BCM Family NewsLink, Sept. 28, 2012

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Awards and Recognitions

Anderson earns NIH grant

Dr. Barbara AndersonDr. Barbara Anderson, professor of pediatrics – psychology, was awarded a grant from the National Institutes of Health for her work to train behavioral scientists. Her project is "Mentoring Behavioral Scientists for Career Development in Pediatric Type 1 Diabetes Research."

David Graham lecture

Dr. David GrahamThe David Y. Graham Lecture at the American College of Gastroenterology Annual Scientific Meeting will honor Dr. John Fordtran of Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas, who will give a presentation on factitious disease. The lecture named for Graham, BCM professor of medicine, was established in 2004 in recognition of his many contributions to clinical gastroenterology. This year's annual meeting will be held Oct. 19-24 in Las Vegas.

Events

BCM Wellness Walk

The BCM Wellness 5k Race/Walk, a family-friendly event promoting physical activity and healthy eating, will be held Saturday, Oct. 13, and it's not too late to register or become a sponsor. The fun-filled day will start at 8 a.m. by the Alkek Fountain in front of main Baylor with a costume contest. The 5K timed race and untimed walk start at 8:30 a.m., and the kids' 1K starts at 9:30 a.m. The event will also feature post-race awards and entertainment, including food, music and prizes, at the McGovern Commons.

The Wellness Walk benefits Recipe for Success, a non-profit organization that educates children on healthy eating, and BCM's Wellness Education Fund, which will support BCM-initiated community service and in-house projects promoting wellness.

First Annual Vaccine Biotechnology Conference in TMC

The National School of Tropical Medicine at BCM will host the TMC's First Annual Vaccine Biotechnology Conference Tuesday, Oct. 16, in the Onstead Auditorium at the MD Anderson Basic Sciences Research Building, 6767 Bertner. The one-day symposium will foster collaboration and highlight the achievements in vaccine development in the TMC. Topics include new vaccines for global health, new vaccines for public health preparedness and biodefense, chronic non-communicable disease vaccines and vaccine policy. Registration is free and open online.

Join Houston Walk to End Alzheimer's

Help BCM's Psychiatry Residents Outreach to the Public Sector (PROPS) in the fight to end Alzheimer's by joining Team Menninger in the 2012 Houston Walk to End Alzheimer's or by making a donation. The walk will be held Saturday, Oct. 20, at Reliant Park. Register or donate on the team website. For more information, contact props@bcm.edu.

College News

Become a BCM Wellness Champion

BCM Human Resources is launching BCM Wellness and is looking for employees to serve as Wellness Champions to help inspire a culture of healthy living throughout the college. These champions will:

If you are interested in participating or learning more about BCM Wellness, e-mail wellness@bcm.edu.

Faculty and staff of the quarter nominations now open

Nominations for the faculty and staff of the quarter recognition program are being accepted 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.

Faculty in the News

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