News

  • 2016-2017 Chief Residents Announced

    March 4, 2016, 12:00 PM by Julia Essex

    The Department of Family Medicine is pleased to announce that Dimple Desai, MD and Nicole Merli, MD, will serve as Chief Residents for the 2016-2017 year.

  • Giles Awarded Scholarship

    September 24, 2015, 10:25 AM by Julia Essex

    In September the Mary Susan Moore Society of Houston awarded Dr. Mercedes Giles, a first-year resident in the UTMB Health Family Medicine Residency Program, one of their 2015 scholarships.

  • The 2015 AAFP National Conference in Kansas City!

    August 19, 2015, 12:40 PM by Julia Essex

    At the end of July a group of UTMB Health medical students, family medicine residents and staff attended the 2015 Annual American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) National Conference in Kansas City, MO. The AAFP National Conference is an annual conference where people connect who share the passion of family practice, learn the ins and outs of family medicine and meet with potential residency programs and employers. The 3 day event is filled with events, educational lectures, an expo hall and lots of networking and social activities.

  • UTMB Students Help Bring Dental Care to Galveston's Poor and Homeless

    June 8, 2015, 16:45 PM by Julia Essex

    After a year of planning, and hard work by Faculty, students, local dentists and Family Medicine Community Education Specialist Shannon Samuelson, the clinic held it's ribbon cutting ceremony on May 29th, 2015. The clinic is now open to provide dental services such as tooth extraction, drainage of periodontal abscesses, and treatment of gum and mouth infections at the St. Vincent's Clinic. [photos]

  • Resident Research Day 2015

    June 8, 2015, 15:31 PM by Julia Essex

    On May 21st the Family Medicine Residents participated in the Annual Family Medicine Research Day showcasing the research activities of their residents and interns. This research day is coordinated by the Family Medicine research faculty, Susan Weller, PhD, Angela Shepherd, MD, Alvah Cass, MD, SM and Bret Howrey, PhD as well as staff members Alma Salazar, Cassi Boatwright and Jennie Gounah.

  • Congratulations to This Year's Kolb Scholarship Winners

    May 28, 2015, 17:42 PM by Julia Essex

    We would like to congratulate Nathaniel De La Cruz, MSIV (pictured left), Petra Kelsey, MSIV (not pictured) and Brittany Taute, MSIV (pictured right) for being awarded this year's Kolb scholarship winners. The scholarship is a cash award.

  • Now Accepting Kolb Scholarship Applications

    March 23, 2015, 16:11 PM by Julia Essex

    The UTMB Health Department of Family Medicine is now accepting applications for the 2014-2015 Weldon G. Kolb, MD Scholarship. Applications for the 2014-2015 scholarship are due by April 10, 2015.

  • Angela Shepherd, MD Named "Best of Galveston 2014" Physician

    January 6, 2015, 10:11 AM by Julia Essex

    After a month of nominations, two months of voting, and well over 100,000 votes from people across the country, Galveston.com announces the winners of The 2014 Best of Galveston Awards. UTMB Health's Family Medicine Physician, Angela Shepherd, MD took the gold award for Best Physician.

  • Moshe Frenkel, MD presented October Family Medicine Grand Rounds

    October 27, 2014, 09:03 AM by Julia Essex

    The Department of Family Medicine in conjunction with support from the W.D. & Laura Nicholson Family Chair in Integrative Medicine Endowment and the Charles H. and Mary Campbell Integrative Medicine Funding presented Dr. Frenkel on Thursday, October 23, 2014 for three great lectures on the role of the primary care doctor for cancer patients and the importance of food in caring for cancer patients.