About 70 years after he first had the inkling to become a physician, the Texas Medical Association (TMA) has honored 75-year-old William H. Fleming III, MD, with its Distinguished Service Award. He is the first Black physician to receive TMA’s highest honor in the 59-year history of the association’s award and credits many predecessors who helped pave his way. The House of Delegates announced the award during a video presentation before the TMA House of Delegates virtual meeting in Austin on Friday, May 14.
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.
Texas medical students recognized Lubbock pulmonologist Cynthia A. Jumper, MD, with the 2020 C. Frank Webber, MD, Award, for her commitment to mentoring medical students. The Texas Medical Association (TMA) Medical Student Section announced the award during TMA’s House of Delegates meeting
The Texas Medical Association International Medical Graduate (TMA IMG) Section recognized Gilberto A. Handal, MD, of El Paso, with the IMG Section Outstanding Physician Award today for his commitment to improving the health of his community beyond his medical practice. The TMA IMG physicians presented the award during TexMed 2021, TMA’s annual conference.
Submit your nomination for the Outstanding Physician Award by Feb. 21.
Galveston radiation oncologist Martin Colman, MD, has received the J.T. “Lamar” McNew, MD, Award for his service to physicians-in-training, or medical residents. The Texas Medical Association Resident and Fellow Section (TMA-RFS) recognized Dr. Colman today during TexMed, TMA’s annual meeting, in Dallas.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.
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Dallas nephrologist Steven R. Hays, MD, is the 2020 Texas Medical Association (TMA) Young at Heart Award recipient. Doctors from the TMA Young Physician Section (YPS) announced the award during TMA’s House of Delegates meeting, held virtually last month.
Awarded each year at TMA's annual meeting.
Chapter of the Year - The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) School of Medicine
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 - Michael Bagg
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 - Cedric Dark, 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.
The Ernest and Sarah Butler Awards for Excellence in Science Teaching are awarded each year to exceptional science teachers at the elementary, middle, and high school levels. Each top recipient receives a cash prize along with a resource grant for their schools' science programs.
Fifteen minority students entering Texas medical schools this fall each will benefit from a $10,000 scholarship from TMA. The students were selected for their academic achievement, commitment to community service, and desire to care for Texas’ increasingly diverse population. TMA Foundation (TMAF) funds the scholarships with primary support from the TMAF Bayardo Minority Scholarship Trust and other generous donors.
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TMA honors journalists from across the state for excellence in health reporting each year with the TMA Anson Jones, MD, Awards. Print, broadcast, and online journalists are recognized in 10 categories, including the Texas Health Journalist of the Year. A physician journalist also is recognized. TMA physicians present the awards to journalists in newsroom ceremonies or at local county medical society meetings. Journalists may enter their works in the competition or be nominated by a TMA member physician or medical student, county medical society, or TMA Alliance member. TMA has presented the awards since 1957. They are named after pioneer physician, statesman, and prolific writer Anson Jones, MD.
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