Awards and Recognitions
Corrigan named best legal counsel in Houston
Robert Corrigan, senior vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary at Baylor, has received a Houston Business Journal 2015 Best Corporate Counsel Award. Corrigan was the winner in the small legal department category. He was recognized in particular for his work on two complex joint venture agreements – one between Baylor and CHI St. Luke’s and the other between Baylor and Miraca Holdings. Honorees were nominated by their peers and then a judging panel selected the finalists and winners based on submitted applications, which included letters of recommendations from CEOs. Corrigan and other winners were honored at a ceremony Sept. 29 at Hotel ZaZa.
Ellis gives breast cancer award lecture
Dr. Matthew Ellis, director of the Lester and Sue Smith Breast Center and a McNair Scholar at Baylor, recently gave the 2015 American Society of Clinical Oncology’s Gianni Bonadonna Breast Cancer Award lecture in San Francisco. He received the award for his contributions to research and mentoring. For more information on the prestigious award, read the press release.
McLaughlin elected to state allied health board
Dr. Robert McLaughlin, dean of Baylor’s School of Allied Health Sciences, was recently elected to a two-year position on the board of directors of the Texas Society of Allied Health Professions and was inducted Sept. 25. The society is dedicated to enhancing and promoting education, research and clinical practice of allied health professionals in the state.
Alkek Award to Justino
An additional 2015 Alkek Award for Pilot Projects in Experimental Therapeutics was awarded to Dr. Henri Justino, associate professor of pediatrics, section of cardiology, for his project “Pre-clinical Evaluation of a Stent-mounted Pulmonary Valve Targeted to Pediatric Congenital Heart Disease.” The award supports preclinical translational research necessary for developing promising therapeutic targets, devices or diagnostic assays for clinical applications. Other recipients of the 2015 award were previously announced. It is made possible through a generous gift from the Alkek Foundation.
DocTalk Oct. 12
The next DocTalk is Monday, Oct. 12, at noon at the Jamail Specialty Care Center, room 120, featuring Dr. Waqar Qureshi, professor of medicine, on “That gut feeling … when to see a doctor.” He will offer an overview of stomach and colon health. Eligible employees who attend will receive BCM BeWell Vitality points. Bring your lunch and join the discussion!
Evening with Genetics Oct. 13
The next seminar in the Evening with Genetics series is “Puberty and Sexual Development in Teens with Disabilities” on Tuesday, Oct. 13, at 7 p.m. at the Children’s Museum of Houston. It will be presented by Dr. Adiaha Spinks-Franklin, assistant professor of pediatrics at Baylor and the Meyer Center for Developmental Pediatrics at Texas Children’s Hospital. The program is free but registration is required. Light refreshments will be served at 6:30 with music by the TMC Orchestra.
New room for Oct. 14 Ben Taub flu vaccines
Flu vaccines offered by the Occupational Health Program at Ben Taub Hospital on Oct. 14 are being moved to a new location – Room 4SP 20002 (fourth floor conference room) – still from 2 to 4 p.m.
There will be a Compassion and the Art of Medicine lecture today at 12:10 p.m. in Cullen Auditorium on “When Doctors Become Patients.” The next talk in the series is Friday, Oct. 16, also at 12:10 p.m. in Cullen, on “Treating the Patient, Not the Disease,” presented by Dr. Deepa Somcio, assistant professor of family and community medicine.
Fun runs: Show your support by signing up
- Oct. 10: You can still support student wellness initiatives by registering for the student-organized BCM Wellness 5K Race and 1K Fun Run, Saturday, Oct. 10, at Baylor.
- Oct. 17: Baylor is a sponsor of the Child Advocates Superhero Run/Walk Saturday, Oct. 17, benefitting Child Advocates Inc., a nonprofit organization that supports children in foster care. Wear your favorite superhero costume to the run! Be one of the first 25 participants to register and receive free registration by using the code BAYLORCM. Register online.
- Nov. 14: The fifth annual Alex's 5K and Kids 1K Run/Walk is Saturday, Nov. 14, at 8 a.m. at Tom Bass Regional Park. The event honors the life of Alex Jamrich, son of Dr. Milan Jamrich, professor of molecular and cellular biology, and his wife, Kathi Mahon, a former Baylor faculty member, and raises money for local and national autism programs. Register online.
Open Enrollment 2016
The 2016 Open Enrollment period for benefits-eligible employees and residents is Oct. 5 through Oct. 16. Information meetings will be held during the Open Enrollment period (BCM BeWell Vitality points available). See the full schedule of meetings. For Open Enrollment questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Domestic Violence Awareness
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Baylor is showing support by encouraging all community members to participate in Wear Purple Day on Tuesday, Oct. 13, to acknowledge the more than 100 Texas women who lose their lives to domestic violence each year. Learn what you can do to help by visiting the Houston Area Women’s Center website, the Texas Council on Family Violence or Baylor’s webpage on Intimate Partner Violence.
Faculty in the News
Dr. Sreedhar Mandayam was quoted in a Houston Chronicle story on hepatitis C. In addition, tropical diseases were featured prominently in the news this week. See Baylor's news media mentions in this week’s Faculty in the News.