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Awards and Recognitions

Hunt honored by alma mater

Dr. Thomas HuntDr. Thomas Hunt, professor and chair of orthopedic surgery, received the Distinguished Alumni Award from the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Health Professions in recognition of his exceptional career contributions. Hunt, who earned a Doctor of Science Degree in Administration-Health Services degree from the institution in 2014, was recognized with the honor at the 37th UAB National Symposium for Healthcare Executives.

Wang receives early career award

Dr. Meng WangDr. Meng Wang, associate professor in the Department of Molecular and Human Genetics and the Huffington Center on Aging, has been awarded the 2017 Early Career Life Scientist Award from the American Society for Cell Biology. The award honors an outstanding scientist who has been an independent investigator for seven or fewer years. Wang will receive her award at the ASCB/EMBO 2017 meeting in December.

Baylor recognized by AHA for employee health programs

Baylor College of Medicine earned the Gold Workplace Health Achievement recognition from the American Heart Association. Companies recognized with this designation meet AHA criteria for their achievement to implement quality employee health programs in a workplace environment characteristic of culture-of-health best practices. Learn more about the BCM BeWell program that is an integral part of the healthy culture at Baylor.


Flu shots continue

Baylor experts are predicting a severe flu season. Protect yourself and the community by getting your flu vaccine, which is required by Baylor policy. The Occupational Health Program continues to offer flu shots across campus. Check the OHP schedule. Most clinical employees can get their shot while in clinic; check with your supervisor. Once you receive your shot, the next step is to verify that you received it. Complete the online flu shot verification.

Sept. 28: Faculty photos at CNRC

A free faculty photo session at the CNRC Lobby will be held Sept. 28 from 9 to 11 a.m. and 1 to 3 p.m.

Sept. 28: DocTalk on A-Fib

Dr. Alireza NazeriDocTalk with Dr. Alireza Nazeri, assistant professor of medicine - cardiology, on "Atrial Fibrillation: The Most Common Arrhythmia" is Thursday, Sept. 28, at noon at the Baylor Medical Center on the McNair Campus, conference room B. DocTalk is an informal series of lunchtime talks where Baylor experts offer information on a variety of health topics. Eligible attendees will receive BCM BeWell Vitality points.

Call for abstracts: Reproductive Health Research Day 2017

The Center for Reproductive Medicine is hosting an abstract and poster competition during the 2017 Reproductive Health Research Day Nov. 7. This is an opportunity for researchers to share their work with colleagues and visiting researchers and speakers. Winners selected from the abstract submissions will give a talk during the meeting and receive a prize. The submission deadline is Thursday, Oct. 5, at 5 p.m. Abstracts can be sent to Jyoti Patel atjyotip@bcm.edu. View the abstract submission guidelines. The first 15 individuals who submit their abstracts will receive a free gift.

Register for pathology symposium

Registration is open for the All-City Anatomic Pathology Symposium Oct. 19-21, sponsored by Baylor's Department of Pathology & Immunology. Target audience includes medical, graduate and allied health students, residents and fellows and other healthcare professionals such as histotechnologists. More than 20 speakers from BCM and other institutions will present at the symposium. Registration is free for BCM students and staff. This event may offer up to 20 ASCP CME credits for non-physicians.

Register for research data analysis course

Clinical Research Methods is a face-to-face beginner's course offered by the Department of Family and Community Medicine to train health professionals on how to analyze simple data. The course will be held on Oct. 21-22 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The course price is $500 for early-bird registration on or before Oct. 15 and $750 after Oct. 15. Those interested can register online.

Oct. 21: BCM Wellness 5K

The sixth annual BCM Wellness 5K and Kids 1K event is Saturday, Oct. 21. This student-organized event benefits student wellness initiatives. Check-in is at the TMC Commons, and the race starts in front of Baylor's Cullen building. This is a timed event, and runners can join as individuals or teams. There are lots of fun race-day activities, and there is even child care. T-shirts are included with adult registration and the first 50 kids signed up get a free T-shirt. Register or donate online.

College News

Did your home flood in Harvey? Join study on health effects

Anyone whose home flooded during Hurricane Harvey can participate in a research study to assess storm-related environmental exposures. Complete this 5-minute online survey to determine if you are eligible. Study leaders also will recruit participants today from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Alkek Lobby at main Baylor where educational materials on clean up and remediation will be available. For more information, contact research manager Georgina Armstrong.

Diversity and Inclusion Week schedule; Donation drive info

Diversity and Inclusion Week at Baylor will be celebrated Oct. 2-6, and trainees, students, faculty and staff are invited to be interactive participants in the week's events. Check out the online schedule for ways to participate. As part of the event, Baylor is collecting diapers, pull ups, baby wipes and school supplies for those affected by Hurricane Harvey. The donation drive will run through Oct. 6 and will benefit Houston Diaper Bank, Casa De Esperanza and Baylor affiliated middle and elementary schools. For a full list of accepted items and where to donate, click here.

CVRI pilot awards open for submissions

Baylor's Cardiovascular Research Institute is accepting pilot award submissions for cardiovascular research that will promote collaboration between investigators and are likely to lead to externally funded grants in the foreseeable future. Proposal deadline is Oct. 4; find full guidelines online.

First-time dads needed for study

New fathers and their babies are needed for a new study on the experience of fathering, to learn about how a dad's brain responds to seeing his baby's smile. Enroll now and participate with your baby during the first year of life. Fathers will be compensated $150 for travel and parking and will receive a free CD video of their brain in action! This study is funded by the National Institutes of Health. To enroll or for more information, contact: Purva Rajhans at 713-798-0389 or Purva.Rajhans@bcm.edu.

Faculty in the News

A cancer tumor-detecting pen developed by Baylor researchers and others was featured in the news. Check out these and Baylor's other news media mentions in this week's Faculty in the News. Interested in science news? Read the latest in From the Labs.

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