Alumni Newslink

In This Issue: July 2017

Genetics Counseling Program Added to School of Allied Health Sciences

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Robert J. McLaughlin, Ph.D.

An exciting development in the School of Allied Health Sciences is our new Genetic Counseling Program, a collaboration with Baylor College of Medicine’s top-ranked Department of Molecular and Human Genetics. The first class is on track to begin in 2018. The two-year program prepares masters level clinicians to work as part of the healthcare team to help individuals and families navigate the complicated and evolving role of genetics in health and disease. 

We also recently welcomed 40 Physician Assistant Program and 24 Orthotics and Prosthetics Program students on campus. 

Early Booking Extended for Alumni Travel to Galápagos 

Join us for an incredible, once-in-a-lifetime journey through the “Islands of the Tortoises” and see the natural beautify of the Galápagos archipelago. Early booking discounts have been extended to Monday, Aug. 31. Other trips for alumni are:

Pearls of Southeast Asia, Oct. 18-28, 2017
South African Adventure, March 31-April 13, 2018
Springtime in Provence, May 10-18, 2018
Ancient Empires, Sept. 20-28, 2018

Alumni Association Award Nominations Due Sept. 29 

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Alumni Association Awards

The Baylor College of Medicine Alumni Association Awards are one of the most distinguished honors for our alumni and cause for celebration at the annual Alumni Reunion. Categories are Distinguished Alumnus Award, Young Alumnus Award, Distinguished Faculty Award, Distinguished Service Award, Humanitarian Award, Alumni Philanthropy Award, Lifetime Achievement Award. Please read the full descriptions, then nominate a deserving classmate or yourself for 2018. Download and complete the Alumni Award nomination form either by hand or via the PDF editor in your browser.

Baylor Tradition: White Coat Ceremonies

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Orthotics and Prosthetics Program Students Don White Coats

The White Coat Ceremony was held in June for the Orthotics and Prosthetics Program and in July for the Physician Assistant Program. Medical students will receive their white coats at 6 p.m. Aug. 11 at the Bayou City Event Center. At Baylor College of Medicine, there is a proud tradition of alumni supporting the future of medicine. You and your fellow Baylor College of Medicine alumni keep alive this important rite of passage. Join us in supporting them on their journey to professionalism. 

Dr. Art Beaudet Recognized for Leadership

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Arthur L. Beaudet, M.D., Chair, Department of Molecular and Human Genetics

The American Society of Human Genetics has honored Arthur L. Beaudet, M.D., with the 2017 Victor A. McKusick Leadership Award. The award recognizes individuals whose professional achievements foster and enrich the development of human genetics and its assimilation into the broader context of science, medicine and health.

Dr. Beaudet is the Henry and Emma Mayer Professor in the Department of Molecular and Human Genetics at Baylor College of Medicine.