BCM Family NewsLink, Nov. 11, 2011

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Awards and Recognitions

Yudofsky honored by psychiatric society

Dr. Stuart C. YudofskyDr. Stuart C. Yudofsky, the D.C. and Irene Ellwood Professor and Chair of the Menninger Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at BCM, is one of the recipients of the Psychiatric Excellence Award from the Texas Society of Psychiatric Physicians. He will be honored at the annual awards banquet Saturday, Nov. 12.

Other BCM faculty members recognized by the Texas Society of Psychiatric Physicians include:

Hutton named to MS volunteer hall of fame

Dr. George HuttonDr. George Hutton, associate professor of neurology and medical director of the Baylor Maxine Mesinger Multiple Sclerosis Comprehensive Clinical Care Center, was honored Nov. 3 at the National Multiple Sclerosis Society National Meeting, held in Dallas. He was inducted into the National MS Society's 2011 Volunteer Hall of Fame for Health Professionals.

Buck recognized for work with homeless

Dr. David S. BuckDr. David S. Buck, professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine and president and founder of Healthcare for the Homeless-Houston, has received the St. Luke's Episcopal Health Charities 2011 Community Health Leadership Award. He was recognized for his leadership and advocacy of Houston's homeless population at the Bishop's Leadership Council Dinner hosted by St. Luke's Episcopal Health System Oct. 27.

Healthcare for the Homeless-Houston is a consortium of more than 30 community-based agencies, health care clinicians, educational institutions and public organizations working together to increase the quality of health care for the homeless. As part of Buck's recognition, a gift of $50,000 will be presented to Healthcare for the Homeless-Houston.

Brenner to receive mentor award

Dr. Malcolm BrennerDr. Malcolm Brenner, director of the Center for Cell and Gene Therapy, will be presented with the 2011 American Society of Hematology Mentor Award at the society's annual meeting in December.

The award recognizes individuals whose contributions have made a significant and positive impact on their mentees' careers, resulting in advanced research and patient care in the field of hematology.

BCM pulmonary doctors attend ALA meeting

Dr. Nicola HananiaDr. Marianna SockriderDr. Nicola Hanania, associate professor of medicine — pulmonary, and Dr. Marianna Sockrider, associate professor of pediatrics — pulmonary, participated in the American Lung Association Stakeholder Meeting Nov. 9 in Houston. The meeting focused on a new report called "The Burden of Asthma in Hispanics" by the ALA, forging community connections and creating actionable steps for solutions.

Fernbach featured in exhibit

Susan Fernbach, director of genetic outreach at BCM, was invited to participate in a FotoFest exhibit of Houstonians. The exhibit, "Under the Radar," includes photos taken by Frank White of individuals who are contributors in their field of study but little known outside of that realm. The exhibit will be on display until Dec. 5 at One Allen Center in downtown Houston.

College News

New hospital in Lesotho

Representatives from the Baylor International Pediatric AIDS Initiative were on hand for the opening of the new Queen ‘Mamohato Memorial Hospital in Lesotho, Africa. The hospital is located next to the BCM/Bristol-Myers Squibb Children's Centre of Excellence. It replaces the 100-year old Queen Elizabeth II Hospital, where Pediatric AIDS Corps doctors and medical officials from the BCM Children's Foundation-Lesotho have provided care in the hospital's pediatric ward and assisted with training and mentoring health professionals in the hospital's pediatric HIV clinic. The collaboration will continue in the new hospital.

Faculty in the News

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