Faculty Group Practice Newsletter

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Successful 5k Race Sets the Pace for Student-led Wellness Initiative

The American Heart Association designates April “Move More Month,” encouraging Americans to engage in regular physical activity to enjoy better health for longer. It is the same goal that drives the work of UTMB’s Preventive Medicine Initiative, the student group that organized last month’s PMI Heart and Sole 5k.

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'Walk With a Doc' Program Gets Community Members Moving

Walking has an abundance of health benefits – even more so when it comes with a physician-led conversation about wellness. That is the philosophy behind “Walk With a Doc,” a program that spans thousands of chapters across the United States, including one in Galveston helmed by UTMB faculty and students.

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Doctors' Day Celebration at UTMB Health

UTMB celebrated National Doctors' Day on Friday, March 29, with breakfast at all four hospital campuses and gifts for all physicians. Thanks to our doctors for their hard work to keep families and communities healthy! We appreciate all you do.

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Extending Clinical Expertise and Support to the Antarctic

The Center for Polar Medical Operations (CPMO) serves a unique role and function among UTMB departments, but like many clinical areas, it benefits from the support and expertise of an Advanced Practice Provider. Suzette Roberts, MSN, APRN, FNP-C, has served as the Medical Processing Manager for the Center for Polar Medical Operations (CPMO) at UTMB for four years.

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Enjoying Active Lives for Longer with Joint Replacement

Engaging in active hobbies, keeping up with grandchildren, and maintaining physical fitness are important goals for many individuals entering their senior years. Paul Dicpinigaitis, MD, makes it his mission to help patients overcome the pain and limitations of damaged hip and knee joints to enjoy the active lives they desire.

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March Winner - Where in the UTMB

Congratulations to Robert Africa, MD, PGY-1 in the Department of Otolaryngology. He was the first to identify the UTMB Health Primary and Specialty Care Clinic in Texas City.

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eConsults are an assessment and management service in which a treating faculty or APP requests advice or opinion from a specialist to provide advice and/or opinion in treating and/or management of the patient’s problem without fact-to-face contact with the consultant.

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UTMB Epilepsy Program Accredited as Level 4 Center

The UTMB Epilepsy Program has now received accreditation by the National Association of Epilepsy Centers (NAEC) as a Level 4 Epilepsy Center, which is the highest level of accreditation offered by the NAEC.


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