Graduation 2015: By the Numbers

Graduation 2015: By the Numbers

Congratulations, Baylor College of Medicine class of 2015! Graduation was held Tuesday, May 26 at Jesse H. Jones Hall for Performing Arts, with community leader and advocate for education Melanie Gray giving the commencement speech. Below is a rundown of our graduates, including national society honors and educational certificate tracks. Read more about Graduation 2015. … Continue reading

Usher in summer with tasty grilling recipes

Usher in summer with tasty grilling recipes

Memorial Day marks the beginning of grilling season, and Roberta Anding, registered dietitian with Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children’s Hospital; and Kristi King, clinical dietitian at Texas Children’s and a clinical instructor of Pediatrics, for Baylor‘s Section of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition, have the perfect recipes to help you welcome summer. Main Dish … Continue reading

Throwback Thursday: Military Men

Throwback Thursday: Military Men

Baylor College of Medicine has a long history of working with the U.S. military. From our affiliation with the Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center to the Baylor University College of Medicine’s Medical Reserve Officers Training Corps, Baylor has had close ties to our soldiers from the start. In this page taken from the … Continue reading

Countdown to celebrating our graduates

Countdown to celebrating our graduates

There are only six more days until our M.D. and Ph.D. trainees celebrate the completion of their programs with commencement Tuesday, May 26. The event will be held at 7 p.m. at Jesse H. Jones Hall for the Performing Arts. Speaker Melanie Gray, a litigation partner at Winston & Strawn’s Houston office, is a recognized … Continue reading

Helping Swaziland’s children fight tuberculosis

Helping Swaziland’s children fight tuberculosis

Beyond the ribbon cutting and celebration of opening a new state-of-the-art facility for the Global Tuberculosis Program at Texas Children’s Hospital and Baylor College of Medicine, the festivities offered the opportunity for our community to share stories that have touched our lives and hearts in the fight against TB. During the dedication event, we learned … Continue reading

Throwback Thursday: It isn’t a contest…

Throwback Thursday: It isn’t a contest…

National Nurses Week 2015 wrapped up this week. It was a chance to appreciate the hard work and dedication of nurses across America. Back in 1921, the Baylor University Round Up yearbook celebrated nurses in their own way. Photographed here in “glamour shots” that capture their style, Ruby Morrison was voted the Most Popular Nurse, … Continue reading

Recipe: Meatless spaghetti easy vegetarian dinner choice

Recipe: Meatless spaghetti easy vegetarian dinner choice

Craving Italian cuisine but want to avoid calories? Try this vegetarian spaghetti recipe, courtesy of Baylor College of Medicine’s Sugar Heart and Life program, an interactive web experience for patients with diabetes and their families. The recipe below packs a big taste, with only 102 calories and 5 grams of fat per serving. Vegetarian Spaghetti Ingredients … Continue reading

Kick start hurricane season with early prep

Kick start hurricane season with early prep

The official start of hurricane season may still be several weeks away, but that doesn’t stop Mother Nature. On May 8, the U.S. National Hurricane Center issued the first hurricane-related weather advisory. Experts at Baylor College of Medicine offer ways to prepare now before a hurricane to make sure you stay healthy and safe. Get … Continue reading

Throwback Thursday: Same sights, different day

Throwback Thursday: Same sights, different day

The 1978 Aesculapian yearbook praises the importance of the Texas Medical Center, but warns that “familiarity yields invisibility.” What better reason to show fresh eyes some old photos that even today look familiar? The photo caption says that the medical center “becomes everyday scenery and therefore invisible. It takes the wide-eyed marvel of a visitor, … Continue reading

Endoscopy: How does it work and what are the benefits?

Endoscopy: How does it work and what are the benefits?

Have an endoscopy scheduled or just curious about the procedure? Dr. Hashem El-Serag, chief of gastroenterology and hepatology at Baylor College of Medicine, says patients shouldn’t fear having the procedure. He dispels myths and explains the importance of having an endoscopy and screening for Barrett’s esophagus and esophageal cancer in the Q&A below. Q: What … Continue reading

Bliss through strawberries

Bliss through strawberries

Have you noticed how incredibly delicious fruit is in the springtime? After a winter of limited selections, mostly apples and citrus, we suddenly find our favorite berries are back in town! Sure, you can always find berries in the freezer section of the grocery store, but there’s something extra enjoyable about fresh berries on a … Continue reading

Honoring our history

Honoring our history

From a virtual wilderness to the heart of the Texas Medical Center, Baylor College of Medicine has played an important role in Houston’s medical and education history. On May 1, the Texas Historical Commission recognized Baylor’s place in Texas history through a dedication and unveiling of the Roy and Lillie Cullen Building as a Recorded … Continue reading

Preventing head and neck cancers with HPV vaccine

Preventing head and neck cancers with HPV vaccine

Each year approximately 6.2 million Americans are infected with the most common sexually transmitted disease, the human papilloma virus (HPV). Not only is HPV the causative agent in many base of tongue and tonsil cancers, it is also the culprit in virtually all cervical cancers.  

Mentorship, guidance help steer careers

Mentorship, guidance help steer careers

When it comes to careers, they aren’t always a straight line. The professional path can be filled with bumps and curves. Dr. Toi B. Harris, associate provost for Institutional Diversity and Student Services and interim associate dean for Student Affairs and Diversity at Baylor College of Medicine, said her own professional path didn’t lead directly … Continue reading

Exploring benefits, limitations of genomic sequencing

Exploring benefits, limitations of genomic sequencing

Given the opportunity, would you take a test to determine your chances of developing cancer or a disease like Alzheimer’s disease?  Amy McGuire, Leon Jaworski Professor of Biomedical Ethics and Director of the Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy at Baylor College of Medicine, explores this question and moves beyond hypothetical questions in her … Continue reading

Throwback Thursday: The social hour

Throwback Thursday: The social hour

When you spend enough time studying or working with the same people, you end up doing everything with them. That’s especially true on a college campus. In this photo from the 1956 Aesculapian yearbook, courtesy of the Baylor College of Medicine Archives, members of the Baylor community sit for a meal and a cup of … Continue reading

It’s spring time! But why am I hoarse?

It’s spring time! But why am I hoarse?

Spring is here! Aren’t we so glad to be out of winter? With seasonal changes, people often experience upper respiratory infections, allergies or a cold, which may result in voice changes that can last up to two weeks.

Beyond the lab: Research’s impact

Beyond the lab: Research’s impact

This feature is part of an ongoing series that focuses on VIICTR.org, highlighting clinical and translational research at Baylor College of Medicine. Christine Beeton, Ph.D, associate professor of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics at Baylor, will be the first person to admit her career hasn’t been linear.

Inside Baylor’s Optical Imaging and Vital Microscopy Core

Inside Baylor’s Optical Imaging and Vital Microscopy Core

This feature is part of a series that focuses on VIICTR.org, highlighting clinical and translational research at Baylor College of Medicine. Only within the past few decades have microscopes evolved dramatically into finely tuned instruments capable of imaging large biological specimens with razor-sharp resolution.

Throwback Thursday: America’s pastime

Throwback Thursday: America’s pastime

The 2015 baseball season arrived in Houston this week, with the Astros taking on the Cleveland Indians at Minute Maid Park. This Baylor College of Medicine trio, from the 1983 Aesculapian yearbook, looks ready to take part in America’s pastime.

Getting ready for summer ‘arbovirus’ season in Houston

Getting ready for summer ‘arbovirus’ season in Houston

Dengue and Chikungunya are not exactly household worlds, but these two viral infections are serious diseases (known as “arbovirus infections”). Each is transmitted by mosquitoes, and there are real concerns they might be coming to Houston and Harris County this summer. The National School of Tropical Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine is taking on … Continue reading

Baylor couple providing cancer care in Africa

Baylor couple providing cancer care in Africa

As a medical student, Dr. Jeremy Slone developed an interest in global health. He also was interested in pediatric oncology, but he didn’t know how to blend the two. He has found the perfect way to combine his medical interests – through the International Center at Texas Children’s Cancer and Hematology Centers. Slone, assistant professor of pediatrics at … Continue reading

Data is the new oil

Data is the new oil

I recently was given the opportunity to represent Baylor College of Medicine at the Association of American Medical Colleges as part of a year-long conversation on becoming a “Learning Health System”. At the inaugural event, I heard from others around the country examples of substantive efforts to harness the power of academic medical centers to … Continue reading

Experiencing new senses?

Experiencing new senses?

Can we create new ways for human beings to experience different senses? Dr. David Eagleman, assistant professor in the Department of Neurology at Baylor College of Medicine, thinks so. During his March 18 TED talk, “Can We Create New Senses for Humans?” he presents his latest project, a sensory vest for the hearing impaired. This … Continue reading

Gas, bloating, irritable bowel:  A gut feeling that something is not right

Gas, bloating, irritable bowel: A gut feeling that something is not right

Those with Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) know not all foods can be digested equally. IBS affects up to one in five people living in this country. The syndrome’s symptoms include abdominal pain, gas, bloating, and change in bowel habits either through constipation, diarrhea or both alternating. The average diet frequently contains sugars that are difficult to digest for some people. These … Continue reading