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

Mar 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.

Following her election in February, Dr. Thompson will serve as President-Elect for 2012, as President in 2013, and in 2014 will serve as the Chairman of the Board of Directors.

At the same meeting, Judy DiMarco, PhD was selected by her peers in the ADFM administrators' group to serve as the Administrators Liaison to the ADFM Board of Directors for 2012-2013. Dr. DiMarco is the administrator of the UTMB Health departments of Family Medicine, Preventive Medicine & Community Health, Institute of Medical Humanities, and Sealy Center for Environmental Health & Medicine.

The Association of Departments of Family Medicine was incorporated in 1978. ADFM's membership consists of the chairman and senior administrators of departments of family medicine at medical schools in the United States and Canada.