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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

Throwback Thursday: Snow in Houston?

Throwback Thursday: Snow in Houston?

For Houston natives it can be a shocking sight. Enough snow to create the base and mid-section of a snowman? But in 1973, our students saw the snow and went out and frolicked. In this photo from the College’s 1973 Aesculapian yearbook, a group of students pose with their nearly finished creation. This year also … Continue reading

Throwback Thursday: Around the table

Throwback Thursday: Around the table

In 1967, Friday lunch was a more dapper occasion, at least for our medical students. This Throwback Thursday we sneak a peek at student life in the late 1960s, compliments of the 1967 Aesculapian yearbook from the Baylor College of Medicine Archives. Did you eat lunch “at the center” in the 1960s? We want to … Continue reading

Get the flu facts, our expert dispels myths

Get the flu facts, our expert dispels myths

In the midst of an active flu season, and recent confirmed cases of H1N1 influenza in greater Houston area, our expert say it’s not too late to get a flu shot to stave off the virus this season. Department of Molecular Virology & Microbiology Professor Pedro A. Piedra, an internationally known flu researcher, dispells common myths … Continue reading

Throwback Thursday: Studying in the 1950s

Throwback Thursday: Studying in the 1950s

This Throwback Thursday we travel back to 1956. The year that saw the television premiere of the Wizard of Oz, the election of Dwight D. Eisenhower, Elvis Presley’s first appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show and the Dow Jones Industrial average closed above 500 for the first time. And at Baylor University College of Medicine, … Continue reading

Looking back: 2013 in research, awards and more

Looking back: 2013 in research, awards and more

Our remarkable faculty received accolades over the past year for their professional achievements, research findings and contributions to medicine and science. Take a look back of the researchers, the awards and other events that happened during 2013. Dr. Kline receives Humanitarian Award Internationally recognized HIV/AIDS specialist, Dr. Mark Kline was honored in April by the … Continue reading

Throwback Thursday: A very fratty Christmas

Throwback Thursday: A very fratty Christmas

This week we’re feeling festive at Momentum. To help usher in the holiday, we’re enlisting the brothers of our once active Phi Chi Medical Fraternity chapter as we travel back to 1957. This photo was included in the 1957 Baylor University College of Medicine Yearbook, courtesy of Baylor College of Medicine Archives. We don’t have … Continue reading

Research, awards and more: Looking back at 2013

Research, awards and more: Looking back at 2013

It’s hard to believe 2014 is just two short weeks away. But before we roll into a new year, Momentum continues to look back at some of our announcements, exciting events and important research, that happened at Baylor College of Medicine in 2013. O’Malley’s research honored, funded Dr. Bert O’Malley, chair of molecular and cellular … Continue reading

Looking back: 2013 at Baylor College of Medicine

Looking back: 2013 at Baylor College of Medicine

As the year begins to draw to a close, at Momentum we’ll be looking back at an action-packed 2013. Each Monday we’ll be reveling in some of the highlights from last year’s events, announcements, awards, grants and important research. Here we go: Best medical school in Texas Baylor College of Medicine tops U.S. News & … Continue reading

Throwback Thursday: A glimpse of how things were

Throwback Thursday: A glimpse of how things were

Before the Texas Medical Center would be the world leaders in healthcare, research, education and prevention that it is today, our buildings were a bit more modest. This Throwback Thursday, instead of one image, peruse our gallery of images below from the 1956 Baylor University College of Medicine Aesculapian Yearbook, courtesy of the Baylor College … Continue reading

Tips for staying safe this holiday season

Tips for staying safe this holiday season

It’s holiday time. It should be a time focused on family, friends and joy. However, it’s also a time in which many crimes are committed. Baylor College of Medicine’s Director of Security Butch Roberson provides some tips to help keep you from becoming a victim of crime this holiday season. Stay safe at work Never … Continue reading

Throwback Thursday: In the Lab

Throwback Thursday: In the Lab

Did you know a Baylor College of Medicine professor, scientist and administrator played an integral role leading a team of researchers to help create a polio vaccine that could be distributed around the world? For this week’s Throwback Thursday we highlight the work of Dr. Joseph Melnick. Pictured in this 1959 photo, courtesy of the … Continue reading

Throwback Thursday: Spare time?

Throwback Thursday: Spare time?

We’ve taken you into new buildings, shown you labs and classrooms and this week you get to take a peek at what student life was like 1978 style, courtesy of the Baylor College of Medicine Archives 1978 Aesculapian yearbook. Even after 35 years our students know their time is precious resource. And even though more than … Continue reading