A Helping Hand
Baylor is there in time of need
Baylor College of Medicine has long been a source of help in time of need. Baylor faculty, staff and trainees have assisted relief efforts all over the world, in places like Ecuador, Haiti, China and Indonesia, after those areas were hard hit by natural disasters.
The College has made contributions to our neighbors as well, most notably to New Orleans and, in particular, Tulane Medical School, after Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Baylor faculty were among those leading the effort to take care of the medical needs of those evacuated to Houston from New Orleans after the storm. Many Baylor doctors staffed a quickly assembled clinic set up near the evacuees’ temporary home in the former Astrodome.
It quickly became obvious that Tulane Medical students were without a home and in danger of losing a year in their studies. Baylor and Tulane leaders together developed a plan where Tulane’s first and year medical students would continue their studies at Baylor for one year. The Tulane faculty to teach them came too. For a year after Katrina, Baylor College of Medicine was the home to two medical schools.
From small efforts to large-scale projects, Baylor always finds a way to lend a hand in time of need.
"Since coming to Houston in 1943, Baylor College of Medicine has been an integral part of Houston’s transition into one of the nation’s greatest cities. We are proud to be part of what makes Houston great."
- Paul Klotman, M.D., President, CEO and Executive Dean, Baylor College of Medicine