Field Notes

Field Notes: January 2018


By Texas Medical Center | June 22, 2018

[ 1 ] ERIK ANTONSEN, M.D., assistant professor of emergency medicine and of space medicine at Baylor College of Medicine, received the NASA Early Career Achievement Award in recognition of his work on advancing health in space to enable future human missions to Mars.

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[ 2 ] CARRIE L. BYINGTON, M.D., dean of the Texas A&M College of Medicine, senior vice president of the Texas A&M University Health Science Center and vice chancellor for health services at The Texas A&M University System, has been elected to the National Academy of Medicine.

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[ 3 ] Texas Medical Center President and CEO, WILLIAM F. McKEON, was the featured speaker at the SAN JOSÉ CLINIC annual Fall Speaker Series luncheon. From left, McKeon; Houston Business Journal President and Publisher, BOB CHARLET; San José Clinic President and CEO, PAULE ANNE LEWIS; and San José Clinic Advisory Board Chair, PHIL MORABITO.

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[ 4 ] GIUSEPPE COLASURDO, M.D., right, president of THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS HEALTH SCIENCE CENTER AT HOUSTON, onstage with ROBERT AND JANE CIZIK, to announce the new name for UTHealth’s nursing school: THE JANE AND ROBERT CIZIK SCHOOL OF NURSING AT UTHEALTH. The school was renamed after a $25 million donation from the philanthropic couple.

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[ 5 ] SATHYA ELUMALAI, CEO and co-founder of Multisensor Diagnostics, pitches his company’s stroke device at the TEXAS MEDICAL CENTER INNOVATION INSTITUTE’S Demo Day.

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[ 6 ] MARGARET GATTI, an independent living resident of ST. DOMINIC VILLAGE, celebrates her 104th birthday in December. Gatti enjoys gardening and exercising on an elliptical bike. Her secrets to longevity: “Work hard and get plenty of sunshine.”

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[ 7 ] SALIM VIRANI, M.D., PH.D., associate professor at Baylor College of Medicine and senior researcher at Center of Innovations in Quality, Effectiveness and Safety, is chair-elect of the Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease Section for the American College of Cardiology.

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[ 8 ] TRACEY SMITH, PH.D., associate professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Baylor College of Medicine and researcher at Center of Innovations in Quality, Effectiveness and Safety, is president-elect of the Association of VA Psychology Leaders.

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[ 9 ] DICK EAST, a co-founder of RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE HOUSTON (RMHH); WILLIAM H. CUNNINGHAM, PH.D., presiding director of Southwest Airlines; and RICK NORIEGA, CEO of RMHH, at a luncheon to honor Southwest Airlines as the recipient of RMHH’s inaugural Spirit of Hope Award.

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[ 10 ] Texas Medical Center President and CEO WILLIAM F. McKEON toasts WILLIAM “BILLY” COHN, M.D., who took a Sawzall to painter’s tape to officially open the CENTER FOR DEVICE INNOVATION @ TEXAS MEDICAL CENTER (CDI @ TMC). Cohn is vice president of Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices and director of the CDI @ TMC.

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[ 11 ] More than 5,000 patients, friends and employees of THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS MD ANDERSON CANCER CENTER participated in the second annual Boot Walk to End Cancer, a 1.2-mile walk that aims to ‘give cancer the boot.’ The event raised more than $925,000.

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[ 12 ] The National Diversity Council recognized MALISHA PATEL, vice president of operations at Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, as one of the Top 15 Business Women in Houston.

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[ 13 ] GERARD FRANCISCO, M.D., chief medical officer of TIRR Memorial Hermann and chair of the department of physical medicine at McGovern Medical School at UTHealth, has been elected to the National Academy of Medicine.

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[ 14 ] V. CRAIG JORDAN, PH.D., professor of breast medical oncology at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, has been elected to the National Academy of Medicine.

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[ 15 ] MENG WANG, PH.D., associate professor in the department of molecular and human genetics and the Huffington Center on Aging at Baylor College of Medicine, has been awarded the 2017 Early Career Life Scientist Award from the American Society for Cell Biology.

 

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