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Baylor College of Medicine monthly genetic series to focus on neurofibromatosis at Health Museum of Houston

logo.gifHOUSTON — (March 4, 2008) — A discussion on neurofibromatosis, a genetic disorder that causes tumors to grow on nerve tissue, producing skin and bone abnormalities, will be presented in a public forum March 25 at The Health Museum of Houston.Neurofibromatosis is one of the most common genetic disorders, occurring in approximately one in 3,000 births.

The forum will feature genetic expert Dr. Maria Blazo, assistant professor of family and community medicine and molecular and human genetics at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. The parents of a child with neurofibromatosis are also scheduled to speak.

Organized by BCM and Texas Children’s Hospital, the event is part of a monthly “Evening with Genetics” lecture series organized by BCM’s Department of Molecular and Human Genetics. The series offers current information regarding care, education and research about genetic disorders.

The program is free and open to the public. It will be held at 7 p.m. at The Health Museum of Houston, 1515 Hermann Drive. For more information or to register, contact Susan Fernbach at 832-822-4182 or fernbach@bcm.edu

March 11, 2008 - Posted by | Awareness, Medical, Medical Resources, neurofibromatosis, Research

49 Comments »

  1. Lou I heard about this and I think it would be a great thing to attend this. I was really wanting to be there. Are you busy that day?

    Comment by Reggie Bibbs | March 11, 2008 | Reply

  2. I wished that it was on a Sat. or a Sun. during the week makes it hard for me to attend.

    Comment by Patricia | March 11, 2008 | Reply

  3. Reggie has this been posted at the daily strength site?

    Comment by Patricia | March 11, 2008 | Reply

  4. No it has not. Can you help with that?

    Comment by Reggie Bibbs | March 11, 2008 | Reply

  5. It is posted now😀

    Comment by Patricia | March 11, 2008 | Reply

  6. Hi Everybody Im home went to Starbucks and Walmart

    Comment by Shelley | March 11, 2008 | Reply

  7. Little to far from me to come down to, besides it is on my work night. Point is, glad to see that this is happening. Do miss having Dr. Ricardi not being in Houston.

    Comment by John P | March 11, 2008 | Reply

  8. Yea it would be good to hear from Riccardi a lot more.

    Comment by Reggie Bibbs | March 11, 2008 | Reply

  9. I put a post on the CTF BB about this, maybe some Houston folks will see it.

    Comment by John P | March 11, 2008 | Reply

  10. cool Shelley drink some for me

    Comment by Brian | March 12, 2008 | Reply

  11. hey Reggie I sent you an email but have not heard back from you yet

    Comment by Brian | March 12, 2008 | Reply

  12. Brian, I don’t think he likes you any more.

    Comment by adgiant | March 12, 2008 | Reply

  13. Lou how’s Elena’s boyfriend

    Comment by Shelley | March 12, 2008 | Reply

  14. Thought She had a boyfriend

    Comment by Shelley | March 12, 2008 | Reply

  15. why do you think that Lou what could I have possibly done for him not to like me seeing he had a blog saying I was his hero

    Comment by Brian | March 12, 2008 | Reply

  16. #13 No boyfriend yet…thank God!

    #15 Ok, ok, Brian, I’m sure Reggie still likes you a lot. It’s me he can’t stand!!!

    Comment by - the blogger formerly known as Lou | March 12, 2008 | Reply

  17. Brian I’m here. email me that message again. I feel like Lou look.😉 I need some starbucks

    Comment by Reggie Bibbs | March 12, 2008 | Reply

  18. Good Morning gang. I will be on after I get back from the doctor. I have one for 10:000am. Shouldn’t bee too long I hope.

    Comment by Reggie Bibbs | March 13, 2008 | Reply

  19. Reggie, if you are going to continue bashing me on this blog, I will be forced to take corrective measures that may result in a less than positive reflection on you. Need I say more?

    Comment by - the blogger formerly known as Lou | March 13, 2008 | Reply

  20. I’m at md anderson. I was able to get to a computer. Lou what can I say. BE NICE then maybe people will be nice to you and you will not have to pay people to be your friend. lol

    Comment by Reggie Bibbs | March 13, 2008 | Reply

  21. Reggie Lou pays us to be his friends big time

    Comment by Shelley | March 13, 2008 | Reply

  22. whats up Shelley

    Comment by Brian | March 13, 2008 | Reply

  23. Hey everyone, I’m back from Ohio! The kids are home and they are taking pretty well to having the new baby here. Elijah just loves him, but James is pretty jealous. Needless to say its been hectic and probably will be for awhile so I may not be around as often.
    Also just wanted to let everyone know that Elijah got his referral approved and next month he gets to see the specialist in Boston for his Cyclic Vomiting Sydrome. This doctor also has researched a link between NF and migraines, and migraines are part of the CVS, so I am anxious to see what he can come up with.
    Here are some new pictures from our trip to Ohio:


    Comment by Emily | March 13, 2008 | Reply

  24. What a beautiful family! Are you sure those are your kids?

    Comment by - the blogger formerly known as Lou | March 13, 2008 | Reply

  25. hey Emily good to see you here what did you name the baby

    Comment by Brian | March 13, 2008 | Reply

  26. cute family, you look good too, how are you recovering? Glad to hear Elijah got his referral,
    Vanessa will be a mom in just 3 months my does the time go by fast, my husband is already looking at 4wheeler for the little tike, I wondering if maybe he should learn how walk first lol

    Comment by Patricia | March 13, 2008 | Reply

  27. Brian – We named him Leland Bradley Stiteler

    Patricia – I am recovering really well! I’m exclusively breastfeeding so I’ve already lost all of the weight I gained plus some extra too. I’m just really tired, lol.

    Lou – Bite me. lol

    Comment by Emily | March 13, 2008 | Reply

  28. I like that name, is it a family name or you just the way it sounds

    Comment by Patricia | March 13, 2008 | Reply

  29. thats cool Emily glad to hear everything is going well Patricia tell your husband while he is looking for a 4 wheeler for the tike he can look for me one as well LOL just kidding I cant afford one my neighbor has a nice Polaris that he wants to sell but I want it but cant afford it to expensive

    Comment by Brian | March 13, 2008 | Reply

  30. Congrats! Emily! Great looking kids. And good for you exclusively breastfeeding! It’s the very best thing you can do for them. I only breastfeed both my kids and they are very happy and healthy. Good for you.

    Comment by realmere1 | March 13, 2008 | Reply

  31. YO Everybody whats going on Wondering if Lou had his 500 olives yet

    Comment by Shelley | March 13, 2008 | Reply

  32. whats up Shelley how are you today

    Comment by Brian | March 13, 2008 | Reply

  33. Im good here harrassing Lou is all

    Comment by Shelley | March 13, 2008 | Reply

  34. I think only 325 olives now and counting!

    Comment by realmere1 | March 13, 2008 | Reply

  35. I just got home. I’m proud to say that there are a lot less limes in the world thanks to me tonight. Margaritas at Tila’s!!!!

    Comment by - the blogger formerly known as Lou | March 13, 2008 | Reply

  36. #27 Emily, WHAT?!! Do I deserve this? I think not. I was just asking to be sure, that’s all. They could have been distant nephews…VERY distant!!!!

    Comment by - the blogger formerly known as Lou | March 13, 2008 | Reply

  37. Realmere1 what’s up? Pretty soon I’m going to get a Espresso. I need it today.

    Comment by Reggie Bibbs | March 14, 2008 | Reply

  38. Hey Lou dont you know if you eat anymore limes you will become a lime

    Comment by Shelley | March 14, 2008 | Reply

  39. Well, at least I won’t get scurvy…the plague of sailors next to that other disease.

    Comment by - the blogger formerly known as Lou | March 14, 2008 | Reply

  40. Clay Walker tonight! Watch for photos!

    Comment by - the blogger formerly known as Lou | March 14, 2008 | Reply

  41. Hi Reggie! How are you? Did you get your expresso? I would have liked one too! I’ve been busy this week but really good. I saw our friend Lou yesterday. That always makes my week a good one! Do you know if he survived the lime fest?What are you up to this weekend? I have my daugther’s 12th birthday party to give but past that I’m just hanging out. Going to have Habachi dinner tonight!
    Friday!

    Comment by realmere1 | March 14, 2008 | Reply

  42. That was fun yesterday! I had no idea you have a bowling ball collection!!! You never cease to amaze me.

    Comment by - the blogger formerly known as Lou | March 14, 2008 | Reply

  43. Hey Everybody Im here and my coffee pot is emptyed out

    Comment by Shelley | March 14, 2008 | Reply

  44. coffee sounds good right now but I am drinking a coke instead

    Comment by Brian | March 14, 2008 | Reply

  45. I am watching House on the USA channel for the 1st time and they just mention this young men that has type 2 NF. He is having electric shock pain.

    Comment by Patricia | March 14, 2008 | Reply

  46. Darn! I missed House. I guess I will catch it in a repeat. We went to see Clay Walker and he was Great. Loved the music. So far that one was the best. I still have one more to attend. Maybe more who knows. I did get jet the express. I will need someone to show me how to use the thing. I don’t have that down yet. Saturday I will have to get my niece. She lives on the other side of the world. She lives past Airtex. We live near south post oak. It’s a good drive. I don’t mind.

    Comment by Reggie | March 15, 2008 | Reply

  47. Hi Everybody whats up Reggie Lou needs his harrassment 24 7

    Comment by Shelley | March 15, 2008 | Reply

  48. Not a lot going on here. I can see my screen better. I had to get a new monitor. What a difference. I never knew I needed one until I pluged this one in.

    Comment by Reggie Bibbs | March 21, 2008 | Reply

  49. hi! i also have nf1, i am from manila, philippines.
    im so scared, i hope you can give me advise. please..

    Comment by pipita | June 18, 2008 | Reply


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