E-mail not displaying correctly? View it in your browser.
BCM Family Newslink Banner

NewsLink, Jan. 11, 2019
Please submit items for the weekly Newslink to Dana Benson.

Archive / BCM Family / BCM News on Twitter

Awards and Recognitions

Erdman to lead PA Program

Katherine ErdmanKatherine Erdman, PA-C, has been named the new program director for the Physician Assistant Program in the School of Health Professions. A distinguished fellow of the American Academy of Physician Assistants, she has served as interim director since July 1.

Goodman elected as fellow to ACNP

Dr. Wayne GoodmanDr. Wayne Goodman, chair of the Menninger Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, has been elected to be a fellow of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology. Founded in 1961, the ACNP is a professional, international organization of leading brain scientists.

Samson appointed to ACGME work group

Dr. Susan SamsonDr. Susan Samson, associate professor of medicine – endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism, was appointed to the Diabetes, Endocrinology, and Metabolism Milestones Working Group of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education. The group is developing a set of milestones to be used by programs in the trainee competency areas of interpersonal and communication skills, practice-based learning and improvement, systems-based practice and professionalism.

Article on solid tumors in infants on best-of list

Dr. Wendy Allen-RhoadesDr. Sarah WhittleDr. Nino RainussoA paper authored by Drs. Wendy Allen-Rhoades, Sarah Whittle and Nino Rainusso of Baylor and Texas Children's Cancer and Hematology Centers was included on the 2018 list of most-read articles in Pediatrics in Review, an official journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Their article, "Pediatric Solid Tumors of Infancy: An Overview," was in the February 2018 issue.


Early bird pricing for breast cancer run

Help support breast cancer awareness, education and research by joining the Baylor team for Harley's Angels Battle against Breast Cancer 5k Fun Run, March 16 at the San Jacinto Battleground in La Porte. Sign up by Jan. 15 for the early bird price of $25; 250 BCM BeWell Vitality points available.

Jan. 15: Evenings with Genetics continues

The Evenings with Genetics seminar series for patients and families continues in the new year with a Jan. 15 talk on "Cystic Fibrosis, Genetics and Personalized Medicine." All events in the free series led by Baylor and other experts are held at the Children's Museum of Houston, 1500 Binz, and start at 7 p.m. with light refreshments at 6:30 p.m. See the full schedule of spring 2019 seminars.

Jan. 16: MoneyTalk on budgeting

A new College financial wellness program called MoneyTalk will launch Jan. 16 at noon in Cullen Auditorium on budgeting, led by Avo Mavilian from the Houston Chapter of the Society for Financial Awareness. Additional seminars in 2019 will cover other aspects of financial planning and wellness. BCM BeWell Vitality points available.

Jan. 17: Professionalism talk

The Center for Professionalism presents "Assessment of Professionalism as an Obligation for Self-Regulation," by Dr. Maxine Papadakis, professor at the University of California, San Francisco, Thursday, Jan. 17, at 12:15 p.m. in room M112 and again at 4 p.m. in room 201A at main Baylor. The lectures are approved for AMA PRA credit and ethics and/or professional responsibility credit. Papadakis is the author of a New England Journal of Medicine article that ties integrity issues among trainees with subsequent medical board complaints.

Jan. 26: Cycle for a good cause!

Join the Dan L Duncan Comprehensive Cancer Center's gynecologic oncology group for its annual Spin for GYN fundraiser, Jan. 26, 2 – 5 p.m. at LA Fitness, 2130 W. Holcombe Blvd. This fun spin class event led by pro trainers benefits the Woman to Woman program, which assists low-income gynecologic cancer patients at Harris Health's Smith Clinic and the Texas Children's Pavilion for Women. Includes music, door prizes, lunch and more; BCM BeWell Vitality points available! Register online.

College News

New and improved pay statement access

Baylor has partnered with the payroll management service ADP to bring employees better access to pay statements and W-2s. The new ADP tool offers numerous benefits, including the option to access pay statements and W-2s from any computer, mobile phone or tablet. It also offers an interface with third-party software such as TurboTax to make tax preparation easier. Use of this tool is completely optional, and employees still will be able to view earnings statement online through ESS. The College also has redesigned its earnings statements to make them easier to understand and use. Registration for the new ADP payroll tool opens Jan. 10. Find instructions and an FAQ on the Office of Finance intranet page, and for more information email payroll@bcm.edu.

Cookies for BIPAI!

Lend your support to the Baylor College of Medicine International Pediatric AIDS Initiative by placing a Tiff's Treats order and using code BIPAI2019. Each time the code is used, 10 percent of the sale will support BIPAI, and the organization with the most sales at the end of January will earn $20,000. Order now, and share the code with friends and family!

Be a SMART program mentor!

Today is the last day to complete a Mentor Commitment Form for the 2019 Summer Undergraduate Research Training (SMART) program. Over a nine-week period, undergraduate students will work in a Baylor laboratory and attend research seminars, professional development workshops and GRE prep classes to broaden their exposure and prepare them for scientific careers. Learn more or email eveliny@bcm.edu.

Faculty in the News

Read Baylor's 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.

Follow BCM

facebook icon facebook icon twitter icon youtube icon linkedin icon Instagram icon