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Awards and Recognitions

Anderson honored through annual lecture

Dr. Barbara AndersonThe Inaugural Dr. Barbara J. Anderson Lecture, established by the Department of Pediatrics psychology section at Baylor, was held Oct. 27, honoring Dr. Barbara J. Anderson, professor of pediatrics who recently retired after 15 years at Baylor and Texas Children's Hospital. Her contributions to the diabetes community and behavioral science over her 40-year career have been invaluable to advancing research and practice in pediatric diabetes and supporting the careers of many scientists and providers in academic medicine. The lecture will occur annually, highlighting leaders in pediatrics, children's clinical care and neuropsychology to honor Anderson's professional contributions.

Haddock named to EM board

Dr. Alison HaddockDr. Alison Haddock, assistant professor of emergency medicine, was elected to the Board of Directors of the American College of Emergency Medicine during ACEP17 – Scientific Assembly, the organization's annual meeting, held earlier this month in Washington, D.C. The board serves as the organization's policymaking body.

Nuila part of community health panel

Dr. Ricardo NuilaDr. Ricardo Nuila, assistant professor of medicine, medical ethics and health policy and co-director of the Program in Narrative Medicine, was a panelist on the "Reporting Health" session at the Healthier Texas Summit in Austin Nov. 7. The meeting is organized by The University of Texas System and convenes thought leaders statewide to discuss innovations and trends in population and community health.

Styskel funded through ACGME program

Dr. Brett StyskelDr. Stacey Rose"Humanism Rounds: Fighting Physician Burnout through Strengthened Human Connection," led by Dr. Brett Styskel, resident in internal medicine, was one of 30 projects selected by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education as a funding recipient for Back to Bedside, a resident-led initiative to empower medical residents and fellows to create innovative strategies for increasing time with patients and improving physician and patient well-being. Styskel will work with Dr. Stacey Rose, assistant professor of medicine, on the project at Baylor.

Yates joins medical educators group

Dr. Amber YatesDr. Amber Yates, assistant professor of pediatrics at Baylor and Texas Children's Cancer and Hematology Centers, was selected to participate in the American Society of Hematology Medical Educators Institute, held last month at ASH headquarters in Washington, D.C. This program was developed to cultivate future leaders in hematology education by providing a "boot camp" in teaching techniques, medical education scholarship and career development for hematologists in early phases of their medical education careers.


Today: Compassion and the Art of Medicine

The Compassion and the Art of Medicine lecture series presents the annual Molecular and Human Genetics Seminar today at noon in Cullen Auditorium on 'Urea Cycle Disorders: Beyond the Pathway," with John Zalusky and Cynthia Le Mons, whose daughter died unexpectedly of ornithine transcarbamylase.

Today: Last chance to check out Graduate Student Art Show

The Graduate Student Council Art Show is on display until 5 p.m. today in Alkek Lobby. This event benefits the Texas Children's Hospital Cancer and Hematology Arts in Medicine Program. This program helps young patients to cope with an acute illness through many creative art projects, often assisted by our BCM student volunteers. View the art and bid on your favorites to help support Arts in Medicine!

Upcoming walks for Alzheimer's, heart disease

Join the Baylor Memory Walkers team at the Walk to End Alzheimer's, Sunday, Nov. 19, at the University of Houston. Join the Ace of Hearts for the Heart Walk, Saturday, Dec. 9, in the Texas Medical Center.

Nov. 30: Fact or Fiction? Ask the Experts!

Join BCM BeWell Nov. 30 from noon to 1 p.m. in Cullen Auditorium for a discussion on various health topics with expert panelists Dr. Jeffrey Steinbauer, professor of family and community medicine, dietitian Roberta Anding and Meghan McKay, athletic trainer in the section of sports medicine. Complete this online survey and indicate a question you would like addressed by the panel. Eligible employees can earn 200 BCM BeWell Vitality points. This is the last BeWell presentation before the Nov. 30 deadline to qualify for the medical premium reduction. Questions? Email wellness@bcm.edu.

College News

Holiday shuttle and dining news

-Due to low ridership on the day before and the day after Thanksgiving, Nov. 22 and 24, the BCM Shuttle Service will operate on an abbreviated schedule. Only the Red Shuttle Route will be in operation, from 6:45 a.m. to 4 p.m. The route is as follows: Main Baylor – Baylor Clinic – Jamail Specialty Care Center – BCM Medical Center – VA Hospital – McGovern Campus. Questions? Call Jemi Purcell at 713-798-5747.
-Campus dining options also will be limited:
Morrison Café at main Baylor: Friday, Nov. 24, breakfast from 7 to 9 a.m., lunch from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; both with limited options
Coffee Corner at main Baylor: Friday, Nov. 24, will close early, at 1 p.m.
Mary O's Café at Jamail Specialty Care Center: Monday, Nov. 20, and Tuesday, Nov. 21, closing early, at 3 p.m.; Wednesday, Nov. 22, closing at 2 p.m.; Friday, Nov. 24, closed

Coburn leads CME activity on prostate cancer treatment

Dr. Michael Coburn, professor and chair of urology, moderates a panel discussion in Baylor's new CME/CE activity, Contemporary Treatment Options for Prostate Cancer, that focuses on patient outcomes and quality of life associated with contemporary treatment options for localized prostate cancer. The activity highlights two research studies published in JAMA earlier this year that show adverse effects two to three years after radiation and/or surgical treatment when compared with active surveillance. The data from these studies can help physicians and patients explore, compare and choose an option that best fits a patient's preferences and priorities.

Faculty in the News

Check out Baylor's 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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