BCM Family NewsLink, Oct. 26, 2012

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Awards and Recognitions

Lappin honored by Living Bank

Dr. Jacqueline LappinDr. Jacqueline A. Lappin, associate professor in BCM's Abdominal Transplant Center and director of pancreas transplantation at St. Luke's Cooley Transplant Center, was honored for her work in transplantation at the Living Bank's Celebrate Life 2012 event at the Junior League of Houston Oct. 19. The night's proceeds benefited programs of the Living Bank, which was founded in 1968 to raise awareness of the need for organ donors and to serve as an advocate for living donors.

Pitashny certified as ABMM Diplomate

Dr. Milena Pitashny, a postdoctoral associate in pathology at BCM and Texas Children's Microbiome Center, is now a certified Diplomate of the American Board of Medical Microbiology. To achieve this designation, she has met rigorous educational and experiential eligibility requirements, passed a comprehensive written examination and demonstrated the knowledge and skills necessary to direct laboratories engaged in the microbiological diagnosis of human disease. The ABMM was established in 1959 and is one of three boards of the American College of Microbiology administering highly stringent certification programs.


Medical Librarians Month

Celebrate National Medical Librarians Month at the TMC Library Tuesday, Oct. 30, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Four half-hour demonstrations will be held on a variety of library topics. By attending one you will be eligible to enter a drawing for a free Kindle Fire. You must be present to win. Refreshments will be served.

Compassion lecture Nov. 2

Dr. David BuckDr. David Buck, professor of family and community medicine at BCM, will speak on the topic "Health Care and the Homeless," at the next lecture in the Compassion and the Art of Medicine Series. His talk is Friday, Nov. 2, at 12:10 p.m. in Cullen Auditorium. Buck has been working with the underserved and indigent population in Houston since 1984. In 1999, he founded Healthcare for the Homeless - Houston, where he now serves as president. Buck also supervises the Houston Outreach Medicine Education and Social Services (HOMES) track that allows third-year medical students to earn credit by working at a student-run clinic.

History of medicine lecture

The next talk in the Houston History of Medicine Society lecture series will feature Dr. Kirsten Ostherr, associate professor of English at Rice University, speaking on "Lessons from the History of Medical School Social Media and Reality TV." The talk wil be held Nov. 7 from noon to 1 p.m. at MD Anderson's Onstead Auditorium. The Houston History of Medicine Society is jointly sponsored by BCM, the University of Texas and the TMC Library.

College News

Alumni/Student Phonathon 2013 is here!

Students can earn extra money by participating in the Alumni/Student Phonathon 2013 starting Oct. 29. Students will earn $10 per hour, or $15 per hour for those in the work-study program. The phonathon is from 6 to 10 p.m. at the main Baylor building and includes free dinner each evening. For more information, contact Nyree Chanaba at nchanaba@bcm.edu. If you are in the work-study program, please provide your student ID.

Faculty in the News

Dr. Dolores Lamb, professor of urology, was featured in a New York Times article about boys today entering puberty earlier. See the coverage and other BCM faculty members who were featured or cited in the media in this week’s Faculty in the News.