Field Notes

Field Notes: July 2018


By Texas Medical Center | July 2, 2018

 

1 | DOUGLAS BARNES, M.D., chief of staff for Shriners Hospitals for Children – Houston, was awarded the W.B. and Brandon Carrell Humanitarian Award.

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2 | KATHERINE KING, M.D., PH.D., assistant professor of pediatrics – infectious diseases at Baylor College of Medicine, received the Society for Pediatric Research New Member Outstanding Research Award at the Pediatric Academic Societies meeting.

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3 | In early June, JAMES GEE was one of several new officers sworn in to the Texas Medical Center Police Department.

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4 | Members of the TMC INNOVATION INSTITUTE pose before TMCx Demo Day on June 7. Twenty-one digital health companies presented their ideas to more than 350 investors and hospital stakeholders.

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Rebecca Richards-Kortum, 2016 MacArthur Fellow, BioScience Research Collaborative at Rice University, Houston, August 31, 2016.
© John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation–used with permission.

5 | The State Department selected REBECCA RICHARDS-KORTUM, PH.D., a Rice University bioengineer and global health pioneer, to serve as a U.S. science envoy. The Science Envoy Program selects distinguished scientists to promote the United States’ commitment to science, technology and innovation as tools of diplomacy and growth.

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6 | On May 23, the first surgery was performed in Legacy Tower at TEXAS CHILDREN’S, their new home for heart, intensive care and surgery. Doctors performed a craniofacial procedure on a 9-month-old boy.

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7 | JAMES ALLISON, PH.D., of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, won the 2018 Dr. Paul Janssen Award for Biomedical Research, which was established by Johnson & Johnson. Allison won for pioneering a novel and effective strategy to harness the immune system for treating solid tumor cancers.

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8 | MENG WANG, PH.D., associate professor in the Huffington Center on Aging and the department of molecular and human genetics at Baylor College of Medicine, was named a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator at Baylor.

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9 | PETER PISTERS, M.D., president of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, takes a selfie with cyclists from Texas 4000, a charity that raises funds for cancer research. In addition to shorter rides, Texas 4000 is responsible for the longest charity bicycle ride in the world—Texas to Alaska. Texas 4000 donates regularly to MD Anderson.

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10 | JORDYN TURNER, posing with McDonald’s characters, was one of 85 high school students who received a $2,000 scholarship from the Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) of Greater Houston/Galveston at a celebratory RMHC Scholars brunch.

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11 | SALIM S. VIRANI, M.D., PH.D., associate professor in cardiology and cardiovascular research at Baylor College of Medicine and investigator at the Center for Innovations in Quality, Effectiveness and Safety at the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center, was appointed chair of the leadership council and council for the prevention of cardiovascular disease at the American College of Cardiology.

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12 | LAURA A. PETERSEN, M.D., chief, section of health services research at Baylor College of Medicine; director of the Center for Innovations in Quality, Effectiveness and Safety; and associate chief of staff for research at the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center, was appointed to the Performance Measurement Committee of the American College of Physicians.

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13 | Houston Texans defensive end J.J. WATT received an honorary degree from Baylor College of Medicine for his humanitarian response to Hurricane Harvey recovery. Watt spoke at the graduation as PAUL KLOTMAN, M.D., president and CEO of Baylor, along with other Baylor luminaries, looked on.

 

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