• UTMB Health Family Medicine Attends STFM in Austin

    by Cassi Boatwright | Feb 05, 2018

    UTMB Health Family Medicine faculty, staff, and students attended the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine (STFM) Medical Student Education Conference this year in Austin, TX, February 1 - 4, 2018.  UTMB was well represented with a total of six presentations and one poster. 

    All UTMB presentations were well received but there were two notable projects that far surpassed expectations.  The first was a quality improvement poster titled “Empowering Students to Implement Change in Primary Care: A Student-Driven Quality Improvement Project Experience” presented by Carolyn Coyle, MS, and Dr. Jennifer Raley, it received a blue ribbon for special recognition from the judges. 

    The second was a presentation titled “From the Millennials' Mouth–Reframing Family Medicine!” presented by Carolyn Coyle, MS4, Edward Strecker, MS3, Marysuna Wilkerson, MS3, and Dr. Jennifer Raley.  This presentation was very well attended with over 80 people in the audience – every seat was taken and people lined the walls and sat on the floor.  The Department of Family Medicine is so proud of each of the faculty who presented and especially the students who exceeded their expectations around every turn. 

    Congratulations to all our presenters and staff who made this an honored and memorable STFM Conference. A complete list of presentations is below.

    • Empowering Students to Implement Change in Primary Care: A Student-Driven Quality Improvement Project Experience – Poster

      Carolyn Coyle, MS4; Jennifer Raley, MD

    • Taking Office Teaching in Stride: Optimizing Student Learning in the Clinic

      Valerie Niedermier, MD; Suzan Skef; Winfred Frazier, MD, MPH

    • From the Millennials' Mouth–Reframing Family Medicine!

      Carolyn Coyle, MS4; Jennifer Raley, MD; Kenzie Murphy, MS4; Edward Strecker, MS3; Marysuna Wilkerson, MS3; Shannon Samuelson, BA

    • SCOPE Out Our Success: Student Continuity of Practice Experience

      Jennifer Raley, MD; Kyu Jana, MD; Zachary Ashmore, MS4; Carolyn Coyle, MS4; Christine Ford, M.Ed.; Victor Sierpina, MD

    • Mentorship—Managing the Mentor and Mentee Relationship

      Winfred Frazier, MD, MPH; Valerie Niedermier, MD

    • Teaching Integrative Medicine to Medical Students: Student, Fellow, and Faculty Perspectives  Robert Slater, MD, MPH; Kyu Jana, MD; Samuel Mathis, MD

    Scope Presentation Jennifer Raley and Carolyn Coyle Poster PresentationIntegrative Medicine Presentation Team: Robert Slater, MD, MPH; Samuel Mathis, MD and Kyu K. Jana, MD
  • 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!

Pain Management Article Published

Apr 25, 2016

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.

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