Supporting Our Mission

Your gift to the BCM Fund provides funding to the critical mission areas of Baylor College of Medicine. Learn more about projects being funded this year by your generosity.

Patient Care

Our patients receive compassionate care in the most collaborative environment for cutting-edge diagnosis and treatment. We have brought together leading scientists and expert physicians to offer the latest advances in medicine. In 2020, we will open a state-of-the-art hospital on the McNair Campus.

The BCM Fund has supported specific areas of patient care such as head and neck cancer, kidney disease, asthma and transition medicine for young patients with chronic disease who age into adult healthcare.

Research

Our scientists study medical topics including cancer, lung health, tropical diseases, heart and neurological disorders. The scale of Baylor’s research enterprise combines with the exceptional caliber of faculty we attract to support creativity, innovation and discovery. 

The BCM Fund has supported groundbreaking research in the Cardiovascular Research Institute as well as the Lester and Sue Smith Breast Center.

Education

Baylor offers diversity in its School of Medicine, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, School of Tropical Medicine and School of Allied Health Sciences. Our programs include medical education, 12 Ph.D. programs, a doctoral program in nurse anesthesia, physician assistant program, an orthotics and prosthetics program and a diploma in tropical medicine. Four dual degree programs also are offered. 

The BCM Fund has supported the Career Development Center, focusing on the professional growth of Baylor students and working one-on-one to address their career development needs. 

Community Service

We have created innovative healthcare models locally including the DeBakey High School, Baylor Academy at Ryan, Teen Health Clinics, Baylor Pediatric AIDS Initiative and Healthcare for the Homeless. Global innovations include the Smart Pod to combat worldwide epidemics and disasters and academic partnerships that reach into 10 countries. 

The BCM Fund provides funding for health and hygiene care for homeless women, support groups for young adults with sickle cell disease and cervical cancer prevention for teens.

By The Numbers

Over the past five years, the Baylor Licensing Group has significantly expanded its role to bring faculty discoveries from the bench into commercial production.

Intellectual Property Agreements


FY2010

FY2015

Disclosures Received

78

112

Licenses/Options and Amendments

45

58

New U.S. Patent Applications Filed

50

56

U.S. Patents Issued

8

13