BCM Family NewsLink, Nov. 16, 2012

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Events

PA research presentations

The Physician Assistant Program class of 2012 will present masters' papers via poster presentations Tuesday, Nov. 27, from 1 to 3 p.m. in Rayzor Lounge. The posters and presentations provide opportunities for students to share research results, discuss the implications of their findings with faculty and other students and gain experience in presenting research data in a scholarly environment.

Blood drive Nov. 28-29

The Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center Blood Drive is Thursday, Nov. 28, and Friday, Nov. 29, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Rayzor Lounge. Visit www.giveblood.org to preregister. Walk-ins are also welcome.

College News

New cardiovascular research center

Dr. Xander WehrensThe Cardiovascular Research Institute (CVRI) at Baylor College of Medicine has been established under the leadership of Dr. Xander Wehrens, professor of molecular physiology and biophysics, and medicine – cardiology. The goal of the CVRI is to strengthen collaboration, research, education and translational activities related to cardiovascular sciences. Dr. John Belmont, professor of molecular and human genetics, and Dr. Biykem Bozkurt, professor of medicine – cardiology, will be associate directors. For more information on the CVRI and how to become a member, go to the CVRI website.

No NetLearning online training in November

NetLearning, the learning management system available to all personnel with BCM ID numbers, will undergo a major upgrade Nov. 26 to 28. During this time, no online training will be available (EPIC, HIPAA, Bloodborne Pathogen, etc.). Upgrades will include improvements to the student interface and a more user-friendly appearance. Once the system is back online, an announcement will be made.

Hurricane Sandy assistance

Donations to the Red Cross to assist victims of Hurricane Sandy can be dropped off in the Office of Communications, Room 176B of the Cullen building. Cash and checks accepted.

Faculty in the News

A report on electronic health records published by Dr. Hardeep Singh in the New England Journal of Medicine was featured in the media. Read this and other news stories featuring our faculty in this week's Faculty in the News.