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In This Issue: Emailed on November 2017

Dean's Update: Allied Health Sciences Welcomes New Education Leaders

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Robert J. McLaughlin, Ph.D., Dean, School of Allied Health Sciences

School of Allied Health Sciences students and faculty remain active and productive, as we welcome new education leaders in the final quarter of 2017. At the J. David Holcomb Research Day in November, graduating Orthotics and Prosthetics Program students and Physician Assistant students presented posters describing research projects they completed in partial fulfillment of their degree requirements. Each graduate of the Doctor of Nursing Practice Program-Nurse Anesthesia, likewise, formally defended a required doctoral project. 

Wristband Program Monitors Health Hazards after Hurricane

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Cheryl Lyn Walker, Ph.D., Center for Precision Environmental Health

The physical and emotional recovery from Harvey has been underway since flood waters have slowly receded across Houston and surrounding communities. As residents return to their homes, questions are arising about the possible health effects of exposure to contaminated flood water and airborne exposures to health hazards such as mold. Cheryl Walker, Ph.D., director of Center for Precision Environmental Health at Baylor College of Medicine, says Baylor is prepared to assist residents returning to their homes with “real-time” monitoring of possible chemical exposures during cleanup and recovery after Harvey.

Let us Know your Hours Spent Volunteering to Help Baylor

We would like to record alumni participation at Baylor College of Medicine as we seek to increase our outreach and know more about the volunteer hours you spend in service to Baylor. This could be time you spend lecturing at the College, leading grand rounds, interviewing students for admission, serving on committees, writing letters of recommendation for a students or writing letters of nomination, etc

Baylor's Oldest Graduate Dies at Age 104

Nathan Libby, M.D., ’36, was the oldest living graduate of Baylor College of Medicine until his death on Nov. 22, 2017. Dr. Libby and his sons, Jim Libby and Daniel Libby, all earned their medical degrees from Baylor and all three are past presidents of the Baylor Alumni Association. Nathan Libby also served as an emeritus member of the Alumni Executive Committee.