• It Feels Great to Give! The 2010 Salvation Army Angel Tree Adoption Project

    Dec 15, 2010
    “Family Medicine has the biggest heart and acts such as these make me feel proud to work here!” Leah Fanuiel, LMSW Family Medicine and Medical Humanities opened their hearts and their wallets to make sure boys and girls were joyful this Christmas. Twenty-eight Galveston County children were adopted by Family Medicine faculty, residents and staff as part of the Salvation Army Angel Tree Adoption Project.
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  • Healthy Holidays, Healthy Gut! Learn to avoid annual weight gain and digestive issues

    Dec 03, 2010
    Change Magazine, Dec. 2, 2010 Learn to avoid annual weight gain and digestive issues with “The Healthy Gut Workbook” by UTMB’s Dr. Victor S. Sierpina. “I encourage enjoying food — celebrating it in fact. I explain how food choices, eating patterns and portion size, plus sensitivities to foods or cravings, can identify dietary and lifestyle factors leading to inflammation, obesity, heart disease, diabetes and even Alzheimer’s. Mindfulness and the awareness of how stress and other emotions affect our gut and overall health is another important topic explored in depth. These are all necessary aspects of breaking socially conditioned and personal habits of unhealthy eating.” An article on the same topic appears in the November issue of Medical Journal – Houston.
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  • New Family Medicine Doctors recognized at a reception at The Texas Seaport Museum

    Oct 29, 2010
    Doctors Cassandra Arceneaux and Tricia Elliot were introduced by Family Medicine chairman, Barbara Thompson, to a crowd of their peers on October 26th at a New Faculty Welcome Reception overlooking the 1877 Tall Ship ELISSA at The Texas Seaport Museum. The reception was honoring all of the new School of Medicine faculty and was hosted by the Office of the Executive Vice President/Provost and Dean of Medicine, Dr. Garland Anderson.
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  • Two Family Medicine Community Doctors Named "Top Doc"

    Oct 29, 2010
    On October 9th, 2010 Doctors James Luecke and Samuel Wang were presented with the Teachers of Distinction (Top Doc) Award in recognition of Excellence in Community-based Education by the UTMB School of Medicine. These "Top Docs" are community faculty with appointments in Family Medicine, and they precept students from our third-year Family Medicine Clerkship on a regular basis.
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  • Life Over Cancer Brown Bag Lunch with Dr. Lyuba Levine

    Oct 18, 2010
    For those who missed the 2010 Nicholson roundtable lecture, join us on November 9th for Life Over Cancer: A New Model of Integrative Cancer Treatment. Come and bring your brown bag lunch to this FREE Video-taped Presentation by Keith I. Block, M.D. and Penny B. Block, Ph.D. After the video your questions will be answered by Lyuba Levine, M.D., Assistant Professor, UTMB Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology.
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  • Family Medicine Welcomes New Residency Program Director

    Oct 18, 2010
    The Department of Family Medicine is excited to welcome their newest faculty member, Dr. Tricia Elliott. Dr. Elliott joins Family Medicine as an Associate Professor and will lead the residency program as Director. Additionally, Dr. Elliot will be the Medical Director for the Family Medicine Clinic at UHC.
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  • Family Medicine Dr. Victor Sierpina to be Guest Speaker, Tuesday, October 5th

    Sep 23, 2010
    Dr. Victor Sierpina is scheduled to be the guest speaker at the Sealy Center on Aging Senior Seaside Club Dinner on Tuesday, October 5th from 4:30-6:30pm at Levin Hall
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  • New UTMB Brand Identity Approved

    Aug 13, 2010
    The Health Affairs Committee of the UT Board of Regents today approved UTMB’s new logo and theme line. This marks a momentous first step in redefining how we view our university and how the communities we serve view us. Plans are underway for an institutional celebration to launch the new UTMB logo and identity system so stay tuned for details. In the meantime, you may see our new logo and theme line start to appear across campus as we begin to implement our new brand.
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  • Dr. Sierpina Inducted into UT Excellence Academy

    Aug 02, 2010
    Family Medicine's Dr. Victor Sierpina is one of four UTMB faculty inducted into the University of Texas Academy of Health Science Education, an organization of distinguished scholars recognized for their teaching excellence.
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  • Welcome Back Dr. Arceneaux

    Jul 19, 2010
    We would like to welcome Dr. Cassandra Arceneaux back to The Department of Family Medicine. Dr. Arceneaux graduated from the Family Medicine Residency program in 2005 and now joins us as a faculty member.
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  • Dr. Alice Anne O'Donell Recieves Lifetime Achievement Award

    Jul 16, 2010
    Family Medicine's Dr. Alice Anne O’Donell is this year’s recipient of the John P. McGovern Lifetime Achievement Award in Oslerian Medicine. (Photos Included)
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  • Dr. Juliet McKee receives award for Excellence in Clinical Teaching

    Jul 16, 2010
    Family Medicine faculty physician, Dr. Juliet McKee is one of four doctors who received this year’s John P. McGovern Academy of Oslerian Medicine award for Excellence in Clinical Teaching on July 9th at the 9th annual Osler Oration held at the Hotel Galvez. (Photos Included)
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  • Dr. Victor Sierpina speaks about the importance health and spirituality on Houston's News Radio 740 - KTRH

    Jul 14, 2010
    "Having a primary care doctor significantly reduces health care costs and improves people's lifestyle... If you don't smoke, don't start; and if you do smoke, quit!" Dr. Victor Sierpina at UTMB says it's equally important to have an active prayer life. "I think having a spiritual community of support - people that care about you and that share your values - clearly is associated with good health."
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  • Ask the Experts: Questions about Integrative Oncology- Drs. Victor Sierpina and Sungmi Lian

    Jul 08, 2010
    On Monday, June 28, 2010 Family Medicine Doctor's Victor Sierpina and Sungmi Lian lectured at the Conquering Cancer Summer Lecture Series. These free lectures are offered all summer by OLLI (Osher Lifelong Learning Institute) at UTMB located at 4700 Broadway. For more information please contact Michelle Sierpina, PhD, Founding Director at msierpin@utmb.edu (Photos Included)
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  • Family Medicine Chair and Physician named UTMB Ashbel Smith Distinguished Alumni

    Jul 05, 2010
    As noted in the Galveston Daily News on July 4, Family Medicine’s own Barbara L. Thompson (UTMB class of 1971) was recently honored and received the UTMB Ashbel Smith Distinguished Alumnus Award. The other honorees are Drs. Fred F. Castrow II, class of 1961; Walter F. Hasskarl (posthumously), class of 1942; and Sanford A. Rubin, class of 1966. They were honored on June 5 at the UTMB School of Medicine class of 2010 commencement. “Because of their dedication and passion for their profession, thousands of people are living better lives,” said Dr. Garland D. Anderson, provost and dean of the UTMB School of Medicine.
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  • Residency Graduation June 26th for Class of 2010

    Jun 21, 2010
    UTMB's Department of Family Medicine would like to say farewell and congratulations to the Graduating Residency Class of 2010
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  • Congratulations to Drs. Juliet McKee and Alice Anne O’Donell

    Jun 21, 2010
    Dr .Juliet McKee receives award for Excellence in clinical teaching and Dr. Alice Anne O'Donell receives Lifetime Achievement award in Oslerian Medicine
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  • New Book by Dr. Sierpina to release in September

    Jun 17, 2010
    Watch for Dr. Victor Sierpina's new book in September of this year. This new book is a holistic and integrative approach to maintaining whole body health through attention to the roles of nutrition and gastrointestinal well-being.
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  • Congratulations to Dr. Anika Bell Gray

    May 17, 2010
    Congratulations to Family Medicine Alumni Anika Bell Gray, MD of Texas City Family Health Clinic for being awarded Doctor of the Year as part of Hospital and Clinic Week,UTMB Clinic Recognition Awards for 2010.
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  • Our Care Goes Beyond Your Office Visit

    Apr 07, 2010
    Beginning May 1, 2010 the providers of Family Medicine will resume their inpatient service at John Sealy Hospital. Your primary care provider can offer you excellent continuity of care should you require hospitalization.
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