Images from the 2011 commencement cermony

JUNE 2011

BCM graduates well prepared to make big difference, stand out from peers

June 1, 2011

Dr. Peter Hotez gave the 2011 commencement address at a ceremony in which BCM President Dr. Paul Klotman presented degrees to 178 medical school students and 47 Ph.D. graduates. Another 38 Ph.D. graduates for 2011 are already working in their fields of research and did not participate in the ceremony.

Boniuk honored for 50 years of service

June 1, 2011

The department of ophthalmology at Baylor College of Medicine recently honored longtime faculty member Dr. Milton Boniuk in a special ceremony for his dedicated 50 years of service.

Lupski receives honorary degree from Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory's graduate school

June 1, 2011

Genetics pioneer Dr. Jim Lupski has received countless awards and accolades for his work in human genetics. On May 1, he added one more – an honorary Doctor of Science degree from Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory's Watson School of Biological Sciences.

BCM hosts inaugural Out of the Darkness Walk

June 1, 2011

In an effort to promote awareness about suicide and to remember those who have lost their lives, BCM students hosted the Out of the Darkness Campus Walk on Sunday, May 22.

Residency Fair offers information on programs for students

June 1, 2011

The BCM chapter of the American Medical Association/Texas Medical Association hosted a residency fair May 13 in Alkek Lobby.

Angie Garza

IN THE SPOTLIGHT

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

Angie Garza

Ambulatory Operations

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Cameron Decker

STUDENT CORNER

Received the 2011 National Outstanding Medical Student and the Dr. Alexandra Greene Medical Student Awards

Cameron Decker

Medical School Graduate

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Health Hints

Summer time means sunblock time. When choosing sun protection, it's best to go with a sunblock rather than sunscreen. Sunblocks physically block the ultraviolet radiation from penetrating the skin, unlike sunscreens which contain chemicals that absorb a portion of the UV radiation. An SPF of 15 is best for daily use by people who spend the majority of their day indoors. An SPF of 30 or greater is better for those who are out in the sun for extended periods of time. Reapply often, especially after swimming.

- Dr. Ramsey Markus, BCM assistant professor of dermatology