BCM Family NewsLink, Dec. 14, 2012

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Awards and Recognitions

Rasband earns neuroscience award

Dr. Matthew RasbandDr. Matthew Rasband, professor of neuroscience, was awarded the distinguished Javits Neuroscience Investigator Award. It provides up to seven years of research funding from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, a part of the National Institutes of Health. Awardees are selected for their history of exceptional talent and preeminent scientific achievements as well as their ability to continue to contribute cutting edge research and new ideas to the field of neuroscience.

Events

TMC Library open house

The TMC Library is having an open house Wednesday, Dec. 19, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event will kick-off the first annual Giving Tree Circle Campaign, an initiative to offset the costs of library services. Learn more about the campaign at the open house, take a photo by the Bookmas Tree (a Christmas tree made of library books), get general information about library services and enjoy refreshments.

College News

BCM/Ben Taub service drive closure

The BCM/Ben Taub service drive will be closed for construction for seven weeks beginning Dec. 17. During this time, there will be no walking or driving traffic allowed from the BCM receiving dock to the Ben Taub facility. To access the Ben Taub facility, individuals with Ben Taub badges can use the Ben Taub Tunnel accessed from the basement level of the Service building – DeBakey hallway. Those without a Ben Taub badge should use the walkway on the northwest corner of the TIRR parking lot. You can find this walkway by going from the Smith building exit, through Garage 6 to the TIRR parking lot and then left to the Ben Taub property.

CNRC gift drive

The Children's Nutrition Research Center is hosting a holiday gift drive benefiting Santa Maria Hostel for women and children. Items needed for women include hygiene items, hair care products, linens, pillows, paper and pens and career clothing and shoes. Children's items being accepted include toys, formula, diapers, receiving blankets, bottles, pacifiers and other baby items. Drop items off at the CNRC lobby, 1100 Bates St.

Faculty in the News

The work of BCM genetics professor Susan Rosenberg was featured in the Houston Chronicle. Read this story and other news articles featuring our faculty in this week’s Faculty in the News.