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Awards and Recognitions

Baylor named mother-friendly workplace

Dr. Susan BlaneyBaylor College of Medicine has been designated as a Texas Mother-Friendly Worksite by the Texas Department of State Health Services. Baylor joins more than 2,000 worksites across the state that have received this designation for their commitment to improving the health of Texans by proactively supporting their employees in meeting their breastfeeding goals. Among Baylor's mother-friendly initiatives are Mother's Aid stations located across campus.


CAMRI open house March 1

The Core for Advanced Magnetic Resonance Imaging will host a ribbon cutting and open house Tuesday, March 1, from noon to 2 p.m. in the Smith Building room S104 to introduce its new MRI scanner. The new machine is a Siemens Prisma, the most advanced MRI scanner available and the only one in Houston. Stop by to learn more and have cookies and refreshments.

Market Days March 2

The next Market Days at BCM is Wednesday, March 2, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in Rayzor Lounge at main Baylor. Visit this month’s vendors to shop for items including artisanal coffee, chocolate, soaps, cold-pressed juices, nut milks, thrift clothes and more. The event is hosted by BCM’s Resource Stewardship and Sustainability Program. For questions, vendor suggestions or more information, contact Ashley Ugarte at 713-798-3637 or ashley.ugarte@bcm.edu.

Professionalism Month events

Professionalism Month at Baylor kicks of Thursday, March 3, with two lectures on the art of perception by author and professor Amy Herman, J.D. Ethics CME credit available. Find times and locations for these talks and other Professionalism Month events online.

Wear blue day March 4

Join the department of gastroenterology and hepatology for National Dress in Blue Day on Friday, March 4, to raise awareness and educate people on colon cancer and how they can reduce their risk of the disease. Find more information online.

Life science entrepreneurship course

The Life Science Entrepreneurship course for medical and graduate students will be held March 15 through April 21, on Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 4 to 6 p.m. at Rice University. This long-running course focuses on the role of physicians, scientists, MBAs and engineers in high-tech startup companies. Leaders from Baylor and other TMC institutions will serve as guest speakers, and the course is led by Dr. Jack Gill and Dr. Robert Ulrich, both successful entrepreneurs and venture capitalists. For credit, certificate or audit. Find more information and register online.

College News

Join BCM BeWell fruit and veggie challenge!

Join the Healthy Colors Count four-week challenge starting March 7. This challenge focuses on consuming fruits and vegetables of different colors each day. Eligible participants who complete required criteria will earn 500 BCM BeWell Vitality Points. Fruits and veggies provide important nutrients and disease fighting phytochemicals but the key is to choose a wide variety of colors! Register for the Healthy Colors Count Challenge. For more info, contact wellness@bcm.edu for assistance.

Faculty in the News

More Zika news this week, including coverage by Reuters, the New York Times and the Houston Chronicle. See these and Baylor's other news media mentions in this week’s Faculty in the News.

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