Two TAFP members appointed to AAFP commissions

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Two TAFP members appointed to AAFP commissions

Two TAFP members were appointed to AAFP commissions this fall. Rebecca Gladu, M.D., has been appointed to the Commission on Health of the Public and Science, and Janet Hurley, M.D., has been appointed to the Commission on Membership and Member Services.

Gladu is the associate residency director and director of the obstetrics and hospitalist fellowships at the San Jacinto Methodist Family Medicine Residency Program in Baytown, Texas. She currently chairs the TAFP Commission on Annual Session and CME. She has been a frequent speaker at TAFP symposia, has served as program chair for many CME programs, and chaired the TAFP Commission on Academic Affairs and Section on Maternity Care. She has also participated in the Hard Hats for Little Heads program, providing bicycle helmets to children during safety demonstrations.

Gladu has served on numerous committees over the years at the residency program and the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. She has received the Dean’s Teaching Excellence Award and Best Doctors honors. She was also recognized by WIC for her support of breastfeeding.

Hurley practices at Trinity Clinic in Whitehouse, Texas, one of the TransforMed demonstration sites. Since the conclusion of the National Demonstration Project, she has gone on to give lectures on the patient-centered medical home and practice transformation. She also has been part of the Texas Medical Home Initiative serving on the initial steering committee and now on the board of directors as well as chairing their Best Practices Workgroup.

She has been involved with the Academy since medical school, first serving as a leader of her school’s FMIG and then as chair of the TAFP Section on Medical Students. As a resident she served on two AAFP commissions as well as reference committees at the National Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Medical Students. Since being in active practice, she has chaired the TAFP Task Force on Chapter Revitalization and the Section on Leadership Development, and has served on the Executive Committee twice. Hurley has been a board member for the Rose Chapter of TAFP since 2004 and currently chairs the Section on the Medical Home.

In addition to her work with AAFP and TAFP, Hurley has served on committees within her local health system, and on the board of the Northeast Texas Public Health District.