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Center for Medical Ethics awarded grant for Zika policy toolkitFeb 22, 2017
The Texas Medical Center has awarded the Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy a grant to develop policymaking strategies focused on Zika.
Researchers find Zika virus replicates in placental trophoblastsJan 27, 2017
Findings lend hope to the possibility that care providers could use existing prenatal diagnostic techniques to detect the Zika virus and find a way to stop its spread to the fetus.
Researchers find prevalence of Chagas disease in South Texas Nov 10, 2016
New study finds higher rates of Chagas disease in humans, animals and kissing bugs in South Texas than expected.
Reproductive Health Research Day will include information on impact of neglected diseases on womenSep 21, 2016
Neglected diseases and their impact on women is a featured topic at the upcoming Reproductive Health Research Day on Oct. 5.
Grant to develop chikungunya virus vaccine awarded Aug 30, 2016
Hawaii Biotech, Inc. has been awarded a grant by The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases to develop a vaccine to protect against infection caused by the mosquito-borne chikungunya virus.
Baylor College of Medicine awarded more than $1 million from NIH for Zika studyJun 30, 2016
The Vaccine Treatment and Evaluation Unit will lead a study of people infected with Zika virus to better understand the infection.
Expert suggests new standards in child health as result of Zika Jun 20, 2016
The full pediatric neurological and psychiatric impact of Zika virus infection will take time to sort out and may not be fully realized for years, Dr. Peter Hotez explains in new JAMA Pediatrics editorial.
Tropical medicine expert identifies two-pronged strategy to tackle spread of Zika virusJan 28, 2016
Dr. Peter Hotez, dean of the National School of Tropical Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine has identified two important steps to take to prevent the Zika virus from spreading through the Americas.
Travel-related Zika virus confirmed in Harris County Jan 11, 2016
Harris County Public Health & Environmental Services has confirmed the first travel-related Zika virus infection in the Harris County area in a person who recently returned from Latin America.
Bottazzi receives Honduran National Science AwardDec 10, 2015
Dr. Maria Elena Bottazzi, associate dean of the National School of Tropical Medicine and professor of pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine, is the recipient of the 2015 Jose Cecilio del Valle National Science Award from the government of Honduras.
What you need to know about the kissing bug and Chagas diseaseNov 30, 2015
Experts at the National School of Tropical Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine identify important things to know about the kissing bug and about Chagas disease.
Carlos Slim Foundation renews commitment to fighting Chagas with contribution to Baylor College of MedicineSep 30, 2015
Carlos Slim Foundation has renewed its commitment to combat Chagas through a contribution to the National School of Tropical Medicine for the Chagas Vaccine Initiative.
Global Health Hackathon: Where clinical problems meet innovative solutionsAug 6, 2015
What could happen when you put healthcare professionals, engineers and businesspeople in one room and give them 24 hours to solve some of the most challenging clinical problems from across the world?
Expert answers questions about MERSJun 11, 2015
Our expert answers questions on what we need to know as concern increases about Middle Eastern Respiratory Syndrome, or MERS, in the Middle East and in Asia.
Baylor College of Medicine graduates 276 physicians and scientists May 27, 2015
The 2015 class of Baylor College of Medicine, including 184 medical school graduates and 92 graduates of the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, were awarded diplomas May 27, in a commencement ceremony at the Jones H. Hall for Performing Arts.
Dr. Peter Hotez named U.S. Science EnvoyDec 4, 2014
Dr. Peter Hotez, professor and dean of the National School of Tropical Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine, has been named by the U.S. Department of State as one of four eminent scientists who will serve as a U.S. Science Envoy beginning in January 2015
Neglected parasitic infections at the forefront of public health actionMay 8, 2014
National School of Tropical Medicine's three arms bring focus to addressing and treating these important diseases.
Baylor College of Medicine makes tropical medicine seminar available to public Feb 18, 2014
For the first time, the "Seminars in Tropical Medicine" course at Baylor College of Medicine will be open to members of the public who have an interest in tropical medicine.
Tropical medicine society honors Dr. Kristy MurrayNov 13, 2013
The Bailey K. Ashford Medal from The American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene is awarded to professionals in early or mid-career for distinguished work in tropical medicine.
Baylor College of Medicine, University of Malaya enter pact to boost vaccine research and development Oct 10, 2013
Baylor College of Medicine and the University of Malaya have established a new joint initiative focused on building capacity for research and development for vaccines targeting neglected tropical diseases in Malaysia and surrounding Southeast Asian countri