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Awards and Recognitions

Baylor named least expensive private medical school

Baylor College of Medicine was ranked No. 1 on the U.S. News and World Report list of least expensive private medical schools, based on data submitted by 52 ranked medical schools as part of the publication's annual survey. Baylor was the only school on the top 10 list for cost that also was a Top 20-ranked medical school for research (No. 16) and primary care (No. 5) by U.S. News and World Report.

Bernhardt appointed to oncology pharmacy group

Dr. Brooke BernhardtMelanie (Brooke) Bernhardt, Pharm.D., was appointed to the Board Certification in Oncology Pharmacy Oversight Committee for the Hematology/Oncology Pharmacy Association, which supports pharmacy practitioners and seeks to promote and advance hematology/oncology pharmacy to optimize the care of individuals affected by cancer. In this role, she will collaborate with other members on the planning, development and delivery of advanced continuing education that addresses the scope of oncology pharmacy practice.

Buchanan named a TCH chief

Dr. Edward BuchananDr. Edward Buchanan, associate professor of surgery, was named chief of plastic surgery at Texas Children's Hospital. Buchanan, who has been with Baylor and TCH since 2011, specializes in pediatric plastic surgery and craniofacial surgery. Throughout his tenure, he has served in numerous leadership roles and has been integral in many complex cases, including the successful separation of two sets of conjoined twins.


Today: Pediatric Resident Scholarship Day

The scholarly work of Baylor pediatric residents is highlighted in this annual event, which begins with grand rounds presentations by residents Drs. Aya Fanny, Xavier Rios, Kyle Schmucker and Maggie Taylor at 8:30 a.m. Friday, June 8, in the Texas Children's Hospital Auditorium. A poster session and reception follows at noon in the TCH Pavilion for Women 4th Floor Conference Center.

June 14: DocTalk on anxiety in children

Join Dr. Eric Storch, senior faculty in the Menninger Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, for a discussion on dealing with anxiety in children at DocTalk on Thursday, June 14, at noon in Cullen Auditorium. BCM BeWell Vitality points will be awarded to eligible employees who attend. DocTalk is a series of informal lunchtime talks by Baylor experts on a variety of health topics.

June 19 – 20: Campus events focus on health equity

-The Baylor College of Medicine Center of Excellence in Health Equity, Training and Research is hosting its inaugural Summer Research Summit Tuesday, June 19, for faculty, staff, trainees and other TMC health professionals who are committed to workforce diversity in the health and biomedical sciences and bringing quality healthcare to the underserved. The summit will offer insight on current health equity research, outreach and policies taking place in Texas and the U.S. and an opportunity to connect with others working in these areas. Current health equity scholars, including Baylor faculty and trainees and students from other local academic institutions, will showcase their research. Two hours of CME credit available. Learn more online.
-Dr. David Acosta, chief diversity officer of the Association of American Medical Colleges, will present Health Equity Grand Rounds, hosted by the Office of Institutional Diversity, Inclusion and Health Equity, at noon on Wednesday, June 20, in room 201A in the Cullen Building. His talk is titled "Bridge over Troubled Waters: Crossing the Cultural Divide to Talk about Race & Racism in Academic Medicine and Scientific Institutions." Open to the Baylor community.

National Cancer Survivor Month

Join the Dan L Duncan Comprehensive Cancer Center in celebrating National Cancer Survivor Month! If you are a survivor, or know someone who is, and would like to participate, visit the Cancer Center on Facebook (@BCMCancer) for details on how submit your survivor story and photo.

Pride Month

Support Baylor student groups, which will host a booth and march in the Houston Pride Festival in downtown Houston June 23, by purchasing a Pride-themed T-shirt. The shirts will be on sale today, June 8, in the E hallway at main Baylor from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. LGBT+ Pride Month serves as an important reminder that Baylor is committed to providing a safe and supportive environment for all community members, guests and visitors. All individuals have the right to be free from all forms of sex and gender-based discrimination. Learn more online.

College News

BeWell/HR news

-The E3 diaBEATes program, a series of weekly seminars to engage, educate and empower benefits-eligible employees who have been diagnosed with diabetes or are at-risk for the disease, will start in July and run through summer 2019. The program will be led by registered dietitian Roberta Anding and held at the Children's Nutrition Research Center. Learn more at one of three information sessions, June 13, 20 or 27 at noon in the Howland Auditorium at the CNRC. Questions? Email diaBEATes@bcm.edu.
-Men's Health Awareness Month: BCM BeWell will host Wear Blue Day on June 15 to raise awareness about the importance of regular checkups and age-appropriate cancer screenings, cardiovascular health and more. Benefits-eligible employees can earn 400 BCM BeWell Vitality points for completing annual health screenings, including a colorectal screening. For more information, email wellness@bcm.edu.
-Leading through Influence: This one-day training for faculty offers guidance on hiring, conflict resolution and building employee morale. The next session is July 12, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Register online, and contact Tomeka Johnson for more information.

Positions open on M.D. Promotions Committee

Nominations for both general membership and the second vice-chair position on the M.D. Committee for Student Promotion and Academic Achievement (also known as the M.D. Promotions Committee) are open. This peer-review committee is charged with reviewing the academic and professional progress of each medical student at the College. Broad faculty representation including both clinical and basic science faculty is highly desired. Applications are due by June 15. See the website for more information.

Faculty in the News

Check out Baylor's news media mentions in Faculty in the News, and follow BCMHouston_News on Twitter to keep up with our experts in the media. Interested in science news? Read the latest in From the Labs.

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