BCM Family NewsLink, Jan. 13, 2012

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Awards and Recognitions

Dr. Shah takes on new Ben Taub leadership position

Dr. Asim Shah Dr. Asim Shah, assistant professor in the Menninger Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at BCM, was recently promoted to associate chief of psychiatry at Harris County Hospital District's Ben Taub General Hospital.

Dr. Abraham's article named most read of 2011

Dr. Neena Abraham Medscape named Dr. Neena Abraham's article on the safety of concomitant prescription of proton pump inhibitors and clopidogrel the No. 1 most read article of 2011 by gastroenterologists. Abraham is associate professor of medicine – gastroenterology. Medscape, an online medical journal, is part of the WebMD Health Professional Network. It offers specialists, primary care physicians and other health professionals integrated medical information and educational tools and includes more than 125 medical journals and textbooks.

Events

Tropical Medicine information session scheduled

An information session to learn more about the summer 2012 session of the Diploma of Tropical Medicine will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 18, 4-6 p.m., in M321 DeBakey Building. To attend, please RSVP to Nedra Booker at booker@bcm.edu.

BCM blood drive

A blood drive will be held at BCM in Rayzor Lounge on Wednesday, Jan. 18, and Thursday, Jan. 19, from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Walk-ins are welcome or to schedule an appointment, please contact the Blood Center at 713-791-6665. Everyone who donates will receive a free t-shirt.

Student social Jan. 19

The TMC Student Affairs Advisory Council would like to invite all students to a social, Jan. 19 from 4-6 p.m. at Trevisio's, 6th Floor, John P. McGovern Commons Building. Hors d'oeuvres will be served and drawings for prizes will take place.

College News

Go Texans!

Texans bannerA banner congratulating the Houston Texans on their first playoff win and wishing them luck in their upcoming game against the Baltimore Ravens was signed by members of the BCM family and given to Bob McNair, owner of the team and a member of the BCM Board of Trustees. Tune into the game at noon on Sunday on KHOU Channel 11.

BCM Student-Faculty Mentoring Program looking for new mentors

New mentors are being sought for the BCM Student-Faculty Mentoring Program. The mentors will serve as facilitators for the BCM doctoring course, Patient, Physician, and Society (PPS). PPS has the primary goal of teaching basic interviewing and physical examination skills, medical communication and reinforcing the fundamental values of the medical profession.

In addition to facilitating the PPS course, they will facilitate their students' personal and professional development through individual meetings every six months. Applications will be available by Jan. 20, 2012.

For more information, contact Cindy Patton in the Undergraduate Medical Education Office at 713-798-7571 or cpatton@bcm.edu. Key program dates include:

Faculty in the News

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