September 21, 2022

New poems by Sylvia Villarreal published

Three new poems by McGovern Center adjunct faculty member, Sylvia Villarreal, MEd, MPH, were published in the current issue of Annals of Internal Medicine. “Making Arrangements” “Stigma” “Prayer Flags“


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 15, 2022

New episode of Life & Work from Nathan Carlin

Launched in 2019, Life & Work is a podcast-like series from Rev. Nathan Carlin, PhD, McGovern Center director and Samuel Karff Chair. In each episode, Carlin speaks with intellectuals and writers about the relationship between their personal lives and public…


May 26, 2022

New Graduate Certificate Program piloted

The McGovern Center is piloting a new certificate program in the humanities and ethics for UTHealth Houston/McGovern Medical School fellows and residents (PGY-2 and above). The program is directed by Center faculty member Anson Koshy, MD, MBE, and will expose…


April 22, 2022

New writing fellowship discussed in Scoop

In August 2022, the John P. McGovern Center for Humanities and Ethics will debut a new program for Writing Fellows designed to help health care professionals in the Houston area seeking an avenue to write memoirs or creative nonfiction and…


March 28, 2022

McGovern Center launches Writing Workshop for Health Professionals

From August 2022–May 2023, health professionals have the opportunity to participate in a new course, featuring once-a-month writing workshops. The course aims to inform, expand, and challenge what participants think about what constitutes creative work and will help them to…


March 23, 2022

New poem by Sylvia Villarreal in Annals of Internal Medicine

Sylvia Villarreal, MEd, MPH, has a new poem in Annals of Internal Medicine this month. The piece, “What You Will Not Know About This Body Is That” is directed at medical students in gross anatomy lab and vividly describes the…


February 16, 2022

Poem by Sylvia Villarreal published

Center adjunct faculty, Sylvia Villarreal, MEd, MPH, wrote “Morning Groove,” a poem recently published in the February 2022 issue of Annals of Internal Medicine. In the piece, Villarreal vividly describes the morning routine.


April 30, 2021

Virtual conference on experiences of early-career physicians hosted

“Varieties of Medical Experience: Early-Career Physicians Write Their Lives,” was the title of a recent virtual conference organized by Nathan Carlin, PhD. Participants in the conference were alumni of the Medical Humanities Scholarly Concentration. The news story below discusses the…


April 7, 2021

Center faculty present at virtual conference

The 2021 Innovations in Health Science Education Annual Conference was held virtually from February 26-27. This year’s theme was “Pivoting to Transform Health Science Education: How We Learned to Teach During a Pandemic.” During the first day of the conference,…


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