BCM Family NewsLink, Nov. 26, 2010

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Awards and Recognitions

Garcia recognized for online presentation

Dr. Aimee Garcia

Dr. Aimee Garcia, professor of medicine – geriatrics was one of 16 physicians honored with a Community Choice Award by QuantiaMD for an online presentation. Her presentation on wound care in elderly patients was selected by other physicians as one of the best on the QuantiaMD website, which is a tool created by doctors where they can engage with each other and learn from experts in other fields free of charge.

Chiu and collaborators receive NIH grant renewal

Dr. Chiu

Dr. Wah Chiu, professor of biochemistry and molecular biology, and members of the Center for Protein Folding Machinery have received a five-year $20 million renewal of a Roadmap Grant from the Office of the Director of the National Institutes of Health.

Chiu is the principal investigator of the project that seeks a better understanding of the protein folding machinery within the cell and to eventually engineer them as therapeutic agents. The grant is administered through the National Eye Institute.


Allied Health program upcoming events

Students in BCM’s School of Allied Health have two upcoming events. The Physician Assistant Class of 2010 will present their masters' papers via poster presentations on Tuesday, Nov. 30, from 1 to 3 p.m. in the Alkek Lobby. Allied Health Commencement will be held Saturday, Dec. 4, at 11 a.m. at the University of Houston's University Center, located at 4800 Calhoun St., Houston, Texas 77004.

College News

Website survey

BCM employees, trainees and faculty members are encouraged to take the online survey on how to improve the college’s website. The survey will close Dec. 3, and results will be posted in January. The website will undergo a redesign with the goal of making it highly usable and easy to understand and navigate for everyone who uses it – from prospective students to research collaborators to patients.

Complete the survey.

Faculty in the News

BCM faculty members are regularly featured or cited in news and media outlets. Check out this week's faculty in the news.