October 20, 2021

Keisha Ray recently participated in a panel on anti-blackness

The Hastings Center and a diverse steering committee of justice-focused bioethics scholars recently presented a panel entitled, “Reckoning with Anti-Blackness through Intergenerational Dialogue.” Keisha Ray, PhD, was one of the panelists, alongside Faith E. Fletcher, PhD, MA (Baylor College of…


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…


February 18, 2021

Vox interview with Keisha Ray focuses on efforts to convince people of color to get COVID-19 vaccinations

A recent interview by Sigal Samuel of Vox featured Keisha Ray, PhD in a conversation about vaccinating people of color for COVID-19. Ray notes “it’s a moral obligation” to get vaccinated against COVID-19, but discusses hesitancy among members of BIPOC…


February 16, 2021

Keisha Ray publishes new article in Journal of Medical Humanities

“Going Beyond the Data: Using Testimonies to Humanize Pedagogy on Black Health,” is the title of a recent paper by Keisha Ray, PhD. Appearing in the Journal of Medical Humanities, Ray proposes in the article a new approach to health…


July 3, 2020

McGovern Center issues statement on racial justice

The McGovern Center for Humanities and Ethics takes this historic moment to recommit ourselves to the struggle against racism and for a more equitable society. In its teaching, research, university service, and public engagement, the Center has long stood for…


June 12, 2020

Thomas Cole makes remarks about racism and segregation at UTHealth Town Hall

On June 10, 2020, UTHealth hosted a Town Hall to listen and discuss how the university can continue its commitment to fairness, equity, and respect for all. Joined by leaders across campus, Center director Thomas Cole, PhD, shared a historical…


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