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Awards and Recognitions

Antonsen honored by NASA

Dr. Erik AntonsenDr. Erik Antonsen, assistant professor of emergency medicine and of space medicine, received the NASA Early Career Achievement Award in recognition of his work on advancing health in space to enable future human missions to Mars. Antonsen serves as element scientist for exploration medical capabilities at NASA, conducting translational research to identify and advance medical systems and components that will expand astronaut operations.

Huang named to new role in family and community medicine

Dr. William HuangAssociate Professor Dr. William Huang was appointed as vice chair for education in the Department of Family and Community Medicine. In this role, he will work with the department chair and School of Medicine dean to assure accreditation, and he will oversee elective and course directors and work with the residency director on graduate medical education responsibilities.

Najafi earns grant for wearable therapy

Dr. Bijan NajafiDr. Bijan Najafi, professor of surgery and director of clinical research in the Division of Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Therapy and of the Interdisciplinary Consortium on Advanced Motion Performance (iCAMP), was awarded an $800,000 grant from the Qatar National Research Fund for a four-year study on the effectiveness of an innovative wearable technology for improving balance, quality of life and skin perfusion in patients with diabetes and chronic kidney failure. If validated, the device could be used as an adjunct therapy to reduce risk of foot problems and improve mobility in patients undergoing treatment.

Baylor ranked for research, innovation

Baylor College of Medicine was ranked No. 12 on a recently published list for research quality and influence on inventions. The Nature Index Top 200 by Lens score measures research quality by article count and weighted fractional count in the Nature Index. Also listed are an institution's natural science articles in InCites and the percentage of those included in the Nature Index.


Aug. 31: Performance and talk on resiliency

The Center for Professionalism in Medicine presents Seamus Kelleher, renowned guitarist with an interest in humanism in medicine, for a performance and discussion Aug. 31 at 12:15 and 4 p.m., room M.112 in the DeBakey building at main Baylor. His discussion will address patient and physician resiliency through the lens of his personal medical crisis. RSVP to ellenf@bcm.edu or ProfessionalismMatters@bcm.edu.

Sept. 1: Teaching Portfolio Workshop

The Office of Faculty Development offers a Norton Rose Fulbright portfolio preparation workshop in the categories of Teaching and Evaluation and Educational Leadership from 2 to 4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 1, in N311, main Baylor. For more information, please contact Maria Lopez.

Free faculty photo sessions

Is your faculty signature profile missing a photo? Have your professional portrait taken when the Office of Communications hosts free sessions at various campus locations after Labor Day:
- Tuesday, Sept. 5, 9-10 a.m. and 2-3 p.m., DeBakey Library and Museum, main Baylor
- Thursday, Sept. 7, 9-10 a.m. and 2-3 p.m., first floor lobby, Children's Nutrition Research Center
- Friday, Sept. 8, 9-10 a.m. and 2-3 p.m., first floor lobby, Baylor Medical Center on the McNair Campus

Sept. 5-7: BCM Wellness Week

Sept. 5-7 has been designated BCM Wellness Week and a variety of events have been planned to mark the occasion.
- Health and Wellness Fair, Tuesday, Sept. 5, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Rayzor Lounge: A showcase of businesses and programs in Houston and Baylor resources that can help you lead a healthy lifestyle. Includes raffle prizes!
- BCM Field Day, Wednesday, Sept. 6, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., BCM Courtyard: Outdoor activities and demonstrations and the opportunity to connect with colleagues and peers in the BCM community and learn more about health and wellness resources.
- Physician well-being speaker, Thursday, Sept. 7, 12:15 and 4 p.m., DeBakey Building M.112: Dr. Tait Shanafelt, professor of medicine at the Mayo Clinic, will wrap up the week with presentations on "Finding Meaning, Balance and Personal Satisfaction in the Practice of Medicine." Sponsored by the Center for Professionalism and the Department of Medicine. Eligible employees can receive BCM BeWell Vitality points.

Sign up for softball

The annual Baylor co-ed softball tournament for employees and students will be held Oct. 21 at the Houston Sportsplex. Sign up for the tournament online by Friday, Sept. 8, at 5 p.m. Sponsored by You FIRST, BCM BeWell and the BCM Federal Credit union; BCM BeWell Vitality points available for eligible employees.

College News

Emergency notifications

College leaders are monitoring the storm in the Gulf of Mexico. Please make sure that you have signed up for Baylor's emergency notification system to receive notice of campus delays and closings and other important information by text message, email and phone call. You can also get updates on the Intranet and by calling 713-798-4444.

Faculty in the News

Dr. Scott McLean at the Children's Hospital of San Antonio was interviewed by Texas Public Radio about the clinical genetics field. Check out this and Baylor's other news media mentions in this week's Faculty in the News. Interested in science news? Read the latest in From the Labs.

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