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Angola Sickle Cell Initiative teaming with Bristol-Myers Squibb to provide children with medication for sickle cell diseaseJun 24, 2016
The Angola Sickle Cell Initiative is teaming up with Bristol-Myers Squibb to provide access to medication for children with sickle cell disease in Angola.
Complete genome sequenced of Elephant Endotheliotropic Herpesvirus 4Jun 17, 2016
The complete genome of the disease-causing Elephant Endotheliotropic Herpesvirus 4 has been sequenced by researchers at Baylor College of Medicine and the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.
Baylor, The Chinese University of Hong Kong join to advance genetic research, trainingJun 15, 2016
Baylor College of Medicine and The Chinese University of Hong Kong will establish The Chinese University of Hong Kong-Baylor College of Medicine Joint Center for Medical Genetics in Hong Kong.
First-of-its-kind children’s cancer center launches in Botswana capitalJun 13, 2016
The Botswana-Baylor Children’s Center of Excellence and the government of Botswana began development of the first children’s hematology and cancer center of excellence in Gaborone.
Donated laptops helps HIV-positive teens in Africa transition to adulthoodJun 1, 2015
Pilot program pairs HIV-positive African teens with donated laptops to help with transition to adulthood.
DeBakey High School students inspired by astronauts during visit to space instituteApr 16, 2014
Workshop encourages students to enter the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics with visit to the Nation Space Biomedical Research Institute headquarters in Houston.
Chevron, Baylor –Texas Children’s team up to improve health disparities in ColombiaApr 9, 2014
Chevron, Texas Children’s Hospital and Baylor College of Medicine have teamed up to improve health outcomes in La Guajira, Colombia.
Baylor international HIV/AIDS program to study genetic differences of disease in sub-Saharan African childrenFeb 17, 2014
Baylor International Pediatric AIDS Initiative at Texas Children’s Hospital receives $3 million grant from National Institutes of Health to study genetic factors in tuberculosis and HIV in African children.
Global health efforts extend to Papua New Guinea with ExxonMobil grantDec 2, 2013
Texas Children¹s Hospital and Baylor College of Medicine have embarked on a program to extend their world class medical care and public health expertise into Papua New Guinea.
CDC director visits Baylor-Uganda Children’s Clinical Center of ExcellenceJul 22, 2013
Dr. Tom Frieden, director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, toured the Baylor College of Medicine-Bristol-Myers Squibb Children’s Clinical Center of Excellence at Mulago Hospital in Kampala, Uganda July 15.