May 9, 2014
Cynthia Jumper, MD, a Lubbock internist, was elected to represent
Texas physicians as an alternate delegate to the American Medical Association’s
House of Delegates, the association’s policymaking body. Dr. Jumper was elected
at TexMed, Texas Medical Association’s (TMA’s) annual conference in Fort Worth.
most important aspect of organized medicine is that it gives the medical
community a prominent place at the table in discussions that will shape
national health care policy,” said Dr. Jumper. “I am excited to represent
patients and their physicians in the state of Texas.”
As a member of TMA for 30 years, Dr. Jumper has served on numerous
councils and committees, including chairing the Council on Medical Education,
Reference Committee on Public Health, and Committee on Cancer. She is a member
of TEXPAC, TMA’s political action committee, and the TMA Foundation, the
association’s philanthropic arm. Locally, Dr. Jumper is a member of the
Lubbock-Crosby-Garza County Medical Society, where she served as a delegate and
currently serves as an alternate delegate to TMA.
dedicated community caregiver and health care educator, Dr. Jumper volunteers at
the local homeless medical clinic, supervises medical students at local flu
clinics and health fairs, and mentored young physicians through the 2010 TMA Leadership
College. In 2010, she was named distinguished alumnus at the Texas Tech
University Health Sciences Center in Lubbock, where she is a tenured professor,
associate dean, and chair of the Department of Internal Medicine as well as vice
president of Health Policy.
TMA is the largest state medical society in the nation, representing more than 47,000 physician and medical student members. It is located in Austin and has 112 component county medical societies around the state. TMA’s key objective since 1853 is to improve the health of all Texans.
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