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Awards and Recognitions

Levin awarded as exceptional PM&R physician

Dr. Harvey LevinDr. Harvey Levin, professor of physical medicine and rehabilitation at Baylor, has been selected as the recipient of the 2018 American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine Gold Key Award. This award was established in 1932 as a certificate of merit for members of the medical and allied professions who have contributed extraordinary service to the cause of rehabilitation. This award is the highest honor given by ACRM.

Mandava joins Fulbright Specialist program

Dr. Pitchaiah MandavaDr. Pitchaiah Mandava, associate professor of neurology, has been accepted into the Fulbright Specialist Program, which promotes long-term academic and professional linkages between individuals and institutions in the U.S. and participating countries abroad. Fulbright specialists are a diverse group of highly experienced, well-established faculty members and professionals who represent a wide variety of academic disciplines and professions. Learn more about the program.

Sander honored for brain injury research

Dr. Angelle SanderDr. Angelle Sander, associate professor and director of the division of clinical neuropsychology and rehabilitation psychology at Baylor, has been awarded the 2018 William Fields Caveness Award from the Brain Injury Association of America. Each year, the association presents the award in recognition of an individual who, through research on both a national and international level, has made outstanding contributions to bettering the lives of people with brain injury. Read more.


Aug. 28: DocTalk on lifestyle medicine

The next DocTalk is Tuesday, Aug. 28, at noon in conference room A at the Baylor College of Medicine Medical Center on the McNair Campus, on lifestyle medicine with Sarah Keyes, physician assistant and assistant professor in the School of Health Professions. Lifestyle medicine relies on diet, physical activity and other non-drug approaches to prevent and treat chronic diseases. DocTalk is a series of informal lunchtime talks with Baylor experts on a variety of health topics. Eligible employees who attend can earn BCM BeWell Vitality points.

Aug. 29: Physician town hall

All physicians and advanced care providers in the Faculty Group Practice are invited to the first biennial FGP town hall on Wednesday, Aug. 29, 6-7:30 p.m. in Cullen Auditorium at the main Baylor campus, preceded by a reception with refreshments and appetizers at 5:30 p.m. in Rayzor Lounge. Topics to be addressed include a FGP physician compensation plan update, physician engagement, clinical operations and patient experience, as well as an update on the joint venture hospital from Gay Nord, president of Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center. Join on your computer via Zoom or call 713-798-9666, meeting ID 362 503 405.

College News

Important fire safety information for bicyclists

Baylor supports bicyclists who commute to and from campus; however, bikes, scooters and mopeds must be parked in designated racks located at campus buildings. Do not block the entrances and exits to buildings, classrooms and other rooms, labs, hallways and stairwells. Bikes that do block these pathways are in violation of city code and may be removed. A Fire Marshal inspection will be conducted within the next two weeks, and citations may be issued to violators.

Access your VTO benefit

The Volunteer Time Off program experienced an 86 percent increase in participation in FY18 over the previous year, and a 90 percent increase in volunteer hours served by benefits-eligible faculty and staff. Response to Hurricane Harvey was a big part of this, as 680 of the total volunteer hours served in FY18 were dedicated to hurricane relief efforts. The program allows eligible faculty and staff to take one paid workday per fiscal year for volunteer work. Learn more, then submit your request form to start helping our community! Questions? Email Katie Holtman.


Early and mid-career faculty development program

Applications are open through Sept. 14 for the Career Advancement Series, a five-part program for early and mid-career faculty that provides tools and resources to enhance leadership skills and assist with professional and personal goals for advancement. Learn more and apply online.

New health services research training program launched

The departments of surgery and medicine have jointly launched a new health services research training program called SHARE @ IQuESt (Surgical Health services Academy for Research and Education at IQuESt). The program is designed to provide health services research training for surgical outcomes investigators, drawing on the expertise of IQuESt, the largest health services research center in the Southwest and a VA Center of Innovation, based at Baylor and the DeBakey VA. Meet the inaugural group of SHARE investigators and learn more online.

Faculty in the News

Dr. Sameer Sheth was interviewed on Fox 26 news about deep brain stimulation to treat OCD. Read about it and other Baylor news media mentions in this week's 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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