BCM Family NewsLink, Dec. 23, 2011

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Awards and Recognitions

Dr. Virginia MoyerMoyer featured in TIME Magazine special edition

Dr. Virginia Moyer, professor of pediatrics and head of the section of academic general pediatrics at BCM, was named in a TIME magazine feature on "People that Mattered" in 2011. You can read the full feature at TIME magazine. Moyer serves on the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force and has made many contributions to the field of evidence-based medicine. She serves as deputy editor for the journal Pediatrics.

Grad student honored for poster presentation

Karlie Jones, a graduate student in molecular physiology and biophysics in Dr. Lobuv Timchenko's laboratory, was awarded the best poster presentation award for cell and animal models session at this year's International Myotonic Dystrophy consortium in Clearwater Beach, Fla. The award is a great honor for Jones, who was presenting her work alongside researchers from across the globe. There were more than 400 people in attendance representing seven different countries and 36 U.S. states.

Two appointed as TCEP fellows

Dr. Brett Monroe, a resident in the department of medicine, and Dr. Sandra Williams, assistant professor of medicine – emergency medicine, were appointed as 2012 Leadership and Advocacy Fellows of the Texas College of Emergency Physicians.

Through the program, fellows learn the inner workings of organized medicine and step into leadership roles all while networking and connecting with local, state and national leaders.

College News

Development supplies recycling

From left, Bee Dickson, development, Cristo Rey, student, Denise Bray Hensley and Thelma Ramirez-Miller, both from development. The Office of Development has found an innovative way to deal with excess office supplies and save the college money at the same time. They offered gently used supplies they were no longer using to the new National School of Tropical Medicine and the research team of Dr. Melissa Bondy.

Remaining items were posted on the community bulletin board on the BCM intranet. Items left after that were donated to Cristo Rey Jesuit High School. Thelma Ramirez-Miller and Tiki Boyd were helpful in these recycling efforts.

Nutrition and Your Child publication online

Nutrition and Your Child, a publication of the USDA/ARS Children's Nutrition Research Center at BCM, is full of valuable information about current research and other nutrition-related health topics. Check out the latest issue online.

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.