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Caption: To celebrate the DeBakey High School for Health Professions 50th anniversary, we're collecting video messages from Baylor faculty who are DeBakey alumni. Wish DeBakey High School a happy anniversary alongside your fellow alumni in a video that will be featured at the celebratory gala later this year. The deadline to participate is Oct. 21. Find video guidelines.

Faculty Kudos

Educational Scholarship: On Sept. 15, the Academy of Distinguished Educators featured 43 posters in the Annual Showcase of Educational Scholarship. Eight posters were selected as finalists. View the finalist posters.


  • "A Multimodal Workshop Training for Students on Utilization of Interpretation Services" by Dr. Adedoyin Adesina, Benjamin Solder, Lorece Harris, Karena Kett, Dr. Daniela Ortiz, Dr. Navdeep Sekhon, Dr. Tyson Pillow
  • "High Yield Huddle: Development of a Real Time Resident Didactic Peripartum Curriculum" by Dr. Molly L. Singer, Dr. Leah W. Antoniewicz
  • "Promoting Resident Leadership and Faculty Mentorship in Obstetrics & Gynecology" by Dr. Bani M. Ratan, Dr. Jocelyn Greely, Dr. Charlie C. Kilpatrick


  • "Highlighting the Diversity of Pediatric Rheumatic Disease" by Dr. Angela Chun, Dr. Maria Pereira, Dr. Miriah Gillespie-Taylor, Dr. Eyal Muscal, Dr. Marietta De Guzman, Dr. Andrea Ramirez
  • "Antiracism Training through Narrative Medicine: A Pilot Intervention for Medical Students" by Dr. Amy Engler, Navya Kumar, Dr. Nital Appelbaum, Reginald, Toussant, Jr., Dr. Achilia Morrow, Dr. Lee Poythress, Dr. Stacey Rose
  • "Pilot Study of a Wellness Initiative in the Internal Medicine Core Clerkship" by Dr. Alyssa Kahl, Dr. Lindsey Gay, Dr. Andrew Caruso
  • "Medical Jargon: The Unseen Barrier in Patient Care" by Sarah Samuel, Anmol Gupta, Dr. Aditi Gupta, Dr. Margaret Wood, Dr. Katie Budolfson
  • "Evaluation of a Novel Infectious Disease Curriculum in the Harris County Jail Re-entry Program" by Eileen Williams, McKenna Gessner, Nathaniel Grey Lloyd, Justin Kahla, Dr. Marc Robinson

Dr. Luis Rustveld, assistant professor of family community medicine – research, was quoted in U.S. News & World Report, "A Guide to the TLC Diet," on Sept. 13. Rustveld is a registered dietician.

image Drs. Flor Munoz, associate professor of pediatrics – infectious diseases, and Maria Elena Bottazzi, associate dean of the National School of Tropical Medicine, will be honored by the City of Houston in recognition of Hispanic Heritage Month. The mayor will recognize each of the eight honorees with proclamations during three Houston city council public meetings, and the awards will be presented Oct. 19 at the Hispanic Heritage Awards Ceremony.

Coming Up

Breast Cancer Awareness 5K: The annual Susan G. Komen Houston Race for the Cure will be at 8 a.m. Oct. 1. The 5K race begins at Sam Houston Park downtown. Join the Baylor College of Medicine team and donate to breast cancer research here.

OMG Lecture: On Oct. 4, Dr. Robert Sobol, professor of oncologic sciences and pharmacology at the University of South Alabama, will deliver an OMG lecture on replication-associated base excision repair. The virtual session will be at 9 a.m. Register now.

Faculty Opportunities

Baylor Clinician Resources: Baylor is excited to announce the launch of Baylor Clinician Resources, a new website with an array of features to support clinician education and development, including a learning library with tools for navigating educational opportunities, guidance for developing accredited courses and resources to support professional growth, drive practice transformation and improve patient care. Visit Baylor Clinician Resources.

Veterans Day 2022: Are you a veteran and a member of the Baylor College of Medicine community? In honor of Veterans Day, we would like to recognize and pay tribute to the many veterans who make up our community. Please send your photo in uniform or during active duty, professional or candid to pa@bcm.edu. All submitted photos will be shared publicly on Baylor's social media channels and internal communications. This is open to students, staff and faculty. Please include your name, Baylor title, military branch, rank and years in which you served.

Nutrition and Pregnancy Study: Women in the first trimester of pregnancy are needed for a study of how nutrition throughout pregnancy impacts mothers and infants. The study involves four visits during pregnancy and one postpartum visit with the option to enroll infants. Visits involve body composition measurements, blood and milk samples, surveys on health and food, optical skin measurements and vision testing. Eligible participants must be healthy and meet body mass index criteria. To learn more about the Maternal Carotenoids Across Pregnancy Study and see if you qualify, call (713) 798-0517, email MCAPStudy@bcm.edu or complete an online contact form.

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