Drs. Mary Brandt and Toi Harris greet medical students as they head off to an off-site retreat and orientation.


New students, trainees welcomed to BCM

Aug. 1, 2012

BCM welcomed its new class of medical students, graduate students and trainees to campus last month.

Saturday Morning Science expands successful program

Aug. 1, 2012

After seven successful years serving hundreds of local middle and high school students, the Saturday Morning Science program at BCM will expand its reach next year by adding a second session that will focus on reproductive medicine and research.

Purchase of bracelet supports children’s cancer center

Aug. 1, 2012

The Texas Children’s Cancer Center has a new partner in its fight against childhood cancer. MontBlanc, designer of high-end pens, has created a special bracelet to raise money for the center.

Run, walk with BCM in 2012 Houston Komen Race

Aug. 1, 2012

The 2012 Baylor College of Medicine Houston Komen Race team is forming. The race will be held Saturday, Oct. 6, in downtown Houston with participants able to sign up for a variety of 5K routes.

Tahari R. Griffin, B.S., M.A.


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

Tahari R. Griffin

Department of Neurology

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Valerie Degregorio


Valerie Degregorio

First-year Physician Assistant Student

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Health Hints

Carrying a heavy backpack can be an issue when kids head back to school. Children should carry no more than 10 to 15 percent of their body weight in their backpacks. For example, a 100-pound child should not carry a backpack that weighs more than 15 pounds.

— Dr. Rubin Bashir, assistant professor of orthopedic surgery