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Awards and Recognitions

Mahajan named to journal board

Dr. Priya MahajanDr. Priya Mahajan, assistant professor of pediatrics – hematology/oncology at Baylor and Texas Children’s Cancer and Hematology Centers, was selected for the editorial board of Clinical Thyroidology for the Public, a monthly online journal that shares the latest in thyroid research with patients and families.

Ozuah earns oncology innovator award

Dr. Nmazuo OzuahDr. Nmazuo “Maz” Ozuah, assistant professor of pediatrics – hematology/oncology and part of the international program at Texas Children’s Cancer and Hematology Centers, was awarded the Daniel D. Von Hoff Innovator Award at the American Association of Cancer Research/American Society of Clinical Oncology Methods in Clinical Cancer Research conference held in Vail, Colo., from July 28 – Aug. 3. This award recognizes the most innovative and impactful protocol from a workshop attendee. Ozuah’s proposal was on the feasibility of dose-intensive response-based chemotherapy for pediatric Hodgkin’s lymphoma in Malawi.


Sept. 11: Evenings with Genetics starts

The Evenings with Genetics seminar series for patients and families, led by Baylor and other experts, starts Tuesday, Sept. 11. The events are held at the Children’s Museum of Houston, 1500 Binz, and start at 7 p.m. with light refreshments at 6:30 p.m. See the full schedule of fall 2018 seminars.

Sept. 12: Health Equity Grand Rounds with Stephen Klineberg

Dr. Stephen Klineberg, professor of sociology at Rice University and founding director of the Kinder Institute for Urban Research will speak on “Prophetic City: Houston on the Cusp of a Changing America,” at Health Equity Grand Rounds, Sept. 12, 8 to 9 a.m. in the Texas Children’s Hospital Auditorium. The talk is in collaboration with obstetrics and gynecology grand rounds; CME credit available.

Sept. 12: ‘Legal 101’

Join the Faculty Senate for a Lunch & Learn session on legal issues affecting faculty. Members of the Office of General Counsel will discuss predatory publishing, intellectual property and conflicts of interest at noon Wednesday, Sept. 12, in Cullen Auditorium, main Baylor.

Sept. 13: DocTalk on autism

Join the next DocTalk, Thursday, Sept. 13, at noon in Howland Auditorium at the Children’s Nutrition Research Center, 1100 Bates St., where Dr. Robin Kochel, associate professor of pediatrics – psychology, will discuss autism in children. 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.

Sept. 13: The role of population health in academic medicine

In support of the College’s strategic plan to build capacity and expertise in precision medicine and population health to develop Baylor into a Learning Health System, a new lecture series will launch that focuses on the six themes of the strategic plan: population health, precision medicine, health information, science and discovery, ethics and policy and translational medicine. The first talk in the Developing the Learning Health System lecture series is Thursday, Sept. 13, 4 p.m., McMillian Auditorium, with Dr. William Tierney, professor and chair of the Department of Population Health at Dell Medical School, on “The Role of the Academic Medical Center in Population Health.” Join remotely from your computer or personal device, or call in to 713-798-9666, meeting ID 619 119 878.

College News

College policy updates

The BCM Board of Trustees recently approved several new and revised policies, including: 23.1.00 – Background Checks and Criminal Convictions Policy for Program Applicants and Current Students; 23.2.03 – Observers and Observerships Policy; 31.3.09 – Teaching Physician Rules: Non-Evaluation & Management (E/M) Services; 31.3.10 – Coding Query, Appeal, and Error Correction Procedures; 31.3.11 – Electronic Health Records: Cloning and Auto-Populate Policy; 31.3.12 – Locum Tenens Physicians: Fee-For-Time Compensation Agreements. Minor modifications were made to additional policies. See the full list of updates.

Epic privacy

To comply with federal HIPAA and Texas privacy laws, Compliance and Audit Services has implemented audit programs using the Break the Glass function within Epic and FairWarning, a software program, to assist in monitoring access to protected health information within the FGP Epic medical record. Recent audits identified several instances where BCM employees inappropriately accessed PHI, which resulted in disciplinary action. Please review the College’s HIPAA privacy policies.

Nominate trainees and faculty for POP awards

If you have seen a medical student, resident, fellow, faculty member or basic scientist whose actions demonstrate the Baylor commitment to excellence in professionalism, compassionate care and a culture of safety, please nominate them for the Power of Professionalism (POP) award. Questions about the POP Award? Email ProfessionalismMatters@bcm.edu.

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