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TMA bestowed its highest honor, the Distinguished Service Award, upon Austin colon and rectal surgeon David C. Fleeger, MD, for his confident leadership during difficult times. More on a career of service.
Advancing COVID-19 vaccines and countering vaccine misinformation. Going to great lengths to secure personal protective equipment. Bolstering physician morale and professionalism in turbulent times.
The awards were presented Saturday during the general session of the Texas Medical Association’s virtual 2022 Winter Conference.
TMA presented its inaugural Laurance N. Nickey, MD, Lifetime Achievement Award to Robert W. Haley, MD, director of the Division of Epidemiology at UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas and a TMA physician leader. Doctors presented the award Saturday at the 2020 TMA Winter Conference in Austin.
The American Medical Association has honored Donald P. “Rocky” Wilcox, vice president and general counsel of the Texas Medical Association, with the Medical Executive Lifetime Achievement Award. The award honors a medical association executive who has contributed substantially to the goals and ideals of the medical profession.
Dallas neurosurgeon Bradley Lega, MD, has received the J.T. “Lamar” McNew, MD, Award for his service to physicians-in-training, or medical residents. TMA Resident and Fellow Section recognized Dr. Lega during TexMed, TMA’s annual meeting, in Houston.The award honors a TMA physician who has provided outstanding mentoring and service to residents and fellows — medical school graduates completing specialty training prior to practicing medicine on their own.
Meet Dr. Bradley Lega
Awarded each year at TMA's annual meeting.
Chapter of the Year -UT Southwestern Medical School its 2022 Chapter of the Year.
TMA Medical Student Section (TMA-MSS) chapter of the year. Awarded annually to the chapter of TMA that exemplifies leadership, dedication, and service to TMA, the AMA, their respective Medical Student Sections, and all Texans. At TexMed 1998, TMA-MSS established the Outstanding Chapter of the Year award. This award recognizes the TMA-MSS Chapter which serves the section and excels in furthering TMA-MSS goals and policies for a better Texas.
Student of the Year - Kate Russell
Awarded annually to the Texas medical student exemplifying outstanding service to TMA's Medical Student Section. At TexMed 1998, TMA-MSS established the Outstanding Student on the Year award. This award recognizes a student member which serves the section and excels in furthering TMA-MSS goals and policies for a better Texas. Any medical student (except current TMA-MSS Executive Council members) is eligible to receive this award.
C. Frank Webber, MD Award - Arlo F. Weltge, MD, Houston emergency physician.
Created in 1987, the C. Frank Webber, MD Award is given annually by the TMA Student Section to honor a Texas physician for his or her outstanding service to the Medical Student Section and its members. The award is given in recognition of Dr. Webber’s leadership and dedication to medical students. His efforts prompted the development of the strong student organization within TMA.
These awards were created in 1990 to honor elementary, middle, and high school teachers who share their energy and enthusiasm for science through creative and innovative methods to cultivate student interest in medicine and science.
TMA’s Anson Jones, MD, Awards honor print, broadcast, and online journalists from across the state for outstanding health reporting. The annual awards, which began in 1957, are named after pioneer physician, statesman, and prolific writer Anson Jones, MD.
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