Tagged with Baylor College of Medicine

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

From the bench to the market place

From the bench to the market place

Each year Baylor College of Medicine faculty, students and staff develop new therapeutics, devices, research tools, and uncover new methods in the biomedical field that may have commercial potential. As innovations are crafted and perfected in the labs, the College’s Baylor Licensing Group helps create the bridge from the lab to patients and the public. … 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

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

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: 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

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

‘Silent professors’ make impact

‘Silent professors’ make impact

An important part of students’ medical education at Baylor College of Medicine comes through the anatomy lab, where they receive training during their first months as students. They learn from their instructors, through peer-to-peer learning and, perhaps most importantly, through their “silent professors.” These silent instructors are possible through the Willed Body Program at Baylor, which allows … 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

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

Understanding mood changes triggered by menopause

Understanding mood changes triggered by menopause

Because hormones influence mood, perimenopause, or the transition period prior to menopause, can be an emotional time for women, according to an expert at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Britta Ostermeyer, associate professor in the Menninger Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at BCM, said that perimenopause occurs at the same time as other life … Continue reading

6 tips for surviving seasonal allergies

6 tips for surviving seasonal allergies

Do you feel like everywhere you go – your office, school, or any public place – everyone is sneezing or coughing lately? This time of year, seasonal allergies are inevitable for many, but that doesn’t mean you have to suffer. Baylor College of Medicine expert Dr. Armando Correa, an assistant professor of pediatrics at BCM … 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

In Case You Missed It: Solving medical mysteries through our genes and on the web, emotional effects of reading, and more

In Case You Missed It: Solving medical mysteries through our genes and on the web, emotional effects of reading, and more

Hope you’re enjoying your weekend so far. Thanks for joining us for our roundup of news that you might have missed from this past week. Our genes: Helping to solve medical mysteries This week, Baylor College of Medicine researchers published a study focusing on genetic sequencing and found that the answers to some “mystery diseases” … 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

Should you have your whole genome sequenced?

Should you have your whole genome sequenced?

Think about it – would you want to know what’s in your genes and what possibly lies ahead? Dr. Richard Gibbs, the Wofford Cain Professor of Molecular & Human Genetics and director of the Baylor College of Medicine Human Genome Sequencing Center said the answer depends on your goals in having your genome sequenced at … 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

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

What is the cost of cutting research dollars?

What is the cost of cutting research dollars?

The across-the-board cuts of the federal government’s “sequester” involve more than dollars and cents. At the level of the National Institutes of Health, it involves the hope that biomedical science offers to people with now-incurable disease. Academic health centers such as Baylor College of Medicine and those in the Texas Medical Center represent the best … Continue reading

Throwback Thursday: This dog’s life

Throwback Thursday: This dog’s life

Last week we introduced you to a canine “med student” trying to navigate the day-to-day at Baylor College of Medicine courtesy the College’s Archives and the 1987 Aesculapian yearbook.  You thought med school was hard, try doing it without thumbs. As promised, an end to her puppy tale. -By Audrey M. Marks

Healthy breakfast recipe: Nectarine yogurt parfait

Healthy breakfast recipe: Nectarine yogurt parfait

Tired of cold cereal or oatmeal? Want another healthy but delicious option for breakfast? Baylor College of Medicine Assistant Professor of Pediatrics Janice Stuff, with the USDA/ARS Children’s Nutrition Research Center, provides a recipe that would be perfect for a quick-to-create breakfast or healthy snack. She says that fresh nectarines are available in groceries right … Continue reading

Vaccine Nation: 10 most important diseases without a licensed vaccine

Vaccine Nation: 10 most important diseases without a licensed vaccine

This August, Vaccine Nation, the organizer of the World Vaccine Congress, released its list of the 10 most important infections with no licensed vaccine. In alphabetical order they are: Chagas disease (American trypanosomiasis) Chikungunya Dengue Cytomegalovirus HIV/AIDS Hookworm infection Leishmaniasis Malaria Respiratory Syncytial Virus Schistosomiasis Six of these infections belong to a category known as … 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

Want to age well? Start early

Want to age well? Start early

Former President Theodore Roosevelt once said: “Old age is like everything else. To make a success of it, you’ve got to start young.” Experts at the Huffington Center on Aging at Baylor College of Medicine couldn’t agree more. Dr. Robert Roush, associate professor of medicine – geriatrics at the College, offers the following tips on … 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