First Lady Michelle Obama  visits Botswana-Baylor Children's Clinical Center of Excellence in Gaborone, Africa

JULY 2011

First Lady Michelle Obama visits BIPAI's Botswana clinic

July 1, 2011

During her recent official trip to Africa, First Lady Michelle Obama made a stop at the Botswana-Baylor Children's Clinical Centre of Excellence in Gaborone, one of seven African clinics operated by the Baylor College of Medicine International Pediatrics AIDS Initiative at Texas Children’s Hospital.

Yank, Duncan Cancer Center honored for employer support of National Guard

July 1, 2011

Ted Yank of the Dan L. Duncan Cancer Center recently earned the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve "Patriot Award" for his support of colleague Stephen Stremmel, who has seen multiple deployments with the Army National Guard.

Baylor Family Medicine earns prestigious recognition

July 1, 2011

Kudos to Baylor Family Medicine! A national organization recently recognized Baylor Family Medicine for its efforts to improve quality and efficiency of patient care.

Medical students take part in first BCM humanitarian crisis simulation

July 1, 2011

When natural disasters occur medical professionals often feel the need and desire to participate in the response efforts. Some medical students had the opportunity to receive unique training in this area to better prepare them to assist in future disasters.

Be prepared for hurricane season

July 1, 2011

Hurricane season is here, so it's a good time for BCM employees to make sure they have a plan in place – both at work and at home – in case a storm threatens the Houston area.

BCM student-run charity ball benefits community

July 1, 2011

The annual charity ball hosted by medical students at Baylor College of Medicine raised $15,000 for charity this year.

Jennifer Upshaw

IN THE SPOTLIGHT

Every month we focus on an outstanding faculty or staff member of the BCM Family.

Jennifer Upshaw

Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Andrew Gray

STUDENT CORNER

Received the 2011 Paul Ambrose Scholar and Grammy award-winning opera singer

Andrew Gray

Second-year physician assistant student

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Health Hints

Tips to prevent illnesses from recreational water use at pools, lakes and beaches:

  • Shower thoroughly before swimming
  • Do not use the bathroom or change diapers in or near the water and wash hands afterward
  • Infants and children should use proper fitting swim diapers and should not sit on the surface of a splash pad or pool areas.

-Dr. Gordon Schutze, BCM professor of pediatrics