TMAF Honors New and Upgraded Major Donors
TMAF is pleased to acknowledge the leadership and support of "Visionaries" Dr. and Mrs. Ernest C. Butler for reaching an upgraded Major Donor Level as well as to the following new "Pacesetters" for becoming major donors in 2012: Drs. Dawn C. and Edward D. Buckingham; Dr. and Mrs. Art Klawitter; Dr. G. Sealy and Debbie Massingill; Dr. Bruce and Mary Meyers; Lee Ann Pearse, MD and Mr. Einar Vagnes; Angela and Jim Thompson; and Dr. Lyle and Mrs. Pam Thorstenson. Read more about these donors.
John P. McGovern Champion of Health Award Winners
TMAF has presented its 2013 John P. McGovern Champion of Health Award and Secondary Award to two Texas programs, Hope Medical Clinic of Austin, and the Pediatric Obesity Symposium of New Braunfels, for creating a "Healthy Now" and a "Healthy Future." Read more about the winners.
TMAF Board Member Receives American Medical Association Distinguished Service Award
Mark J. Kubala, MD, Beaumont neurosurgeon and member of the TMAF Board of Trustees, recently received the 2012 American Medical Association Distinguished Service Award “for meritorious service in the science and art of medicine.” View photos here. He has been active in organized medicine since his days as a medical student in the late 1960s at University of Texas Medical Branch and a member of the AMA House of Delegates since 1994. Dr. Kubala is a founder of TMAF, a past president of both TMA and TMAF and has been honored with numerous awards including the Julie Rogers Distinguished Service Award from the Beaumont Health Association, the TMA Distinguished Service Award and others from the American Heart Association, University of Texas Medical Branch and the American Association of Neurological Surgeons.
Outreach at an All Time High
A “Healthy Now” and a “Healthy Future” is within reach of more Texans thanks to a record number of grants recently approved by the TMA Foundation Board of Trustees. Fifteen grants to county medical societies and alliance and medical student chapters were approved, in addition to four for TMA’s trusted health improvement programs including a new program to recognize physicians for their role in preparing the future physician workforce. Learn more about these initiatives here.