DeBakey Research Award The five winners of the 2016 award represent Baylor's scientific excellence. Pink 4 Life An Avon Foundation grant will fund genetic testing for breast cancer in Houston's underserved communities. Photo courtesy of AVON 39 The Walk to End Breast Cancer. Exercise and Parkinson’s Experts say that for some, regular exercise could slow the progression of Parkinson’s disease. Diabetes Discovery A new hormone could lead to a potential treatment for diabetes. Baylor Lung Institute Gift The Lester and Sue Smith Foundation gave a $10.2 million gift focused on lung disease research and treatment efforts.