Jerry Bell has been named senior vice president and general counsel, corporate secretary and chief compliance officer of Baylor College of Medicine.

The appointment was made by the BCM Board of Trustees. Bell will retain his position as a partner with Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P. in Houston and as co-head of the firm's Health Law Department.

Bell has been providing legal assistance to the College on an interim basis since September and has assisted BCM on a variety of legal issues for the last 20 years.

Bell is board certified in health law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. He is an adjunct professor of law at The University of Texas Law School where he teaches "Business and Regulatory Aspects of Health Law." He is a 1977 graduate of The University of Texas School of Law, where he was a member of the Texas Law Review.