August 30, 2023

Keisha Ray discusses using stories to teach medical students about racial bias

A recent article in Stat focuses on writing among physicians as a way to share their stories. In the article, “Emotional Dry Cleaning: A Writer Helps Doctors Share Their Stories—and Their Pain,” Keisha Ray, PhD, discusses using stories to teach…

March 20, 2023

McGovern Center faculty and students present at Health Humanities Consortium

The Health Humanities Consortium held its annual meeting from March 16-19, 2023, at Case Western Reserve University’s Health Education Campus in Cleveland, OH. Alongside plenary lectures and various papers, panels, and roundtables, the McGovern Center was represented in two presentations….

August 18, 2022

Human Ties issues call for submissions

The Spring 2023 issue of Human Ties Digest is in the works. Writers, artists, and creators are invited to submit up to 3 original works for publication by November 18. The next issue’s theme is Identity. See the graphic below…

July 7, 2022

Your story matters to Houston Playback Theatre

Everybody has a story to tell. Whether the story is something menial, like a seemingly normal commute into the office, or a life-changing cancer diagnosis for a friend or family member, each person’s life is unique. For Houston Playback Theatre,…

April 22, 2022

Medical students share stories and art at Off Script

Since June 2016, the McGovern Center has co-sponsored Off Script: Stories from the Heart of Medicine alongside Baylor College of Medicine’s Narrative Medicine Program. These one-hour events focus on different themes, featuring stories and artist works from members of the…

September 11, 2020

Off Script returns with virtual event about hope

Off Script: Stories from the Heart of Medicine is a co-sponsored event by Baylor College of Medicine, the McGovern Center and McGovern Medical School at UTHealth, and the University of Houston. Since 2016, the event has been held across the…