BCM Family NewsLink, April 15, 2011

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Awards and Recognitions

Wolf honored for museum display on skin

Dr. John WolfDr. John Wolf, professor and chair of the department of dermatology, was awarded a Presidential Citation at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Dermatology in New Orleans. Wolf, former historian for the academy, was cited for his work developing TOUCH, a traveling museum exhibit on skin. The project is being developed in collaboration with the Houston Health Museum, where Wolf serves on the board of directors and the program committee.

Eagleman receives Guggenheim award

Dr. David EaglemanDr. David Eagleman, assistant professor of neuroscience, has been awarded a fellowship from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, the first time a BCM faculty member has been awarded this honor. Only 180 fellowships were awarded out of 3,000 applicants. The awards are most noted for recognizing individuals from a variety of backgrounds, fields of study and accomplishments across the country. This year’s awardees also include novelists, anthropologists, musicians and astrophysicists.

Gulf Coast Consortia named a finalist in 2011 Collaboration Prize

The Gulf Coast Consortia (GCC) has been recognized as a finalist for the 2011 Collaboration Prize, a national award designed to identify and showcase models of collaboration among nonprofit organizations. Formed in 2001, GCC is a collaborative alliance for cross-institutional, interdisciplinary bioscience training and research composed of Baylor College of Medicine, Rice University, The University of Houston, The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston and The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center. GCC, along with seven other finalists, received $12,500 for creating an extraordinarily impactful and innovative collaboration.

Events

BCM family and friends volunteer for Avon Walk April 16-17

Avon Walk for Breast Cancer HoustonOn April 16 – 17, the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer Houston begins. BCM will be supporting the hundreds of walkers as they complete the two-day, 39.1 mile journey through the greater Houston area. Under the direction of Dr. Julie Nangia, assistant professor in the Lester and Sue Smith Breast Center, BCM will serve as the official medical sponsor, caring for the walkers for everything from blisters to dehydration. More than 40 BCM-licensed health care professionals will be volunteering in the medical tent. BCM has served as the medical sponsor for the last four years. On Saturday afternoon, BCM will host a station outside of the Cullen building to cheer on walkers as they near the end of their journey. To volunteer at the cheer station, contact Chris Kasavich at kasavich@bcm.edu or 713-798-4137.

Perinatology expert to speak April 20

Dr. Roberto RomeroInternationally 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 Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children's Hospital Distinguished Lecture in Obstetrics and Gynecology on April 20. The focus of his lecture will be infection/inflammation as a cause of preterm labor, fetal injury and cerebral palsy. The lecture 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, contact Nelcy Ramirez at njramire@bcm.edu or 713-798- 4717.

Research forum April 21

The Resident/Fellow Research Forum will be held April 21 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Rayzor Lounge, Cullen Building. Research posters will be on display and will be judged in the categories of clinical medicine, clinical research and basic research.

Faculty in the News

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