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The heroes in plain sight

The heroes in plain sight

Walking among us, usually unbeknownst to us, are people who have experienced war. My grandfather and two of his brothers fought with the U.S. Army in Europe during the war. One of my great uncles went ashore at Normandy on D-Day. My grandfather and my other great uncle soon followed with the waves of Allied … Continue reading

Keep your July 4 celebration safe

Keep your July 4 celebration safe

Planning an outdoor barbecue or a day at the lake or pool over Independence Day? Experts at Baylor College of Medicine offer these reminders to help keep your long weekend safe and fun. Food and heat When it comes to eating outdoors, dietitian Roberta Anding says approximately half of food-borne illnesses can be eliminated with … Continue reading

Undergraduates access tropical medicine at Baylor

Undergraduates access tropical medicine at Baylor

Undergraduate students from Baylor University are getting hands-on experience in tropical medicine and public health through Baylor College of Medicine’s Tropical Medicine Summer Institute. Now in its third year, the two-week program is an introductory course tailored to explore tropical medicine through global health, epidemiology, infectious diseases, parasitic diseases and neglected tropical disease. Not all program … Continue reading

Hydration with a twist

Hydration with a twist

Water is the best type of hydration for our bodies, and although we can get tired of it at times, we don’t want the calories from other types of drinks. Here are a few things to add a twist to your hydration this summer. Drink water, but add one or more of the following: Cucumbers … Continue reading

Don’t get burned: Wear sunblock, read labels

Don’t get burned: Wear sunblock, read labels

Summer is here. That means outdoor fun and, if you’re not careful, sunburns. Besides using hats or limiting time outdoors, pay attention to labels when buying your sun protection. Sunblock and sunscreen aren’t interchangeable words. For many people, sunblocks can be more effective at protecting than sunscreens. “Sunblocks containing zinc oxide or titanium dioxide are … Continue reading

Scavenger hunt helps pediatric bariatric support group put theory into practice

Scavenger hunt helps pediatric bariatric support group put theory into practice

What’s the best way to get teens at their bariatric surgery classes excited about healthy food? For several years, students from Baylor College of Medicine’s Choosing Healthy, Eating Fresh (CHEF) elective have lent a hand with the Texas Children’s Hospital Adolescent Bariatric Surgery Program support group through interactive lectures and hands-on cooking classes. We realized … 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

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

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

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

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

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

Baylor co-sponsored tissue collection event a success

Baylor co-sponsored tissue collection event a success

On Feb. 28, Baylor College of Medicine, with the Houston affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure and the local Pink Ribbons Project organization, made a big contribution to the fight against breast cancer and the mission to understand the differences in healthy and cancerous breast tissue.

Get active with Baylor

Get active with Baylor

At Baylor College of Medicine, we are committed to the health and well-being of our community through the work we do in all of our mission areas. As employees of an academic medical center, we also have a unique opportunity to be role models for a healthy lifestyle.

In focus: Our guiding values

In focus: Our guiding values

The name Baylor College of Medicine brings many things to mind – pioneering efforts in heart surgery and genetics, strength in research, well-prepared students, diversity, innovation, a pursuit of excellence. And while all of us know that Baylor College of Medicine is more than a College of Medicine, we’ve decided to make that abundantly clear … Continue reading

Bowling for a cause: Event supports Houston-area nonprofits

Bowling for a cause: Event supports Houston-area nonprofits

As a first-year medical student at Baylor College of Medicine, I’ve had the opportunity join my classmates in volunteering at the H.O.M.E.S. Clinic. Entirely student-run since 1999, the clinic provides healthcare services and social resources to the homeless population of Houston. The clinic is a collaborative effort between Baylor, UT Health Science Center at Houston, the … Continue reading

A gut feeling: Unlocking the mysteries of autism

A gut feeling: Unlocking the mysteries of autism

Autism spectrum disorders are one of the true medical mysteries of our time. From the scientists trying to discover the underlying cause, to the parents trying to find the best treatment plan, there is still so much that we don’t know. Even with the wide array of symptoms associated with autism, gastrointestinal issues remain a … Continue reading

Throwback Thursday: Man on a mission

Throwback Thursday: Man on a mission

February is American Heart Month, a time to put taking care of your heart at the top of your mind. Today we’re looking back at the father of modern cardiovascular surgery, Dr. Michael E. DeBakey, who made many advances in caring for the human heart.

Contributing to new standard of global health service

Contributing to new standard of global health service

With advances in technology and the force of globalization, the face of global health is changing. At the recent Baylor College of Medicine Global Health Symposium, Dr. Michael Merson, founding director of Duke University’s Global Health Institute, focused his keynote address on the challenges of global health today. 

Gates annual letter highlights neglected tropical diseases

Gates annual letter highlights neglected tropical diseases

Today, Bill and Melinda Gates released their annual letter in which they identified goals for what the world will look like in 15 years. They see a world in which the lives of people in poor countries will improve faster in the next 15 years than in any other time in history.

Doing good on #GivingTuesday

Doing good on #GivingTuesday

We’ve celebrated Thanksgiving, braved (or avoided) the crush of holiday shoppers on Black Friday and checked out the deals online during Cyber Monday. #GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to philanthropy, volunteering and giving, now in its third year, aims to celebrate “the power of giving in all its forms,” according to the United Nations Foundation, which … Continue reading

Day in the life: Maintaining the integrity of the student record

Day in the life: Maintaining the integrity of the student record

Meet Latoya Whitaker, Baylor College of Medicine’s registrar. Whitaker says she enjoys helping students, alumni and staff with their various needs throughout the day. Learn more about Whitaker’s work. Interested in joining the Baylor family? Check out career opportunities and follow our Office of Human Resources job postings on Twitter. -By Audrey M. Marks

Twenty-one days: Reflecting on Ebola, healthcare

Twenty-one days: Reflecting on Ebola, healthcare

After returning from Nigeria, Dr. Sarah Bezek reflected on her experience as a member of Baylor College of Medicine’s team that traveled to train healthcare providers and non-medical personnel in the basic facts about Ebola. She shares her thoughts while monitoring her health since returning and waiting for the 21-day mark for incubation to pass. Twenty-one days – … Continue reading

Throwback Thursday: Our building blocks

Throwback Thursday: Our building blocks

In the early days of the College, when we were still Baylor University College of Medicine in Dallas, the kindness of Mrs. L.P. Ramseur of Paris, Texas helped us build part of our first home. In this photo, courtesy of the Baylor College of Medicine Archives, found in the Baylor University 1929 yearbook, Ramseur Hall … Continue reading