BCM Family NewsLink, Jan. 25, 2013

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Awards and Recognitions

Dr. Adam honored in Czech Republic

Dr. Ervin AdamDr. Ervin Adam, professor of molecular virology and microbiology, received the Ceska Hlvana Award, the highest scientific award given in the Czech Republic, at a ceremony in Prague in November. Adam, an epidemiologist, was honored for his scientific contributions, including his efforts that led to the eradication of polio in Czechoslovakia and his studies in the United States on the role viruses play in causing human cancer. He received the award from the president of the senate of the Czech Republic.

Events

BCM Toastmasters open house

The BCM chapter of Medically Speaking Toastmasters will host an open house Tuesday, Jan. 29, at 5:30 p.m. in room N311 (Alkek). The event is open to anyone interested in joining the group focused on improving public speaking confidence and skills. Refreshments and door prizes will be offered.

Doctors for Change hosts talk on health care

Dr. Dan StultzThe BCM student chapter of Doctors for Change is hosting a lecture by Dr. Dan Stultz, president and CEO of the Texas Hospital Association, Friday, Feb. 1, from noon to 1 p.m. in Kleberg Auditorium. His talk, titled "Healthcare, Finance and Lincoln," will touch on topics such as Texas health care reform, the affordable care act and the possible expansion of Medicaid. The event is free and open to the public. Lunch will be provided for those who RSVP to info@doctorsforchange.org. The Texas Hospital Association works to make quality, compassionate, affordable health care accessible to all Texans through hospital-related education and advocacy.

Information session on health care education programs

An information session about graduate programs that the University of Houston offers for health care professionals will be held on the BCM campus Thursday, Feb. 7, at 4 p.m. in room M201A.

These programs include the UH Master's of Education Degree, which is aimed at health care professionals who would like to become better educators, and a four-course certificate course called Integrating Innovative Technologies in Health Science Education. Both programs are taught primarily online by full-time UH faculty from the College of Education with some face-to-face evening classes held at BCM and the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Learn more about the programs online.

College News

Lending libraries

Need a good book to read? Check out BCM's new lending libraries. The libraries are a result of a suggestion from Maria Zuniga of the Office of Research. Employees can borrow books and return to the shelf when finished. Also, feel free to donate books. The lending libraries are located on the main BCM campus near Luby's, McGovern building in the human resources lobby, the Baylor Clinic faculty lounge, Jamail Specialty Center fifth floor, and Greenway Plaza ninth floor, room 962.

Faculty in the News

Dr. Michael Coburn, chair of urology, was interviewed by Fox 26 Houston about cancer screenings. Check out this coverage as well as other BCM faculty featured in the media in this week's Faculty in the News.