BCM Family NewsLink, Nov. 9, 2012

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Awards and Recognitions

Musher receives lifetime achievement award

Dr. Daniel MusherDr. Daniel M. Musher, professor of medicine at BCM and chief of the infectious disease section at the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center, is the recipient of the 2012 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Infectious Disease Society of America. Musher is a national expert in respiratory infections.

Houston Peace and Justice Center honors Nosek

Dr. Margaret Nosek, professor of physical medicine and rehabilitation, is one of the 2012 local honorees of the Houston Peace and Justice Center. She was recognized for her work as an activist for the disabled and health care rights. Nosek and other honorees will be celebrated by the center at a Nov. 10 dinner.

Events

Duncan Cancer Center symposium Nov. 13

BCM's NCI-designated Dan L. Duncan Cancer Center will hold its 10th annual symposium Tuesday, Nov. 13, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Cullen building. Lectures and poster sessions will be held throughout the day in Cullen Auditorium and Rayzor Lounge. The keynote lecture, "Targeted Therapy for HER2 Amplified Breast Cancer," will be delivered at 3:40 p.m. by Dr. Kent Osborne, director of the Lester and Sue Smith Breast Center and Dan L. Duncan Cancer Center. For more information or to download the agenda, visit the 10th Annual Dan L. Duncan Cancer Center Symposium page.

CNRC to honor veterans

Dr. David HilmersThe Children's Nutrition Research Center at BCM will honor military veterans of the CNRC and their families at an event Nov. 14 at 1 p.m. in the CNRC lobby featuring a talk by Dr. David Hilmers, associate professor in the departments of internal medicine and pediatrics and in the Center for Space Medicine at BCM. Hilmers served in the U.S. Marine Corps and as a NASA astronaut, flying on four space flights before retiring in 1992. Cake and punch will be served at the event.

College News

I Am BCM

The "I Am BCM" video series highlights Baylor College of Medicine employees and the work they do here. Watch the latest installment featuring Mari Rude on the BCM intranet.

Faculty in the News

Post-election news coverage included tips from a BCM psychiatrist on moving on when your candidate loses. Read this and other news stories featuring our faculty in this week's Faculty in the News.