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 positions 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…


May 6, 2021

McGovern Center faculty recognized for teaching excellence

In honor of teaching excellence month at McGovern Medical School, the 2021 winners of the Dean’s Teaching Excellence Awards were announced. McGovern Center faculty members Nathan Carlin, PhD, and Rebecca Lunstroth, JD, MA, were among the winners. List of awardees


December 2, 2020

McGovern Center course features author in discussion

While the move to an online learning format requires distancing of students and faculty, in one McGovern Medical School course, it is allowing an up-close perspective from an important point of view – the author in discussion. Humanistic Elements of…


June 10, 2020

Keisha Ray’s work featured in toolkit for Bioethics and Race

Bioethics.net has created the #BlackBioethics Toolkit, a resource featuring articles, blogs, and more on bioethics and race. The toolkit focuses specifically on African Americans and Black people in the United States. Among the resources are works by Keisha Ray, PhD,…


May 15, 2020

Center faculty receive teaching awards

Alongside faculty of McGovern Medical School’s various clinical departments, the McGovern Center’s Nathan Carlin, PhD, and Rebecca Lunstroth, JD, were named winners of the 2020 Dean’s Teaching Excellence Awards. Congratulations to all the winners! List of awardees


October 29, 2019

Science fiction and racial bias are focus of interview with Keisha Ray

Keisha Ray, PhD, was interviewed recently by Ashley Abramson of Elemental by Medium. In the interview, Ray explains that racial disparity is a pressing issue in medicine that medical students must learn about. As part of Ray’s “Science Fiction and…


October 10, 2019

Nathan Carlin named to Academy of Master Educators

The Academy of Master Educators welcomed recently Nathan Carlin, PhD among its members. The Academy is an organization of scholars recognized for teaching and educational excellence at McGovern Medical School. Carlin will be celebrated alongside other faculty at the 2019…


October 2, 2019

Poverty Simulation featured in UTHealth News

Some students stole to pay bills. Others begged. Still, others deliberated whether to buy their child’s medication or pay the mortgage. These acts—part of a simulated poverty experience for students at McGovern Medical School at UTHealth—illuminate the circumstances some of their…


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