BCM Family NewsLink, Dec. 21, 2012

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Awards and Recognitions

CIBR seed grants

BCM's Computational and Integrative Biomedical Research Center has awarded seed grants to faculty members for collaborative projects in a variety of areas across the college. Read more about the grant recipients and their projects on the CIBR website.

Grant awarded to BCM geriatric consortium

Dr. Robert RoushThe Texas Consortium Geriatric Education Center, which includes BCM and is led by Dr. Robert Roush, associate professor of medicine – geriatrics at the Huffington Center on Aging, will collaborate on a grant from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute to the University of Iowa on advancing dementia care for rural and Hispanic populations. The consortium will disseminate and field test a "tool kit" for physicians throughout Texas on inappropriate antipsychotic drugs in dementia care. This work complements the consortium's recent Health Resources and Services Administration grant to conduct continuing medical education on Alzheimer's disease and related dementias as part of the National Alzheimer’s Plan.

Events

Diabetes symposium

The third annual Diabetes Symposium sponsored by BCM's Diabetes and Endocrinology Research Center, St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital and the Texas Heart Institute will be held Jan. 5 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the TMC Marriott. The event features presenters from various institutions from the Texas Medical Center and beyond who will speak on important diabetes research and clinical care topics, including Dr. Lawrence Chan, Dr. Mandeep Bajaj and Dr. Cynthia Peacock, all of BCM. Learn more and register for the symposium online.

College News

Luby's holiday hours

Luby’s cafeteria on the main BCM campus will be closed Dec. 24 and will have limited offerings Dec. 26-28; however the Coffee Corner and the Jamail location will be open on those days. All Luby's locations will be closed on Christmas Day and New Year's Day. See a full list of holiday hours on the BCM intranet.

Faculty in the News

Read about Dr. Daniel Lacorazza's research on cancer-fighting compounds found in broccoli, along with other news articles featuring our faculty, in this week's Faculty in the News.