BCM Family NewsLink, Dec. 2, 2011

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Awards and Recognitions

Roush named to leadership of national groups

Dr. Robert RoushDr. Robert Roush, associate professor of medicine – geriatrics, was elected president of the National Association for Geriatric Education and the National Association of Geriatric Education Centers at the recent annual meeting of the Gerontological Society of America in Boston. He will represent the nation's 45 federally funded geriatric education centers. Roush, who is with the Huffington Center on Aging at BCM, has directed the Texas Consortium GEC at Baylor since its inception in 1985.

Scientific papers ranking

The 2011 Performance Ranking of Scientific Papers for World Universities has been released, and BCM ranked 40th for clinical medicine, 36th for life sciences, and 132nd for social sciences.

The ranking is done by the National Taiwan University and is based on statistics of scientific papers that reflect three major performance criteria—research productivity, research impact and research excellence. For more information about the ranking program, please go to Taiwan Ranking.


Middle school showcase

Middle school students who have been involved in after-school programs led by three BCM student groups will host an end-of-year showcase Tuesday, Dec. 6, from 3:30 - 5:30 p.m. on the third floor of the Texas Children's Hospital Clinical Care Center (by the food court). BCM student groups involved in the after-school programs include the Baylor Pediatric Student Association, the Latino Medical Student Association and The Couch, a student-run psychiatry interest group.

Cancer Center seminar

Dr. Lynda Chin, scientific director of the recently announced Institute for Applied Cancer Science at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, will be the distinguished lecturer for the Duncan Cancer Center's Cancer Biology Program seminar series Wednesday, Dec. 7.

The talk titled "Functionalizing the Cancer Genome" will be held in Cullen Auditorium from 2 - 3 p.m. For more information, contact Jennifer Hopkins at 713-798-4590 or jh3@bcm.edu.

CNRC seminar series

The seminar series at the Children's Nutrition Research Center will feature the following speakers in December:

All talks are from 8:30 - 9:30 a.m. in Howland Auditorium, CNRC, 1100 Bates St.

College News

Allied Health commencement and office relocation

Allied Health Commencement has been moved to St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, 3471 Westheimer Ave., Houston, Texas. Ceremonies are still scheduled 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, 2011. Parking is available onsite at the church.

In other Allied Health news, the administrative offices of the School of Allied Health Sciences are now located on the first floor of the DeBakey Building, Room M108. An open house will be held Wednesday, Dec. 7, from 1-3 p.m., to introduce the new location. Light refreshments will be served.

Applications available for National School of Tropical Medicine

Applications are now available for the Summer Session 2012 for the Diploma in Tropical Medicine program through the National School of Tropical Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. For Summer Session 2012, enrollment is limited to third and fourth year medical students at BCM and faculty (holding an M.D. or D.O.) from academic institutions affiliated with the Texas Medical Center. For application instructions, visit National School of Tropical Medicine.

Faculty in the News

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