Francisco Perez tries on a pair of glasses at the Aldine ISD Child Nutrition Center. Many students benefited from the "See to Succeed" program that provides free vision screenings and free glasses to students in high volume walk-through settings.
MEHRAN TALEBINEJAD, co-founder and CEO of NeuroQore, pitches his company’s medical device to the crowd at TMCx Demo Day on Nov. 14. NeuroQore has created a new form of repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation for rapid treatment of suicide risk.
CANDICE EVANS, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center’s oper- ations manager in laboratory medicine, was honored with a Houston Admin award for her outstanding work as an administrative professional. (Photo credit: Barry G. Smith)
Cheryl Wood, Hank Wood, Mary Hazlett and Doug Hazlett participated in the Bad Pants Open, an annual golf tournament now in its 21st year. Golfers raised more than $500,000 for TEXAS CHILDREN’S NEWBORN CENTER. (Photo credit: CJ Martin)
HOUSTON COMMUNITY COLLEGE (HCC) officials cut the ribbon on the new 10-story Coleman College Health Sciences Tower in the Texas Medical Center on Oct. 15. In attendance were U.S. Rep. AL GREEN; Chair of the HCC Board of Trustees, CAROLYN EVANS-SHABAZZ; State Rep. GARNET COLEMAN; HCC Chancellor CESAR MALDONADO, U.S. Rep. SHEILA JACKSON LEE; Coleman College President PHILLIP NICOTERA, M.D.; and HCC Board of Trustees Vice Chair PRETTA VANDIBLE STALLWORTH.
The “Mentoring to Medicine” program, presented by 100 Black Men of Metropolitan Houston in October, brought TMC profes- sionals together with children who may be interested in pursuing medical careers. Mentors, left to right, included DEMETRIA SMITH-GRAZIANI, M.D.; MEGAN KALAMBO, M.D.; JASON WILLIS, M.D., PH.D.; and QUEENIE WILKINS, M.D., with mentees CAMERON WALKER, center, and JORDAN BROWN, far right. (Photo credit: Eldon Lewis)
CARL FASSER, P.A., professor and former longtime director of the Physician Assistant Program in the School of Health Professions at Baylor College of Medicine, received the Physician Assistant Education Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award.
Zane Zenyuva, Didem Finci, Derya Baysal and Tuba Sitki attended the annual Boo Ball, held at the Hilton Americas Houston on Oct. 27. The gala raised $970,000 for RONALD McDONALD HOUSE HOUSTON.
VAUGHAN GILMORE, LCSW, LCDC, has been promoted to director of Addictions Services at The Menninger Clinic. (Photo credit: Michael Hart)
LORI KNOWLES, senior vice presi- dent and chief human resources officer at Memorial Hermann Health System, has been named one of the top 50 chief human resources officers in Houston by Texas Diversity Magazine.
MELISSA MENCHACA, a senior exec- utive assistant in MD Anderson’s Khalifa Institute for Personalized Cancer Therapy, was honored with a Houston Admin award for her outstanding work as an administrative professional.
Third Coast chef JON BUCHANAN, left, poses with celebrity chefs KEVIN GILLESPIE, MICHAEL MINA, HUGO ORTEGA and MIKE McKINNEY in the kitchen at Third Coast. The chefs prepared a special dinner in October as part of the James Beard Celebrity Chef Tour.
MICHELLE PATRIQUIN, PH.D., director of research operations at The Menninger Clinic and assistant professor of psychiatry at the Menninger Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Baylor College of Medicine, received the New Investigator Award from the American Society for Clinical Psychopharmacology and the Baylor College of Medicine Junior Faculty Funding from the Caroline Wiess Law Fund for Research in Molecular Medicine. (Photo credit: Michael Hart)
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