Tagged with Baylor College of Medicine

It’s time to get SMART about summer school

It’s time to get SMART about summer school

Each summer, the halls of Baylor College of Medicine are filled with undergraduate students from around the country who are taking advantage of an opportunity to get hands-on research experience. The Summer Medical and Research Training (SMART) Program recruits about 80 students from undergraduate institutions around the country for nine weeks of paid biomedical related … Continue reading

Throwback Thursday: Student candids

Throwback Thursday: Student candids

This week we take a look back at our students in 1917 and student life in Dallas. (Remember we didn’t move to Houston until 1947.) This photo, courtesy of the Baylor College of Medicine Archives, was included in the 1917 Baylor University Round Up Yearbook. To put this time into perspective, remember that the United States had … Continue reading

Throwback Thursday: Covering home

Throwback Thursday: Covering home

As if studying and practicing medicine weren’t enough, Baylor College of Medicine students find ways to explore their passions. In 1917, that included a baseball team. This photo, courtesy of the Baylor College of Medicine Archives, was included in the 1909 Round Up yearbook from Baylor University. (Remember we didn’t officially become Baylor College of … Continue reading

Throwback Thursday: In the Navy

Throwback Thursday: In the Navy

Baylor College of Medicine has enjoyed a rich military history. In this photo from the 1918 Baylor University Round Up yearbook, members of The Navy Club pose for a photo in their uniforms.   Learn more about the College’s military past: Baylor University College of Medicine’s Army interns Medicine and the military at the College … Continue reading

Headaches: Are yours more serious than the common headache?

Headaches: Are yours more serious than the common headache?

Do you get headaches? It can be from loud music, stress from work, or possibly a lack of sleep. Irritating headaches are common, but are you able to tell whether it is a sign of something more serious? Experts at Baylor Family Medicine break down the differences and explain. Types of headaches and treatments Tension headaches: This kind of pain typically … Continue reading

Day in the life: Maintaining the integrity of the student record

Day in the life: Maintaining the integrity of the student record

Meet Latoya Whitaker, Baylor College of Medicine’s registrar. Whitaker says she enjoys helping students, alumni and staff with their various needs throughout the day. Learn more about Whitaker’s work. Interested in joining the Baylor family? Check out career opportunities and follow our Office of Human Resources job postings on Twitter. -By Audrey M. Marks

New technology helps diagnose balance disorders

New technology helps diagnose balance disorders

Baylor College of Medicine’s Center for Balance Disorders is using cutting-edge technology to help diagnose patients with balance disorders, through a new rotary chair. Dizziness and imbalance are common complaints that physicians hear and can be caused by a number of things, including: Poor circulation Heart problems Inner ear problems Diet Stroke “Once more life-threatening … Continue reading

Twenty-one days: Reflecting on Ebola, healthcare

Twenty-one days: Reflecting on Ebola, healthcare

After returning from Nigeria, Dr. Sarah Bezek reflected on her experience as a member of Baylor College of Medicine’s team that traveled to train healthcare providers and non-medical personnel in the basic facts about Ebola. She shares her thoughts while monitoring her health since returning and waiting for the 21-day mark for incubation to pass. Twenty-one days – … Continue reading

Throwback Thursday: Timeless style

Throwback Thursday: Timeless style

When it comes to style, the men of Baylor College of Medicine have it locked down. This week’s photo, courtesy of the Baylor College of Medicine Archives, comes to us from the 1985 Aesculpaian Yearbook. While styles may change, a bow tie always makes an impact. Who is your favorite dapper doctor at Baylor? Let … Continue reading

Skip sugar to help keep skin wrinkle-free

Skip sugar to help keep skin wrinkle-free

Don’t let all the Halloween candy make your skin look spooky. Dr. Rajani Katta, professor of dermatology at Baylor College of Medicine, says certain foods— not just sweets— can cause “sugar sag,” where skin loosens and wrinkles. “The idea behind preventing sugar sag is ‘better skin from the inside out,’” said Katta. “What you eat … Continue reading

Throwback Thursday: Poetic praise

Throwback Thursday: Poetic praise

In a form as old as Ancient Greece, this Throwback Thursday we travel back in time and revisit an elaborate lyrical poem praising Baylor College of Medicine. In this image, courtesy of the Baylor College of Medicine Archives, found in the Baylor University Round Up Yearbook from 1918, Carl S. Wilson rhymes his way through … Continue reading

Celebrating PAs this week

Celebrating PAs this week

Every year during the week of Oct. 6-12, we celebrate Physician Assistants through National PA Week. Why this week you might ask? Oct. 6, 1967, was the date of the first graduating PA class at Duke University. The program, and was profession, was established by Eugene Stead, M.D. based on the fast-track training module used … Continue reading

Going gold for Childhood Cancer Awareness

Going gold for Childhood Cancer Awareness

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, and it is being commemorated all month long at Texas Children’s Cancer Center, starting with a gold ribbon ceremony to honor patients that was held Sept. 3. Patients and their families along with Texas Children’s Cancer Center faculty and staff attended the inaugural event on the playground at Texas … Continue reading

Throwback Thursday: Hands-on learning

Throwback Thursday: Hands-on learning

A group of our students gather around to get first-hand experience with patients. This photo from 1967 comes courtesy of the Baylor College of Medicine Archives collection of Aesculapian yearbooks. Like their predecessors, our students get a hands-on education early. Students studying at Baylor today have contact with patients within weeks of starting medical school. … Continue reading

Are you pinning?

Are you pinning?

Baylor College of Medicine joined millions of pinners, with the launch of an official Pinterest presence. The visual discovery tool is a great place to collect ideas, images and information across the Internet. Head over to our profile and check out pins that range from campus events, recipes, news, research, healthcare, outreach and everything in … Continue reading

Throwback Thursday: Emergency response

Throwback Thursday: Emergency response

Last week we welcomed our new students to medical school. This week we travel back to 1974. This image, courtesy of Baylor College of Medicine Archives, found in the 1974 Aesculapian yearbook has our students taking a tour of the emergency rooms in one of our affiliate hospitals at the time. Did you train with Baylor … Continue reading

Words of wisdom for the class of 2018

Words of wisdom for the class of 2018

Members of the class of 2018 participated in a Baylor College of Medicine tradition, the White Coat Ceremony.  On Aug. 15, 185 students received their white coats in the 15th Annual White Coat Ceremony at the College. The event ended with the first-years taking the Baylor College of Medicine Medical Student Oath. Joined by family and friends-it was … Continue reading

Throwback Thursday: Our graduate students

Throwback Thursday: Our graduate students

Scientific training is hands-on work. In this 1982 photo, courtesy of the Baylor College of Medicine Archives, our graduate students flex their muscles in the lab and show off their handiwork for the camera. Ranked the best in Texas by the U.S. News and World Report and among the top 20 in funding from the … Continue reading

Should we treat patients with experimental Ebola drugs?

Should we treat patients with experimental Ebola drugs?

In the face of the Ebola outbreak plaguing West Africa, an experimental treatment is being administered to patients. However, medical ethicists are questioning whether untested drugs, like ZMapp, should be administered to sick people. Jennifer Blumenthal-Barby, assistant professor with the Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy at Baylor College of Medicine, says bypassing FDA … Continue reading

In focus: New Allied Health students join Baylor

In focus: New Allied Health students join Baylor

While August is typically time to welcome students, Baylor College of Medicine’s School of Allied Health students arrived a bit early. Here’s a breakdown of the newest Allied Health students, which includes the Physician Assistant program, Master of Science in Orthotics and Prosthetics program, and Nurse Anesthesia program,  who joined Baylor in June. A warm (and bit … Continue reading

After-school snacks to satisfy, not spoil dinner

After-school snacks to satisfy, not spoil dinner

Feeding your children an after-school snack that is nutritious, filling enough to keep them going the rest of the afternoon and light enough to keep them from ruining their dinner can be a daunting task. Dr. Teresia O’Connor, assistant professor of pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine and pediatrician at Texas Children’s Hospital, says that … Continue reading

New residents join Baylor family

New residents join Baylor family

Over the last month more than 80 residency and fellowship programs welcomed new trainees to Baylor College of Medicine and our affiliated institutions. Check out a breakdown of our new residents, by the numbers. A warm welcome to our new trainees. Interim Senior Associate Dean for Medical Education and Professor of Surgery Dr. Mary Brandt … Continue reading

Throwback Thursday: In the classroom

Throwback Thursday: In the classroom

It was the year that saw the introduction of the Chicken McNugget at McDonalds, and Drug Abuse Resistance Education, better known as D.A.R.E, was founded to teach kids to avoid drugs and violence. Michael Jackson first did the “moonwalk” and the Price is Right unveiled their classic game Plinko. Automobile manufacturer Dodge debuted the caravan and … Continue reading

Our new graduate students by the numbers

Our new graduate students by the numbers

This is an exciting time of the year as the halls of Baylor College of Medicine are filled with new faces. On Monday we welcomed our newest class of medical students. Today we welcome new graduate students to the Baylor Family. By the numbers Take a look at the breakdown of graduate students who arrived … Continue reading

Welcome new medical students

Welcome new medical students

Incoming medical students at Baylor College of Medicine are joining the College and beginning orientation today. Medical students, we welcome you to our community! By the numbers Here’s who’s starting at Baylor today: Peer-to-Peer Anxious about what medical school may hold? Get stories from students as they navigate clinics, their thoughts on medicine and healthcare, and stories from … Continue reading

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