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Awards and Recognitions

Koch gives prestigious lecture

Dr. Douglas KochDr. Douglas Koch, professor of ophthalmology, gave the prestigious Jackson Memorial Lecture at the American Academy of Ophthalmology Annual Meeting in Chicago Oct. 16. He spoke on "Hiding in Plain Sight: The Enigmatic Cornea and IOL Calculations." The meeting is the largest showcase for vision research and innovation with more than 25,000 in attendance. Koch also holds the Allen, Mosbacher and Law Chair in ophthalmology.

American Lung Association grants awarded to Baylor researchers

Dr. Krithika LingappanDr. Amit ParulekarDr. Binoy ShivannaThree Baylor faculty members received research awards from the American Lung Association through its Airways Clinical Research Centers and Awards and Grants Program. The awards support research to discover effective prevention and treatment strategies as well as cures for lung diseases, such as asthma, lung cancer, pulmonary fibrosis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and more. The Baylor awardees and their projects are:
- Dr. Krithika Lingappan, assistant professor of pediatrics, role of protein GDF15 in preventing lung problems in premature babies
- Dr. Amit Parulekar, assistant professor of medicine, effect of mold in the lungs on severe asthma
- Dr. Binoy Shivanna , assistant professor of pediatrics, preventing lung damage from oxygen used to treat acute respiratory distress syndrome

Baylor named Healthiest Workplace

Baylor was recognized as a 2016 Healthiest 100 Workplace in America for its commitment to employee health and exceptional wellness programming. This is the second year in a row Baylor has earned the honor, rising to No. 5 from No. 28 on the nationwide list. Jesse Gavin, wellness program coordinator, accepted the award at the annual Employer Healthcare and Benefits Congress in Washington, D.C., last month. Read more.


Lab coat and scrubs recycling

Got an old lab coat or scrubs that you need to discard? Drop them off at the lab coat and scrubs recycling event Oct. 27 – Nov. 3 in the E Hallway near the cafeteria at main Baylor. Sponsored by the BCM Resource Stewardship and Sustainability Program. For more information, contact Gabi De la Rosa.

Halloween costume contest Oct. 31

The You FIRST program will host a Halloween costume contest Monday, Oct. 31, at various locations. One winner will be selected from each location. Dress up, or just come to check out the costumes! View guidelines, locations and times online.

Active shooter response training Oct. 31

Baylor's security office is offering training on responding to active shooter situations, conducted by the Houston Police Department, Oct. 31, from noon to 1:30 p.m. in Cullen Auditorium. The event is open to faculty, staff and students and will include a question-and-answer session.

Evenings with Genetics on Huntington’s disease Nov. 3

Evenings with Genetics, on "Huntington’s Disease: Perspective from a Youth," is Thursday, Nov. 3, at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, Fondren Hall, 5501 South Main St., Houston, 77004. Speakers are Kristen Powers, known for her documentary, "Twitch," a film that follows her personal genetic testing journey for Huntington's disease at the age of 18 years old, and Katie Plunkett, genetic counselor and Huntington's disease support group leader. Light refreshments served at 6:30 p.m., program starts at 7 p.m. The seminar is free but registration required online or by calling 832-822-4280.

Update on Alzheimer's Nov. 3

The annual Update on Alzheimer's Disease is Nov. 3 at the Houston Museum of Natural Science with Dr. Joseph Kass and Dr. Melissa Yu, leaders of Baylor's Alzheimer’s Disease and Memory Disorders Center. Registration starts at 6:30 p.m., program at 7 p.m.

Awareness walks on Nov. 5

'Tis the season for awareness walks and events! Highlights include:
- Walk to End Alzheimer's, Nov. 5, University of Houston. Join the Baylor Memory Walkers team or donate online.
- Heart Walk, Nov. 5, Texas Medical Center. Join the Baylor Ace of Hearts Team or donate online.
- Alex's 5K, Nov. 5, MacGregor Park, supports Autism programs in memory of the son of Baylor faculty member Milan Jamrich. Register or donate online.

Section of Emergency Medicine ACLS/BLS Certification Program

Time to renew your ACLS or BLS certification? The section of emergency medicine offers semi-monthly ACLS, BLS and combined ACLS-BLS re-certification in-person courses. The program is AHA certified and offered for $135 for ACLS or $175 for ACLS and BLS combined. Classes held on the main Baylor campus on Saturdays at 9 a.m. Skills verification is also offered during this time. Upcoming November courses are Saturday, Nov. 5 and Nov. 19. Find more information and register online or contact the program coordinator Whitney Grant.

College News

Facilities, IT and Food Services survey

Please take the time to complete the Facilities, IT and Food Services Satisfaction Survey to identify how the College can better serve you in the areas of facilities, information technology, food services, etc. Responses to the survey are anonymous. The survey is open through Nov. 7 and should take less than 10 minutes to complete.

Workshops on retiree health solutions program

Learn about the Emeriti Retiree Health Solutions Program to keep healthcare affordable in retirement years at workshops Nov. 1 – 2. An Aetna representative will be available to answer questions. Benefits-eligible employees can earn 100 BCM BeWell Vitality points for attending. See the workshop schedule. Questions? Email ask-retirement@bcm.edu.

Slow the spread of scary germs!

What's scarier that Halloween? Germs that can spread cold and flu! Watch this video as Dr. Irvin Sulapas and his colleague demonstrate how to reduce the spread of disease by doing the "Vampire Cough."

Faculty in the News

Resident Dr. Bhavika Kaul was quoted in a New York Times story on how art influences medicine. Read this 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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