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Center for Reproductive Medicine

Outreach

Dr. Austin Cooney working with a group of Saturday Morning Science 2 program students.

The Center for Reproductive Medicine participates in a variety of community outreach programs throughout Baylor College of Medicine.

The programs include the Saturday Morning Science 2 program and SMART program.

We are also involved with the Teen Health Clinic at Baylor College of Medicine.

See more about each of our reproductive health outreach efforts below:

Saturday Morning Science 2 Program

Working with the Baylor College of Medicine Office of Diversity and Community Outreach, the Center for Reproductive Medicine developed a new Saturday Morning Science 2 program focused on reproductive medicine for high school students ready for more advanced coursework during the school year.

We will be accepting applications this summer for the advanced SMS2 course taking place in fall 2014. Register online. For additional information please contact the Office of Diversity and Community Outreach at (713) 798-8646.

Lectures are given by international leaders in reproductive science. Previous topics included:

  • Stem Cells: There and Back Again - Austin Cooney, Ph.D.
  • Science in the Clinic: How Drs. Help Patients with Assisted Reproduction - William Gibbons, M.D.
  • What Genetics Can Tell Us About Male Fertility and Female Cancers - Dolores Lamb, Ph.D., and Michael Scheurer, M.D., Ph.D.
  • Using Genetically Engineered Mice to Investigate the Molecular Regulation of Embryo Implantation - Francesco DeMayo, Ph.D.

SMART Program

During the summer our members allow high school and college-aged students to pursue paid internships through the SMART program.

Students are given reproductive medicine research experience and participate in science lectures that offer them exposure to professional scientific research lab environments. These labs work on important questions related to the reproductive health of patients treated in our clinics. View the SMART Program website for more information about this program.

Teen Health Clinic

This holiday season the CRM team visited BCM's Teen Health Clinic to make a delivery to expecting families in their Centering Pregnancy Program. 

The Center for Reproductive Medicine (CRM) is an active collaborator with the Teen Health Clinic at Baylor College of Medicine, helping provide expert reproductive healthcare and treatment to the young men who visit as well as support and engagement at community health fairs and basketball tournaments to reach teenagers in their neighborhoods.

Also, the CRM supports the Teen Health Clinic’s efforts to provide valuable reproductive health information online and via mobile platforms. Visit the Teen Health Clinic website for more information.