• AAMA reelects Sherry Bogar as 2021-2022 Trustee

    The American Association of Medical Assistants installed Sherry Bogar, CMA (AAMA), CN-BC, as a 2021-2022 Trustee at its annual conference in Houston. Bogar works in the UTMB Health breast cancer and surgical oncology clinic in League City and is certified as a breast cancer and oncology patient navigator. She is a founder of the medical assistant advisory council at UTMB Health. “Medical Assistants have worked for years to prove that they are an essential part of the health care team that provides compassionate and quality patient care,” Bogar said. “The past two years in the COVID-19 era have proven how invaluable we are to every part of healthcare and how many roles we are able to fill.”

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    2021 President’s Cabinet Awards recipients announced

    Eight original projects at the University of Texas Medical Branch have earned President’s Cabinet awards totaling $211,256. The projects include support for a comprehensive care clinic at St. Vincent’s House to provide post-discharge support to heart failure patients, the creation of private spaces to promote mindfulness and relaxation among healthcare staff during stressful work situations and the purchase of specialized freezers for storing vaccines to increase Varicella vaccination rates among postpartum mothers.

  • Peers pick Vanaphan as Advanced Practice Provider of the Year

    UTMB peers of Nancy Vanaphan, a physician assistant at the UTMB Health Angleton Danbury Campus Women’s Health Clinic, elected her as the Advanced Practice Provider of the Year. The team celebrated October 6 to mark the start of Physician Assistant Week. Vanaphan, who has been practicing medicine for seven years, has been with UTMB Health for more than two years.

  • Dvorak named Jess Hay Endowment recipient

    Nolan Michael Dvorak is a recipient of the Jess Hay Endowment for Chancellor’s Graduate Student Research Fellowship. Only two outstanding graduate students from UT System institutions get this honor each year, thanks to a generous endowment established by former UT System Regent Jess Hay.