Past News Stories

Message from the Center Director — Thomas Cole, Ph.D., Director for the McGovern Center for Humanities and Ethics writes a message in honor of the Center's five year anniversary. Read more...

August 2013

New UTHealth students get a chance to meet the Brewsters. Read more...


July 2013

Dr. Eugene Boisaubin recently received a prestigious award from Baylor College of Medicine. Read more...


April 2013

The first annual ethics conference co-sponsored by the Institute for Spirituality and Health and McGovern Center was a success. Read more...

Millennial Medicine is the topic of an upcoming symposium presented by the Medical Futures Lab in cooperation with the Center. Read more...

Medical Humanities and Ethics Program student, Kara Beatty was recently profiled in a local newspaper. Read more...

Dr. Bryant Boutwell to present keynote speech at the Annual Meeting of the Texas Medical Center Library. Read more...

The Center's Program in Interprofessional Ethics, to host a conference on the topic of interprofessional ethics education. Read more...


March 2013

Dr. Nathan Carlin recently presented a paper at the international conference, "Intersex, Theology and the Bible". Read more...

Medical Humanities Students will present their research projects in March at the Medical Humanities Symposium. Read more...


February 2013

The McGovern Center seeks a postdoctoral fellow in humanities and healthcare. Read more...

The Center and National Physicians Alliance join to present the National Grand Rounds on Conflict of Interest scheduled for February 8. Read more...

The McGovern Center will co-sponsor a conference on Medical Ethics with fellow Texas Medical Center area institutions. Read more...


January 2013

The McGovern Center presents a new seminar series for faculty members of UTHealth. Read more...

Center Faculty Member, Dr. Bryant Boutwell, honored and recognized in education. Read more...


November 2012

Members of the McGovern Center faculty, associate faculty, and staff have poster presentations accepted for 2013 ADEA meeting. Read more...

Dr. Jeffrey Spike presented poster on The Brewsters at annual meeting for the Associaton of American Medical Colleges. Read more...


October 2012

Dr. Jeffrey Spike, holder of the Samuel E. Karff Professorship at the McGovern Center, had a busy October focusing on ethics in his many presentations. Read more...


August 2012

Center Director, Dr. Cole recently quoted in Houston Business Journal article on physician burnout. Read more...

The Medical Humanities and Ethics Certificate Program to host an orientation meeting in September. Read more...


July 2012

Center faculty member, Dr. Nathan Carlin, and associate faculty member, Dr. Catherine Flaitz win literary award. Read more...

Dr. Carlin presented a poster on The Brewsters at recent IAMSE Annual Meeting. Read more...


June 2012

Dr. Bryant Boutwell recently received an appointment to a TMC Library Board. Read more...


April 2012

Dr. Thomas Cole and Dr. Nathan Carlin present at Paris Consortium. Read more...


January 2012

The Medical Humanities & Ethics Scholarly Concentration held its first annual holiday reception on December 16, 2011. Read more...


November 2011

Dr. Thomas Cole will present "The Strange Demise of Jim Crow," which bears the name of his most recent documentary. Read more...


October 2011

Master Miao Tsan and Dr. Alejandro Chaoul will discuss "Emotions & Health: The Benefits of Meditation" on October 17. Read more...

Dr. Kenneth Pargament of Bowling Green State University and the Institute for Spirituality and Health will speak about spirituality in health care. Read more...

Center Director, Dr. Thomas Cole, will speak on "Wholeness and the Ethics of Self-Care" as part of a course on professional development. Read more...


September 2011

Dr. Thomas Cole will be featured on a local radio segment on the morning of September 15. Read more...


August 2011

The Long Journey Home: Caring for a Loved One with Dementia premieres in Houston on August 19. Read more...

The annual medical ethics series, co-sponsored by HAM-TMC Library and the McGovern Center continues September 21. Read more...

July 2011


Rabbi Karff recently published an editorial on the holistic side of medicine. Read more...

McGovern Center Fellow, Dr. Michael Lieberman will present two lectures about poetry at the Jung Center. read more...

Community Service Learning workshops to be held in San Antonio this summer. Read more...

June 2011


The McGovern Center sees another class graduate from its Medical Humanities and Ethics Certificate Program. Read more...

Dr. Cole released a book in May 2010 with fellow co-editors. The book addresses the humanistic perspective on aging. Read more...

April 2011


Center Director, Dr. Thomas Cole will have his film, The Strange Demise of Jim Crow, rebroadcast on local PBS network. Read more...

The McGovern Center supported medical students at a recent conference on community service learning. Read more...

Zen Master Miao Tsan visited with members of UTHealth on Monday, March 28, for a special event, including guided meditation. Read more...

The McGovern Center hosted medical students, law students, and graduate students in Medical Humanities and Public Health for an enjoyable day of camaraderie and learning about the many ways each discipline contributes to shaping the health care system and caring for patients at the First Annual Medical Humanities Student Symposium. Read more...

A venue change has been made for the upcoming "Social Justice and the Health Professions". Read more...

Dr. Arthur Garson presented a lecture to the UTHealth community on on March 24, addressing the topic of health care reform. Read more...

February 2011


Dr. Arthur Garson to lecture at the Medical School in March — Dr. Arthur Garson, who will soon be joining UTHealth, will give a presentation on the health care reform bill. Read more...

Randy Cohen visits Medical Center — Emmy-award winning writer and humorist Randy Cohen recently presented two lectures to the Texas Medical Center community. Read more...

January 2011


The McGovern Center for Humanities and Ethics Launches New Website — The McGovern Center began the 2010–2011 academic year with a new name and has now launched its new website. Read more...

Emmy Award-winning writer to visit UTHealth — Randy Cohen, syndicated columnist for The New York Times will be the guest speaker at the John H. Trolinger Lecture Series on Ethical Values and Health Care Organizations on January 26 and 27. Read more...

"Social Justice and the Health Professions" Conference and Call for Papers — The McGovern Center, through its Campus-Wide Ethics Program, is sponsoring a Summer conference to address the theme of "Social Justice and the Health Professions: Ethical and Experiential Issues". Read more...