• Sierpina Recognized with Teaching Award

    by Julia Essex | Feb 20, 2017

    Victor Sierpina, MDThe UTMB Health Department of Family Medicine is pleased to announce that Victor Sierpina, MD has been selected to be one of the 2017 Excellence in Clinical Teaching Award winners in recognition of his outstanding teaching of students and residents in clinical settings.

    The award is accompanied by a $5,000 stipend from the UTMB John P. McGovern Academy of Oslerian Medicine, and will be formally presented to Dr. Sierpina at a ceremony in July 2017.

  • McKee Wins 2016 Galveston.com Best Of Honors

    by Julia Essex | Jan 04, 2017

    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.

  • Faculty Selected as 2016 Super Doctors

    by Julia Essex | Dec 08, 2016
    Victor Sierpina, MD
    Victor S. Sierpina, MD
    Barbara Thompson, MD
    Barbara L. Thompson, MD

    The UTMB Health Department of Family Medicine is pleased to congratulate Victor Sierpina, MD and Barbara L. Thompson, MD for being named one of Texas' Super Doctors® for 2016. The listing of Texas' Super Doctors is featured in Texas Monthly magazine.

    Super Doctors® selection is based on a rigorous, multi-step process that identifies physicians who are recognized by their peers for the quality of their professional contributions.This is the first time Dr. Sierpina has been selected, and Dr. Thompson's eighth time. Dr. Thompson was selected in 2005, 2006, and every year since 2011.

    Both Dr. Sierpina and Dr. Thompson both see patients at the UTMB Health Family Medicine Clinic – Island West.

  • Dr. Julie McKee to speak at the 2016 Celebrating Women Conference

    by Cassi Boatwright | Mar 31, 2016
    mckee_womensconferenceUTMB Health's Dr. Julie McKee, Associate Professor of Family Medicine and Assistant Dean for Student Affairs will be speaking at the 2016 Celebrating Women - Mind  |  Body  | Spirit 9th Annual Conference, hosted by the Galveston Chamber of Commerce on April 14, 2016.  Dr. McKee will be talking about "Living from the Heart."  

    This day is packed full of motivational speakers, shopping and bonding.  This year's featured speaker is Gretchen Ruben, A New or Times bestselling author and top-ranked podcaster.  Also highlighted for the day is cosmetic company owner and "Cute in Carpool" makeup series creator Jentry Kelley.  There are many other great speakers for a day packed of fun hosted by KHOU TV anchor, Mia Gradney.  Also joining Dr. McKee for topics on stage are fellow UTMB colleagues Dr. Zehra Jaffery, Director of Women's Heart Health and Sukwan Jolley from the UTMB Center for Obesity and Metabolic Surgery.

    If you haven't purchased your tickets already, please visit http://www.galvestonchamber.com/womens-conference/
    we hope to see you there!

Nutritional Medicine Competencies Article Published

Apr 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. 

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