BCM Family NewsLink, March 30, 2012
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Awards and Recognitions
Carabello honored for work with journal
Dr. Blase Carabello, professor of medicine – cardiology at BCM and chief of medicine at the DeBakey VA Medical Center, received the Simon Dack Award for Outstanding Scholarship from the editors of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology at their editorial meeting in Chicago earlier this month. The award, named for the founding editor of JACC, recognizes peer reviewers who assist the journal in its mission of publishing important new clinical information.
Dr. Tyson Pillow, assistant professor of medicine – emergency medicine and assistant residency director at Ben Taub General Hospital, received the 2012 Council of Emergency Medicine Residency Directors Faculty Teaching Award. The award recognizes the contributions of a junior faculty member to the education of emergency medicine residents. Learn more about the council.
El-Serag to helm journal
Dr. Hashem El-Serag, the Dan L. Duncan professor of medicine and chief of the gastroenterology and hepatology section, has been selected by the American Gastroenterological Association to lead its clinical specialty journal, Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology, starting in July 2012.
Keli Hawthorne, a registered dietitian at the Children's Nutrition Research Center, and Dr. Steve Abrams, professor of pediatrics – nutrition, have co-authored a newly released textbook called "Bone Health in Children."
The textbook explores the recent decades of research and public commentary on the subject of bone health, including the role of calcium and vitamin D, debunks popular myths and clarifies the often confusing and contradictory scientific literature. Presenting practical and theoretical education and advice, this book provides rational and accessible information geared to a wide audience of individuals interested in this critical element of pediatric health.
CNRC April seminar series
The seminar series at the Children's Nutrition Research Center will feature the following speakers in April:
- April 5: Dr. John W. Belmont, professor of molecular and human genetics and pediatrics, "Beyond GWAS: Integrative Genomics Strategies for Gene and Pathway Identification"
- April 12: Dr. Helen Jensen, professor of economics and head of the Food and Nutrition Policy Division in the Center for Agricultural and Rural Development, Iowa State University, "Children's Consumption of Fruits and Vegetables: Do School Environment and Policies Affect Choice in School Meals?"
- April 19: Dr. Debbe Thompson, associate professor of pediatrics, "Squire's Quest! II: Testing Behavior Change Hypotheses in a Serious Video Game"
- April 26: Dr. David Moore, professor, molecular and cellular biology, "Nuclear receptors regulate autophagy"
All talks are from 8:30-9:30 a.m. in Howland Auditorium, CNRC, 1100 Bates St. For more information call 713-798-7164.
The Abdominal Transplant Lecture Series will focus on transplant issues concerning liver and kidney illnesses. The lectures, organized by Dr. Ronald Kerman, professor of surgery, are geared toward hepatology, liver and renal fellows but are open to all BCM students, faculty and staff. All lectures will be held from 7-8 a.m. in the BCM Immune Evaluation Laboratory conference room in the Neurosensory building, suite NA425. For more information, contact Sara Tristan at 713-798-3065 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- April 9: Dr. Bhamidipati V. Murthy, associate professor of surgery, "BK Virus Nephropathy in Organ Transplantation"
- May 14: Dr. W. Pete Etheridge, St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital, "Pre-Transplant Evaluation or Antibody Mediated Rejection"
- June 11: Dr. Risë Stribling, associate professor of surgery, "Hepatology–Aspects Leading Up to Liver Disease"
- July 9: Dr. John Goss, professor of surgery, "Surgical Considerations in Liver Transplants"
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