BCM Family NewsLink, June 22, 2011

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Awards and Recognitions

Roush presents on elder fraud

Dr. Robert RoushDr. Robert Roush, associate professor of medicine - geriatrics, was recently invited by the Office of Older Americans of the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to be in the audience to pose questions to administration officials and a panel at the White House Event on Elder Abuse and Financial Exploitation. In addition, he presented the Elder Investment Fraud and Financial Exploitation Prevention program March 29 at the American Society on Aging’s meeting in Washington, D.C., with Hubert H. Humphrey III, head of the Office for Older Americans of the CFPB. Since 2009, 53 CME programs have been held, reaching more than 3,000 health care professionals on what they can do to screen their older patients for vulnerability to financial exploitation.

Events

Veterans career fair

BCM will take part in the TMC hiring fair for military veterans Thursday, June 28, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Hornberger Conference Center. “Hiring Red, White and You!” will help veterans transfer the skills, knowledge and abilities developed in the armed forces to jobs in the TMC health care community.

Resume and career counseling will be available at the event. Anyone interested in attending can pre-register online.

College News

Chang award established

The Nancy Chang, Ph.D., Award for Research Excellence endowment was recently established to fund investigators with exceptional research projects at BCM. The award is open to tenure-track investigators with a promising research project in the basic or clinical sciences. Translational research projects are eligible. Candidates must be full-time BCM faculty and have a primary appointment in one of the academic departments. Find more information and application guidelines online. Application deadline is July 16.

BCM Tour de Pink team

Tour de Pink logoBaylor College of Medicine is again sponsoring a team in the Tour de Pink. The event will be held Sept. 16, starting at 7 a.m. at Prairie View A&M University. Register online and click on “join an existing team” to find the Baylor College of Medicine team.  Early/online registration is $30 until Sept. 9. Each cyclist is required to raise $125 in pledges from family and friends – the average cost of a mammogram. Routes are 12, 23, 34, 47, 63, 80 and 100 miles.

For more information on the team, contact Meggin Crawford at mfg@bcm.edu or Ruth SoRelle at dsorelle@bcm.edu. If you want to volunteer for the team or to man the Baylor College of Medicine pit stop, e-mail Glenna Picton at picton@bcm.edu.

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