July 18, 2022

Fatema Shipchandler published by in-Training

The McGovern Center congratulates MS4 and medical humanities student, Fatema Shipchandler for her recent publication, “Maintaining Thick and Thin Skin”: “Third-year rotations forced me to reckon with my emotional capacity as a human and future physician. With each patient encounter,…


June 10, 2022

Medical Humanities students named Albert Schweitzer Fellows

Congratulations are in order to Miguel Bonilla Moreno, Patricia Marie Guzman, Isabel Kilroy, and Sanjna Tripathy. All four students are members of the Center’s Medical Humanities Scholarly Concentration and were recently named as part of the 2022-2023 class of the…


April 4, 2022

2022 Karff Awards winners selected

The McGovern Center for Humanities and Ethics is pleased to announce the winners of the 2022 Karff Chair Awards. These awards are given to graduating seniors at McGovern Medical School and the School of Dentistry at UTHealth Houston. Prizes for…


March 15, 2022

Student research focus of new office

Created as a one-stop-shop for student research, McGovern Medical School leadership has created the Medical Student Research Office (MSRO), which is up and running as part of the Office of Educational Programs. Co-led by Gary Rosenfeld, PhD, director and associate…


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…


April 8, 2021

Recipients of the 2021 Karff Chair Awards announced

The McGovern Center is pleased to announce the winners of the 2021 Karff Chair Awards. These are given to graduating seniors at McGovern Medical School and the School of Dentistry at UTHealth. These awards are made possible through the Samuel…


April 3, 2020

McGovern Center names winners of the 2020 Karff Chair Awards

The McGovern Center for Humanities and Ethics (McGovern Center) is pleased to announce the winners of the 2020 Karff Chair Awards. These are given to graduating seniors at McGovern Medical School and the School of Dentistry at UTHealth. These awards…


December 19, 2019

Medical humanities students named fellows

Seven students from McGovern Medical School were named recently as members of the 2019-2020 class of the Albert Schweitzer Fellowship Houston Galveston.  Among the students, who are developing and implementing yearlong mentored service projects, four are also members of the…


November 21, 2019

Coordinators of Gun Violence & Physicians among winners of national poster competition

The American Medical Association recently recognized the efforts of several McGovern Medical School students and faculty member, Sandra McKay, MD.  The team won the student category for “Medical Education or Wellness Innovation” at this year’s EXPO Research Symposium Poster Competition,…


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