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Department of Family and Community Medicine

Department of Family and Community Medicine

History

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Throughout his career, George Snively, M.D., was a dedicated clinician and researcher with a passion for training the next generation of primary care clinicians. In 1973, he was appointed Professor of Family Practice in the School of Medicine at the University of California, Davis, and in 1980 was appointed the Chair of the Department. He provided outstanding leadership in the Department during the formative years of this new discipline of Family Practice. He was committed to the education of family physicians and family nurse practitioners/physician assistants, and was successful in recruiting faculty members with outstanding clinical, teaching and research skills.


To honor her husband and his passion for primary care and medical education after his death, his wife, Dr. Suzanne Snively, established the "George Snively Visiting Professorship in Family Medicine." Over the years, the Snively Professorship has provided wonderful opportunities for our faculty, residents, FNP/PA students and medical students to interact with some of the country's finest academic physicians.

Snively Visiting Professorship in Family Medicine

 

Each year we are pleased to welcome a series of distinguished individuals to share their research and knowledge with the UC Davis community. Speakers for the 2017-18 lecture series will be announced shortly. Please check back for details. To be added to the invitation list, please contact hs-snively@ucdavis.edu.

 

PAST SNIVELY EVENTS*

March 7, 2017: Peter V. Lee, Executive Director of Covered California, joined the UC Davis community to share Lessons Learned from the Affordable Care Act Implementation in California. His presentation described the development of policy, benefit design, marketing and regulation of our state’s health benefit exchange, an effort that lowered California’s uninsured rate from 17% to 7%. Click here to view Mr. Lee's presentation.
 
November 1, 2016: Nadine Burke-Harris, MD, MPH, CEO and Founder of the Center for Youth Wellness in San Francisco, provided an inspiring discussion of adverse childhood experiences and their impact on health. Click here to view Dr. Burke-Harris' presentation.
 
February 23, 2016: Michael LeFevre, MD, MSPH, Future of Family Medicine Professor and Vice Chair, Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of Missouri School of Medicine. His informative talk, Postacards from the Edge: Science Confronts Practice, explored the challenges when scientific evidence contradicts traditional clinical practices. Click here to view Dr. LeFevre’s presentation.
 
November 4, 2014:  Denise V. Rodgers, M.D., Vice Chancellor for Interprofessional Programs in Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences, she also serves as the Hunterdon Chair in Interprofessional Education at Rutgers-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School where she is a professor in the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health.  (click here to see a video of the presentation)
 
April 22, 2014: Joseph Kvedar, M.D.  Founder and Director, Center for Connected Health, Partners HealthCare
 
April 17, 2012:  Anthony Iton, M.D., J.D., MPH, Senior Vice President for Healthy Communities at The California Endowment.  
 
November 20, 2013:  Bechara Choucair, M.D., Commissioner  for Chicago Health, presented "Transforming the Health of the Community". (click here to see video of the presentation)
 
February 28, 2012:  David Ansell, M.D., MPH, Professor, Rush University Medical Center, author of "COUNTY: Life, Death and Politics at Chicago's Public Hospital", Academy Chicago Publishers; First Edition (May 31, 2011). Please click here to see video of the presentation.
 
October 11, 2011:   Richard Deyo, M.D.Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, OR. Title: A billion here, a billion there…Is Medical Overuse Crippling the U.S.?  Please click here (PDF) for Dr. Deyo's presentation.
 
April 14, 2011:  Robert Berenson, M.D.The Urban Institute, Washington, DC. Title: Prospects for Primary Care Payment Improvement: Good Policy Meets Political Reality. Please click here (PDF) for Dr. Berenson's presentation, and here to see the video.
 
January 18, 2011:  Robert Reid, M.D., Ph.D., M.P.H., Group Health Research Institute, Seattle, WA.  Title: Reinvigorating Primary Care in the Form of the Patient Centered Medical Home. Please click here (PDF) to view a handout of Dr. Reid's presentation, and here to see the video.
 
November 3, 2010Kevin Grumbach, M.D., UC San Franciso, Department of Family & Community Medicine, San Franciso, CA. Title: Health Care Reform and the Future of Primary Care (click here to see video of the presentation)

 

*The presentation material and videos are intended for personal, non-commercial, educational use.  Please do not re-broadcast or otherwise distribute this material without prior written permission from the UC Davis Department of Family & Community Medicine.