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Several Baylor employees wearing cowboy gear

Caption: On Feb. 25, Baylor College of Medicine celebrated Go Texan Day, an annual kickoff to the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. Several departments sent in photos of their western wear to be featured on Baylor's social media channels. Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and TikTok.

Faculty Kudos

Dr. Alicia Monroe, provost and senior vice president of academic and faculty affairs, has been named one of "Houston's 50 Most Influential Women of 2020-21" by Houston Woman Magazine. Since 2008, Houston Woman Magazine has published an annual, keepsake edition featuring Houston's 50 Most Influential Women of the Year.

Dr. Kalpesh Patel, associate professor and medical director of gastroenterology and hepatology, is one of the newest members of the Texas Society of Gastroenterology and Endoscopy Board.

This Week

Pathways to Promotion: The Office of Faculty Affairs and Development will host Pathways to Promotion at 4 p.m. March 7. The workshop will be virtual. Register by emailing Debbie Fernandez at faced@bcm.edu.

Rodeo sponsorship: Baylor is again serving as a sponsor for the rodeo. Our Chuck Wagon Race sponsorship, featuring a Baylor Medicine Chuck Wagon, allows us to provide tickets and parking passes to members of the Baylor community for rodeo performances Feb. 28 to March 19. Baylor faculty, staff and trainees are invited to enter for a chance to win rodeo concert tickets.

Taxes and the IRS: Register to join the Foundation for Financial Education for the next Mon$yTalk at noon March 8. Earn 50 BCM BeWell (eligible employees/spouses) for attending and completing the confirmation survey at the end of the presentation. Email ask-retirement@bcm.edu with questions.

Faculty Opportunities

Off-Script Storytelling Event: Submit a story, painting, drawing, song or other art for the Texas Medical Center's storytelling hour on the theme of "Lost or Found." Sponsored by the Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy's Narrative Medicine Program, the event will be inspired by the experiences of loss, recovery, serendipity or discovery. All members of the Houston and TMC communities are invited to submit. Entries are due by March 6; storytelling event is April 6.

Education Grand Rounds: On March 24, the School of Health Professions and the Office of Faculty Affairs and Faculty Development will host the next Education Grand Rounds "Allowing Medicine to Flourish Again: Cultivating Professional Identity in Health Professions Education." Dr. Audrea Burns, associate professor in pediatrics and education, innovation and technology, will deliver the lecture. The virtual session will be from noon to 1 p.m. Register by emailing Debbie Fernandez at faced@bcm.edu.

TEACH-S Educational Symposium: On May 12, the Texas Educator's Academies Collaborative for Health Professions -­ Southeast will hold its annual Educational Symposium. Dr. Alice Fornari from Barbara and Donald Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell will give the keynote address, "The Power of the Learning Environment: When you Jump from Safe Spaces to Brave Spaces," as well as an interactive discussion, "Faculty Development 2030: Critical Skills and Tools for Optimal Learner Engagement." Baylor College of Medicine, UTHealth, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, University of Houston College of Medicine and UTMB-Galveston will join for the virtual one-day symposium. Submit an abstract by March 15 for consideration. You will be contacted by a representative of the selection committee regarding acceptance no later than April 8.

Grow. Perform. Succeed with E-Learning: Learning G.P.S. is the online learning system that offers a wide range of professional and career development courses designed to help faculty and staff grow in their current positions and prepare for the future. Benefits-eligible employees have access to a comprehensive catalog of courses, videos, books and certifications.

Open Positions

Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: The School of Health Professions seeks a visionary and inspirational leader to serve as its inaugural director of diversity, equity and inclusion. This role is ideal for a faculty member or senior staff member with experience in diversity and inclusion, as well as a passion for ensuring equity for all faculty, staff and learners. The role is expected to support .20 FTE initially, with the goal of continued support and growth as the job duties expand. While initial priorities and projects will be determined based on director experience and input, potential responsibilities include oversight of data monitoring, training and education, recruitment and admissions, as well as community outreach. For more information, inquiries or to submit a CV and letter of interest, please email Dr. Aimee Gardner, associate dean, at aimee.gardner@bcm.edu.

Associate Course Director MS2 Cardiology: The School of Medicine seeks an innovative clinical faculty member with a passion and expertise in cardiology and an interest in medical education to become the associate course director for MS2 Cardiology. Course goals include introducing clinical cardiology, electrocardiography, treatment of cardiac rhythm disorders, heart sounds, heart failure, acute coronary syndromes, sudden cardiac death, cardiomyopathies, pericarditis, valvular heart disease and congenital heart disease. The associate course director will be responsible for working with the course director to create course didactic materials and to administer the course and will be supported by .10 FTE. For more information, inquiries or to submit a CV and letter of interest, please email Traneshia Parker at traneshp@bcm.edu. Apply online by March 14.

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