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Awards and Recognitions

Hollier honored by Press Ganey

Dr. Larry HollierDr. Larry Hollier, professor and chief of the division of plastic surgery at Baylor and chief of plastic surgery at Texas Children's Hospital, was honored by Press Ganey as the 2016 Physician of the Year at the organization's annual National Client Conference in Orlando. Hollier was recognized for his commitment to caring for patients with a range of complex conditions while simultaneously becoming a leader in outcomes measurement and patient experience.

McGuire named Woman on the Move

Dr. Amy McGuireDr. Amy McGuire, director of the Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy, was named a 2016 Woman on the Move by Texas Executive Women. McGuire researches and influences policy on the most important ethical questions in medicine and biomedical research that touch the lives of each and every human. Texas Executive Women is an organization of professional female executives from many different professions and industries who come together to network, share experiences and professional resources and who are actively involved in the community. Women on the Move recognizes and celebrates 10 exceptional women each year. McGuire will accept her award at the Women on the Move luncheon on Nov. 15.

Flu Update

Flu shot deadline approaching; vaccine offered today

The deadline for submitting your influenza vaccination attestation form online is Wednesday, Nov. 30. Baylor Occupational Health will be administering flu shots to students and employees with Baylor IDs from 8 to 11 a.m. and 1 to 4 p.m. Friday, Nov. 11, at Baylor Clinic suite 1375. Flu shots are also available through Family and Community Medicine and the Express Care Clinic by appointment or on a walk-in basis; however this may include out-of-pocket costs or insurance co-pay. Call 713-798-9355 for an appointment or more information.


Upcoming health talks

Dr. James Jones, visiting professor in the Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy, will discuss metabolism and making the most of the body's metabolic processes Monday, Nov. 14, at noon in Cullen Auditorium at main Baylor. Dr. Larry Lipshultz, professor of urology, will talk about important men's health issues on Tuesday, Nov. 15, also at noon in Cullen Auditorium. Eligible employees who attend the talks will receive BCM BeWell Vitality points.

Market Days Nov. 16

Market Days will be held Wednesday, Nov. 16, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in Rayzor Lounge at main Baylor. Vendors will be selling items such as coffee and tea, chocolates, jams and sauces, soaps and more. Get a head start on holiday shopping!

Case study in professionalism Nov. 17

Baylor's Center for Professionalism in Medicine will present Dr. Eva Aagaard, an advocate for professional excellence and an expert on educational strategies, on Thursday, Nov. 17, at 4 p.m. in rooms M321 and M323 in the DeBakey Building at main Baylor. She is a professor of internal medicine and associate dean at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. She will speak on "Conduct Unbecoming: A Professionalism Case Discussion." Open to the Baylor community; ethics CME credit available and a light reception to follow. RSVP to professionalismmatters@bcm.edu.

Curricular renewal event Nov. 18

The Office of Medical Education is hosting a School of Medicine Curricular Renewal Kickoff on Friday, Nov. 18, in Cullen Auditorium. The event will start with a presentation on "The Future of Medical Education" at 8 a.m., followed by an overview of curricular renewal from Dr. Jenny Christner, medical school dean, at 9 a.m. and then small group sessions from 10 a.m. to noon. Those interested in attending can RSVP to Jamie Smith at jamies@bcm.edu or 713-798-7669.

College News

Deadline for medical premium reduction

Benefits-eligible employees enrolled in the Baylor medical plan who earn 16,000 BCM BeWell Vitality points by Nov. 30 will receive a 15 percent medical premium reduction (employee-only rate) for Jan. 1 through Dec. 31, 2017. Please be sure to complete your financial one-on-ones, biometric screening, and other activities prior to the deadline to ensure your points are uploaded in time. Remember, taking a proactive and preventative approach to your health and well-being can lead to decreased risk for many health issues and diseases. Find more information online or email wellness@bcm.edu.

Enroll in the GRADE study

Researchers are seeking to enroll people with type 2 diabetes in the GRADE study, which is being conducted to determine the best long-term combination drug treatment for type 2 diabetes. Find more information and see if you qualify online or call 713-798-3625.

Annual Compliance Training

This year's annual Compliance training, "Privacy and Security – FY2017 General Compliance Training," will focus on the protection of confidential information. Required of all students and paid employees, including faculty, staff, postdocs and residents, the training period begins Nov. 14, 2016, and must be completed by Jan. 27, 2017. The training will be administered through AMP and an email will be sent out on Nov. 14 with instructions.

Baylor blog revamped

The Baylor blog, Momentum, launched three years ago with a mission to cover medical and education news, offer expert health advice and more. Several groups regularly contributed their expertise to Momentum, including the Center for Research on Women with Disabilities and the Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy. Baylor students contributed their own insight on a separate blog, Progress Notes. Now, these efforts have been combined into a singular platform, the Baylor College of Medicine Blog Network, to serve as a key source for insight into the happenings in the Baylor community.

Faculty in the News

Dr. Asim Shah spoke in the news this week about election stress. 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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