BCM Family NewsLink, June 8, 2012

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Awards and Recognitions

Garber elected president of endocrinology organization

portrait of Dr. Alan J. GarberDr. Alan J. Garber, professor of medicine – endocrinology at BCM, was elected president of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists at its 21st Annual Scientific and Clinical Congress in Philadelphia May 27. It is the world's largest international endocrinologist association with more than 6,500 members from more than 90 different countries. Garber will lead the association's executive committee and board of directors and serve as the principal spokesperson for AACE.

Davis heads nutrition society

portrait of Dr. Teresa A. DavisDr. Teresa A. Davis, professor of pediatrics – nutrition, took office as president of the American Society for Nutrition June 1. Her priorities as president include strengthening ASN's education portfolio, expanding the impact of its publications and scientific conferences, advocating for increased funding for nutrition research, expanding opportunities for young and established nutrition scientists and supporting international activities and partnerships with other professional societies.

Patient care grants awarded to residents

BCM awarded the Advancing Clinical Excellence in Health Care Delivery System Trainee Grants to 10 medical residents and fellows focused on improving the safety and quality of patient care. Each grant recipient will take part in year-long projects and present a program update at the upcoming Clinical Excellence Presentation Meeting at BCM. The grant, created by Dr. Navneet Kathuria, BCM's chief performance improvement officer, is funded through the Office of the President. See the full list of awardees online.

College News

Diversity association newsletter online

The latest issue of the Association of Graduate Student Diversity newsletter is available online. The association strives to increase diversity, promote retention and graduation of students in the biomedical sciences, and foster professional and career development. It includes technicians, graduate students and postdocs of all cultural, ethnic and educational backgrounds. The newsletter offers a variety of information about the association and its activities.

TMC Orchestra Summer Music 2012

The Texas Medical Center Orchestra is offering Summer Music 2012 – an opportunity to rehearse and perform with the TMC Orchestra. It's open to musicians of all ages, and all instruments are welcome. Intermediate to high playing level required.

Summer Music 2012 runs June 20 – 27 and includes three rehearsals and one open concert. A $50 participation fee is required, and funds will support the TMC Orchestra trip to Carnegie Hall in 2013. Find out more on the TMC Orchestra Facebook page or by calling 281-908-4660. To register, send an e-mail to carlosguillermojung@gmail.com, including name and instrument.

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.