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Know Outstanding Science Teachers? Nominate Them for a TMA Award - 11/23/2020

If you know an outstanding educator, nominate him or her for the Texas Medical Association’s Ernest and Sarah Butler Awards for Excellence in Science Teaching.


TMA Grants Will Help Texans Fight Flu - 09/24/2020

While Texans try to avoid COVID-19 this fall and winter, they have a weapon to protect them from influenza: a flu shot. Uninsured and underinsured people in 11 Texas communities will be able to get an influenza, or flu, vaccination, thanks to grants totaling nearly $25,000 from the Texas Medical Association’s (TMA’s) Be Wise – ImmunizeSM program. 


TMA Foundation Is Calling All Health Champions - 07/29/2020

Texas Medical Association Foundation is accepting nominations for the 2021 John P. McGovern Champion of Health Award, which recognizes exceptional local and statewide programs that address urgent threats to the public’s health or that promote healthy lives and healthy communities.


TMA Foundation Adds Trustees, Elects Officer - 07/15/2020

Two physicians and a medical student have joined the Texas Medical Association Foundation (TMAF) Board of Trustees, and the Board has selected a new officer. The new trustees and officer began serving this summer for TMAF, the philanthropic arm of the Texas Medical Association.


Online Testimony Opens for Virtual TMA House of Delegates - 07/14/2020

From today through Aug. 1, all TMA members can review business items for consideration by the House of Delegates and submit written testimony via TMA’s online testimony website (login required). Only testimony submitted via this method will be considered by the Special Session Reference Committee.


TMA Awards 15 Scholarships to Minority Medical Students - 07/13/2020

Fifteen minority students entering Texas medical schools this fall each will receive a $10,000 scholarship from the Texas Medical Association (TMA). The students were selected for their academic achievement, commitment to community service, and desire to care for Texas’ increasingly diverse population.


TMA Physicians Award Exceptional Science Teachers - 06/15/2020

As physicians, epidemiologists, and health care workers lead the fight against a global pandemic, the Texas Medical Association (TMA) named nine Texas science teachers winners of its 2020 Ernest and Sarah Butler Awards for Excellence in Science Teaching. This program year marks the 30th anniversary of the awards, designed to motivate teachers to inspire future doctors and scientists.


New TMA Leaders Chosen Amid Historic Pandemic - 06/01/2020

Despite the suspension of the Texas Medical Association House of Delegates due to the COVID-19 pandemic, special provisions in TMA’s bylaws allowed for limited elections to take place on May 2, including that of Edinburg internist E. Linda Villarreal, MD, as president-elect. And Diana L. Fite, MD, took office as planned as TMA’s 155th president.


Houston Emergency Physician Becomes TMA’s 155th President Amidst Public Health Emergency - 05/05/2020

Standing in a near-empty auditorium in the Texas Medical Association (TMA) headquarters, Houston emergency physician Diana L. Fite, MD, today took the oath of office to become the 155th president of America’s largest state medical society. TMA installed Dr. Fite as president before a live and online gathering of the organization’s Board of Trustees and outgoing president David C. Fleeger, MD.


San Antonians Elected TMA Alliance President, President-Elect - 05/05/2020

The Texas Medical Association Alliance (TMAA) has elected two San Antonio residents as its president and president-elect. President Martha Vijjeswarapu and President-Elect Jennifer Hailey Lewis began their one-year terms Friday. TMAA is the community service and advocacy arm of the Texas Medical Association (TMA), comprising physicians and their spouses and partners.


TMA Names Valley Physician President-Elect, Picks Top Posts in Historic Meeting - 05/05/2020

The COVID-19 pandemic prompted the action of the Texas Medical Association’s (TMA’s) “Disaster Board of Trustees” to fill in for its policymaking body to elect TMA’s president-elect for the first time in its 167-year history, choosing Edinburg internist E. Linda Villarreal, MD, for the position, while also naming several other top leaders.


It’s Your House – Come On In - 03/31/2020

The Texas Medical Association House of Delegates. That’s a mouthful. It’s also a great house. And it’s your house. The House of Delegates is nearly 600 women and men physicians, residents, and medical students of all specialties


Some of TexMed 2020 Going Virtual - 03/18/2020

TexMed 2020 will not take place in Fort Worth on May 1-2, Texas Medical Association President David C. Fleeger, MD, announced Tuesday. The TMA House of Delegates, however, will convene in a virtual format on those same dates, using a focused agenda to address the key issues before the house.


TMA Grant to Help Combat Hepatitis in Fort Worth - 02/18/2020

Underserved patients at two Fort Worth clinics will receive testing and treatment for hepatitis B thanks to a grant from the Texas Medical Association’s (TMA’s) Be Wise — ImmunizeSM program.


Four Texas Communities Receive Vaccination Grants - 02/18/2020

Four communities across Texas will receive disease-preventing and potentially life-saving vaccinations, thanks to Texas Medical Association’s (TMA’s) Be Wise —ImmunizeSM program. TMA recently awarded $7,600 in grants to physicians, medical students, and TMA Alliance (TMAA) chapters (comprising physician volunteers and their spouses), to provide free and low-cost vaccinations to uninsured and underinsured Texans in their hometowns. 


TMA Grant to Help Vaccinate El Pasoans for Free - 02/18/2020

Children and adults in two Texas communities, El Paso and Houston, will receive disease-preventing and potentially life-saving vaccinations, thanks to special grants from the Texas Medical Association’s (TMA’s) Be Wise —ImmunizeSM program. TMA recently awarded $3,300 in grants to TMA chapters at two of the state’s medical schools to provide free vaccinations to uninsured and underinsured Texans in their hometowns.


TMA Grant to Help Vaccinate Houstonians for Free - 02/18/2020

Children and adults in two Texas communities, Houston and El Paso, will receive disease-preventing and potentially life-saving vaccinations, thanks to special grants from the Texas Medical Association’s (TMA’s) Be Wise —ImmunizeSM program. TMA recently awarded $3,300 in grants to TMA chapters at two of the state’s medical schools to provide free vaccinations to uninsured and underinsured Texans in their hometowns.


TMA Grant to Help San Antonians Fight Flu - 02/18/2020

Underserved patients at various San Antonio clinics will receive influenza vaccines thanks to a grant from the Texas Medical Association’s (TMA’s) Be Wise — ImmunizeSM program. TMA recently awarded the TMA Chapter at UT Health San Antonio’s Joe R. & Teresa Lozano Long School of Medicine the funds to provide 150 free flu shots for patients at five student-run clinics. Vaccines will be given weekly through the end of January.


Eight Texas Communities Receive Vaccination Grants - 02/18/2020

Eight communities across Texas will receive disease-preventing and potentially life-saving vaccinations, thanks to Texas Medical Association’s (TMA’s) Be Wise —ImmunizeSM program.  The program awarded grants totaling nearly $18,000 to physicians, medical students, and TMA Alliance chapters (comprising physicians and physicians’ spouses), who often partner with other local organizations to provide free and low-cost vaccinations to uninsured and underinsured Texans.  


Grants Enable Six Texas Cities to Fight Vaccine-Preventable Illnesses - 02/18/2020

People in six Texas communities will receive disease-preventing and potentially life-saving vaccinations, thanks to special grants from the Texas Medical Association’s ( TMA’s) Be Wise —ImmunizeSM program. TMA recently awarded $13,500 in grants to physicians and TMA Alliance (TMAA) chapters to provide free and low-cost vaccinations to uninsured and underinsured Texans in their hometowns.


Have Fun and Network at TMA Foundation Gala - 02/12/2020

The art of medicine and the artistic side of Fort Worth will be celebrated at the TMA Foundation gala, which helps support TMA’s health improvement, science, and quality of care programs, and family of medicine community health initiatives.


Bryan, Fort Worth Nonprofit Clinics Win TMA Foundation Health Awards - 01/28/2020

Low-income, uninsured people in Bryan can get health care, and underserved Texans can access vision-saving surgery, thanks to the two special health care nonprofits recognized by the Texas Medical Association Foundation’s (TMAF’s) 2020 John P. McGovern Champion of Health Awards. TMAF presented the awards to the honorees on Saturday at the TMA Winter Conference, in Austin.


Climate Change, Surprise Billing/Insurance Delays to Top TMA Conference - 01/22/2020

How does climate change threaten the health and survival of humans? Beyond obvious threats like heatstroke, doctors and other scientists suspect climate change factored in the 2012 Dallas epidemic of West Nile encephalitis and the spread of other tropical diseases shared by mosquitos. One physician expert points to climate change as a contributing factor for allergies, asthma, worse COPD conditions, and heart attacks. Physicians will address this timely issue and more during the 2020 Texas Medical Association (TMA) Winter Conference in Austin this week.


Give the Gift of Good Health This Holiday Season - 11/25/2019

Help your loved ones spread good health this holiday season by making a gift in their name to the Texas Medical Association Foundation. Gifts made to the foundation on or before Dec. 31 (or postmarked no later than Dec. 31) are eligible for 2019 tax benefits according to federal law.


TMA Foundation Grants Support Better Health Across Texas - 11/07/2019

Residents of eight Texas counties will benefit from nearly $22,500 in Texas Medical Association Foundation (TMAF) grant funding to help them live better, healthier lives. TMAF recently awarded funds to four county medical societies and three county chapters of the TMA Alliance (a volunteer, community service and advocacy organization comprising physicians, spouses, and partners).