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Care beyond hospital doors: Volunteer program provides rehabilitation resources

Care beyond hospital doors: Volunteer program provides rehabilitation resources

Extensive rehabilitation care is often needed for those who suffer catastrophic disabilities such as stroke, brain injury, spinal cord injury or amputation. For many patients in the Houston area, access to rehabilitative equipment and care is often out of reach. The all-volunteer, nonprofit organization Rehabilitation Services Volunteer Project (RSVP) steps in to assist patients in … Continue reading

A commitment to honor and medicine

A commitment to honor and medicine

From our first affiliated hospital, to an accelerated wartime medical program, Baylor College of Medicine has supported the military for members both active and retired. Renowned Baylor president and surgeon Dr. Michael E. DeBakey was instrumental in forging the World War II-era relationship that would lead to a robust center of care and research at … Continue reading

Immersive summer program shares world of science, medicine with undergrads

Immersive summer program shares world of science, medicine with undergrads

For nine weeks, undergraduate students from across the country join our doctors and researchers to get hands-on experience in science, healthcare and research. This year, 87 students joined the annual SMART (Summer Medical and Research Training) Program at Baylor College of Medicine. In addition to experience with labs and clinical rotations, students hear from top researchers and clinical … Continue reading

CPR program helps save lives outside hospital walls

CPR program helps save lives outside hospital walls

Since 2013, students at Baylor College of Medicine have organized free one-hour CPR training sessions and have been growing the program since its creation. “The idea is to go out into the community and teach people how to react in an emergency situation,” said Jake Valentine, third-year medical student and director of operations of Baylor’s … Continue reading

One Pulse

One Pulse

Sometimes we get so caught up in our day-to-day that we make trivial mistakes. What happened Sunday morning wasn’t a mistake. It was a calculated effort by a delusional person with a troubled background. It was late Saturday night/early Sunday morning when my wrist buzzed. I broke from my computer screen. Words flitted across my watch, … Continue reading

Throwback Thursday: Practice Run

Throwback Thursday: Practice Run

Don’t worry. The helicopter is real, but the injuries aren’t. As you can see from this article from the April 1985 edition of Baylor Medicine, courtesy of the Baylor College of Medicine Archives, we see a test flight and triage of 24 mock wounded soldiers. Volunteers were transported, assigned a faux injury and taken to … Continue reading

Throwback Thursday: A healthier Earth

Throwback Thursday: A healthier Earth

Americans gathered across the country to celebrate the first-ever Earth Day on April 22, 1970, in order to raise environmental awareness. Since then, millions of people worldwide have participated in Earth Day festivities to help positively impact our planet in unique ways. In this 1984 photo from Baylor Medicine, courtesy of the Baylor College of … Continue reading

Raise funds for charity at The Bowling Ball

Raise funds for charity at The Bowling Ball

The members of this year’s Charity Ball committee, Andre Critsinelis, Zachary Stone, Jordan Krieger, and Callie McCool, invite you to join us in celebrating as Baylor College of Medicine presents its 21st annual Charity Ball, “The Bowling Ball!” The Charity Ball was originally an evening of dining, dancing, a casino and silent auction. For the … Continue reading

Ethics student to study medicine through lens of history

Ethics student to study medicine through lens of history

Holland Kaplan, a third-year medical student in Baylor College of Medicine Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy’s Ethics Track, will have the opportunity to explore medicine through the lens of history after accepting the Fellowship at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics (FASPE). This competitive program examines the conduct of doctors and medical … Continue reading

Patient Solidarity Week at Baylor

Patient Solidarity Week at Baylor

Baylor College of Medicine medical students joined their peers from throughout the country in celebrating Patient Solidarity Week, held Feb. 15-19. Started by the National Gold Humanism Honor Society as a day of appreciation for patients, the event has now turned into a weeklong expression of gratitude. At Baylor, there were two initiatives – Veterans … Continue reading

Supporting those with rare diseases

Supporting those with rare diseases

In the United States, a disease is considered rare if it affects less than 200,000 Americans. With almost 7,000 diseases classified as rare, the National Institutes of Health estimates that 25 to 30 million Americans are living with a rare disease. While individually these conditions are rare, collectively their impact is significant and they represent a … Continue reading

Your Zika virus questions answered

Your Zika virus questions answered

As Zika continues to be a concern in Central and South America with the potential of gaining foothold in the United States, Dr. Peter Hotez, dean of the National School of Tropical Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children’s Hospital Endowed Chair of Tropical Pediatrics, helps us address some of the common questions … Continue reading

A look back at 2015 at Baylor

A look back at 2015 at Baylor

Before we close the books on 2015 and start a new year, we invite you to take a look back at a year packed with achievements and celebrations. Join us as we relive the highlights in education, research, healthcare and more at Baylor College of Medicine. Comprehensive Designation Baylor’s Dan L Duncan Comprehensive Cancer Center … Continue reading

National Philanthropy Day honors Baylor friends and family

National Philanthropy Day honors Baylor friends and family

The Association of Fundraising Professionals Greater Houston Chapter recognized a Baylor student group and three remarkable donors to the College during its National Philanthropy Day luncheon and awards ceremony Thursday. Dr. Vandana Shah, Dr. Alicia Monroe and Dr. James Lomax accepted the Outstanding Community Service Organization Award on behalf of Baylor’s chapter of the Gold … Continue reading

Throwback Thursday: Happy Halloween!

Throwback Thursday: Happy Halloween!

Being a doctor (or a med student) isn’t just about healing bodies. Sometimes, they heal spirits too. And speaking of spirits, this group of enthusiastic Baylor College of Medicine medical students used Halloween as a great excuse to dress in costumes and bring some spooky cheer to children at our neighboring hospitals. This photo from … Continue reading

Science and diplomacy: Cuba

Science and diplomacy: Cuba

When considering options for improving diplomatic relationships between conflicted countries, one of the most political-neutral methods to re-establish ties is through science and medicine. As scientists, we are well versed in launching collaborations without any thought to political regimes or tension. Scientists speak a common language, with a goal of dissecting the intricacies of nature … Continue reading

Initiative to continue treating sickle cell in Angola

Initiative to continue treating sickle cell in Angola

More than four years ago, Baylor College of Medicine partnered with Chevron, Texas Children’s Hospital and the Angolan Ministry of Health to form a public-private partnership to  provide sickle cell screening and treatment. Since the initiative was launched in 2011, more than 121,000 babies have been screened for sickle cell diseases and more than 1,700 … Continue reading

Strutting for a breast cancer cure

Strutting for a breast cancer cure

More than 400 dedicated advocates, clinicians and scientists joined together Sep. 25 to strut for a breast cancer cure as part of the 5th annual Neiman Marcus Stiletto Strut benefitting the Lester and Sue Smith Breast Center at Baylor College of Medicine. The event raised more than $300,000 in critical funding for breast cancer research … Continue reading

Remembering Katrina: Our time shared with Tulane

Remembering Katrina: Our time shared with Tulane

Katrina – for most people the name evokes images of immense flooding in New Orleans and evacuees desperately seeking help in Houston at the Astrodome.  For me, it brings the image of what happened next…. the move of the Tulane University School of Medicine to Houston assuring that all of their students completed their academic … Continue reading

Care for all helps drive Baylor cancer programs

Care for all helps drive Baylor cancer programs

At the recent Baylor College of Medicine Class of 2019 White Coat Ceremony, Dr. Kent Osborne, director of Baylor’s Dan L. Duncan Cancer Center, an NCI-Designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, was honored with the 2015 Ben and Margaret Love Foundation Bobby Alford Award for Academic Clinical Professionalism. Each winner submits a written statement of professionalism. Below … Continue reading

Med students receive white coats in ceremony

Med students receive white coats in ceremony

Last week, first-year medical students at Baylor College of Medicine participated in the annual White Coat Ceremony. Donning the white coats is a rite of passage for students, as they take an oath asserting their commitment to the very highest standards of ethics and healthcare. See more photos from the event. Alumni of Baylor College … Continue reading