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Awards and Recognitions

Singh recognized as leading patient safety expert

Dr. Hardeep SinghDr. Hardeep Singh, associate professor of medicine – health services research, recently won Corporate Vision Magazine's Patient Safety Expert of the Year 2017 – Texas award. The 2017 Health & Safety Awards aim to celebrate the companies and individuals who work tirelessly to ensure that the health and safety sector is kept up-to-date with new developments and to ensure the implementation of changes goes smoothly.

Strutt and Stinson elected to neuropsychological society

Dr. Adriana StruttDr. Jennifer StinsonDr. Adriana M. Strutt, associate professor of neurology, was elected president of the Houston Neuropsychological Society for 2017. She was welcomed at the annual Presidents' Reception, held March 28, where she gave an address titled, "Neurocognitive Complexities of Tourette Syndrome." In addition, Dr. Jennifer Stinson, assistant professor of neurology, was elected to the society's board as a member at-large.

Yates to serve on hematology work group

Dr. Adriana StruttDr. Amber Yates, assistant professor of pediatrics, recently was selected for a three-year term as a content expert for the American Academy of Pediatrics/American Society of Pediatric Hematology-Oncology Policy Review Work Group in the area of nonmalignant hematology. This collaborative group strengthens the pediatric hematology-oncology member voice and level of engagement and involvement in the AAP and helps develop joint policy statements and clinical reports.

Emergency medicine residents honored for innovations

Emergency medicine innovatorsEmergency medicine residents Dr. Richard Tomasheski and Dr. Bianca Asan are members of the teams taking first and second place in the second annual TMC Biodesign Hackathon 2017. Over the course of two days, they worked tirelessly with other hackers, including clinicians, engineers and business designers, to develop a novel method to access the pericardium and to redesign the patient's journey through the emergency department, respectively. Both teams were awarded cash prizes for their designs.


Today: Center for Medical Ethics hosts talk on drug pricing

Join the Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy and Rice University's Center for Health and Biosciences today from noon to 1 p.m. in Kleberg Auditorium for "The Underbelly of Overpricing" with Dr. Peter Bach, director of Memorial Sloan Kettering's Center for Health Policy and Outcomes. Bach has written extensively on the cost and value of anticancer drugs. He is leading efforts to increase understanding of the U.S. drug development process and develop new models for drug pricing that include value to patients as a critical component.

Registration is open for the 2017 Global Health Hackathon

Join Baylor and TMC Innovation to solve some of the greatest challenges in global health. The Global Health Hackathon is a two-week long summit starting June 12 and ending June 28 that provides a collaborative environment for the best and brightest minds to be a part of something exciting, inspiring and fun that could impact the way healthcare is delivered to millions of people around the world. If interested in participating in the Global Health Hackathon, registration is open until April 28 at 11:59 p.m.

DocTalk on mindfulness April 13

The next DocTalk is Thursday, April 13, at noon in McNair conference room B on mindfulness. Join Dr. Bengi Melton, assistant professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, and Dr. Mark Yurewicz, medical resident in psychiatry, to learn more on this topic. DocTalk is a series of informal, lunchtime talks featuring Baylor faculty on a variety of health topics. Eligible employees who attend can earn BCM BeWell Vitality points.

AmpUp! Walk/Run to End Bladder Cancer April 23

Baylor is a sponsor of the Walk/Run to End Bladder Cancer, April 23 at Terry Hershey Park, 15334 Memorial Drive, and has a team participating in the two-mile, family friendly walk. Join or donate to the team. The walk starts at 8:30 a.m. with registration and an opening ceremony at 9:30 a.m.

College News

Bid on auction items to support Baylor MS 150 team

Team Baylor College of Medicine will ride in the 2017 BP MS 150 April 29 - 30 with nearly 100 cyclists. Help support the team by bidding on online silent auction items, including a personal training package, sports memorabilia, local artwork and more. All proceeds will go to the multiple sclerosis campaign on behalf of team Baylor. If you would like to purchase an item, contact wellness@bcm.edu by Friday, April 14. View the auction items online.

Volunteers needed for Baylor Infant Twin study (BITS)

The BITS research team is looking for families with newborn twins to understand epigenetic differences in monochorionic twins. The study will take place at Texas Children's Hospital shortly after birth or when the infants have completed 34 weeks corrected gestation age. The study involves collecting biological samples – finger nails, urine, cheek swab, blood and hair follicles by a trained research nurse. Volunteers will be provided financial compensation. For more information, call Shabnam Momin at 713-798-7065 or email shabnamm@bcm.edu.

Faculty in the News

Baylor faculty and students were featured in several TMC news stories. Check out these and other media mentions in this week's Faculty in the News. Interested in science news? Read the latest in From the Labs.

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