February 2023

In this Issue...

Member Spotlight
Virtual Business of Medicine Event
Retired Physician Organization Luncheon
First Tuesdays at the Capitol
Save the Date: TCMS and TCMA Installation Dinner
Dell Medical School Events
Combating Vaccine Hesitancy

Dr. James Bray, Sports Medicine

How cool is it to be the UT team physician? Dr. James Bray would know—he has held this position since 2012. But his UT loyalties existed prior to this dream job. Bray attended UT as an undergraduate and attended medical school at UT Medical School in San Antonio, so his Longhorn ties are not new. He went on to complete a family medicine residency and a sports medicine fellowship at Moses Cone Hospital in North Carolina. Summing up his current position Bray says, “As a primary care sports medicine physician, I have the privilege of working with not only elite athletes as my patients, but also colleagues that  are extraordinary health care professionals. My favorite part of my profession is having the opportunity to discuss cutting edge nutrition, sports science and medicine with some of the most knowledgeable clinicians in the country and being able to convey that to a truly exceptional patient population.” Read more .

Virtual Business of Medicine Presentation: Meet New Dell Med Dean Claudia Lucchinetti, MD

Dell Medical School Dean Lucchinetti also serves as Senior Vice President for Medical Affairs at UT Austin, and comes to Dell Med after nearly 30 years at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.
This “in conversation” event will be moderated by TCMS President Jonathan MacClements, MD.

Date: Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2023
Time: 12:00 - 1:00 PM


Retired Physicians Organization February Luncheon

Speaker: Kate Winkler Dawson, author of American Sherlock: Murder, Forensics, and the Birth of American CSI

Date: Thursday, February 23, 2023
Time: 11:30 AM
Place: Tarrytown Methodist Church

Cost: $25 per person


Taking Medicine’s Message to the Capitol

Legislators need to hear from you–their physician, medical student, and alliance constituents – to understand how proposed legislation can potentially impact the practice of medicine in Texas. Register to be a part of the 88th Texas Legislative Session First Tuesdays.

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TCMS and TCMA Installation Dinner

Friday, March 24, 2023 | 6:30 PM
Austin Central Library

Dr. Jonathan MacClements will be officially installed as the 2023 TCMS president and Christi Dammert will be installed as the TCM Alliance president. This event includes dinner and will be held at the Austin Central Library—an architectural masterpiece overlooking the city.

Dell Medical School Events

Arrested Development? Transitional Age Youth with Medical Illness
Feb. 7, Dell Children’s Medical Center, 1345 Philomena

Anorexia Nervosa: Some New Thoughts About an Old Disorder
Feb. 21, Health Discovery Building, 1601 Trinity Street

Contact Barbara Springer for more information.

Combatting Vaccine Hesitancy

Dell Children's Medical Center, working with the University of Texas Dell Medical School and Ascension's Medical Response Unit, received a grant from the Department of State Health Services (DSHS) of Texas for a "Conversations with the Community" initiative aimed at combating vaccine hesitancy. The following tools are available to you at no cost. Read more.
Friends of the Society:

The following ads represent some of the 2023 TCMS sponsors. Thanks to their support, educational, social, and family events are made possible for TCMS members. Please consider their services.