BCM Family NewsLink, March 11, 2011

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Awards and Recognitions

Fisher honored by Texas medical student group

Dr. Angela Siler FisherDr. Angela Siler Fisher received the Texas Medical Association Medical Student Section's C. Frank Webber, M.D., Award. Each year, the MSS honors a Texas physician for outstanding service to the section and its members.

This prestigious award recognizes Fisher's endless energy and commitment to promote and support medical student involvement in organized medicine. She will receive this award during the TMA House of Delegates Assembly at TEXMED Friday, May 13, in Houston.

Scholarship named for Brinkley

Dr. William BrinkleySam Houston State University has established the William (Bill) R. Brinkley Endowed Scholarship in honor of the dean of the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at Baylor College of Medicine.

The scholarship supports a full-time undergraduate student in the biological sciences at SHSU, where Brinkley obtained his bachelor's and master's degrees. Dr. James DeShaw, professor of biology at Sam Houston, initiated the fund with a personal gift. It has since been augmented by gifts from friends and colleagues.

Researchers win top awards from Society for the Study of Reproduction

Dr. JoAnne S. RichardsTwo veteran Baylor College of Medicine researchers will receive the two top awards from the Society for the Study of Reproduction when the group holds its annual meeting this summer in Portland, Ore.

Dr. JoAnne S. Richards, a distinguished professor in the BCM department of molecular and cellular biology, will receive the Carl G. Hartman Award, the society's highest award given in recognition of a research career and scholarly activities in the field of reproductive biology.

Dr. Francesco J. DeMayoDr. Francesco J. DeMayo, also a professor in the BCM department of molecular and cellular biology, will receive the SSR Research Award that recognizes an active, regular member of the society for outstanding research published during the previous six years.


Pediatric symposium

The 63rd Annual Pediatric Postgraduate Symposium co-sponsored by Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children's Hospital will be held March 24-26 at the Hilton Americas-Houston, 1600 Lamar.

The symposium is geared toward pediatricians, family physicians and primary care physicians and will include lectures, case presentations, panel discussions and question-and-answer sessions. For the first time, there will be simultaneous Spanish translation during the program.

The registration fee for physicians attending is $525. Please see the program and registration form for more details and to see some of the topics that will be addressed.

Shoulder to Shoulder Gala

Support the work of the BCM Shoulder to Shoulder Foundation by attending the 3rd Annual Shoulder to Shoulder Gala April 2, from 7 p.m. to midnight at the Houston Club, 811 Rusk.

The gala will feature dinner and presentations honoring Shoulder to Shoulder supporters. Student tickets are $50 per person; individual tickets are $100; and donor tables are $1,500 for a 10-person.

The Baylor Shoulder to Shoulder Foundation, in alliance with the Asociación San Lucas in Honduras, aims to improve health and health services for underserved people in the area of Santa Ana, Intibuca, Honduras and to provide valuable experience to students and faculty who are interested in addressing the challenges faced by people in resource-poor areas.

For tickets, contact Roshan Sethna at 713-856-9359 or rosh@sbcglobal.net or purchase tickets online.

ACP Associates Day

Hosted by Baylor College of Medicine The American College of Physicians Associates Day will be held at BCM March 26 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Rayzor Lounge and Cullen Auditorium.

The event schedule includes:

The ACP is a national organization of internists, including physicians, medical students, residents and fellows. It is the largest medical-specialty organization and second-largest physician group in the United States.

Faculty in the News

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