May 18, 2019
Lubbock pulmonologist Cynthia A. Jumper, MD, has been elected to the Texas Medical Association (TMA) Board of Trustees. The TMA House of Delegates policymaking body elected Dr. Jumper to a three-year term today during TexMed, the association’s annual conference, in Dallas.
“The TMA gave me my voice, and for that I will always be thankful,” said Dr. Jumper. As a new member of the board, she said, “I will be part of the team that provides the foundation for Texas physicians to drive the direction of health care in our state, which often establishes a template for the nation.”
Dr. Jumper serves as vice president of health care policy and special health initiatives at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center-Lubbock and is a former chair of internal medicine there. She is also an adjunct professor at Texas Tech University School of Law.
Dr. Jumper is active in TMA and the Lubbock County Medical Society. Since becoming a member of TMA as a student in 1984, Dr. Jumper has served on several TMA councils and committees. Dr. Jumper is a former chair of the TMA Council on Medical Education and a former member of TMA’s Council on Legislation and Council on Socioeconomics, and she is an executive board member of TEXPAC, TMA’s political action committee.
Dr. Jumper is active in advocacy for patient care and physicians. Earlier this legislative session, she testified on behalf of TMA before the Texas Legislature in favor of a bill to provide more medical residency opportunities for Texas medical students.
Dr. Jumper also is active on the national level, serving as a Texas alternate delegate to the American Medical Association (AMA), and on the AMA Council on Medical Education.
As a community caregiver and health care educator, Dr. Jumper supervises medical students at local flu clinics and health fairs, volunteers at Lubbock area medical clinics serving homeless patients, and even participates in global health care electives in Nicaragua.
TMA is the largest state medical society in the nation, representing nearly 53,000 physician and medical student members. It is located in Austin and has 110 component county medical societies around the state. TMA’s key objective since 1853 is to improve the health of all Texans.
Contact: Brent Annear (512) 370-1381; cell: (512) 656-7320; email: brent.annear[at]texmed[dot]org
Marcus Cooper (512) 370-1382; cell: (512) 650-5336; email: marcus.cooper[at]texmed[dot]org
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