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Awards and Recognitions

Giordano to lead infectious disease section

Dr. Thomas GiordanoDr. Thomas Giordano, associate professor of medicine, has been appointed chief of the section of infectious disease in the Department of Medicine. Giordano's work has focused on improving care delivery and adherence to treatment for people with HIV in the U.S.

Shah invited to join cardiology leadership program

Dr. Tina ShahDr. Tina Shah, assistant professor of medicine – cardiology, was selected to join the American College of Cardiology's prestigious Leadership Academy. This two-year leadership development program is designed to provide a broad understanding of leadership styles and skills. The curriculum is developed with the needs of early career members in mind and provides an awareness of concepts and techniques relevant to leading effectively within one's institution and within the ACC.

Srivaths to serve in advisory role to blood disorder group

Dr. Lakshmi SrivathsDr. Lakshmi Srivaths, associate professor of pediatrics – hematology, has been inducted into the Medical Advisory Council for the Foundation for Women and Girls with Blood Disorders. In this role she will be instrumental in supporting the Foundation's goals by educating medical providers within and outside their specialties, enhancing the clinical and public health knowledge base and advancing research in the area of blood disorders that affect women and girls.


Jan. 24: DocTalk on allergies

Jordan GarnerDocTalk will be held Wednesday, Jan. 24, at noon in Cullen Auditorium with Jordan Garner, nurse practitioner in the Department of Otolaryngology. He will speak on allergy identification, testing and management. DocTalk is an informal seminar series with Baylor experts on a variety of health topics. Eligible employees who attend may receive BCM BeWell Vitality points.

Jan. 25: Enhance teamwork skills at workshop

The first Team Discovery of 2018, "Interprofessionalism: There is an 'I' in Team," will be held from 3:30 – 5 p.m. on Jan. 25 in the Michael E. DeBakey Building, room 323. Team Discovery sessions are expert-led panel discussions focused on the skills needed to work successfully in interprofessional teams and are open to all faculty, students, trainees and staff interested in building their teamwork knowledge and skills. Full schedule and more details are available on the Team Launch website. A light reception will follow the discussion.

Jan. 27: Komen Race for the Cure

There's still plenty of time to join Baylor's team for the Komen Race for the Cure and walk alongside team captain and soccer legend Carli Lloyd. Register online for this event that supports breast cancer education, research, advocacy and social services.

BeWell event: How to achieve your wellness goals and points!

BCM BeWell presentations will be held across campus starting Feb. 6 to help participants in the College's wellness program learn how to earn – and even exceed – the 18,000 BeWell Vitality points required to receive a discount on employee-only health insurance premiums. The presentations also will review results from the 2017 BeWell end-of-year survey and share other wellness tips. Eligible employees will earn 200 Vitality points for attending one session. See the full schedule. Questions? Email wellness@bcm.edu.

Submissions open for Global Health Conference abstract competition

Interested in global health? Consider submitting an abstract for the 2018 GLOCL Conference sponsored by the Houston Global Health Collaborative, an annual gathering of interdisciplinary professionals with a passion for global health innovation and advancement. Research accepted includes clinical/field research, basic science/animal studies, program design, systematic reviews and case studies. Submit online by Jan. 29. The conference will take place March 9-10. Tickets are available online.

College News

Tickets available for Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo

General Admission tickets to the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, barbecue contest tickets and half-price carnival packs can be purchased in the Office of Communications, located in main Baylor, room 176B, through Feb. 23 at 5 p.m. Concert tickets are not available. Cash or check payable to Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. For more information, email Rudy Lopez or call the Office of Communications at 713-798-4710.

HR news: Summer internship program

Human Resources will offer the summer internship program June 4 – Aug. 10. The unpaid program is for rising high school seniors and college and graduate students to enhance their personal development and their understanding of the College and its affiliates; no wet lab activity allowed. Interested departments, centers and offices should establish goals that meet their own needs and the interests of the intern. Email adminintern@bcm.edu if you would like to host an intern(s) for the summer.

Nominations open for Alpha Omega Alpha

The Baylor College of Medicine Chapter of Alpha Omega Alpha is pleased to announce a call for nominations for faculty, alumni, resident and fellow inductees into AΩA. A lifelong honor, membership in the society confers recognition for a physician's dedication to the profession and art of healing. The nomination period is open through 10 p.m. Feb. 5, with nomination information available online. Please direct any questions to Dr. Daniel Chelius, BCM AΩA chapter councilor.

Stalking awareness info from Title IX Office

January is Stalking Awareness Month. The College defines stalking as engaging in a course of conduct directed at a specific person that causes that person (or a member of that person's family or household) to fear for their safety or the safety of others. Stalking is unpredictable, dangerous and a crime in all 50 states. If you are being stalked, trust your instincts, take threats seriously, develop a safety plan and tell those around you. Learn more on the Baylor Title IX website. Need Help? Contact BCM Security Office at 713-798-3000 or the BCM Title IX coordinator, Mikiba Morehead, at 713-798-8137 or mikiba.morehead@bcm.edu.

Faculty in the News

Dr. Joseph Jankovic was quoted in the Chicago Tribune about use of Botox for teeth grinding. Check out this and Baylor's other news media mentions in this week's Faculty in the News. Interested in science news? Read the latest in From the Labs and check out the FTL images of the month from 2017 on Facebook.

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