January 30, 2020

The Page 99 Test features “Old Man Country,” plus Shelf Awareness review

Old Man Country: My Search for Meaning Among the Elders is the latest book written by Thomas Cole, PhD.  The book, released in December 2019 by Oxford University Press, has received much attention from media outlets including The New York…


January 30, 2020

Thomas Cole discusses latest book on Psychology Today

“My Journey Into Old Man Country,” appeared on the Psychology Today website this week. In the piece, Thomas Cole, PhD, discusses the journey he experienced while writing his latest book, Old Man Country: My Search for Meaning Among the Elders….


January 14, 2020

Thomas Cole interviewed by Wall Street Journal

The Wall Street Journal’s Clare Ansberry recently interviewed Thomas Cole, PhD, about his latest book, Old Man Country. In the interview, Ansberry and Cole discuss what can be learned from men in their 80s, following Cole’s conversations with the subjects…


January 6, 2020

Houston Chronicle reviews “Old Man Country”

Thomas Cole, PhD, saw his latest book Old Man Country: My Search for Meaning Among the Elders released in late 2019.  The book was positively reviewed by the Houston Chronicle’s Mark B. Ryan in a piece released this month.


December 10, 2019

“Old Man Country” by Thomas Cole is released

“Old Man Country” is the second book from author Thomas Cole, PhD, director of the McGovern Center for Humanities and Ethics. The book is an eyewitness account of the challenges of dealing with old age from some of the most successful people…


August 21, 2019

Michael Bagg writes opinion piece on studying gun violence

Michael Bagg recently wrote an opinion piece for the Houston Chronicle. In the piece, Bagg, a student of McGovern Medical School, briefly discusses his role in developing the blue book elective, “Gun Violence and Physicians: What You Need to Know,”…


August 8, 2019

Medical humanities student coauthors paper on stress

Eating disorder researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) have discovered a neurocircuit in mice that, when activated, increased their stress levels while decreasing their desire to eat. Findings appear in Nature Communications. The scientists believe…


July 24, 2019

Keisha Ray discusses medical photos and women’s health in recent blog

Keisha Ray, PhD, recently wrote a blog post for the American Journal of Bioethics titled, “Medical Photos, CPR Dolls, and Car Crash Dummies: When Women Aren’t Represented in Research We Fail Women’s Health.” In the blog, Ray discusses the viral…


July 22, 2019

Two papers by Timothy Houk published

Timothy Houk, PhD published recently two papers. The first paper is a coauthored piece entitled, “Marketing the Research Missions of Academic Medical Centers: Why Messages Blurring Lines Between Clinical Care and Research Are Bad for Both Business and Ethics,” and…


May 20, 2019

Human Ties returns with second issue

Human Ties returns with its second issue, the Spring 2019 Digest. The overarching theme of this issue is “personal narrative” and features reflective pieces by medical students, a resident, and faculty. Artwork and photography by members of McGovern Medical School…


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