A health sciences university like Baylor College of Medicine is defined by its commitment to its mission of excellence in patient care, biomedical research, medical education and community service – with a single objective: the improved health of the community.
With this commitment in mind, we provide a range of health-focused resources including seminars, lectures, online libraries, interactive experiences and featured events. These programs are forged with the goal of expanding educational resources available to the public and to and contribute to the health and vitality of all of our communities.
Here are a few of our programs:
- Evening with Genetics
Evenings with Genetics is a seminar series about genetics and your family’s health. This series offers the most current information on care and research for many genetic conditions and is open to the public. Topics and event dates are available on their website.
- Weight Loss Surgery Seminars
Interested in weight loss surgery? The Weight Loss and Metabolic Center offers free seminars the first and third Monday of each month. Each session provides an overview of surgeries, process and dietary information. To reserve a space in an upcoming seminar, please call (713) 798-2682 or (833) BCM-MORE or email firstname.lastname@example.org. To learn more visit the center website.
- Post-Harvey Trauma Symposium Materials
Counselors, psychologists, social workers and educators from area school districts learned to identify symptoms of post-Hurricane Harvey traumatic stress in children at a symposium hosted by Baylor psychiatrists in October. Now the program materials are available to the public.
- CPR/AED Training Classes
Trainers in the Sports Medicine division offer first aid, CPR/AED training classes. Visit their website for more information.
- Children’s Nutrition Resources
The Children’s Nutrition Research Center offers a Healthy Eating Plan Calculator, Kids’ Body Mass Index Calculator and Adult Energy Needs and Body Mass Index Calculator.
- Cancer Prevention
Office of Outreach and Health Disparities The Dan L Duncan Comprehensive Cancer Center, Baylor College of Medicine established the Office of Outreach and Health Disparities to ensure that the large, diverse and underserved population of Houston/Harris County receives the latest information about cancer prevention and treatment. The primary goal is to increase community-level awareness of cancer and cancer screening through their online health library, theater outreach program, and Community Network for Cancer Prevention.
- Diabetes Resources
Sugar, Heart, and Life Program: A Guide to Living with Diabetes is an interactive experience, created by the Office of Outreach and Health Disparities, focuses on living with diabetes.
- BioEd Online
BioEd Online The Center for Educational Outreach at Baylor College of Medicine offers this dynamic online educational resource for science teachers.