BCM Family NewsLink, May 27, 2011

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Awards and Recognitions

Sugar, Heart and Life honored

Dr. Michael SpeerBaylor College of Medicine's Sugar, Heart and Life: A Guide to Living with Diabetes educational program recently received two Web Health Awards.

The version of the program for health professionals received a Gold Award while the program for the lay public received a Merit Award. Sugar, Heart and Life is an interactive and fun program with information on how individuals with Type 2 Diabetes can manage their condition. It includes practical tips and games on diet, exercise, medication and more.

The Web Health Awards are organized by the Health Information Resource Center and recognize high-quality digital health resources for consumers and health professionals.

Sockrider honored by behavioral science society

Dr. Nancy Petersen

Dr. Mariana Sockrider, associate professor in pediatrics pulmonology, received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Behavioral Science Assembly of the American Thoracic Society at the recent ATS International Conference in Denver.

She has been active in the assembly and ATS for 25 years, including serving as chair of the Behavioral Assembly and on the ATS board of directors in the past.

Hime recognized for work with residents

Elaine Hime, project coordinator in the department of pediatrics, received a Health Care Heroes Award from the Houston Business Journal at a luncheon last week. She was honored in the health care education category for her work with Project DOCC, or Delivery of Chronic Care.

Project DOCC provides education for resident physicians at BCM and the University of Texas medical school on life with a chronically ill or disabled child.

College News

Discount tickets

Don’t forget that Baylor College of Medicine offers discount tickets to such local attractions as Schlitterbahn, Moody Gardens and Splashtown, as well to Sea World and Six Flags Fiesta Texas in San Antonio. Find offers online.

Faculty in the News

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