BCM Family NewsLink, May 20, 2011

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Awards and Recognitions

Speer named Texas Medical Association president-elect

Dr. Michael SpeerDr. Michael Speer, professor of pediatrics - neonatology, has been named president-elect of the Texas Medical Association, the nation's largest state medical society. The TMA House of Delegates elected Speer at the group's recent annual meeting in Houston. Speer has been a member of the Harris County Medical Society delegation to TMA since 1988. He will serve as president-elect for one year, before becoming TMA's 147th president.

Petersen elected national officer of the American Statistical Association

Dr. Nancy Petersen

Dr. Nancy Petersen, associate professor of medicine - health services research, was recently elected to program chair-elect of the American Statistical Association, Statistical Programmers and Analysts Section. The ASA is the world's largest community of statisticians. Members serve in industry, government and academia in more than 90 countries, advancing research and promoting sound statistical practice to inform public policy and improve human welfare.

Events

Weight Watchers meetings

Get healthy - for less! The Weight Watchers program is available to benefits-eligible employees. You can participate in Weight Watchers community meetings, Weight Watchers At-Work, or Weight Watchers Online at 50 percent off the regular price. Your spouse/domestic partner is also eligible for this special pricing.

Weight Watchers information meetings will be held at the following times and locations:

If you have any questions, e-mail weightwatchers@bcm.edu.

College News

2011 Commencement

Baylor's commencement ceremony will be held on Tuesday, May 24, at 7 p.m. in the Jesse H. Jones Hall for the Performing Arts, 615 Louisiana St. The 2011 graduating class includes 178 medical school graduates and 85 graduates from the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at BCM. Dr. Peter Hotez, internationally renowned physician-scientist, will be this year's commencement speaker.

Faculty in the News

BCM faculty members are regularly featured or cited in news and media outlets. Check out this week's faculty in the news.