Tagged with Baylor College of Medicine

‘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

Teachers become the students at Baylor’s Summer Science Institute

Each summer, hundreds of teachers from the Houston Independent School District take on the role of students at Baylor College of Medicine’s Summer Science Institute. The intensive training program is organized by Baylor’s Center for Educational Outreach and takes place at Herod Elementary School. The program includes presentations by scientists and inquiry-based science lessons featuring … Continue reading

Do kids need sports drinks?

Do kids need sports drinks?

Although children may request sports drinks, they offer little advantage over cool water, say nutritionists at Baylor College of Medicine and the USDA/ARS Children’s Nutrition Research Center at Baylor and Texas Children’s Hospital. Sports drinks are designed to benefit athletes engaged in continuous, high-intensity aerobic workouts that last for 90 minutes or more. How to … Continue reading

Improving heart health: Adding supplements to your diet

Improving heart health: Adding supplements to your diet

If you’ve changed your diet and added some exercise to your daily routine but you’re still looking to up your heart health, then over-the-counter supplements might be what you need. Dr. Christie Ballantyne, chief of the section of atherosclerosis and vascular medicine at Baylor College of Medicine and the director of the Center for Cardiovascular … 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