co-edits latest issue of The Hastings Center Report

The March-April 2022 issue of The Hastings Center Report focuses on, A Critical Moment in Bioethics: Reckoning with Anti-Black Racism through Intergenerational Dialogue. The issue was edited by Keisha Ray, PhD, alongside Faith E. Fletcher, PhD, MA (Baylor College of…


April 27, 2022

Former postdoctoral fellow co-edits book on disability bioethics

Former McGovern Center postdoctoral fellow Christine Wieseler, PhD, co-edited The Disability Bioethics Reader with Joel Michael Reynolds, PhD (Georgetown University). The book is the first introduction to bioethics through the lens of critical disability studies and the philosophy of disability….


March 24, 2022

Rebecca Lunstroth publishes paper on HPV vaccine

“Medical Ethics Principles Underscore Advocating for Human Papillomavirus Vaccine,” is the title of a recent article published online by Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics. The article was co-authored by a team including a physician of pediatric infectious diseases from Baylor College…


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.


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…


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