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Awards and Recognitions

Anandasabapathy selected for women’s leadership program

Dr. Sharmila AnandasabapathyDr. Sharmila Anandasabapathy, professor of medicine and director of Baylor Global Initiatives, was one of 25 women from various industries selected to participate in the 2016 Women’s Executive Leadership Program Class. The program includes two forum/retreat weekends that focus on building a leadership identity, embracing strengths as a woman leader and investing in social capital. Participants also regularly meet with an experienced executive coach and peers to incorporate and refine new skills. Building long-term professional networks with a diverse community of peers and accomplished leaders is a distinguishing characteristic of this program.

Anderson honored for work with diabetes patients

Dr. Barbara AndersonDr. Barbara Anderson, professor of pediatrics, was honored by the BETES Organization for her commitment to caring for patients with diabetes. She was recognized at The Patient Voice 2016: Bridging the Diabetes Gap, an event held March 20 in New York City that is part theater, part panel discussion. Anderson is a clinical psychologist and behavioral scientist who has worked with people and families living with diabetes for more than 30 years. The BETES Organization offers theater-driven programming to provide education and resources to people with chronic conditions, particularly diabetes.

Baylor clinics earn national recognition

Baylor’s department of internal medicine and department of family and community medicine were awarded Level 2 Patient Centered Medical Home recognition from the National Committee for Quality Assurance, a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving healthcare quality. This recognition indicates the clinics follow guidelines recommended by the NCQA for patient centered, proactive medical care.


TMC Library open house and Women’s History Project event March 31

The TMC Library will host an open house on March 31 from 3 to 4 p.m. to celebrate the grand opening of the newly renovated McGovern Rare Book Room, the Dr. Herbert Fred 24/7 Study Hall and the Dr. Denton Cooley Exhibit Room. A ribbon cutting ceremony will take place at 3:30 p.m. The open house will be followed by the TMC Women’s History Project Celebration and Reception at 4 p.m. Baylor’s Dr. Huda Zoghbi is one of the inductees to the project, which seeks to preserve oral history interviews with prominent women from across the Texas Medical Center. The events are free and open to the public. Find more information online.

Bowl to raise money for charity!

Bowl for a good cause at the Charity Bowling Ball, organized by Baylor medical students! The event will be held Friday, April 1, from 6 to 9 p.m., at Palace Bowling Lanes, 4191 Bellaire Blvd. benefitting Houston H.O.M.E.S. Clinic and the International Rescue Committee. Register as a team or individual and make donations online.

Alexander Award in Psychiatry features Dr. Richard Kogan April 6

Dr. Richard Kogan, clinical professor of psychiatry at Weill Cornell Medical College and artistic director of its Music and Medicine program, will receive this year’s Joan and Stanford Award in Psychiatry and deliver a lecture April 6 at 10:30 a.m. in Cullen Auditorium. The award was established in honor of Dr. Stuart Yudofsky, distinguished emeritus professor in the Menninger Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Baylor who also was its first recipient. Each year, the award honors a mental health professional who has made significant contributions in research, education and clinical or community service for people suffering from severe and persistent mental illness.

Financial Fitness event focuses on women

Baylor and Fidelity are hosting a special event during Financial Fitness Week called What I Wish I Knew Then, on Wednesday, April 6, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. and again from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Medical Center Marriott. Four successful women business leaders will share money lessons and tips they learned at different stages of their lives. Register and learn how you can put their advice into action. Eligible employees can earn 100 BCM BeWell Vitality points for attending. For questions, email ask-retirement@bcm.edu.

Mental health symposium April 15

The Third Annual John M. Oldham National Mental Health Symposium will be held Friday, April 15, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Sugar Land Marriott Town Square Hotel and Conference Center. The event will focus on emotion regulation and dysregulation and offers 7.25 credit/contact/clock hours for physicians, registered nurses, social workers, psychologists, licensed professional counselors and addiction professionals. BCM faculty and students may attend at the student rate of $90. Register or call The Menninger Clinic’s Bree Scott at 713-275-5060.

Medical volunteers needed for Avon Walk April 23 – 24

Baylor will serve as the official medical sponsor for the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer Houston for the ninth year! Volunteers are needed to help in the medical tent at the event, April 23-24. Medical volunteers will help care for the walkers, which can include blister and dehydration treatment and other special circumstances. Volunteers must be licensed healthcare professionals. Help is needed for the following shifts:
- Saturday, 12-5 p.m.
- Saturday, 3-8 p.m.
- Saturday, 4-9 p.m.
- Sunday, 6-8:30 a.m.
For more information or to volunteer, contact Sanah Haque at snhaque@bcm.edu or 713-798-1649. Eligible medical volunteers will receive 350 BCM BeWell Vitality points.

College News

Narrative Medicine

The Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy’s Narrative Medicine Program is hosting the inaugural Off Script event, and faculty, staff and students have the opportunity to share their “story” about being a part of Baylor and the Texas Medical Center. Your story may be about treating patients, working in a lab and anything in between. To share your story, submit a 250 to 500 word essay to Erika Versalovic at versalov@bcm.edu by April 8. A workshop will be held to prepare select stories, which will be presented at the Off Script event April 27.

Team Launch curriculum development

Team Launch was selected as the focus of Baylor’s Quality Enhancement Plan. With Team Launch students will:
- Learn teamwork skills
- Implement their new skills.
- Demonstrate teamwork proficiencies.
View videos about the many benefits of developing teamwork skills for biomedical and healthcare careers.

Introducing Box

Baylor is now offering a document management system for file sharing and collaboration called Box at BCM. This is free and easy-to-use platform that you can access with your Baylor ECA login credentials. Similar to DropBox, Box at BCM is a cloud-based file sharing and storage workspace that enables people to collaborate and share information. It can be accessed through mobile devices as well as desktops and notebooks. Find more information online.

Faculty in the News

Dr. Tom Kosten was on local Fox news speaking about "black box" warnings on painkillers. See this and Baylor's other news media mentions in this week’s Faculty in the News.

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