BCM Family NewsLink, Sept. 21, 2012

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Awards and Recognitions

Mizrahi recognized for epilepsy work

Dr. Eli MizrahiDr. Eli Mizrahi, professor and chair of neurology at BCM, was one of eight honorees at the Epilepsy Foundation's 2012 World Changers Awards Gala recognized and celebrated for tireless efforts to improve the lives of people living with epilepsy. The gala was held Sept. 12 in Washington, D.C.

Events

Compassion lecture Sept. 28

The next lecture in the Compassion and the Art of Medicine series is Friday. Sept. 28, at 12:10 p.m. in Cullen Auditorium, featuring Sami and Laura Rahman, parents of two children – one with cerebral palsy and short gut syndrome. Their presentation, "At Least My Child Doesn't Have That," will focus on their experiences as parents and advocates. The talk will be followed by a question-and-answer session. The Compassion lecture series is sponsored by the department of family and community medicine.

College News

New monitors at BCM

A new way to communicate college and departmental events and information has been introduced at BCM. Six TV monitors have been installed around the main Baylor campus to display information. To request at item for the monitors, contact Dana Benson in the Office of Communications at 713-798-8267 or benson@bcm.edu.

Faculty and staff of the quarter nominations

Nominations for the faculty and staff of the quarter recognition program will be accepted starting Monday, Sept. 24, through Friday, Oct. 12. The program identifies and honors current faculty and staff who make exceptional contributions to BCM by providing outstanding service. Employees are encouraged to nominate colleagues who deserve this special acknowledgement. For a list of categories in which faculty and staff can be nominated, visit the You FIRST website. Nominations can be made online.

Join BCM Komen team by Sept. 24 to reserve a t-shirt!

Time is running out to join the BCM Komen Race team! Sign up by Monday, Sept. 24, in order to reserve your team t-shirt. You can sign up for the team after that, but will not be able to get a t-shirt.

The race is Saturday, Oct. 6, in Downtown Houston. The 5K routes include family fun walk, non-competitive run, non-competitive walk and competitive run. Go online to join the official BCM team and search Baylor College of Medicine when prompted to find a team.

Contact Glenna Picton at picton@bcm.edu or 713-798-7973 for information or questions. Once signed up, please contact Glenna with your t-shirt size.

Who needs fried food, anyway?

As part of the Shape Up Houston initiative at BCM and other medical center institutions, faculty, staff and trainees are encouraged to take part in the No Fry For Five Challenge by pledging to not eat fried food of any kind for five days a week this month. Go online to the Shape Up Houston website to make your pledge now or e-mail wellness@bcm.edu with questions or for more information.

High blood pressure? Enroll in a clinical research study

Are you one of the 76 million Americans who suffers from high blood pressure? If so, you may qualify to participate in a clinical research study to evaluate an investigational combination of FDA-approved oral medicines to treat hypertension, or high blood pressure. To qualify, you must have been diagnosed with hypertension and be able to attend up to 15 visits over 16 weeks. Participants will receive all study-related medical evaluations, monitoring and medicine at no cost. To see if you qualify, call 713-798-2375.

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.