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Communications Committee


The Communication Committee develops original editorial content for newsletter and web site; encourages interactive electronic communication between members; searches out and provides qualified content; determine and implements editorial policies; moderates bulletin boards and list serves; plans strategically for the future development of Chapter communications


Credentials/Membership Committee
Co-Chair: Steve Hays, MD, FACP
Co-Chair: Wilson Lam, MD, FACP


Credentials/Membership Committee assists the Governors in reviewing applications for Member and Fellow; promotes membership in TXACP and ACP.


Education Committee
Cynthia Peacock, MD, FAAP, FACP, FAADM, Host Governor
Co-Chair: Drew Payne, DO, FACP



The Education Committee plans the educational program for the Texas Chapter Annual Scientific Meeting held each Fall around the state.


Health and Public Policy Committee
Co-Chair:  Jimmy Widmer, MD, MPH
Co-Chair: Alejandro Moreno, MBBS, MPH, JD, MACP


The Health and Public Policy Committee is one of two committees dealing with advocacy issues for TXACP Services. The committee is responsible for legislative issues including medical liability reform, managed care reforms such as standardized contracts and physician negotiation, and scope of practice negotiations. The committee monitors developments in medical practice and health care delivery affecting the health care of patients and the practice of internal medicine and its subspecialties. In addition, the committee advises and directs the work of the chapter's advocacy staff in implementing the chapter's legislative agenda.


Local Nominations Committee
Co-Chair: Julia Andrieni, MD, FACP
Co-Chair: Wilson Lam, MD, FACP


Local Nominations Committee recruits and nominates candidates to run in statewide elections for Directors and Officers of the Board


Medical Student Committee
Co-Chair: Karen Szauter, MD, FACP
Co-Chair: Maureen Francis, MD, FACP


Medical Student Committee oversees the administration of the General Internal Medicine Statewide Preceptorship Program (GIMSPP); serves as liaison with medical schools; promotes career choice of internal medicine; supports internal medicine student groups; hosts medical student competitions and events during the annual Chapter meeting


Residents Committee
Co-Chair: Suma Pokala, MD, FACP
Co-Chair: Austin Metting, MD, FACP


Residents Committee maintains active affiliations with all Texas residency programs to promote the choice of internal medicine as a career; increases participation by Associates and residents in Chapter activities; promotes membership in ACP; hosts events for residents during the annual Chapter meeting


Wellness Committee
Co-Chair: Stacey Rose, MD, FACP
Co-Chair: Sabina Lee, MD, FACP


Wellness committee and the Chapter's ACP Wellness Champions is to promote the rationale for investing in clinician well-being, share key evidence-based strategies to improve clinician well-being and professional satisfaction, and foster the development of chapter-based communities that support well-being and professional satisfaction.

Texas Chapter's Wellness Champions: Stacey Rose, Sabina Lee, Megan Newman and Tarek Naguib.


Women in Medicine
Co-Chair: Sarah Candler, MD, MPH, FACP
Co-Chair: Kimberly Sims, MD, FACP


This committee will foster the growth of College membership by improving and communicating relevant college, chapter activities, products, services and benefits to special groups within the membership and potential membership. Initiate new ideas and strategies for addressing issues affecting women in medicine and focus on interest areas and opportunities impacting women physicians.


Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Co-Chair: Felicia Jordan, MD, MBA, FACP
Co-Chair: Alejandro Moreno, MBBS, MPH, JD, MACP


This new committee has been established to further guide the Chapter Diversity Policy, to focus on our Chapter’s Vision, Core Values, to better reflect that diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) are essential and valued pillars of the chapter. The Vision, Values and Policy are aligned with ACP’s DEI policy, which outlines ACP’s belief that a commitment to DEI strengthens the organization’s capacity to respond to the needs of its members, patients, the profession and the public.

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