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Award and Recognitions

Phung named to dermatopathology society

Dr. Thuy PhungDr. Thuy Phung, associate professor and associate director of global pathology in the Department of Pathology & Immunology and member of the Texas Children's Hospital Vascular Anomalies Center, recently was elected secretary-general of the Asian Society of Dermatopathology. In this role, she will work with the society to enhance the quality of the practice of skin pathology and promote the development and advancement of dermatopathology as a clinical specialty in Asia.

Sampson earns resident award

Dr. Topaz SampsonDr. Topaz Sampson, a medical resident in the Menninger Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, received the Jeanne Spurlock, M.D., Memorial Award from the Black Psychiatrists of America at the organization's Transcultural Psychiatry Conference last month in Bermuda. The award recognizes an outstanding psychiatry resident.


Save the date for Duncan Cancer Center events

-The Dan L Duncan Comprehensive Cancer Center is hosting the inaugural CPRIT Proteomic and Metabolomic Facility Symposium, highlighting updates in cancer proteomic and metabolomic discovery research, Friday, Jan. 11, 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. in Kleberg Auditorium. Register online.
-Join the Dan L Duncan Comprehensive Cancer Center's gynecologic oncology group for its annual Spin for GYN fundraiser, Jan. 26 at LA Fitness, 2130 W. Holcombe Blvd. Spin for GYN is a fun spin class event led by pro trainers and benefiting the Woman to Woman program, which assists low-income gynecologic cancer patients at Harris Health's Smith Clinic and the Texas Children's Pavilion for Women. Register online.

Call for posters: Physician Health and Wellness Exchange

Abstracts focusing on the health and wellness of physicians, trainees and the academic medicine workforce are being accepted for the poster session at the Texas Medical Association's Physician Health and Wellness Exchange, which will be hosted by Baylor College of Medicine on March 2. Students, postdocs, residents, fellows, faculty and staff are eligible to submit; deadline is Jan. 31. See more information and guidelines.

College News

Show your holiday spirit!

Share a photo of your office, lab or clinic decorated for or celebrating the holidays and email it to Anna Kiappes, Baylor's social media manager, by today at 2 p.m. Please include your names and departments. Photos will be shared on Baylor's social media accounts and internal communications next week.

Holiday shuttle schedule

The BCM Shuttle Service will operate on an abbreviated schedule on Christmas Eve, Dec. 24, and New Year's Eve, Dec. 31. Only the Red Shuttle Route will be in operation, from 6:45 a.m. to 4 p.m., with the following route: Main Baylor – Baylor Clinic – Jamail Specialty Care Center – BCM Medical Center – VA Hospital – McGovern Campus. Please allow 30 to 45 minutes round trip. Questions? Call Jemi Purcell at 713-798-5747.

Deadline extended for engagement surveys

The deadline to complete the faculty or staff engagement survey has been extended to Dec. 21. Input will help shape initiatives and decision-making across the College. Search your inbox and other mail folders for a message from StandPointSurveys@aamc.org to complete the survey.

Volunteers needed for flu vaccine study

Researchers at the BCM Vaccine Research Center are looking for volunteers to participate in a study evaluating an experimental adjuvant with an avian flu vaccine to see if it improves the response to the vaccine. You may be eligible if you are between the ages of 18 and 64, in good general health and able to participate for 13 months. Participants will be compensated up to $525. For more information, please submit a Volunteer Interest Form, call 713-798-4912, or email FluVax@bcm.edu.

TMC Library holiday hours

The TMC Library will close early Sunday, Dec. 16, through Friday, Dec. 21, and will be closed from Dec. 22 – Jan. 1. See the holiday schedule online.

Faculty in the News

Dr. Kris Lehnhardt was quoted in National Geographic about humans having babies on Mars. Read this and Baylor's other news media mentions in Faculty in the News, and follow BCMHouston_News on Twitter to keep up with our experts in the media. Interested in science news? Read the latest in From the Labs.

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