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Awards and Recognitions

Bradshaw honored by ACP

Dr. Major BradshawDr. Major Bradshaw, director of the Global Health Program in the Office of Philanthropy and Alumni Relations, was named a Master of the American College of Physicians at the organization's convocation program March 30 in San Diego. Masters of the ACP are a small group of highly accomplished physicians who have been selected for their personal character, positions of honor, contributions to the ACP and eminence in the practice of medicine or research. Bradshaw, a Baylor alumnus, served as professor of medicine and dean of medical education as well as the interim founding dean of the School of Medicine at the University of Botswana in Africa.

Gee honored for career achievement

Dr. Adrian GeeDr. Adrian Gee, professor of medicine and pediatrics and director of the Clinical Applications Laboratory at the Center for Cell and Gene Therapy, will receive the 2017 Career Achievement Award from the International Society for Cellular Therapy at the ISCT annual meeting in London, May 3-6, as part of the society's 25th anniversary celebration. Gee is being recognized for his contributions to the cell therapy industry, including building and running one of the world's largest academic manufacturing facilities that has produced viral vectors and engineered cells for thousands of patients all over the world.

Rosengart to lead NIH Scientific Review Committee

Dr. Todd RosengartDr. Todd Rosengart, professor and chair of the Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery, will serve a two-year term as chair of the Bioengineering, Technology and Surgical Sciences Study Section for the National Institutes of Health Center for Scientific Review beginning July 1. The study section reviews grant applications in the interdisciplinary fields of surgery and bioengineering to develop innovative medical instruments, materials, processes, implants and devices to diagnose and treat disease and injury.

Friedman, Shapiro earn professionalism grant

Dr. Ellen FriedmanDr. Jordan ShapiroDr. Ellen Friedman, professor of otolaryngology and director of the Center for Professionalism, and Dr. Jordan Shapiro, clinical postdoctoral fellow in gastroenterology, have been awarded the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation Grant to develop and support a video on professionalism titled "The Threads among Us." The foundation is dedicated to improving the health of the public by advancing the education and training of health professionals.


Register by April 23 for annual quality and safety conference

Register online by April 23 for the fourth annual Baylor College of Medicine Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Conference, set for Wednesday, April 26, from 4 to 8 p.m. in Onstead Auditorium. The conference focuses on quality improvement projects, patient safety initiatives, educational innovations and similar topics, with presentations by students, faculty and healthcare providers. On-site registration also can be done at the conference.

DocTalk April 25 on infertility

The next DocTalk will focus on infertility with Dr. Amy Schutt, assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology. Join the discussion on Tuesday, April 25, at noon in Kleberg Auditorium at main Baylor. DocTalk is an informal series of lunchtime talks with Baylor faculty on a variety of health topics. Benefits-eligible employees who attend will receive BCM BeWell Vitality points.

Lecture April 25 on violence against women in pop culture

The Title IX office, the Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion and the Center for Professionalism welcome Dr. Amy Bonomi, professor at Michigan State University and nationally known researcher in the area of gender-based violence, for her presentation on "Fiction or Not? Fifty Shades is Harmful," April 25 from noon to 1 p.m. in rooms M321 and M323 at main Baylor. The presentation will use the 2011 novel as a tool to identify popular culture as an underlying force in shaping women's identity and perpetuating problematic messages concerning violence against women. Light refreshments will be served. All staff, faculty and trainees are welcome to attend. This activity is designated for 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Ethics Credit.

McLean Lectures in Biochemistry April 27

The 45th annual Verna and Marrs McLean Lectures in Biochemistry are Thursday, April 27, in Cullen Auditorium. Dr. Peter Walter, distinguished professor of biochemistry at the University of California, San Francisco, will speak at 2 p.m. on "From Protein Folding to Cognition: A Serendipitous Path of Discovery." That will be followed at 3:35 p.m. by Dr. F. Ulrich Hartl, professor of cellular biochemistry and managing director of the Max Planck Institute for Biochemistry in Germany, on "Molecular Chaperone Functions: From Protein Folding to Proteome Maintenance."

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 June 12-28 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 has been extended until May 10 at 11:59 p.m. Register online.

College News

Clinical Scientist Training Program accepting applications

The Clinical Scientist Training Program at Baylor offers a one-year program leading to a Certificate of Added Qualification in clinical investigation. The CAQ is designed for academic clinicians who are interested in an in-depth introduction to clinical research and grant writing, but cannot commit to the additional years required to obtain a graduate degree. More information is available on the CSTP website and application forms and information are on the CSTP admissions page. The deadline for applications to the program is May 15.

April: Sexual Assault Awareness Month

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, calling attention to the fact that acts of sexual violence can impact all members of the community. Baylor is committed to the idea that all community members have the right to be free from sex and gender based discrimination, which includes sexual assault. Mikiba Morehead, the Title IX coordinator in the Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion, can provide support to those who have been harmed by sexual violence. Learn more by visiting Baylor's Title IX website.

BCM BeWell 'Physical Activity and Me' video and quiz online

Interested in learning more information on how to successfully build a fitness program to meet your personal needs? Visit the BCM BeWell Educational Seminars page to view the BCM BeWell Physical Activity and Me video and take the quiz to earn BCM BeWell Vitality points. Please note that if you attended the presentation in-person you will not be able to receive additional BCM BeWell Vitality points. Email wellness@bcm.edu to schedule a department presentation or for more information.

Faculty in the News

Dr. David Hilmers' global health work was featured in a story on Channel 13 news. 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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