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Donor dedication

Donor dedication

This week, the Office of Philanthropy and Alumni Relations hosted an unveiling of the Donor Wall at the Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center, McNair Campus. The wall recognizes donors who made significant gifts to the Best Minds, Best Medicine Campaign, which ran from July 2003 to June 2013. The campaign exceeded its $1 billion fundraising … 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: The Duke and Dr. DeBakey

Throwback Thursday: The Duke and Dr. DeBakey

This Throwback Thursday we look to a royal visit to Houston. In 1964, The Duke of Windsor (former King Edward VIII) came to Houston with an aneurysm in his abdomen, seeking the help of Dr. Michael E. DeBakey. Known as the father of modern cardiovascular surgery, DeBakey was also a pioneer in the treatment of aneurysms … Continue reading

Genetics, ethics at play

Genetics, ethics at play

Have you ever considered genetic testing? What would you do if the test revealed unexpected information about you or your family? On June 12 you can join faculty from Baylor College of Medicine’s Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy to consider the complexities of genetic testing and participation in clinical research trials. The play … Continue reading

Graduation 2014: By the numbers

Graduation 2014: By the numbers

Congratulations, Baylor College of Medicine 2014 graduates! Graduation took place Tuesday, May 27 at Jones Hall, and Dr. Jeff Sachs was the commencement speaker. See the breakdown of the graduates below. – By Andy Phifer

Before they graduate: MS4 wisdom

Before they graduate: MS4 wisdom

For more than six months, several fourth-year medical students have contributed their time and effort, as well as shared their experience and insight to our student blog Progress Notes. As these students graduate from Baylor College of Medicine and embark on their careers, we take a look back at their training and time at Baylor. … 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

Celebrating our 2014 graduates

Celebrating our 2014 graduates

Are you counting down the days until graduation? Our M.D. and Ph.D. students will celebrate the completion of their programs with a commencement ceremony, May 27 at 7 p.m. in the Jesse H. Jones Hall for the Performing Arts. Commencement speaker Dr. Jeffrey Sachs, director of The Earth Institute, Professor of Sustainable Development, and Professor … 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: Riding for a cause

Throwback Thursday: Riding for a cause

As Saturday marks the 30th year cyclists have gathered in Houston to make the 180-mile ride to Austin to raise money for multiple sclerosis, we take a look back at Baylor College of Medicine and the MS 150. From the Baylor College of Medicine Archives, our students prepare for the MS 150 in this image … Continue reading

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

Experience Match Day 2014 at Baylor

Experience Match Day 2014 at Baylor

Today was a huge day for our fourth-year medical students, as they found out at 11 a.m. CST where they would go next for their residency. Experience Baylor College of Medicine’s Match Day festivities from behind-the-scenes setup, to our surprise flash mob and through the celebrations after 173 students found out where they matched. Our … Continue reading

Match Day: A physician’s right of passage

Match Day: A physician’s right of passage

Anxiety. There’s only been a handful of times I’ve truly experienced this feeling of jittery uncertainty, fear mingled with hope, alternating moments of peace and restlessness. It’s the mark of truly life-altering milestones. I remember those other times vividly: Receiving approval for my visa to immigrate to this country, the birth of my younger sister, … Continue reading

Get social for Match Day 2014

Get social for Match Day 2014

MS4s, are you ready to show us your #MatchDaySelfie? Match Day 2014 is fast approaching. This Friday, students at Baylor College of Medicine and across America will learn from the National Resident Matching Program where they will go to complete their residency after graduation. The campus will be alive with activity as friends and family … 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

Papal blessing touts care of children

Papal blessing touts care of children

A year ago, Dr. Paul Klotman, president and CEO of Baylor College of Medicine, met members of the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word at the time Baylor announced its new academic affiliation with Children’s Hospital of San Antonio. They became fast friends. Klotman was impressed with the history of the first Sisters traveling … Continue reading

Looking back: The videos of 2013

Looking back: The videos of 2013

As the year begins to draw to a close, join us as we look back at some of the most popular videos produced this year. Match Day This was the big day: Students around the country and at Baylor College of Medicine participated in the National Resident Matching Program’s Match Day. On Match Day, students … 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

Finding fresh foods and farmer’s markets

Finding fresh foods and farmer’s markets

Many of us crave the opportunity to buy fresh, local foods but our busy day-to-day lives call for us to mainly shop at whichever supermarket is most convenient for us. Now the Resource Stewardship and Sustainability Program at Baylor College of Medicine has decided to start bringing local markets to the College community with monthly … Continue reading

2013 Baylor College of Medicine graduation

2013 Baylor College of Medicine graduation

Graduating M.D. and Ph.D. students will have the opportunity to celebrate their commencement Tuesday, May 21 at 7 p.m. at Jones Hall for the Performing Arts. Commencement speaker Dr. Harold Varmus, who was the co-recipient of the Nobel Prize for studies of the genetic basis of cancer in 1989, will speak at BCM’s 2013 commencement. … Continue reading

BCM and the BP MS 150

BCM and the BP MS 150

Among the thousands of bike riders taking part in the BP MS 150 this past weekend were a group of BCM riders, including Dr. George Hutton, director of the Maxine Mesinger MS Comprehensive Care Center. While the ride raises millions of dollars for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, BCM does benefit from those funds locally. … Continue reading

BCM celebrates Earth Day 2013

BCM celebrates Earth Day 2013

Today, BCM celebrated Earth Day with a lively outdoor event focused on conservation, recycling, and “earth-friendly” products. Music was provided by the High School for Visual and Performing arts. Earth Day is part of the BCM Resource Stewardship and Sustainability Program, which works to help BCM integrate conservation practices. Recently, BCM was ranked No. 1 … Continue reading

Celebrate National Doctor’s Day on March 30

Celebrate National Doctor’s Day on March 30

BCM Momentum will join the nation on March 30 in honoring our doctors during National Doctor’s Day. While National Doctor’s Day has only been an official American holiday since 1991, it has a long history. The first Doctor’s Day was held in Georgia on March 30, 1933 to commemorate the day that a Georgia doctor … Continue reading

Celebrating BCM Match Day 2013!

It’s been an exciting day, full of emotion, for many BCM students and their families, as well as many other fourth-year med students around the nation. Don’t miss out on all the celebrations and excitement at BCM today: Know the Match Day numbers Experience Match Day by checking out our social interactions View the slideshow … Continue reading

Match Day 2013 by the numbers

Match Day 2013 by the numbers

At 11 a.m. this morning, BCM’s fourth-year medical students, along with their friends and families, found out where they matched. See the 2013 results for the BCM fourth-year students below:

Experience BCM Match Day 2013!

Experience BCM Match Day 2013!

Today is the big day! Excitement about Match Day has been buzzing around BCM all week. Experience BCM’s 2013 Match Day from the early morning setup through celebrations after fourth-year students found out where they matched. Some of today’s highlights are captured here so you won’t have to miss the experience, whether you were part … Continue reading

Throwback Thursday: Match Days past

Today we’re taking a break from our early past in Dallas to share photos from our more recent past in anticipation of Match Day. Baylor College of Medicine students, faculty and staff may even recognize some of these faces. Do you know this woman? It’s BCM’s own Dr. Julie Boom from pediatrics on Match Day … Continue reading

Girl Talk: How reproductive health impacts everyone

Girl Talk: How reproductive health impacts everyone

Yesterday, The Partnership for Baylor College of Medicine hosted an educational luncheon called “Girl Talk” which explored issues of reproductive health and infertility—and despite the name of the event, it was clear that these topics affect both females and males.