News

  • Media Image of Shannon Guillot-Wright, PhD

    Docside Clinic brings primary care to underserved maritime community

    January 30, 2023, 12:45 PM by Cassi Boatwright

    Dr. Shannon Guillot-Wright is Vice Chair of Research and Health Policy in the Department of Family Medicine, and Health Policy Research Director at the Center for Violence Prevention was recently awarded a $660,000 grant from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control funding a 5yr research project to address health disparities for commercial fishermen and to bring medical professionals to the fishing docks to provide primary care services.

  • Leonard Wang Packing Flu Packs for Vietnamese Fisherman

    FLU SEASON PACKS FOR FISHERMAN

    December 6, 2022, 15:16 PM by Cassi Boatwright

    Thanks to UTMB Health Family Medicine Research Federal Work Study Student, Leonard Wang, 50 flu/winter kits for Vietnamese fishermen will be distributed at the Docside Clinic this week and in the weeks to come.

  • Student Immunization Team

    UTMB Students Provide Community Immunizations

    November 8, 2022, 15:28 PM by Cassi Boatwright

    Members of the UTMB Health Latino Medical Student Association and the Family Medicine Interest Group were recently on hand, at La Michoacán on Broadway, to provide free flu immunizations to the Galveston community.

  • Barbara L. Thompson, MD

    Barbara Thompson, MD is Our Living Legend

    October 19, 2022, 16:04 PM by Cassi Boatwright

    On Friday the 21st of October, 2022, The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston will honor 38 Faculty Living Legends in Celebration of the 130th Anniversary of educating the finest health care professionals. Our Living Legend is Dr. Barbara Thompson

  • 2022 Family Medicine Day

    2022 FAMILY MEDICINE DAY

    July 29, 2022, 00:00 AM by Cassi Boatwright

    The UTMB Student National Medical Association (SNMA) and The Department of Family Medicine at UTMB host the first annual Family Medicine Day. Learn about the practice of family medicine, the vast expanse of the practice and its rewarding front line qualities.

  • Photo of Tibor Kisel

    Welcome

    July 19, 2022, 10:51 AM by Cassi Boatwright

    We wish to welcome Tibor Kisel to the Family of Family Medicine. Tibor is a second year Master of Public Health (MPH) student on the Biostatistics track from the School of Public and Population Health. She will be assisting Dr. Campbell in his research efforts, focusing on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in academic medicine.

  • Haris Vakil

    Congratulations to Incoming Chief Resident - Haris Vakil, MD

    June 2, 2022, 11:16 AM by Cassi Boatwright

    We are proud to announce rising third year resident and incoming co-chief, Dr. Haris Vakil was recently appointed as an officer serving as Resident Liaison of the Resident and Student Leader Forum for the Texas Academy of Family Physicians (TAFP).

  • Today We Honor Our Superheros

    March 30, 2022, 10:49 AM by Cassi Boatwright

    Today is National Doctor's Day and we want to take the time to honor all of our family medicine physicians who have dedicated their lives to treat, heal, help and care for those in our community.

  • Media Image of Shannon Guillot-Wright, PhD

    UTMB Health Family Medicine Welcomes New Vice Chair of Research

    March 1, 2022, 09:20 AM by Cassi Boatwright

    Shannon Guillot-Wright, PhD joins UTMB Health's Department of Family Medicine as Assistant Professor and Vice Chair of Research and Health Policy in the Department of Family Medicine. She will also serve as faculty in UTMB’s Center for Violence Prevention.

  • Island Farmacy

    Island Clinic Introduces "Farm"acy

    December 8, 2021, 11:14 AM by Cassi Boatwright

    On Friday, December 10th a ribbon cutting ceremony was held of the newly planted Island Farmacy. The Farmacy is a collaboration of the doctors of the UTMB Health Family Medicine Clinic - Island West, UTMB Health's SIGHT student organization and Seeding Galveston, a non-profit urban farm project.

  • UTMB Family Medicine Welcomes New Department Chair

    October 14, 2021, 16:43 PM by Cassi Boatwright

    The UTMB Health Department of Family Medicine is pleased to welcome to Kendall M. Campbell, MD, FAAFP. Dr. Campbell will join the faculty as Professor and Chair on Friday, October 15, 2021.

  • Annual PCP at the PCP Postponed until Spring 2022

    October 14, 2021, 00:00 AM by Cassi Boatwright

    The Family Medicine Interest Group (FMIG) and the Department of Family Medicine hosts the Annual Primary Care Procedures at the Primary Care Pavilion workshop each fall. Unfortunately, this year the event has been postponed to Spring, most likely it will return in March.

  • UTMB Health Family Physicians on Cover of October American Family Physician Journal

    October 11, 2021, 00:00 AM by Cassi Boatwright

    Congratulations to Drs. Winfred Frazier, Zuleica Santiago Delgado and Kenneth Stupka for their article on Onychomycosis: Rapid Evidence Review being published and highlighted on the cover of the October 2021 issue of the American Family Physician Journal publish by the American Academy of Family Physicians. You can read the article by selecting the title.

  • Local Shelter Honors UTMB Faculty at Annual Gala

    September 23, 2021, 14:05 PM by Cassi Boatwright

    This year the Galveston Island Humane Society (GIHS) will be honoring Barbara Thompson, MD, Professor and Chair of the UTMB Health Department of Family Medicine, and Joan Richardson, MD, Professor and Chair of the UTMB Health Department of Pediatrics.

  • TAFP Recognizes UTMB FMIG 5th Year in a Row

    September 22, 2021, 16:20 PM by Cassi Boatwright

    The Texas Academy of Family Physicians (TAFP) has recognized the UTMB Health Family Medicine Interest Group (FMIG) with their Award of Excellence 2021 for the 5th consecutive year.

  • Billings Recognized as Physician of the Year

    September 10, 2021, 12:17 PM by Julia Essex

    The Department of Family Medicine is pleased to congratulate UTMB Health School of Medicine (SOM) alumnus Adrian Billings, MD, PhD on being named Family Physician of the Year by the Texas Academy of Family Physicians (TAFP).

  • Dimple Desai - The Lambda Factor Author

    The Lambda Factor written by UTMB Alumnus

    August 26, 2021, 16:26 PM by Cassi Boatwright

    We are excited to announce that a UTMB Health Family Medicine Residency Program alumnus, Dr. Dimple Desai has been in the news lately for her recently published medical thriller, The Lambda Factor.