2018-2019 Partnership Educational Series 

11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The Briar Club 
2603 Timmons Lane
Registration is at 11 a.m. 
Location and time are the same for all luncheons. 

Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018 
Solutions for Global Health Challenges
Some of the world’s most common and damaging diseases are also some of the most ignored. Neglected tropical illnesses prey on underprivileged populations to keep them isolated and disadvantaged. Join Peter Hotez, M.D., Ph.D., Founding Dean of the National School of Tropical Medicine, as he discusses the growing global health movement, how his work is helping end the cycle of sickness in developing countries and poor communities in the United States and what we can learn from the reemergence of previously eradicated diseases. 

Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019 
Things that Fly and Bite: Bug-Borne Diseases and Staying Healthy
Following the outbreak of the deadly Zika virus, bug-borne diseases have hit mainstream media, but is this the only virus we should know about? Laila Woc-Colburn, M.D., medical director of the Baylor Medicine Infectious Disease Group and the Tropical Medicine Clinic, will discuss “The Most Important Diseases You've Never Heard Of” and tell you how you can keep you and your family safe against insect-borne diseases. Dr. Woc-Colburn also will share ways the clinic prevents, diagnoses and treats common and neglected tropical diseases in the Houston metropolitan population.

Tuesday, April 23, 2019 
Micro-What? The Microbiome and Your Health
What is a microbiome? Do probiotics really work? Join us for a discussion aimed to strengthen your understanding of the gut-brain connection led by Joseph Petrosino, Ph.D., director of the Alkek Center for Metagenomics and Microbiome Research. Dr. Petrosino also will discuss how recent advances in DNA sequencing technologies have given us a closer look at the microbiome and how these cells can help physicians reduce symptoms and eliminate disease in the gut.

2018-2019 Partnership Grand Round Tours

Reserved for Partnership members

Nov. 7, 2018 | 2 p.m.
Baylor College of Medicine Surgical Simulation Lab
Tour Baylor College of Medicine's Surgical Simulation Lab, which serves as a comprehensive resource for surgical learning and training residents and fellows in the latest minimally invasive surgical techniques. The center features a variety of state-of-the-art computerized surgical simulators, a series of basic skills stations, two fully equipped operating rooms with fluoroscopic imaging capabilities and the latest telecommunication technologies that allow faculty and staff to observe operating room activity from the conference room next door and record the activity for future use.

March 21, 2019 | 9 a.m.
Michael E. DeBakey High School for Health Professions
Tour the Michael E. DeBakey High School for Health Professions, the first school of its kind in the nation designed to increase opportunities for all students to access careers in medicine, science and the health professions. This unique partnership between HISD and Baylor provides students with a challenging, well-balanced college preparatory program that focuses on educational experiences in science and the health professions, and furthers an understanding and appreciation of our diverse community. 

Opportunities to Support Students

BCM Wellness 5K Race / Walk
Oct. 13, 2018 | 8:30 a.m. | Texas Medical Center Commons

Food for Finals
Nov. 29, 2018 | 4:30 p.m. | Baylor College of Medicine Student Lounge
April 30, 2019 | 5 p.m. | Baylor College of Medicine Rayzor Lounge