Field Notes

Field Notes: May 2018


By Texas Medical Center | June 22, 2018

[ 1 ] Actors Mark McManus and Kathleen Brown brought The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe to life in the 14th floor waiting room of TEXAS CHILDREN’S CANCER AND HEMATOLOGY CENTERS.

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[ 2 ] Houston City Hall was lit in green and blue lights April 8 – 10 to support organ, eye and tissue donation and honor Donate Life Month and LifeGift, a local nonprofit that helps individuals needing transplants in Southeast, North and West Texas.

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[ 3 ] BIJAN NAJAFI, PH.D., left, professor of surgery, director of iCAMP and of clinical research in vascular surgery and endovascular therapy at Baylor College of Medicine, was honored in Qatar with the Best Research Project Award from the Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development, for his diabetic foot research.

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[ 4 ] RICHARD A. BOND, PH.D., professor of pharmacology at the University of Houston College of Pharmacy, was appointed an honorary fellow of the British Pharmacological Society.

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[ 5 ] CATHERINE L. TROISI, PH.D., associate professor in the department of management, policy and community health at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) School of Public Health, was awarded the 2018 Academic Public Health Practice Excellence Award by the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health.

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[ 6 ] JAMES “JIM” DIGAN was named senior vice president for institutional advancement at Baylor College of Medicine.

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[ 7 ] XIANG ZHANG, PH.D., associate professor and McNair Scholar in the Lester and Sue Smith Breast Center at Baylor College of Medicine, is the 2018 recipient of the Sue Eccles Young Investigator Award from the Metastasis Research Society.

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[ 8 ] Thousands of Katy and West Houston area residents participated in the sixth Texas Children’s Hospital and Houston Marathon Foundation Family Fun Run at TEXAS CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL WEST CAMPUS.

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[ 9 ] K. LANCE GOULD, M.D., professor of cardiovascular medicine at McGovern Medical School at UTHealth, was awarded the 2018 Distinguished Scientist Award-Translational Domain by The American College of Cardiology.

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[ 10 ] BARBARA ELIAS, RN, the ventricular assist device coordinator for Texas Children’s Heart Center at Texas Children’s Hospital, was honored with the Daisy Award, which recognizes clinical nurses for their extraordinary work with patients and families.

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[ 11 ] LARRY EASTERLING, M.D., has joined LifeGift as its associate medical director.

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[ 12 ] WESLEY LEE, M.D., co-director of Texas Children’s Fetal Center and section chief of women’s and fetal imaging and the director of fetal imaging research at Baylor College of Medicine, was presented with the Joseph H. Holmes Pioneer Award at the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine’s 2018 convention.

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[ 13 ] NBA legend SHAQUILLE O’NEAL visited TEXAS CHILDREN’S CANCER CENTER on April 9. Later that day he was honored at the annual Evening with a Legend event benefiting Texas Children’s.

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[ 14 ] WILLIAM F. McKEON, TMC President and CEO, poses in Washington D.C. with HeartcoR Solutions founder and CEO LARRY LAWSON, who received a 2018 Horatio Alger Award, bestowed upon leaders who have succeeded despite facing adversities and who have remained committed to higher education and charitable efforts in their local communities.

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[ 15 ] Three RICE UNIVERSITY students, including GIGI RILL, drew inspiration from Spider-Man and built a replica of Peter Parker’s bedroom for Willy Week, when each residential college participates in themed activities leading up to Beer Bike, an annual intramural bicycle competition.

 

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