BCM Family NewsLink, Nov. 23, 2012

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Awards and Recognitions

Pazhanisamy receives fellowship

Dr. Senthil K. Pazhanisamy, a postdoctoral associate in urology, has received the mentor fellowship from Houston Community College for the Summer Science Intern Program in collaboration with BCM. The HCC Summer Science Intern Program is devoted to providing mentor support to science majors from Houston Community College. Pazhanisamy has previously received fellowships from DAAD-Leibniz, an organization of German educational institutes; Radiation Research Society Scholars-in-Training; and RISC-RAD.

Sahin's research supported by grant

Dr. Ergun SahinDr. Ergun Sahin, assistant professor in the Huffington Center on Aging, received a two-year, $100,000 grant from the Ted Nash Long Life Foundation for his project "Identifying Mechanisms of Telomere-induced Aging and Disease." The Ted Nash Long Life Foundation is a nonprofit based in Waco committed to funding research to improve the length and quality of life for future generations.

Events

You FIRST holiday events

BCM's You FIRST program will host holiday parties for all BCM employees next month. The events will include hors d'oeuvres, desserts, beverages and door prizes. Party dates and locations are:

Employees must register online by Wednesday, Dec. 5, to be eligible to win the prizes.

New class offered at TMC Library

E-readers such as Kindles and Nooks have become popular. At a new class at the TMC Library, you can learn about e-book file formats for these devices as well as the freely available software that you can use to create your own e-books. The class will be offered Wednesday, Nov. 28, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at the library, 1133 John Freeman Blvd. Register online.

College News

Presenters needed for DeBakey HSHP symposium

BCM presenters are need for the Michael E. DeBakey High School for Health Professions' Annual Scientific Symposium on Friday, Dec. 21, from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the school, 3100 Shenandoah, Houston, TX 77021. Faculty, residents, medical, graduate and allied health students and staff are welcome to participate. Presenters will describe their work, career pathways and professional experience to the high school students interested in careers in the health professions, medicine and the sciences.

DeBakey High School is a long-time partnership between BCM and the Houston Independent School District and is ranked among the top public high schools in the United States. If you are interested in being a presenter, contact Bernice Shargey at bshargey@bcm.edu or 713-741-8923 by Dec. 14, 2012.

Faculty in the News

Dr. Daniel Musher, professor of medicine and concertmaster of the Texas Medical Center Orchestra, was quoted in a Houston Chronicle story about the orchestra. Read this and other news stories featuring our faculty in this week's Faculty in the News.