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Throwback Thursday: A careful eye

Throwback Thursday: A careful eye

Don’t mind the concerned look on his face. He’ll get the hang of it. This Throwback Thursday we catch a glimpse of one of our students helping a nurse with an IV drip. The photo, courtesy of the Baylor College of Medicine Archives, originally appeared in the 1976 Aesculapian yearbook. Recognize the man in the … Continue reading

Why I Ride Tour de Pink

Why I Ride Tour de Pink

About 11 years ago, while a Baylor College of Medicine employee, I started working in the Breast Oncology Clinic at Harris Health System’s Ben Taub Hospital, which serves a large uninsured and underinsured population in Harris County. I had previously been a Peace Corps volunteer in Tunisia, so my interest was that of helping others … Continue reading

Throwback Thursday: Emergency response

Throwback Thursday: Emergency response

Last week we welcomed our new students to medical school. This week we travel back to 1974. This image, courtesy of Baylor College of Medicine Archives, found in the 1974 Aesculapian yearbook has our students taking a tour of the emergency rooms in one of our affiliate hospitals at the time. Did you train with Baylor … Continue reading

Throwback Thursday: Our graduate students

Throwback Thursday: Our graduate students

Scientific training is hands-on work. In this 1982 photo, courtesy of the Baylor College of Medicine Archives, our graduate students flex their muscles in the lab and show off their handiwork for the camera. Ranked the best in Texas by the U.S. News and World Report and among the top 20 in funding from the … Continue reading

Throwback Thursday: In the classroom

Throwback Thursday: In the classroom

It was the year that saw the introduction of the Chicken McNugget at McDonalds, and Drug Abuse Resistance Education, better known as D.A.R.E, was founded to teach kids to avoid drugs and violence. Michael Jackson first did the “moonwalk” and the Price is Right unveiled their classic game Plinko. Automobile manufacturer Dodge debuted the caravan and … Continue reading

The Art of Baylor: Sculptures

The Art of Baylor: Sculptures

Students come to Baylor College of Medicine to learn the art of medicine, but if they look closely they may get an art education as well. Today we’re taking a look at a pair of sculptures that can be found on the main Baylor College of Medicine building at One Baylor Plaza. Pranayama Found outside … Continue reading

Throwback Thursday: 71 years and counting

Throwback Thursday: 71 years and counting

For nearly 71 years, Baylor College of Medicine has called Houston home. This Throwback Thursday we travel back to the 1940s, to explore the transformation of Baylor as we arrived in Houston. At the invitation of the MD Anderson Foundation, the College moved from Dallas to Houston in June 1943 to become part of the … Continue reading

Advancing innovative research for Baylor scientists

Advancing innovative research for Baylor scientists

This feature is part of a series that focuses on VIICTR, highlighting clinical and translational research at Baylor College of Medicine. The Advanced Technology Core Labs at Baylor College of Medicine provides faculty, trainees, and students with every possible resource to pursue their research objectives. Established in 2010, the ATC consists of 19 labs that offer specialized … Continue reading

Online resource helps connect researchers, resources

Online resource helps connect researchers, resources

With the goal of connecting researchers, clinicians and resources in mind, Baylor College of Medicine launched the Virtually Integrated Institutions for Clinical and Translational Research in 2013. The platform, commonly referred to as VIICTR, was developed to foster innovation, collaboration and data sharing across a multi-institutional network of scientific investigators, clinicians and community leaders to … Continue reading

The Art of Baylor: Dr. Michael E. DeBakey

The Art of Baylor: Dr. Michael E. DeBakey

Students come to Baylor College of Medicine to learn the art of medicine, but if they look closely they may get an art education as well. Today we’re taking a look at the art commemorating the life and legacy of Dr. Michael E. DeBakey, the father of modern cardiovascular surgery. These pieces can be found … Continue reading

Throwback Thursday: Moving season

Throwback Thursday: Moving season

This week we look back to the 1960 Aesculapian yearbook at Baylor University College of Medicine to highlight how we came to Houston. One of the themes of the 1960 yearbook was a retrospective of the College’s time in the Bayou City. The photos take a look back to the summer of 1947, when the … Continue reading

Throwback Thursday: Ready to cross the stage

Throwback Thursday: Ready to cross the stage

We’re five days away from graduation. As our students reflect on their time at Baylor College of Medicine, this Throwback Thursday we take a look back at the graduates who came before the class of 2014. In this 1957 Aesculapian yearbook photo from Baylor University College of Medicine, a bird’s eye view of commencement exercises. Flash … Continue reading

Celebrating the end of chemo

Celebrating the end of chemo

Claire Nguyen, a patient at Baylor’s Lester and Sue Smith Breast Center, signed up for the 39-mile, two-day Houston Avon Walk because she wanted to help other breast cancer patients receive life-saving care and treatment. But the walk ended up being even more significant for Nguyen – it occurred the weekend before her last round of chemotherapy. Nguyen … Continue reading

Throwback Thursday: First-year lessons

Throwback Thursday: First-year lessons

While graduation looms for our fourth year students, our first-year students just started their final block of classes in the pre-clinical program this month. Since vacation is still a couple months off, this Thursday we take a look back to our students from 1957 mid-lesson. By the looks on their faces, we can only guess what the … Continue reading

Be a well woman: Follow these recommendations

Be a well woman: Follow these recommendations

National Women’s Health Week is May 11-17, and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has a message for women everywhere: Be a well woman. The first recommendation is for every woman to have regular visits with a health care professional. Women should meet with their health care provider to discuss healthy habits, schedule … Continue reading

Dear BCM: Sitting through class

Dear BCM: Sitting through class

While technology keeps revolutionizing the way students learn, one thing in education hasn’t changed: Classroom lectures. Students in the photo from 1980 attend lecture in Kleberg Auditorium. Now, 34 years later, there have been improvements and changes but it’s still home to learning. What classes did you have in Kleberg Auditorium? Share your memories with … Continue reading

Biking to work? Join us May 9

Biking to work? Join us May 9

Baylor College of Medicine’s Recycling and Sustainability Program will join the City of Houston in celebrating Houston’s Bike to Work Day Friday, May 9 with its own Bike to BCM Day.  The ride will be in honor of Baylor’s chief science writer and cycling enthusiast, Ruth SoRelle. The event encourages riders to ditch their daily … Continue reading

Throwback Thursday: Genetics, the early years

Throwback Thursday: Genetics, the early years

The study of genetics had a different look 50 years ago, and so did the researchers. This Throwback Thursday we take a look back in the careers of Dr. Thomas Caskey, professor of molecular and human genetics, and Dr. Art Beaudet, the Henry and Emma Meyer Chair in the Department of Molecular and Human Genetics, through … Continue reading

Baylor focuses on sustainability

Baylor focuses on sustainability

For more than eight years, Baylor College of Medicine has been committed to conservation efforts on campus. Students, trainees, faculty and staff alike join forces with our partners in the Texas Medical Center to help make the College’s Resource Stewardship and Sustainability Program a success.   This Earth Day, we highlight the program’s achievements. Throughout … Continue reading

Throwback Thursday: Make a splash

Throwback Thursday: Make a splash

All good things must come to an end. And in the case of these Baylor College of Medicine students, the end means a swim in Alkek Fountain.   In this 1986 Aesculapian Yearbook photo, courtesy of the Baylor College of Medicine Archives, our students make a splash. An old tradition where the “end of basic … Continue reading

Day in the Life: Managing the Skeletal Dysplasia Clinic

Day in the Life: Managing the Skeletal Dysplasia Clinic

Meet Armenthia Marie Prescott, manager of the Skeletal Dysplasia Clinic at Baylor College of Medicine. With more than 13 years of experience at Baylor, follow Prescott as she shares her favorite aspects of her job and what it’s like working with bones. Interested in joining the Baylor family? Check out career opportunities. -Audrey M. Marks

The volunteer effect: Making an impact

The volunteer effect: Making an impact

Baylor College of Medicine teams up with many different local non-profit health organizations for events throughout the year, including the upcoming Houston Avon Walk April 12 – 13 – marking the seventh year in a row Baylor will serve as the official medical sponsor. As the medical sponsor, Baylor oversees all health care for the … Continue reading

Throwback Thursday: One of the guys

Throwback Thursday: One of the guys

In this 1933 image from the Baylor University Round Up yearbook, the members of Alpha Pi Alpha chapter of Alpha Omega Alpha, the “honorary scholastic medical fraternity,” pose with their cap and tassels. The chapter was formed in 1930 and exists today at the College. The Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society was founded in … Continue reading

Our students’ perspectives

Our students’ perspectives

Whether you’re curious about what medical school is like or you’ve had a similar experience in the clinic or classroom, our student blog Progress Notes offers student insight on medicine, healthcare and experiences from the frontlines of research. Choosing medicine There are a million reasons why students choose to enroll in medicine school. Lucy Zhu, … Continue reading

Throwback Thursday: Baylor beach side

Throwback Thursday: Baylor beach side

Sun, surf and sand? It sounds like the perfect spring break to us. In this photo from the Baylor University College of Medicine 1967 Aesculapian yearbook, our students break away from their books, labs and class to enjoy some time at the beach—one of the perks to being so close to the Gulf. The nearby … Continue reading

Making a difference in our community

Making a difference in our community

Baylor College of Medicine builds partnerships around the world to share knowledge, skills and talents that lead to improved health, education and better lives for people from Honduras to Botswana, Romania to China, and across the United States. You don’t have to go far to see The College at work. In Houston, our faculty and … Continue reading

Throwback Thursday: Sharp dressed men

Throwback Thursday: Sharp dressed men

In this photo from the Baylor University College of Medicine 1958 Aesculapian yearbook, our students congregate at their lockers. While today’s students at Baylor College of Medicine may have ditched the jackets and ties, there is probably quite a bit our past and present students share. Experiences like their first code blue, sitting in during … Continue reading

Throwback Thursday: Are you ready to Go Texan?

Throwback Thursday: Are you ready to Go Texan?

Do you have your boots ready for tomorrow? In this image from the 1980 Aesculapian yearbook, courtesy Baylor College of Medicine Archives, you can see the College has a history of participating in Go Texan  Day. Tomorrow helps kick off the 2014 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. Did you know the rodeo donates money to … Continue reading

Momentum: One year older

Momentum: One year older

Today marks a milestone for our blog. Momentum turns 1 year old. We want to thank the hundreds of people who have subscribed to our blog and thousands of visitors who have shared their stories, asked questions and passed along our posts. As the College has so many moving parts, the blog continues to connect … Continue reading

MassCPR event will provide free CPR training in Houston

MassCPR event will provide free CPR training in Houston

Every year 424,000 people in the United States experience out-of-hospital cardiac arrests, according to a recent report from the American Heart Association. That’s 424,000 Americans whose hearts suddenly stop working without a hospital or doctor in sight. For every minute a person experiencing a heart attack is left unattended, statistics say there is a 10 percent … Continue reading

Throwback Thursday: Matters of the heart

Throwback Thursday: Matters of the heart

February not only marks American Heart Month, but also Valentine’s Day. As we celebrate both, this Throwback Thursday looks back on a variation of the heart theme: Dr. Michael E. DeBakey’s 1966 heart surgery. In this photo, courtesy of the Baylor College of Medicine Archives, DeBakey grasps the hand of Esperanza Del Valle Vasquez. Aug. … Continue reading

New research-focused blog launched

New research-focused blog launched

From The Labs, a monthly publication reporting new research at Baylor College of Medicine, relaunched today with a brand new blog format. “From the Labs provides research information in a format that is palatable and understandable,” Ruth SoRelle, M.P.H., who edits the blog, said. “It reflects both the mystery and the beauty of biology and … Continue reading

Throwback Thursday: A Belgian princess in Houston

Throwback Thursday: A Belgian princess in Houston

During the 1960s it wasn’t uncommon for royalty to be spotted in the Texas Medical Center. King Leopold II and Princess Lillian of Belgium were not strangers to Houston. In this photo, from the 1962 Aescalapian yearbook, courtesy Baylor College of Medicine Archives, Princess Lillian visits with our Department of Surgery staff. Dr. Denton Cooley, … Continue reading