School of Tropical Medicine News

Reproductive Health Research Day will include information on impact of neglected diseases on womenSep 21, 2016
Neglected diseases and their impact on women is a featured topic at the upcoming Reproductive Health Research Day on Oct. 5.
Grant to develop chikungunya virus vaccine awarded Aug 30, 2016
Hawaii Biotech, Inc. has been awarded a grant by The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases to develop a vaccine to protect against infection caused by the mosquito-borne chikungunya virus.
Baylor College of Medicine awarded more than $1 million from NIH for Zika studyJun 30, 2016
The Vaccine Treatment and Evaluation Unit will lead a study of people infected with Zika virus to better understand the infection.
Expert suggests new standards in child health as result of Zika Jun 20, 2016
The full pediatric neurological and psychiatric impact of Zika virus infection will take time to sort out and may not be fully realized for years, Dr. Peter Hotez explains in new JAMA Pediatrics editorial.
Tropical medicine expert identifies two-pronged strategy to tackle spread of Zika virusJan 28, 2016
Dr. Peter Hotez, dean of the National School of Tropical Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine has identified two important steps to take to prevent the Zika virus from spreading through the Americas.
Travel-related Zika virus confirmed in Harris County Jan 11, 2016
Harris County Public Health & Environmental Services has confirmed the first travel-related Zika virus infection in the Harris County area in a person who recently returned from Latin America.
Bottazzi receives Honduran National Science AwardDec 10, 2015
Dr. Maria Elena Bottazzi, associate dean of the National School of Tropical Medicine and professor of pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine, is the recipient of the 2015 Jose Cecilio del Valle National Science Award from the government of Honduras.
What you need to know about the kissing bug and Chagas diseaseNov 30, 2015
Experts at the National School of Tropical Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine identify important things to know about the kissing bug and about Chagas disease.
Carlos Slim Foundation renews commitment to fighting Chagas with contribution to Baylor College of MedicineSep 30, 2015
Carlos Slim Foundation has renewed its commitment to combat Chagas through a contribution to the National School of Tropical Medicine for the Chagas Vaccine Initiative.
Global Health Hackathon: Where clinical problems meet innovative solutionsAug 6, 2015
What could happen when you put healthcare professionals, engineers and businesspeople in one room and give them 24 hours to solve some of the most challenging clinical problems from across the world?