BCM Family NewsLink, Jan. 28, 2011

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TMC exhibit on display

"Building the Healing City: The History and Strategic Growth Plans for the World’s Largest Medical Campus," an exhibit of the American Institute of Architects Houston and Architecture Center Houston, will be on display from Jan. 27 through March 11 at Architecture Center Houston downtown at 315 Capitol, Suite 120.

The exhibit chronicles through photographs, drawings and models the phenomenal growth of the Texas Medical Center since its charter in 1945, including the groundbreaking at Baylor College of Medicine. Also included are the Texas Medical Center’s plans for the next 50 years of growth.

Parking is available in the Hobby Center parking garage located across the street with entrances on Rusk and Walker. The gallery is open Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

College News

New BCM general counsel named

Robert Corrigan

Robert F. Corrigan Jr., has been named vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary of Baylor College of Medicine.

The appointment was made by the BCM Board of Trustees. Corrigan was a partner and business attorney with the Health Care Law Group at Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P. since 1988. In that position, he has served as an adviser to BCM on a variety of issues.

He has been listed as one of the "Best Lawyers in America" in health care law every year since 2000. He served as chair of the Health Law Section of the State Bar of Texas 2006-2007 and is a frequent lecturer on a variety of health law regulatory topics, including heath care reform, medical privacy and non-profit governance.

Applications for Clinical Scientist Training Program due March 1

Applications are being accepted for the Clinical Scientist Training Program, which offers Ph.D. and M.S. degrees in clinical investigation through BCM’s Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences. The program focuses on highly motivated junior faculty and senior sub-specialty fellows at BCM. The program infrastructure is supported by a K-30 grant from the National Institutes of Health. All applicants must have a position at BCM with at least 75 percent protected time for research and research-related activities and be supported by their department.

The deadline for application is March 1, for matriculation July 1.To apply go to Clinical Scientist Training Program or contact Dr. Olga Watkins at owatkins@bcm.edu or 713-798-7132 for more information.

iPhone App Now Available for MyChart

MyChart – the online patient interface for Epic’s electronic medical record system – is now available in the Apple iTunes Store. The new Baylor Clinic MyChart app will work with mobile Apple devices, including the Apple iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.

The new Baylor Clinic MyChart app provides patients with convenient, mobile access to their medical records in order to perform a variety of tasks, including requesting and cancelling appointments, viewing lab results, requesting medical refills, as well as contacting a BCM clinic.

If you are a Baylor Clinic patient and are interested in signing up for MyChart, visit the Baylor Clinic MyChart page and click the "Request a MyChart account" box to begin the request process. Your MyChart code and registration instructions will be mailed to you within 3 to 5 business days.

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