BCM Family NewsLink, Sept. 2, 2011

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Awards and Recognitions

Glaze honored with scholarship at community college

Dr. Daniel GlazeThe Alvin Community College Polysomnography Program has created the Dr. Daniel Glaze Foundation Scholarship in honor of his dedication to the field of sleep medicine. Dr. Glaze is professor of pediatrics – neurology at BCM and medical director of the Texas Children's Sleep Center.

The scholarship will support ACC students who pass the registered polysomnographic technologist examination by reimbursing them for the cost of the exam.

Glaze was the first medical director of the Polysomnography Program at ACC. He has been an advocate for the education of the polysomnography technician and has served as a member of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine Committee on Polysomnography Tech Education.

Vasudevan honored with award for excellence

Dr. Sanjeev VasudevanDr. Sanjeev Vasudevan, assistant professor of surgery – pediatrics, was awarded the Ralph and Judith Feigin Texas Children's Hospital Medical Staff Fellow of Excellence Award. The honor is given in any field of pediatrics to those who best demonstrate the attributes of the complete physician – exceptional clinical skills, compassion, empathy, desire to advance knowledge and interest in teaching. Vasudevan was chosen by an ad-hoc committee of Texas Children's Hospital medical staff earlier this summer.

Events

Health care reform panel discussion and free lunch

The TMC Library and the UT McGovern Center for Humanities and Ethics will host a panel discussion on "Implications of Health Care Reform for the Future of Medicine" and how the impending Health Care Reform Act will affect the Texas Medical Center institutions and health care. The event will be held Wednesday, Sept. 21, from noon to 1:30 p.m. at the auditorium of The University of Texas Medical School, MSB 3.001 located at 6431 Fannin, Houston, TX 77030.

This event is free and open to the public. Lunch will be provided to those who register in advance. To register please go to Medical Ethics Series.

The panel discussion will be moderated by Dr. Thomas R. Cole, McGovern Chair in Medical Humanities and founding director of the McGovern Center for Humanities and Ethics at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Participating panelists are Dr. Laurence McCullough of BCM, Dr. Pauline Rosenau of the University of Texas School of Public Health, and Roberta Schwartz of Methodist Hospital.

For more information, visit Medical Ethics Series.

College News

Update information in advance of open enrollment

To ensure you receive your 2012 open enrollment materials, log on to employee self-service and verify your current mailing address by selecting "address".

You may also need to update your ECA password at "Password Self Service" if it has not been updated within the last 180 days or if you have difficulty logging into ESS.

Join the BCM, Smith Breast Center Komen race team!

BCM and the Smith Breast Center have teamed up for the Houston Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure Oct. 1. Team members can sign up to walk in the Family Walk/Kids K, 5K Timed Competitive Run, 5k Non-Competitive Run or 5K walk.

To sign up for the team, go to Race for the Cure registration. Search for the Baylor College of Medicine – Smith Breast Center team and follow the instructions on how to join.

All BCM faculty, staff and students and their family and friends are welcome to join. Please contact Glenna Picton at picton@bcm.edu or 713-798-7973 if you have questions.

Money raised at the run/walk supports the Houston Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure®, which provides innovative breast cancer education, screening and treatment projects for the medically under-served and uninsured in Southeast Texas. This has included continuous support of the Smith Breast Center's efforts at Ben Taub.

Faculty in the News

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