BCM Family NewsLink, Aug. 31, 2012

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Awards and Recognitions

Goodell receives prestigious ASH award

Dr. Peggy GoodellDr. Margaret "Peggy" Goodell, director of the Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine Center at BCM, has been named the American Society of Hematology's 2012 William Dameshek Prize winner. The annual honor recognizes an investigator who has made outstanding contributions to hematology research. See the press release announcing the award.


You FIRST kick-off events

The You FIRST program is being expanded throughout the college to recognize and reward BCM employees. A series of events will be held Sept. 18-24 to introduce the program. Door prizes will be up for grabs at the events, but you must register by Sept. 12 to be eligible to win.

All upcoming events are from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Register and find out more about the program on the You FIRST website.

Houston History of Medicine Society lecture

Dr. Thomas Cole, McGovern Chair in Medical Humanities and director of the McGovern Center for Humanities and Ethics at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, will speak on "The History of the Doctor-Patient Relationship" Sept. 5 from noon to 1 p.m. at MD Anderson Cancer Center's Onstead Auditorium. The talk is part of the Houston History of Medicine Society lecture series, which is sponsored in part by BCM.

College News

New service at balance disorder center

The Center for Balance Disorders in the Bobby R. Alford Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery now offers counseling for coping with severe tinnitus and chronic vertigo. Melody Fregia, a licensed professional counselor, is available to help patients cope with the anxiety and depressive symptoms that can accompany severe, intrusive tinnitus, chronic vertigo and other balance disorders. To make an appointment, call 713-798-6336.

Open enrollment news

Open Enrollment will be here before you know it. To ensure you receive your 2013 Open Enrollment materials, you will need to review the following information and take action by Sept. 14, 2012:

Contact HR-Benefits at 713-798-1500 or ask-insurance@bcm.edu if you have questions or need assistance.

Got juice?

The new juice bar at Luby’s cafeteria at main Baylor makes it easy to get the health benefits of fresh fruit and vegetables any time of day. A variety of produce is available – just make your picks and enjoy. Visit the Luby's website to see a video about the new juice bar.

Faculty in the News

BCM faculty members are regularly featured or cited in news and media outlets. Check out this week's faculty in the news.