For those telecommuting during the pandemic, a bright spot of the adjusted schedule has been spending more time with pets. When Howard Timberlake, a coordinator in the Baylor finance department, began working from home in March 2020, he didn’t realize just how precious the extra time with his four-legged family members would be.
Pediatric cardiologist Dr. Keila Lopez has always been passionate about public health and working with minority and underrepresented groups. She is now bringing her expertise to the Mayor’s Office for the City of Houston. Lopez has been named to Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner’s Hispanic Advisory Board.
When the COVID-19 pandemic first struck, numerous schools and businesses switched to working from home and communicating through platforms like Zoom. Although the virtual format was a major and often difficult transition for many, the students and organizers of the Saturday Morning Science program discovered that online learning became a positive experience.
The COVID-19 pandemic has affected the entire world, but it is more important than ever to care for communities closer to home.
For their contributions to the community during the COVID-19 pandemic, Baylor’s Dr. Peter Hotez and Dr. Jim McDeavitt were honored by the Center for Pursuit, itself an important community resource for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.