• Family Medicine Grand Rounds A Great Success!

    September 10, 2012, 10:19 AM by Julia Essex

    The first Family Medicine Grand Rounds of the 2012-2013 academic year was a great success! Dr. Richard Goodgame, Program Director of the Internal Medicine Residency Program at UTMB, presented his lecture “Conversing in Flesh’’ to a receptive audience of residents, medical students and faculty at the Primary Care Pavilion.

  • Elliott Sworn In As TAFP Parliamentarian

    July 30, 2012, 12:41 PM by Julia Essex

    Dr. Tricia Elliott, MD, Vice Chair for Clinical Affairs and Residency Program Director for the UTMB Health Department of Family Medicine, was sworn in as parliamentarian of the Texas Academy of Family Physicians (TAFP) at their Annual Session and Scientific Assembly on July 13, 2012 in Austin, Texas.

  • Family Medicine Interest Group Announces New Officers

    June 21, 2012, 09:05 AM by Julia Essex

    The UTMB Health Family Medicine Interest Group has announced its 2012-2013 officers. Fourth-year medical students Rachel Marinch and Christine Horstmeyer will serve as co-presidents of the student-led group.

  • Family Medicine Welcomes Debby Chambers

    June 6, 2012, 16:48 PM by Julia Essex

    We are pleased to announce that Debby Chambers, MBA, has been appointed Vice Chair of Administration in the Departments of Family Medicine and Preventive Medicine and Community Health, the Institute for the Medical Humanities, and the Sealy Center for Environmental Health and Medicine, effective July 9.

  • Family Medicine Clinic Reopens at Primary Care Pavilion

    June 6, 2012, 16:47 PM by Julia Essex

    On Monday June 4, 2012 Family Medicine physicians were once again seeing patients at the Primary Care Pavilion (PCP). The PCP has been closed since September 2008 due to extensive damage from Hurricane Ike. The PCP has been beautifully restored to serve the patients of Galveston and offers a variety of patient care services and offers plenty of convenient parking.

  • Family Medicine 2012-2013 Intern was a Finalist for Prestigious Gold-Headed Cane Award

    June 6, 2012, 16:45 PM by Julia Essex

    The School of Medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston announced the six finalists who were selected by their peers in the graduating class to receive the prestigious 2012 Gold-Headed Cane Award, the highest honor bestowed upon a graduating medical student. The winner was announced Saturday, June 2 at the commencement ceremonies for the school. Family Medicine incoming intern, Karen Welch was one of the six finalists.

  • UTMB Health Family Medicine will Join Juneteenth Festivities

    June 5, 2012, 15:57 PM by Julia Essex

    UTMB Health's Department of Family Medicine will be taking part in the African American Museum's Juneteenth Festival to be held at Courville Football Stadium Saturday, June 16th, as part of the 2012 Juneteenth celebrations taking part around Galveston Island from June 9 to the 19th,

  • Family Medicine Faculty Present at STFM Annual Conference

    May 22, 2012, 16:06 PM by Julia Essex

    Four groups including Department of Family Medicine faculty presented their work at the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine (STFM) Annual Conference in Seattle, Washington on April 25-29, 2012.

  • Family Medicine Interest Group Hosts Suture Workshop

    May 22, 2012, 16:00 PM by Julia Essex

    On April 19, 2012 the UTMB Health Family Medicine Interest Group hosted a suture workshop at the Primary Care Pavilion. The event, sponsored by the Department of Family Medicine's Medical Student Education Program, was attended by over 30 medical students who learned suturing techniques and practiced under the supervision of Family Medicine Physicians and Residents.

  • Family Medicine Congratulates Outstanding Overall Resident Nominees

    May 22, 2012, 16:00 PM by Julia Essex

    The Department of Family Medicine congratulates Rory Bradt, DO and Manju Mahajan, MD on their nominations for UTMB Health's 2011-2012 Outstanding Overall Resident awards. Dr. Bradt, a third-year resident, was nominated for Outstanding Overall Resident and Dr. Mahajan was nominated for Outstanding Overall First-Year Resident.

  • Three UTMB Health Students Awarded TAFP Kolb Scholarship

    May 22, 2012, 15:45 PM by Julia Essex

    On May 1, 2012, three UTMB Health School of Medicine students were awarded the Weldon G. Kolb, M.D. Medical Student Scholarship at the May meeting of the Galveston County chapter of the Texas Academy of Family Physicians (TAFP). Amber Higgs (MS4), Geoffrey Moses (MS4), and Rachel Marinch (MS3) were each recipients of this scholarship in recognition of their outstanding achievement.

  • 250 Bicycle Helmets Given at Grand Kids Festival 2012

    April 16, 2012, 15:23 PM by Julia Essex

    The 2012 Grand Opera House Kids Festival was a huge success and it was nice to see so many happy children and families enjoying what turned out to be a beautiful, fun-filled day of activities.

  • Congratulations to Our Employees

    April 9, 2012, 13:07 PM by Julia Essex

    The Department of Family Medicine would like to congratulate its employees, and the employees of its administrative service group, who were honored for their milestone anniversaries at this year's UTMB Health Employee Service Day. Ten Family Medicine employees received service pins at the ceremony held March 22, 2012 in Levin Hall.

  • Visit UTMB's Family Medicine at The Grand Kids Festival

    April 8, 2012, 15:40 PM by Julia Essex

    Visit the Family of Family Medicine at the 2012 Grand Kids Festival under the UTMB Healthy Fun Tent for your free bicycle safety helmet. Funding for TMA's Hard Hats for Little Heads provided by the Texas Medical Association Foundation thanks to top donors - Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas, Prudential, and an anonymous foundation - and gifts from physicians and their families. The Texas Academy of Family Physicians has joined with TMA in this effort to promote safety and exercise. Local support offered by Dr. Hanan Hussein, UTMB Family Medicine.

  • Thompson to Lead Association of Departments of Family Medicine (ADFM)

    March 6, 2012, 16:35 PM by Julia Essex

    Barbara L. Thompson, MD, chair and professor of the UTMB Health Department of Family Medicine, was elected President -Elect of the Association of Departments of Family Medicine (ADFM) in February 2012 at the organization's winter meeting held in Palm Springs, California. In addition, Judy DiMarco, PhD was selected to serve as the Administrators Liaison to the ADFM Board of Directors for 2012-2013.