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In This Issue: October 2018

Update from the Associate Provost of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion & Student Services

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Toi B. Harris, M.D., Associate Provost of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion & Student Services

Baylor College of Medicine has been a leader in diversity programs for many years. We stand on the shoulders of innovators in workforce diversity. The initiatives of James L. Phillips, M.D., Gayle Slaughter, Ph.D., and our Center for Educational Outreach’s William Thomson, Ph.D., and Nancy Moreno, Ph.D., are nationally recognized. The Office of Institutional Diversity, Inclusion and Equity was established at Baylor in 2015 to increase our efforts to foster inclusion and increased collaborations across schools, programs and departments.

Our office’s institution-wide programs were created to advance our inclusion and equity goals. 

Baylor's 2018 Report

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Across our mission areas of education, research, patient care and community service, Baylor College of Medicine continues to march forward on our strategic roadmap. Launched in 2014, the roadmap keys on seven institutional initiatives — Discover, Invest, Reach, Educate, Create, Translate and Sustain (DIRECTS). The next phase of that strategic plan is underway to move us from an integrated health sciences university to a learning health system. Over the course of the past several years we have made investments to build the foundation for the next steps. 

Dr. James Phillips, Senior Associate Dean for Diversity and Community Outreach, Retires

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James Phillips, M.D.

Dr. James Phillips, a longtime leader at the College whose efforts focused on those underrepresented in medicine, is retiring from Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Phillips served as senior associate dean for diversity and community outreach and was a professor in the Department of Pediatrics. He is the founder and director of Saturday Morning Science. 

Dr. Phillips was a recipient of the 2018 Alumni Association Distinguished Faculty Award.

Travel European Coast With Featured Guest Speaker Dwight David Eisenhower II

Exclusively chartered, five-star La Boreal ship
Exclusively chartered, five-star La Boreal ship

Baylor College of Medicine is excited to offer the opportunity to travel the European coast from Lisbon to London, with a stop at Normandy Beach in commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the D-Day invasion. This stop features special guest speaker David Eisenhower, historian and grandson of President Dwight D. Eisenhower.

Book by Sept. 4 to save $2,000 per couple.