For Immediate Release
Baylor Pediatric AIDS Group Wins Two Awards
HOUSTON--(April 5, 2000)-- Educational materials from the Baylor International Pediatric AIDS Initiative tied for two first-place awards at the Texas Public Health Association's 75th Annual Educational Conference in Austin.
Nancy Calles, a registered nurse at Baylor College of Medicine, won a plaque for a video titled "Kids-to-Kids: Medication Dedication," which was produced to help children who are HIV-positive comply with their drug requirements.
Dr. Heidi Schwarzwald, a Baylor instructor, won a plaque for a brochure titled "Options for Children: A Guide to Antiretroviral Therapies," which is a handbook for parents of children with HIV and AIDS.
The two awards were part of a three-way tie for first place in the education category.
The Baylor International Pediatric AIDS Initiative at Baylor and Texas Children's Hospital provides comprehensive medical and social services to HIVinfected and exposed infants and children, educates U.S. and foreign health professionals about HIV, and advances clinical research. The initiative is currently involved with programs in Houston, Romania, Mexico, and southern Africa.