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Awards and Recognitions

Ismail to oversee medical school curriculum

Dr. Nadia IsmailDr. Nadia Ismail has been promoted to associate dean of curriculum in the School of Medicine. Most recently, Ismail served as the associate dean for clinical sciences. In her new role, she will now oversee all four years of the medical school curriculum. She also will chair the Curricular Renewal Task Force that will have its inaugural meeting this month. Ismail also is a professor of medicine.


DocTalk on shoulder injuries Jan. 26

DocTalk with Dr. Bruce Moseley, a Baylor orthopedic surgeon, will be held Thursday, Jan. 26, at noon in Cullen Auditorium. He will address shoulder injuries and treatment. DocTalk is an informal series of talks with Baylor faculty on a variety of health topics. Eligible employees who attend will receive BCM BeWell Vitality points.

Registration open for anesthesiology conference

Registration is open for the Texas Anesthesia Conference of Obstetric and Regional Anesthesia, set for March 2 – 4 at the Hilton Houston Post Oak. The conference will feature faculty lecturers from Baylor and The University of Texas Medical Branch as well as other nationally recognized experts in the field of anesthesia. CME credits available. Find more information and register online.

College News

College compliance with U.S. trade regulations

U.S. Trade Controls regulate the shipment or transfer, by whatever means, of controlled items, software, technology or services and restrict the release of certain information to foreign nationals here in the U.S. Non-compliance with export controls can result in severe monetary and criminal penalties against both an individual as well as the College and can result in the loss of research contracts, governmental funding and the ability to export items. Traveling and importing or exporting any items to or through any U.S. sanctioned country, such as Syria, Sudan, Iran and North Korea can trigger violations. The Office of Research Export Control site can help personnel comply with these regulations, which are complex and change depending on the needs of national security. For more information, contact Research Compliance Services.

Ombuds Office offers resources to College

During times of transition for the country, it is not uncommon to feel increased anxiety or experience uncertainty about how to have conversations with people whose opinions may differ from yours. In these circumstances, remember that the Ombuds Office provides a confidential, off-the-record forum for trainees, students, faculty and staff for discussion and problem solving, including strategies for effective communication and conflict resolution. Feel free to stop by Ombuds Laurel Hyle's office in N205 or make an appointment by calling 713-798-5039 or emailing ombudsoffice@bcm.edu.

One week to complete annual compliance training!

Did you know that privacy breaches cost healthcare organizations millions of dollars in federal fines every year? All students and paid employees, including faculty, staff, postdocs and residents, are required to take Annual Compliance Training. This year's topic focuses on the privacy and security of confidential information. If you haven't completed your training, take it today online. The Jan. 27 deadline is in one week.

BSLMG network information

Employees enrolled in all medical plans (Premium PPO, Health&Savings PPO, Value EPO and ResidentCare PPO) can choose providers, facilities and physicians within the UnitedHealthcare network or providers within the Baylor St. Luke's Medical Group, which includes certain Baylor and CHI St. Luke's physicians and facilities. As an incentive, the copays are lower in this BSLMG network and the coinsurance is higher. Cost and coverage guides are available online for faculty, staff and research postdoctoral appointments and for residents and clinical postdoctoral fellows. You can also review a list of the BSLMG participating facilities, providers and physicians. For more information, please email ask-insurance@bcm.edu or call 713-798-1500.

Series on stalking

Baylor College of Medicine 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. Most people are stalked by someone they know. Many stalkers use technology like GPS and surveillance equipment to monitor their victims. Learn more on the Baylor Title IX website or by visiting the National Stalking Awareness Month site. Need Help? Contact the BCM Security Office at (713) 798-3000 or BCM Title IX Coordinator Mikiba Morehead at (713) 798-8137 or mikiba.morehead@bcm.edu.

Faculty in the News

The Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy's presentation of actress Anna Deavere Smith's one-woman play was featured in the news this week. Read Baylor's news media mentions in this week's Faculty in the News. Interested in science news? Read the latest in From the Labs.

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