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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

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

Throwback Thursday: Eyes wide open

Throwback Thursday: Eyes wide open

Surgery is serious business. But you can pause for a photo, right? In this photo from the 1970 Aesculapian Yearbook, courtesy the Baylor College of Medicine Archives, someone is caught in a candid moment. The Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery has a rich history of advancing surgery and a legacy of leadership.  Learn More In addition to … Continue reading

Throwback Thursday: Careful measurement

Throwback Thursday: Careful measurement

This Throwback Thursday we travel back to 1966, where working in the lab required concentration and a steady hand. This photo, courtesy of the Baylor College of Medicine Archives, takes a look back at our labs as it appeared in the 1966 Aesculapian yearbook.   Want to see how much research at the College has … 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

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

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

Throwback Thursday: Student life, 1979 style

Throwback Thursday: Student life, 1979 style

In 1979, Pink Floyd premieres the live version of “The Wall” in Los Angeles. McDonalds debuts the Happy Meal and C-SPAN launched the first televised congressional session of the U.S. House of Representatives. Jimmy Carter was president. A stamp cost 15 cents and a gallon of regular gas cost 86 cents. As the 70s draw to … 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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: Not your average matinee

Throwback Thursday: Not your average matinee

It may not be a summer blockbuster or the holiday feel-good movie of the season, but this student is riveted. A Baylor University College of Medicine student devotes his undivided attention to the slides on a microscope to study in this photo from the 1964 Aesculapian yearbook, courtesy of the Baylor College of Medicine Archives. … Continue reading

Throwback Thursday: ‘Ideas worth spreading’

Throwback Thursday: ‘Ideas worth spreading’

This Thursday we take a departure from sharing photos from our rich archive, and try something new. This week we explore our not so distant past and showcase fascinating TED talks from our faculty members over the last three years. Dr. Jonathan Clark Dr. Jonathan Clark, associate professor in the Center for Space Medicine delivered … Continue reading

Throwback Thursday: Merry wives of BUCM

Throwback Thursday: Merry wives of BUCM

This week we travel back to 1946, where the lovely young ladies married to future graduates of Baylor University College of Medicine were organizing teas, dinners and charitable events. Within a year of relocating the College from Dallas to Houston, students at what was then called Baylor University College of Medicine were settling into their … Continue reading

Throwback Thursday: Before the Nobel Prize

Throwback Thursday: Before the Nobel Prize

With the Nobel Prize announcements this week, we take a trip back to a time when our professor was receiving accolades before he was a Nobel Laureate. Exactly two decades before Dr. Roger Guillemin received the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, Dr. Guillemin was recognized as the “discoverer of the Hypothalamic hormone 1956” in … Continue reading

Throwback Thursday: In their genes

Throwback Thursday: In their genes

Last week we found out one professor doesn’t necessarily mount tissue slides alone, but his extended family lends a hand to amass an elaborate collection of slides. This week, it’s still a family affair. Is there a genetic link between Baylor College of Medicine grads and their children attending medical school with us as well? In … Continue reading

Throwback Thursday: All in the family

Throwback Thursday: All in the family

You didn’t think those slides mounted themselves? And for the Haley family, mounting tissue slides was a family affair. In this 1942 photo, courtesy of the Baylor College of Medicine Archives, Anna Haley mounts tissue to slides. You may recognize the Haley last name. Her father-in-law Dr. John C. Haley was the Anatomy chairman when … Continue reading

Throwback Thursday: Breakfast with the champ

Throwback Thursday: Breakfast with the champ

Okay, so maybe this group of students isn’t actually a singing group, but they did get the opportunity to break bread with “the champion” in 1974. There is no doubt Dr. Michael E. DeBakey had a profound impact on cardiology, surgical innovation and medical education. An innovative mind that created and refined procedures considered standard … Continue reading

Throwback Thursday: Gone to the dogs?

Throwback Thursday: Gone to the dogs?

Each Thursday, Momentum offers you a glimpse into the College’s past, courtesy of the collection of yearbooks in the Baylor College of Medicine Archives, through photos of students, events, professors and various campus hot spots. This week we take a slight departure as we share what the students included in the 1987 Aesculapian yearbook. When … 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

Throwback Thursday: Lecture notes as art

Throwback Thursday: Lecture notes as art

Before Google images, Power Point, and clip art, professors at Baylor College of Medicine had to be pretty gifted illustrators to make detailed chalk images for their class lectures. This photo from the 1965 Aesculapian yearbook, courtesy of Baylor College of Medicine Archives, is no exception. This unidentified professor stands in front of some questionable … Continue reading

Throwback Thursday: Advantage BUCM

Throwback Thursday: Advantage BUCM

While rugby as a sport enjoyed a surge in popularity in the United States in the early 1920s, when the United States took Olympic gold in 1920 and 1924, the sport found a home at Baylor University College of Medicine during the last 1960s. (Remember we didn’t officially become Baylor College of Medicine until 1969.) … Continue reading

Throwback Thursday: A first-hand look

Throwback Thursday: A first-hand look

Helping prepare the next generation of healthcare professionals has been at Baylor College of Medicine’s core since our inception. And 1970 was no exception. This photo, courtesty of the Baylor College of Medicine Archives, featured in the BCM Aesculapian yearbook from 1970, captures some of our younger students getting a lesson in one of our … Continue reading

Dear BCM: Celebrating a match

Dear BCM: Celebrating a match

This week we take a look back at how the College has changed as we celebrate 70 years of victories in Houston. Take a trip back to 1982 for a look at Match Day, then versus now. One of the hallmark moments for fourth-year medical students is when they find out what residency program they … Continue reading

Celebrating 70 years of victories in Houston

Celebrating 70 years of victories in Houston

On this day in 1943, Baylor University College of Medicine held its first classes in Houston. After 70 years of groundbreaking work, at the heart of the Texas Medical Center, we’re proud of all we’ve accomplished: The college arrives in Houston. A new chapter of independence. Awards, research and continued growth. Celebrating decades of accolades. … Continue reading