BCM Family NewsLink, July 20, 2012

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Awards and Recognitions

Resident receives American Society of Hematology Trainee Research Award

BCM resident Dr. Aditi Shastri has received a 2012 American Society of Hematology Trainee Research Award. With the award, Shastri will receive $4,000 to conduct research on blood and blood-related diseases. Shastri was one of 44 trainees who received the award, which is designed to expose them to both hematology and research early in their careers and to inspire them to pursue research in hematology as part of their future training.

Resident recognized for work with local youth

Dr. Elizabeth Uyen TranDr. Elizabeth Uyen Tran, a medical resident in family and community medicine, was recognized for her involvement in the Interprofessional Drug Education Alliance (IDEA), a program developed by the Houston Bar Association in conjunction with the Harris County Medical Society. The IDEA program sends teams of lawyers and physicians to local schools to offer education about the ill effects of alcohol and drug abuse. Tran was lauded for her enthusiasm and her efforts in sharing her special knowledge to local youth.

College News

BCM Recycles! now accepts tip boxes made from No. 5 plastic

BCM Recycles! can now recycle tip boxes for sterilized pipettes made from No. 5 plastic. Tip boxes must be clean, dry and uncontaminated before recycling. Look for the universal recycling symbol on the box to make sure it is made from No. 5 plastic. There are four locations on campus for recycling No. 5 tip boxes:

If you have questions, please contact Gabi De la Rosa at 713-798-1051 or grrosa@bcm.edu or visit www.bcm.edu/recycling.

Texas Medical Center Orchestra to hold auditions

The Texas Medical Center Orchestra is holding auditions for doctors, dentists, biomedical scientists, nurses, social workers and other allied health professionals who are also musicians and want to take part in the Orchestra’s 2012-2013 season. There is a particular need for musicians who play stringed instruments, French horns and percussion instruments.

The orchestra provides a fellowship in both music and medicine for its members, contributes culturally to the community and raises money for local charities through its concerts. Those who are interested in auditioning should e-mail TMCO president Ariela Alpert at arielaalpert@earthlink.net.

Volunteers needed for Junior Olympics

JunioiBCM is supporting the medical services for the Junior Olympics at the George R. Brown Convention Center July 26-Aug. 3 and the Pearland Aquatic Center July 25-30. Volunteers at all levels of training are needed. Those interested can sign up for shifts online for the GRB location or the Pearland location.

Submissions for educational scholarship showcase

Submissions are being accepted for BCM’s Academy of Distinguished Educators Showcase of Educational Scholarship. The showcase is Baylor's premier venue for highlighting work in medical education in peer-reviewed format. It includes peer-reviewed poster displays and will award Educational Scholarship Recognition Awards.

Submission deadline is Aug. 3 by 5 p.m. They can be sent to remijioe@bcm.edu. For more information visit the Academy of Distinguished Educators website.

Parents needed for online survey on TV viewing

The USDA/ARS Children’s Nutrition Research Center at BCM and Texas Children’s Hospital is recruiting volunteers to take part in an internet-based study. Parents of children between the ages of 6 and 12 who live in Harris County are needed to take an online survey on how parents and a child’s neighborhood influence children’s television viewing. The survey consists of two sections. Parents who complete the survey will be entered into a raffle to win a $100 gift card. To take part in the survey, visit www.cnrcparentsurvey.com.

Faculty in the News

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