BCM Family NewsLink, April 8, 2011

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Awards and Recognitions

Zoghbi recognized for leadership in neurological research

Dr. Huda ZoghbiDr. Huda Zoghbi, professor of molecular and human genetics, pediatrics, neurology, and neuroscience at BCM and director of the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute at Texas Children's Hospital, received the 2011 Vita and Lee Lyman Dewey Tuttle Brookwood Legacy Award for Excellence and Partnership in Medicine March 23. Organized by the Brookwood Community, a Christian organization for adults with functional disabilities, Zoghbi received the award for her leadership in neurological research.


Renowned perinatal expert to speak at OBGYN grand rounds April 20

Internationally recognized clinician-scientist Dr. Roberto Romero, chief of the Perinatology Research Branch and program director for obstetrics and perinatology intramural division at the National Institutes of Health, will speak at the BCM department of obstetrics and gynecology grand rounds April 20. The focus of his lecture will be infection/inflammation as a cause of preterm labor, fetal injury and cerebral palsy. Grand rounds will begin at 7:15 a.m. in the TCH Auditorium. This lecture is open to all BCM faculty, staff and students. For more information, please contact Nelcy Ramirez at njramire@bcm.edu or 713-798-4717.

Emerging technology conference

The Baylor Teen Health Clinic's third annual Technology Conference will be May 3 and 4 at the United Way of Greater Houston, 50 Waugh Dr., Houston Texas, 77077. The conference is geared toward health care professionals and focuses on the use of emerging technologies, such as social media and texting, for health care messages. The fee for the conference is $25, and the deadline to register is April 27. For more information and to register go to Foundation for Teen Health.

BCM to host first annual Out of the Darkness Walk

To raise awareness about suicide and suicide prevention in the Houston community, Baylor College of Medicine will host the first annual Out of the Darkness Campus Walk on Sunday, May 22. The walk will start at the Cullen Building, One Baylor Plaza, and will go through the Texas Medical Center. For more information or to register for the walk, visit Baylor College of Medicine Campus Walk.

College News

Ballantyne named chief of cardiology at BCM

Christie M. BallantyneChristie M. Ballantyne, professor of medicine, has been named chief of the section of cardiology in the Margaret M. and Albert B. Alkek Department of Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. Ballantyne has been acting interim chief since March 2009. Along with his new position, Ballantyne will continue to serve as chief of the section of cardiovascular research and chief of the division of atherosclerosis and vascular medicine at BCM. He is also the director of the Maria and Alando J. Ballantyne, M.D., Atherosclerosis Clinical Research Laboratory and serves as the director of the Center for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention at the Methodist DeBakey Heart and Vascular Center and co-director of the Lipid Metabolism and Atherosclerosis Clinic at the Methodist Hospital.

Faculty in the News

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