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.

Tyson Pillow honored

Dr. Tyson Pillow 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 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.

CNRC researchers author textbook

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:

All talks are from 8:30-9:30 a.m. in Howland Auditorium, CNRC, 1100 Bates St. For more information call 713-798-7164.

Abdominal transplant lecture series

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 escamill@bcm.edu.

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