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Thank you, nurses!

Nurses Week

This week marks National Nurses Week, an opportunity to say 'Thank You' to our nurses with Baylor Medicine and those working in our affiliate hospitals as well! Your daily commitment to patient care helps the College to achieve its mission of improving healthcare. Baylor Medicine nurses were celebrated at a lunch yesterday; see photos of the event.

Bike rack reminder

As more people return to campus and are considering alternate commuting options, please remember that it is a fire code violation to leave or secure bicycles in hallways inside buildings. On the main Baylor campus, bikes should be secured in any of the three bicycle racks. Locations are at the Smith Building/Garage 6 entrance just inside the security doors, the Baylor courtyard by the ABBR building, and the breezeway area between the DeBakey Building and the services building. Bike racks previously were moved to these areas from other locations outside the building to increase safety and security.

Quality improvement opportunities

Reminder that Baylor's Institute for Continuing Professional Development in Quality Improvement and Patient Safety, or I-QIPS, seeks qualified candidates to serve as QI coaches for faculty, trainees and project teams. See criteria and apply by May 15 on the I-QIPS coaches info page. Applications also are open through May 29 for the fall 2022 QI Jump Start course, an intermediate-level quality improvement training course. Learn more and apply on the course page.

Admissions Interviewing Subcommittee

The Office of Medical School Admissions announces the call for nominations for the 2022-2023 Admissions Interviewing Subcommittee. The subcommittee is charged with interviewing and evaluating applicants from varied backgrounds and with varied values, beliefs, interests, experiences and cultural viewpoints to ensure a diverse student body. Applications due May 20. Learn more about requirements and how to apply on the Faculty Opportunities page . If you have any questions, please email Marc Meave.

Welcome, Dr. Reinhart

Dr. Todd Reinhart has been named dean of the School of Health Professions, effective July 1. Reinhart holds a doctorate in cancer biology from Harvard University School of Public Health and completed postdoctoral training at the University of Minnesota and GlaxoWellcome in the United Kingdom. He led an NIH-funded laboratory at the University of Pittsburgh for nearly 20 years and has served as dean for the past six years at regional institutions in Minnesota in the sciences and health professions areas.


Webinar today: Sheriff's Office mental health resources

SPARK for Autism at Baylor and Texas Children's is hosting a webinar today at noon on mental health initiatives of the Harris County Sheriff's Office, including measures to keep people with autism spectrum disorder or intellectual disability safe. RSVP to attend.  

VA Research Week

The Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center will host Science in Service of Veterans VA Research Week May 16 – 20 to highlight its researchers' work with veterans. A plenary session featuring keynote speaker Dr. Wendy Tenhula, deputy chief research and development officer for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, will be held from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. May 16 at Hilton Garden Inn Houston Medical Center or via Zoom (meeting ID: 955 6924 1526; passcode: 282510). Guest speakers will include Dr. Mary Dickinson, senior vice president and dean of research at Baylor, and Dr. Andrew Chou, associate chief of infection prevention and control at MEDVAMC and assistant professor of medicine at Baylor. Activities, including a veterans engagement panel May 18 and a symposium May 20, will continue through the week. Find more information here.

Faculty Awards Day

Faculty Awards Day

Faculty Awards Day returns in person, Thursday, May 20, 3 – 4:30 p.m., in Cullen Auditorium with a reception following in Rayzor Lounge. Faculty Awards Day will recognize about 200 faculty members for excellence across education, clinical care and professionalism and service, including the presentation of the Barbara and Corbin J. Robertson Presidential Award for Excellence in Education, the Ben & Margaret Love Foundation Bobby Alford Award for Academic Clinical Professionalism, the Clark Faculty Service Award, the Excellence in Patient Care awards and others. 

Celebrating Dr. Goodman!

After several decades of service, Dr. Clay Goodman, Class of 1975, is retiring from his educational leadership roles. Pay tribute to this inspiring educator at the virtual celebration, Friday, May 20, at 5 p.m. by Zoom (passcode: 970053). RSVP here. You also can share a story here about how he has enhanced your experience as a learner or colleague.

Awards and Recognitions

Rosenberg elected to AAAS board

Dr. Susan RosenbergDr. Susan Rosenberg, the Ben F. Love Chair in Cancer Research, was elected to the American Association for the Advancement of Science Board of Directors during the association’s annual election, held April 7 – 21. Her four-year term begins immediately. Read more in this AAAS press release.

Faculty in the News

The pandemic has led to lapses in many people tending to their primary healthcare. Dr. James McDeavitt discusses a healthcare model that offers a solution in this Houston Business Journal op-ed. See this and Baylor's other news media mentions in Faculty in the News, and follow BCMHouston_News on Twitter to keep up with our experts in the media. Interested in science news? Read the latest in From the Labs.

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