Field Notes

Field Notes: June 2018


By Texas Medical Center | June 22, 2018

1 | HOUSTON COMMUNITY COLLEGE’S COLEMAN COLLEGE HEALTH SCIENCE TOWER received a 2018 Landmark Award from the Houston Business Journal, an annual competition that recognizes commercial real estate projects.

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2 | During National Nurses Week TEXAS WOMAN’S UNIVERSITY faculty held a Blessing of the Hands ceremony, a nondenominational act that recognizes health workers and helps refresh and renew the spirit.

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3 | HOUSTON MAYOR SYLVESTER TURNER was guest speaker at the annual Salute to Volunteers Award Luncheon, which recognizes volunteers across the Texas Medical Center.

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4 | LISA M. HOLLIER, M.D., MPH, professor in the department of obstetrics and gynecology at Baylor College of Medicine and chief medical officer for obstetrics and gynecology for Texas Children’s Health Plan, was appointed 69th president of The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.

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5 | MUHAMMAD SAAD SHAMIM, a Baylor M.D. student and a Rice University Ph.D. student, was awarded $90,000 for graduate studies by the Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans program.

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6 | ALEN MICHAEL, M.D., admires his new degree from McGovern Medical School at UTHealth during the school’s May 18 commencement.

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7 | Campaign Houston Go Red For Women co-chairs RACHEL CLINGMAN, American Heart Association board member, and ROBERTA SCHWARTZ, executive vice president of Houston Methodist Hospital, led the “Let’s Unite” effort that raised $1.8 million.

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8 | C. KENT OSBORNE, M.D., director of the Dan L Duncan Comprehensive Cancer Center at Baylor, received the 2018 American Association for Cancer Research Distinguished Award for Extraordinary Scientific Achievement and Leadership in Breast Cancer Research.

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9 | ASIM SHAH, M.D., professor and executive vice chair in the Menninger Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Baylor, was honored with the Children’s Mental Health Champion Award presented by the Center for School Behavioral Health at Mental Health America of Greater Houston.

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10 | PHILIP LUPO, PH.D., associate professor of pediatrics in hematology-oncology at Baylor is the 2018 recipient of the F. Clarke Fraser New Investigator Award from the Teratology Society.

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11 | EDWARD BUCHANAN, M.D., was named chief of plastic surgery at Texas Children’s Hospital.

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12 | SUMMER DAJANI, vice president of global health care services at Houston Methodist Hospital, received the 2018 International Services Leadership Award, given by the U.S. Cooperative for International Patient Programs.

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13 | JAMES LUPSKI, M.D., PH.D., the Cullen Endowed Chair in Molecular Genetics at Baylor’s department of molecular and human genetics, received the March of Dimes Colonel Harland Sanders Award for Lifetime Achievement in the field of birth defects.

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14 | Texas Children’s Ambassadors and the Astros Foundation hosted a Family Fun Day at Minute Maid Park to benefit the Child Life Program at TEXAS CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL.

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15 | MARC BOOM, M.D., president and CEO of Houston Methodist Hospital, speaks with former FIRST LADY LAURA BUSH during a celebration to launch the new Center for Health & Nature at the hospital.

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16 | Baylor honored five faculty members with the 2018 Michael E. DeBakey, M.D., Excellence in Research Award: KARL-DIMITER BISSIG, M.D., PH.D., associate professor of molecular and cellular biology in the Center for Cell and Gene Therapy; ATUL CHOPRA, M.D., PH.D., assistant professor of molecular and human genetics, molecular and cellular biology and a Caroline Wiess Law Scholar; EREZ LIEBERMAN AIDEN, PH.D., assistant professor of molecular and human genetics and a McNair Scholar; MENG WANG, PH.D., associate professor of molecular and human genetics in the Huffington Center on Aging and Robert C. Fyfe Endowed Chair on Aging; and SHAWN ZHANG, PH.D., associate professor in the Lester and Sue Smith Breast Center and a McNair Scholar. Pictured left to right are Aiden; Bissig; Zhang; GEORGE NOON, M.D., professor of surgery, the Meyer-DeBakey Chair in Investigative Surgery and president of the DeBakey Medical Foundation; PAUL KLOTMAN, M.D., Baylor President, CEO and executive dean; and ADAM KUSPA, PH.D., senior vice president and dean of research at Baylor.

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