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

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

  1. 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.

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  2. 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

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  3. 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

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  4. 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:
    http://i29.tinypic.com/ms1xsl.jpg
    http://i30.tinypic.com/106zt74.jpg
    http://i27.tinypic.com/2yu0eo3.jpg

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  5. 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

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  6. 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

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  7. 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

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  8. 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.

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  9. 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!

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  10. 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.

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  11. 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.

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