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TMA Honors Distinguished Accomplishments
Ernest and Sarah Butler Awards for Excellence in Science Teaching
According to the National Science Foundation’s
Science and Engineering Indicators 2012
report, only 29 percent of Texas eighth-graders and 29 percent of fourth-graders have achieved proficiency in science. The TMA Ernest and Sarah Butler Awards for Excellence in Science Teaching can help improve these numbers by recognizing innovative teachers and providing them resources to continue motivating students.
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TMA Honors Austin Physician With Distinguished Service Award
Ernest Butler’s parents, both teachers, embraced curiosity and encouraged a desire to learn from an early age. That passion for learning took the boy on a path that led to a career in medicine. Today, Ernest C. Butler, MD, of Austin, received Texas Medical Association’s (TMA’s) highest physician honor for his contributions to the medical community and to the community at large.
Houston Physician Takes Top Honors in TMA Academic Award
Kenneth L. Mattox, MD, Houston, received the first-ever Platinum Award, the top honor in the Texas Medical Association (TMA) Award for Excellence in Academic Medicine. Dr. Mattox received the award today during TMA’s annual conference in San Antonio.
John P. McGovern Champion of Health Award
The Texas Medical Association Foundation (TMAF) has presented its 2013 John P. McGovern Champion of Health and Secondary Award to two Texas programs that are creating a "Healthy Now" and a "Healthy Future." The awards were presented during the TMA Winter Conference on Feb. 2, 2013, in Austin.
Minority Medical Students Receive Scholarships from TMA
Nine minority students entering Texas medical schools each received a $5,000 scholarship from the Texas Medical Association. Students were recognized for their academic achievement, commitment to community service, and health care experience Friday, May 17, at TMA’s annual TexMed conference in San Antonio.
Austin Physician Awarded TMAF's Heart of Gold
Recognized for exemplifying the "gold standard" of volunteerism,
Joseph M. Abell, Jr., MD
, Austin was presented with the foundation's highest individual honor, its Heart of Gold Award, on Saturday, March 6 in a special presentation at the TMA building in Austin.
Austin Physician Tagged TMA's "Young at Heart"
An orthopedic surgeon for nearly 40 years, C. Bruce Malone, MD, of Austin, received the Young at Heart Award from Texas Medical Association’s (TMA’s) young physicians. The award was presented during TMA’s annual conference today in San Antonio.
Texas Medical Students Honor Lubbock Physician, Educator
Lubbock physician Steven L. Berk, MD, received the 2013 C. Frank Webber, MD, Award for his commitment to the education of tomorrow’s physicians. Dr. Berk was recognized by the Texas Medical Association (TMA) Medical Student Section during TMA’s annual conference in San Antonio.
Texas Tech Medical Student Named TMA Student of Year
Justin Berk, MPH, MBA, a second-year medical student at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC)-Lubbock, received the Texas Medical Association Medical Student Section (TMA-MSS) Student of the Year Award. He received the award today at TMA’s annual conference in San Antonio.
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