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In This Issue: July/August 2018

Dean's Update: Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences Transformation

Adam Kuspa, Ph.D. (320x240)
Senior Vice President and Dean for Research

The Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences recently underwent a transformation to get the most from our collaborative research culture. Alongside the reorganization, we launched new websites for each of the graduate programs with more to come in the next few weeks.

Our new interdisciplinary programs will get the best use of our strengths in diverse areas of biomedical research and tap into the wide resources available at Baylor College of Medicine as well as the Texas Medical Center.

Baylor remembers the legacy of Mark Hausknecht, M.D.

Mark Hausknecht, M.D. Class of 1980 (320x240)
Mark Hausknecht, M.D. Class of 1980

The entire Texas Medical Center is mourning the loss of renowned cardiologist Mark Hausknecht, M.D. Dr. Hausknecht received his medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine in 1980, and has been a practicing cardiologist in the Texas Medical Center since 1987. Patients remember him fondly for his kindness and patience. 

Baylor celebrates 75 years in Houston

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Construction begins on the Cullen Building in the Texas Medical Center in this 1947 photo courtesy of Baylor College of Medicine Archives.

On June 12, 1943, Baylor University College of Medicine moved from Dallas to Houston to become the academic heart of the Texas Medical Center.  In the years since, Baylor and the city have flourished, with Baylor contributing many improvements to the quality of life for the community. 

To celebrate, Baylor faculty, staff and friends were asked to share their favorite memories.

Physician Assistant students receive their white coats

Physician Assistant White Coat Ceremony for Class of 2019 (320x240)
Physician Assistant White Coat Ceremony for Class of 2019

Members of the Baylor College of Medicine Physician Assistant Program's Class of 2019 received their white coats on Friday, July 20, after 13 months of classroom training.

Travel the 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.

Medical students share intimate wedding ceremony on campus

Medical student wedding group (320x240)
Dr. Klotman, Dr. Kass and other guests with fourth-year students Carrie Dempster and Zachary Bennett.

While their fellow fourth-year medical students prepared for induction into a medical society, Carrie Dempster and Zachary Bennett hosted an intimate wedding ceremony on campus just steps away from where they met four years prior.