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Dr. Susan Rosenberg, the Ben F. Love Chair in Cancer Research, was elected to the American Association for the Advancement of Science Board of Directors during the association's annual election, held April 7 – 21. Her four-year term begins immediately. Read more in this AAAS press release.

This Week

Title IX deep dive: The Office of Compliance will host "A Deeper Dive into Title X," May 12, noon – 12:30 p.m., by Zoom, led by Toni Gray, director of Title IX and disability services. The presentation is part of a series of live online sessions throughout the year on topics such as IT security, research compliance, retaliation, sexual harassment and more.

Ion Activation Festival: The Translational Research Institute for Space Health (TRISH) at Baylor is participating in the Houston Ion's Activation Festival at 5 p.m. May 12. The event is free and open to the public. Stop by the Ion, 4201 Main Street, for a first look at the new documentary, "Space Health: Surviving in the Final Frontier," followed by an expert panel discussion on the past, present and future of space health research. Attendees also can participate in interactive demos of space health research and technologies led by Space Center Houston. RSVP online.

TEACH-S Educational Symposium: On May 12, the Texas Educator's Academies Collaborative for Health Professions - Southeast will hold its annual Educational Symposium on "Learning Environment of the Future." Dr. Alice Fornari from the Barbara & Donald Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell will deliver the keynote address, "The Power of the Learning Environment: When You Jump from Safe Spaces to Brave Spaces." The keynote interactive discussion will be on "Faculty Development 2030: Critical Skills and Tools for Optimal Learner Engagement." Register for the virtual event.

Breast cancer continuing education: Register for "Updates on Advanced Breast Cancer: Local Management and Other New Perspectives," an educational activity hosted by Baylor and MD Anderson Cancer Center on May 13 and May 14. Dr. Bora Lim, associate professor of medicine – oncology in the Dan L Duncan Comprehensive Cancer Center and the Lester and Sue Smith Breast Center, will serve as co-course director. The event is open to physicians, healthcare professionals, trainees and patients. The event will be virtual and in person at the Marriott Medical Center Hotel Houston, 6580 Fannin St. CME credit is available. Learn more and register to attend.

Coming Up

Ukraine drive: Dr. Mollie Gordon and Baylor medical students have organized a relief drive for the Ukrainian crisis through the end of May. Drop off sites are at the Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Center, 5601 S. Braeswood, and the student lounge on the second floor of the DeBakey Building at main Baylor. All supplies will go to Medical Bridges, an organization dedicated to helping communities have access to quality healthcare. View a list of donation items.

VA Research Week: From May 16-20, the Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center will host Science in Service of Veterans VA Research Week to highlight its researchers' work with veterans. A plenary session featuring keynote speaker Dr. Wendy Tenhula, deputy chief research and development officer for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, will be held from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. May 16 at Hilton Garden Inn Houston Medical Center or via Zoom (meeting ID: 955 6924 1526; passcode: 282510). Guest speakers will include Dr. Mary Dickinson, senior vice president and dean of research at Baylor, and Dr. Andrew Chou, associate chief of infection prevention and control at MEDVAMC and assistant professor of medicine at Baylor. Activities, including a veterans engagement panel May 18 and a symposium May 20, will continue through the week. Find more information.

Pathways to Promotion: The Office of Faculty Affairs and Development will host "Pathways to Promotion" at 4 p.m. May 16. The workshop will be virtual and will provide an overview of Baylor's promotion guidelines. Register by emailing Debbie Fernandez at faced@bcm.edu.

Promoting Self-Efficacy in Mentoring Relationships: The Office of Faculty Affairs and Development will virtually host "Promoting Self-Efficacy in Mentoring Relationships" at 3 p.m. May 17. Register by emailing Debbie Fernandez at faced@bcm.edu.

Honoring Dr. Clay Goodman: After several decades of service, Dr. Jerry Clay Goodman, M.D. Class of 1975, is retiring from his educational leadership roles at Baylor. Please help us pay tribute to this inspiring educator in the following ways:

  • Attend the virtual celebration at 5 p.m. Friday, May 20, via zoom (Password: 970053). RSVPhere.
  • Share a story about how Dr. Goodman has enhanced your experience as a learner or colleague

Faculty Opportunities

Associate Course Director for Patient Safety Course: The School of Medicine is soliciting applications for an associate course director for the MS2 Patient Safety course. The course is scheduled in Term 3, occurring on Thursday afternoons from Jan. 5-Feb. 23, 2023. The associate course director role is supported by 7.5% FTE. Nominations must include: a personal statement (no longer than one page) from the candidate; a current Curriculum Vitae; a brief memo from the department chair or division chief indicating support for the faculty member to apply for this position. Please send an electronic version of the materials to Traneshia Parker at Traneshia.Parker@bcm.edu by May 15. For questions, email Dr. Stacey Rose at srrose@bcm.edu. Access the SOM Education Leadership Role Application Form.

Quality improvement opportunities: Baylor's Institute for Continuing Professional Development in Quality Improvement and Patient Safety, or I-QIPS, seeks qualified candidates to serve as QI coaches for faculty, trainees and project teams. See criteria and apply by May 15 on the I-QIPS coaches info page. Applications also are open through May 29 for the fall 2022 QI Jump Start course, an intermediate-level quality improvement training course. Learn more and apply on the course page.

Admissions Interviewing Subcommittee: The Office of Medical School Admissions is pleased to announce the call for nominations for the 2022-2023 Admissions Interviewing Subcommittee. The subcommittee is charged with interviewing and evaluating applicants from varied backgrounds and with varied values, beliefs, interests, experiences and cultural viewpoints to ensure a diverse student body. Applications due May 20. Learn more about requirements and how to apply on the Faculty Opportunities page. If you have any questions, please email Marc Meave.

M.D. Promotions Committee: Nominations are open for membership on the M.D. Committee for Student Promotion and Academic Achievement (also known as the M.D. Promotions committee). This peer-review committee is charged with reviewing the academic and professional progress of each medical student. At-large members are elected from faculty based on their sustained interest and active participation in undergraduate medical education and should not hold a current SOM senior administrative position. Nominations are due June 1. See more information on the Faculty Opportunities page.

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