August 17, 2022

Keisha Ray publishes Racism and Health Equity briefing book

Published by The Hastings Center earlier this month, Keisha Ray, PhD, wrote Racism and Health Equity. The piece is part of Bioethics Briefings and presents highlights about racism and health equity, including that poor health outcomes can result from racism…


March 14, 2022

McGovern Center to host conference honoring Dr. Thomas Cole

From April 12-14, 2023, the McGovern Center will host a small conference in Houston, TX, in honor of Thomas R. Cole, PhD, our Founding Director. Current Center director, Rev. Nathan Carlin, PhD, announced a call for proposals, detailed below. The…


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…


August 28, 2020

Podcasts feature Keisha Ray as special guest

Keisha Ray, PhD, was recently interviewed for two podcasts, The Ethicist’s Corner and Flash Forward. The latest episode of The Ethicist’s Corner, “On Black Bioethics and Racial Disparities in Health,” featured talk about bioethics and black bioethics, how Ray defines…


July 22, 2020

AJOB Webinar on Black Bioethics features Keisha Ray

On July 14, the American Journal of Bioethics (AJOB) held its first webinar entitled “Black Bioethics: Racism, Police Brutality, and What It Means for Black Health.”  Keisha Ray, PhD, assistant professor with the McGovern Center, participated in the discussion alongside…


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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