Alumni Newslink

In This Issue: Emailed January 2018

Dean's Update: National School of Tropical Medicine major discoveries and findings

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Peter J. Hotez, M.D., Ph.D., Dean, National School of Tropical Medicine

Major discoveries published recently from the National School of Tropical Medicine included the characterization of a new vaccine antigen for human Chagas disease with evidence for protective immunity. Findings also point to a significant pediatric public health problem in regards to pediatric typhus cases in the Houston area, as well as findings related to the renal complications of West Nile virus infection. The school’s vaccine advocacy and policy activities were highlighted in an article in the December 2017 issue of Texas Monthly

Early booking for cruise to Ancient Empires

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Architecture of the Ancient Empires

Experience the diverse cultural legacy of Malta, Sicily and Italy originating more than 7,000 years ago. This custom-designed itinerary cruises from Rome to Valletta, along two of Europe’s most dramatic coastlines. Visit Rome, Pompeii, Amalfi Coast and Isle of Capri with your Baylor contemporaries. Reserve by March 22,2018, for early booking savings. 

Baylor alum Jimmie Holland, was pioneer in psycho-oncology

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Dr. Jimmie Holland

Dr. Jimmie Holland, who graduated from Baylor College of Medicine in a class of 85 students, rose from rural Texan roots to pioneer the field of psycho-oncology — treating the emotional distress of cancer patients while their medical symptoms are addressed. She died on Dec. 24 at her home in Scarsdale, New York. Her life story was featured in the New York Times. 

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

Alumni receptions scheduled

Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018 — Austin
Tuesday, April 10, 2018 — Rio Grande Valley
Friday, May 18, 2018 — San Antonio
Monday, May 21, 2018 — New Orleans