BCM Family NewsLink, Feb. 3, 2012
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The seminar series at the Children's Nutrition Research Center will feature the following speakers in February:
- Feb. 9, Dr. Jean-Pierre Issa, professor of medicine and director of the Fels Institute for Cancer Research and Molecular Biology, Temple University, "Epigenetic variation and human disease."
- Feb. 16, Dr. Guoping Fan, professor of Genetics, UCLA, "Epigenetic mechanisms in neural development and stem cell regulation."
- Feb. 23, Dr. William E. Mitch, Gordon A. Cain Chair in Nephrology and professor of medicine, BCM, "Muscle wasting in chronic kidney disease: Mechanisms and therapeutic strategies."
All talks are from 8:30 - 9:30 a.m. in Howland Auditorium, CNRC, 1100 Bates St.
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.
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.
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.
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