BCM Family NewsLink, Aug. 10, 2012
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Awards and Recognitions
Dr. David S. Buck, professor of family and community medicine and president and founder of Healthcare for the Homeless- Houston, was awarded the Public Health Award by the Texas Academy of Family Physicians during TAFP's 63rd Annual Session and Scientific Assembly in Austin in July. The award recognizes individuals who are making extraordinary contributions to the public health of Texas. Healthcare for the Homeless – Houston is a consortium of more than 30 community-based agencies, health care clinics, educational institutions and public organizations working together to increase the quality of health care for the homeless.
Two members of the Center for Comparative Medicine were elected to leadership positions in the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science. Teresa Neubauer, a manager in the center, was elected to serve on the Board of Trustees for AALAS, and Dr. Cindy Buckmaster, director of the Center for Comparative Medicine, was elected as vice-president elect for the organization. AALAS is an association of professionals that advances responsible laboratory animal care and use to benefit people and animals.
Two faculty members from the department of neurology have been awarded a Fulbright & Jaworski LLP Faculty Excellence Award in the category of Teaching and Evaluation. Dr. Adriana Strutt and Dr. Michele K. York, both assistant professors, received the honor in July. They both have been appointed to the Academy of Distinguished Educators of Baylor College of Medicine. Recipients are chosen for their educational contributions by a panel of faculty.
Save the date for the upcoming Pediatric Sleep Medicine Symposium. The symposium will be held Nov. 10 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Texas Children's Pavilion for Women. More information about the event will be coming soon.
Faculty members are encouraged to fill out the BCM Faculty Satisfaction Survey. The survey can be found online and will be open through Aug. 31. The BCM Faculty Satisfaction Survey is an opportunity for faculty to anonymously express their opinions regarding their work environment. When completing the survey, don't forget to enter the raffle for a $500 Amazon gift card.
Children who are 8 to 10 years old are needed for a study on breakfast consumption and mental abilities. The study includes three overnight visits to the Children’s Nutrition Research Center. There will be blood draws at each visit (numbing creams and sprays are available). Families completing all three visits will receive financial compensation. For information or to enroll, call Marilyn Navarrete at 713-798-6715.
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