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The Laboratory Report - Summer 2014

THE LABORATORY REPORT Summer 2014 “Nora’s Home is not a hotel: it is a haven where guests support one another through shared experiences.” -Nora’s Home Patient The Resources page can be found through the main OAD page or by following a direct link: www.houstonmethodist.org/academic-services-resources Page 9 I CARE in Action: Members of the Department Provide Dinners at Nora’s Home In keeping with the Methodist I CARE values, members of the Department of Pathology and Genomic Medicine regularly provide dinners for the families residing at Nora’s Home. Nora’s Home provides alternative, affordable housing for transplant patients and their families during their stay in the Texas Medical Center, and is supported by the Nora’s Gift Foundation. Nora’s Gift Foundation was established in 1998 by Drs. Osama and Lillian Gaber in memory of their daughter Nora, who was killed in an automobile accident at the age of 7. Despite their grief, Nora’s parents chose to donate her organs to several critically ill children. The Gaber family subsequently established the Nora’s Gift Foundation, which provides support to patients suffering from end-stage organ failure and those in need of an organ transplant. The Foundation opened Nora’s Home on February 11, 2014. It not only provides lodging, but also serves to bring together families experiencing the stress associated with a transplant procedure. Nora’s father, Dr. Osama Gaber, is the director of transplantation at the Houston Methodist J.C. Walter Jr. Transplant Center. Nora’s mother, Dr. Lillian Gaber, is a transplant pathologist in the Department of Pathology and Genomic Medicine at the Houston Methodist Hospital. For more information on Nora’s Home, please visit www.norashome.org. If you are a department member and are interested in this volunteer opportunity, please contact Pat Cernoch (pcernoch@houstonmethodist. org or 713-441-0333). Department members served their first dinner at Nora’s Home on May 7. The Office of Academic Development Adds New Resources Pages The Office of Academic Development (OAD) announces the addition of the new Academic Services Resources page, where the Department’s faculty and trainees can find information about upcoming conferences and symposia, tips on scientific writing, and available funding opportunities in the following scientific areas: > General Cancer Research > Breast Cancer Research > Pediatric Cancer Research > Hematology & Oncology > Heart & Cardiovascular Diseases > Brain & Neurodegenerative Diseases > Kidney & Urinary System Diseases > Gastrointestinal Diseases > Lung & Pulmonary System Diseases > Gynocologic Diseases >Microbiology & Infectious Diseases >Transplant Biology


The Laboratory Report - Summer 2014
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