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Department of Family and Community Medicine

Department of Family and Community Medicine

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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 Lectureship in Family Medicine

 

The Role of Family Medicine and Primary Care in the Health and Health Care of our Communities

Ted Epperly, M.D.
President and CEO of the Family Medicine Residency of Idaho



Dr. EpperlyThis fast paced lecture will discuss the current problems and challenges of our health care system. Family Medicine and Primary Care are important foundational disciplines to focus on health and to restore balance to the healthcare system. Only by redirecting our efforts to ensure an adequate primary care workforce can we truly provide accessible and affordable healthcare that will meet the Quadruple Aim of better health for communities, a better healthcare experience for people, lower cost of healthcare and healthier physician workforce.

Dr. Epperly, is the President and CEO of the Family Medicine Residency of Idaho, a large Federally Qualified Teaching Health Center comprised of eight FQHC clinics, three ACGME family medicine residency programs, and four fellowships.
He received an undergraduate degree in Biology and Anthropology from Utah State University in 1976. He Graduated from the University of Washington School of Medicine in 1980. Dr. Epperly completed his residency in Family Medicine at Madigan Army Medical Center, Fort Lewis, Washington in 1983. He completed a faculty development fellowship at the University of North Carolina in 1986 and achieved an additional CAQ in Geriatrics. Dr. Epperly retired July 2001 as Colonel after serving 21 years in the United States Army.
Dr. Epperly served as the past President and Board Chair of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) representing 135,000 family physicians across the country. He is a current member of the ACGME Board of Directors that has responsibility of all residency and fellowship training for over 125,000 residents and fellows of all specialties in the United States. He currently serves as the Governor-appointed Chairman of the Board for the Idaho Healthcare Coalition that is in charge of helping transform healthcare for the State of Idaho. Dr. Epperly is a member of multiple other Boards of Directors and the President of several non-profit organizations. He has published over 50 articles and book chapters and he is a staunch supporter of Family Medicine education, research, and both rural and underserved health care. His award winning book Fractured: America’s Broken Health Care System and What Must Be Done To Heal It provides excellent insight to the U.S healthcare system and can be found on Amazon.


Please join us for a thought-provoking evening with Ted Epperly, M.D.

Tuesday, March 13, 2018 - 5:00 Heavy Appetizer Reception - 5:30 Presentation

The event is free and open to the public at the UC Davis School of Medicine
Education Building, Room 1222
4610 X Street, Sacramento, CA 95817
Free parking will be available in Lot 12, located at 45th Street and Y Street

           Kindly RSVP to http://SnivelyMarch2018.eventbrite.com

 

Save the date: Upcoming Snively Presentations:

Alicia Fernandez, M.D.
 from University of California, San Francisco in May 2018

 

For more information, please contact hs-snively@ucdavis.edu

PAST SNIVELY EVENTS*

 
February 6, 2018: Ronald Epstein, MD, Professor of Family Medicine with Tenure, Psychiatry and Medicine, Director, Center for Communication and Disparities Research, University of Rochester School of Medicine. His informative talk, Attending: Medicine, Mindfulness and Humanity. Click here to view Dr. Eptein's’s presentation.
 
January 9, 2018:  Jerome Kassirer, M.D.., Tufts University, School of Medicine, Boston, MA.and Editor-in-Chief Emeritus, New England Journal of Medicine  Title: Three Personal Stories, their Unanticipated Outcomes and their Revelation for Academic Medicine. Please click here to see the video.
 
November 14, 2017:  John Ioannidis, M.D., DSc C.F., Rehnborg Professor in Disease Prevention, Professor of Medicine, of Health Research and Policy, of Statistics and of Biomedical Data Science, and Co-Director, Meta-Research Innovation Center at Stanford (METRICS), Stanford University.  Biomedical Research: the false and the true, the waste and the useful (click here to see a video of this presentation)
 
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)

 

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