BCM Family NewsLink, Aug. 19, 2011

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Alzheimer's play

Dr. Jocelyn McGeeDr. Jocelyn McGee, assistant professor of neurology and director of education and patient/family services at the Alzheimer's Disease and Memory Disorders Center at BCM, will be a member of the discussion panel following a play focusing on the lives of caregivers of loved ones with dementia or Alzheimer's disease. The play, “The Long Journey Home,” was written by a UTMB assistant professor and depicts true stories of caregivers in the Houston and Galveston area.

The first performance is Aug. 19 at 7:30 p.m. at TBH Center Theater, 333 S. Jensen Dr. Two more performances will take place Aug 20 at 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. at the same location. More information and additional show times and locations can be found at The Long Journey Home Play.

Update on Alzheimer's disease

Dr. Rachelle S. DoodyDr. Rachelle S. Doody, professor of neurology and director of the Alzheimer's Disease and Memory Disorders Center, will present the annual lecture, “Update on Alzheimer's Disease,” at the Houston Museum of Natural Science Aug. 25 at 7 p.m. There will be a discussion session starting at 6 p.m. before the lecture. Register online at www.alztex.org/researchupdate or on-site starting at 5:30 p.m.

The program is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Joanna Lopez at joanna.lopez@alz.org, or call 713-314-1313.

Bike safety demonstration and bake sale

A bake sale and bike safety event to raise funds for the Pink Ribbons Project, in support of the BCM cycling team riding in Tour de Pink, will be held Thursday, Aug. 25 from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. in the E hallway outside of Luby's. All funds raised go to support the Pink Ribbons Project, which aims to fight breast cancer through awareness and education.

For more information on Tour de Pink, which takes place Sept. 18 at Prairie View A&M University, or to join the Baylor team as a rider or volunteer, visit Tour de Pink.

TMC Orchestra Auditions

If you are a medical professional or work in the health care industry, and a musician, don't miss the TMC Orchestra auditions. They will be take place Aug. 24 from 6 - 10 p.m. at the McGovern Campus in the National Center for Human Performance. Be prepared to perform two selections of your choice, each two minutes long. To schedule an audition and to find out more information on requirements to join, e-mail arielaalpert@earthlink.net or visit TMC Orchestra.

Compassion and the Art of Medicine lectures

Dr. Mark KlineThe annual Compassion and the Art of Medicine lecture series is under way. The next presentation, “Global Child Health: The Interface of Ingenuity, Commitment and Compassion,” given by Dr. Mark Kline, is Aug. 26 at 12 p.m. in the Cullen Auditorium. For a complete schedule, see full BCM announcement.

College News

Town Hall meetings

Dr. Paul Klotman will hold two town hall meeting to provide employees with an update on BCM activities and share results of the recent employee survey. Those wishing to submit questions in advance may send them to president@bcm.edu.

The meetings will be held on:

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