BCM Family NewsLink, Feb. 3, 2012

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Events

CNRC February seminars

The seminar series at the Children's Nutrition Research Center will feature the following speakers in February:

All talks are from 8:30 - 9:30 a.m. in Howland Auditorium, CNRC, 1100 Bates St.

College News

Express Clinic appointments

Flu and cold season is in full swing, and the Express Care Center at Baylor Clinic is seeing more patients than ever. To prevent long wait times, all visits need to be scheduled before arrival. Same-day appointments can be made and are encouraged. Express Care Center is provided for timely treatment of minor illnesses and injuries to members of the BCM family, employees of Texas Children's Hospital and Rice University. For hours or to make an appointment, call 713-798-WELL (9355) or go online to Baylor Family Medicine.

Shop at Saks to support cancer centers

During the month of February, shopping at Saks Fifth Avenue could help fund cancer survivor programs and research at the NCI-designated Dan L. Duncan Cancer Center or Texas Children's Cancer Center. Five percent of the proceeds from all sales made using a registered Saks Credit Card will benefit Cancer Forward: The Foundation for Cancer Survivors, which has chosen the two cancer centers, as well as the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, to be the beneficiaries of this special project. For more information, visit Cancer Forward.

Student achievement

Anita Rao, a local high school student who was mentored by leaders at the BCM Sleep Center, has taken her passion for teen health to the next level. She started her work with project SIESTA, a community outreach initiative related to teen sleep habits. Recently, Rao was named as the first and only ambassador for the Alliance for a Healthier Generation, an organization founded in 2005 by the American Heart Association and the William J. Clinton Foundation.

To learn about Anita's work with project SIESTA, read the 2009 BCM Family story a about her. To read more about what Anita is up to now, visit Healthier Generation.

Faculty in the News

BCM faculty members are regularly featured or cited in news and media outlets. Check out this week's faculty in the news.