BCM Family NewsLink, Sept. 7, 2012

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Events

Not too late to join BCM Tour de Pink team

Baylor College of Medicine is again sponsoring a team in the Tour de Pink bike race. The event is Sept. 16, starting at 7 a.m. at Prairie View A&M University. Register online and click on "join an existing team" to find the BCM team. Early/online registration is $30 until Sept. 9. Each cyclist is required to raise $125 in pledges from family and friends – the average cost of a mammogram. Routes are 12, 23, 34, 47, 63, 80 and 100 miles.

For more information on the team, contact Meggin Crawford at mfg@bcm.edu or Ruth SoRelle at dsorelle@bcm.edu. If you want to volunteer at the event, e-mail Glenna Picton at picton@bcm.edu.

Tour de Pink benefits the Pink Ribbons Project, which has raised more than $5 million since 1995 for outreach, education and awareness programs, including those at BCM.

Win prizes at You FIRST events

Don’t forget to register online by Sept. 12 for door prizes that will be given away at the You FIRST events being held around campus this month. Prizes include Kindles, cameras, DVD players and more.

The You FIRST program is being expanded throughout the college to recognize and reward BCM employees. Upcoming events to introduce the program include:

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

Hotez lecture at TMC library

Dr. Peter Hotez, director of BCM’s School of Tropical Medicine, will present “Forgotten People, Forgotten Diseases” Tuesday, Sept. 18, from noon to 1:30 p.m. at the TMC Library, 1133 John Freeman Blvd. The lecture is open to everyone, and free lunch will be served on a first-come, first-served basis.

Hotez’s talk is the first in this year’s Medical Ethics lecture series focusing on vaccines, epidemics and ethics and sponsored by the TMC Library and the McGovern Center for Humanities and Ethics at the University of Texas Health Science Center Houston. Attendees can enter a drawing for a Kindle by completing a short interactive quiz on National Library of Medicine databases, such as PubMed.

College News

Pulse: Academic Year-End Report

BCM's achievements in the last six months of the academic year (January to June 2012) are highlighted in the latest edition of Pulse, available as both a flipbook and a PDF.

In addition, a list of the publications by BCM faculty in major journals is presented as a companion piece, also in a flipbook and a PDF. You will see articles in all the major journals, including the New England Journal of Medicine, Science, Nature, Cell, Pediatrics, PNAS, Circulation, JAMA and many others.

Get your flu shots at BCM

Flu shots are available to BCM faculty, staff and trainees through the Occupational Health Program. They will be administered at multiple locations starting today. Get the full shot schedule on the Occupational Health website. In addition, Baylor Clinic patients can go to the OHP clinic (suite 1375) on the same day as their scheduled appointment for their flu shot without making a separate appointment. View hours and other important Occupational Health Clinic information online.

Dermatology offers same-day appointments to BCM community

Need a general dermatology appointment? BCM’s dermatology practice is offering same-day or next-day appointments to the BCM community for general dermatology visits. To schedule an appointment, call 713-798-6131.

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.