McKee Wins 2016 Galveston.com Best Of Honors

by Julia Essex | Jan 04, 2017
The UTMB Health Department of Family Medicine would like to congratulate Julie McKee, MD on being honored with the "Bronze" in the 2016 Galveston.com Best of the Island Award competition in the physician category.

Juliet McKee, MDThe UTMB Health Department of Family Medicine would like to congratulate Julie McKee, MD on being honored with the "Bronze" in the 2016 Galveston.com Best of the Island Award competition in the physician category.

The "Best Of" awards begin each year in October with nominations by visitors to the Galveston.com website. Following the nominations, the top nominees are then voted on through November and December.

Dr. McKee practices at Family Medicine Clinic – Island West. Her interests include complementary and integrative medicine, women's and children's health, maternity care, and medical student and resident training.

This is Dr. McKee's first time winning an award as part of the Best of the Island Awards, but it is the Family Medicine Clinic – Island West's second time. In 2014 Angela Shepherd, MD won the "Gold" in the physician category.

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    Karen Welch, MD, the 2015-2016 UTMB Health Integrative and Behavioral Medicine Fellow, published "Pain management groups: remedy by the dozens" in the April 2016 issue of the Houston Medical Journal.

    Dr. Welch's article can be found on the journal's website, http://www.mjhnews.com, or in volume 12, issue 12 of the printed journal.

  • Nutritional Medicine Competencies Article Published

    April 19, 2016

    The Department of Family Medicine is pleased to announce that Victor Sierpina, MD, Karen Welch, MD, and Julie McKee, MD published "What competencies should medical students attain in nutritional medicine?" in the March/April issue of Explore. The article examines the gap between the current state of nutrition education in medical school curricula and the dietary knowledge needed for comprehensive patient care, and proposes a new set of competencies that medical students should attain.

    The article was co-written with a team of educators, researchers, and students that includes Stephen Devries, MD, David Esinberg, MD, Lyuba Levine, MD, MMsci, Mauli Dalal, BS, Paul Mendoza, BBA, AAS, Jean Gutierrez, PhD, RD, Shay Robertson, MS, RD, LD, and Drusilla Rosales, MS, RD, CLEC.

    The full text of the article can be found online at http://www.explorejournal.com/article/S1550-8307%2815%2900230-X/fulltext
    Sierpina VS, Welch K, Devries S, et al. (2016) "What competencies should medical students attain in nutritional medicine?" Explore. 12(2). pp146-147. 

  • McKee presents at Celebrating Women Conference

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    Julie McKee, MD presented "Living from the Heart" at the 2016 Celebrating Women: Mind, Body, Spirit conference on April 14. The conference is presented annually by the Galveston Regional Chamber of Commerce in partnership with UTMB Health, and is attended by more than 800 women.
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    March 28, 2016

    The Department of Family Medicine is pleased to announce that Richard Slater, III, MD has been selected as the 2016-2017 Integrative and Behavioral Medicine Fellow. Dr. Slater will join the department in July 2016.

    Dr. Slater is a 2013 graduate of the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio's School of Medicine, and a 2008 graduate of the chemical engineering program at the University of Texas at Austin. He is currently completing his training with the Memorial Hermann Family Medicine Residency Program in Houston, Texas, and is working towards a Master's in Public Health at the University of Texas School of Public Health.

  • Integrative Pain Management Review Published

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    Victor Sierpina, MD published a book review of Integrative Pain Management in the March 2016 issue of the Houston Medical Journal.

  • Scholars in Healing Presented at Innovations Conference

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    Julie McKee, MD, Era Buck, PhD, and Cara Geary, MD presented a poster on the UTMB Health Scholars in Healing program at the 2016 Innovations in Health Science Education Annual Conference in February. 
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