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…

July 14, 2023

McGovern Center issues policy on AI generative tools

It is impossible to avoid the growing landscape of articles and news coverage about the rise of AI generative tools like ChatGPT, Bing Chat, Bard, and more. In response to concerns about cheating and plagiarism, many higher education institutions have…

May 3, 2023

Keisha Ray receives Dean’s Teaching Excellence Award

For the second consecutive year, Keisha Ray, PhD, has received the Dean’s Teaching Excellence Award. Ray directs the McGovern Center’s Medical Humanities Scholarly Concentration, the fourth-year elective Humanistic Elements of Medicine, and the longitudinal themes within McGovern Medical School’s curriculum….

December 20, 2022

Chris Mackenzie wins inaugural Rebecca Lunstroth Faculty Service Award

The McGovern Center for Humanities and Ethics has named Chris Mackenzie, PhD, assistant professor in the Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, as the inaugural winner of the Rebecca Lunstroth Faculty Service Award. The Rebecca Lunstroth Faculty Service Award recognizes…

December 8, 2022

Jordan Lazenby wins inaugural McGovern Medical School teaching competition

On December 7, the inaugural McGovern Medical School Teaching Competition was held, with 8 medical students vying for the Gary C. Rosenfeld Award for Excellence in Teaching. A panel of three judges—John Hancock, MA, MB, BChir, PhD, ScD, Executive Dean…

November 29, 2022

McGovern to host inaugural teaching competition

In partnership with the Academic Medical Student Organization and Medical Student Research Office in the Office of Educational Programs, the McGovern Center will host the inaugural McGovern Medical School Teaching Competition, Dec. 7. The competition will feature abstracts from students…

November 18, 2022

Susan Fenton receives 2021 President’s Scholar Award for teaching

Congratulations to associate faculty and Quality Enhancement Plan team member Susan H. Fenton, PhD, received the 2021 President’s Scholar Award for Teaching. The honor was given by UTHealth Houston President and Alkek-Williams Distinguished Chair, Giuseppe N. Colasurdo, MD, at a…

May 5, 2022

Keisha Ray awarded for teaching excellence

Congratulations are in order for Keisha Ray, PhD, who has received the 2022 Dean’s Teaching Excellence Award. Other faculty of McGovern Medical School also received this honor and are listed here.

October 27, 2021

Available postdoctoral fellow position with the McGovern Center

The John P. McGovern, M.D., Center for Humanities and Ethics at McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth Houston) invites applicants for a two-year postdoctoral fellowship. This position will require the successful candidate…

October 14, 2021

McGovern students learn the Art of Observation

In the health care industry, physicians are usually asked for their expertise, whether that be through diagnosis, or recommendations on treatment, however a lot of the time, they are never asked how they are feeling. The Art of Observation, a…