Partnership Calendar of Events

You won’t want to miss any of the exciting educational and social events we have planned for The Partnership for Baylor College of Medicine, so renew your membership, invite your friends and start having fun today!

For more information about membership and sponsorship opportunities, please contact or (713) 798-5460. 

Kickoff Party

Sept. 15, 2016
6 p.m.-8 p.m.
Tony Mandola's Restaurant
1212 Waugh Dr.
Houston, TX 77019

The Partnership is celebrating the start of its 2016-2017 season! Come party with us and learn more about our funding priority for the year, the Dan L Duncan Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Open to Partnership members only.

Baylor Student-Organized Wellness 5k Run/Walk

Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016
Arrive at 7:30 a.m. at the latest

Baylor College of Medicine, main (Cullen) entrance
One Baylor Plaza

Houston, TX 77030

By bringing together future physicians and the Houston community in a fitness event, we hope to show that exercise is not only in a doctor's advice, but in a doctor's way of life!

The 1st annual Baylor College of Medicine Wellness 5K was organized by medical students in 2012 with the mission of promoting wellness both within Baylor and the Houston community as a whole. That year, we hosted over 500 runners and walkers and raised over $18,000 for charity and community projects. Since then, the races have hosted over 1500 runners and raised over $43,000 cumulatively over three years!

This year we plan to make the race even bigger and better than previous years. We hope you will join us!

See more information about the event.

Event Registration

Educational Luncheons

Luncheon registration is at 11:15 a.m., and the program and lunch start at 11:30 a.m.
Junior League of Houston
1811 Briar Oaks Lane

(Location and time information are consistent across all events in this series.)

Handouts for previous programs are available.

Register for the whole series online now!

Sept. 20, 2016
Future of Healthcare at Baylor College of Medicine
Join us as Paul Klotman, M.D., president, CEO and executive dean of Baylor College of Medicine, delivers an update about how the Affordable Care Act and other current policies affect your access to healthcare as well as the operations of the College. In 2017, we will continue expanding our clinical practices in further support of our commitment to education, community service and research, and Dr. Klotman is looking forward to sharing his plans for the future with you. Join us for an update from C. Kent Osborne, M.D., professor and director of the Dan L Duncan Comprehensive Cancer Center. Dr. Osborne will discuss the College’s vision of meeting more patients’ needs by offering the best, most innovative comprehensive cancer care in the country. He also will give an update on plans to develop the Center’s new clinical home at the McNair Campus, set to open in 2017.

Register here.

Nov. 15, 2016
Counting Sheep Instead of Sleep?
Join Philip Alapat, M.D. and Sarah Elsea, Ph.D. as they discuss the medical and genetic explanations for sleep. This will include discussions on sleep disorders such as insomnia, snoring, sleep apnea and more.

Register here.

Jan. 17, 2017
What Did You Say? Having Problems Hearing?
Join Alex Sweeney, M.D. as he discusses hearing treatments and new technology for all ages. The presentation will include discussion on the advances in cochlear implants, the relationship between balance and hearing as well as ear tumors, facial nerve disorders and their relationship to hearing loss.

Register here.

March 21, 2017
Fighting the "Big C... Cancer"
Join C. Kent Osborne, M.D., Andrew Sikora, M.D., Ph.D., Melissa Bondy, Ph.D., M.S. and Ann Marie Leen, Ph.D. as they serve on a panel discussing the advancement of cancer treatments at Baylor College of Medicine. Just some of the many topics that will be covered are immunotherapy and other clinical trials, targeted genetic and emergency therapies, genetic vs. environmental factors when determining risks and much more.

Register here.

May 16, 2017
The Aging Family Member: Dealing with the Issues
Join Jeffrey Steinbauer, M.D. and Jennifer Blumenthal-Barby, Ph.D. as they discuss the many emotional and ethical issues that arise when caring for your aging family members.

Register here.

Grand Rounds Tours

Dates and times to be determined.

October 2016
Human Genome Sequencing Center

December 2016
Hematology-Oncology Lab, part of the Margaret M. and Albert B. Alkek Department of Medicine

February 2017
An exploration of aphrodisiac tastes with the Center for Reproductive Medicine

April 2017
Baylor College of Medicine Sleep Center

Open to Partnership members only.