Dr. Bettie Graham was teaching math and science in Nigeria during a two-year stint in the Peace Corps when she realized something. The children she was teaching did not understand bacteria, she said, because they didn’t have access to a microscope. If the kids didn’t understand bacteria, they couldn’t fully learn about infections, Graham said.
As the Physician Assistant Program at Baylor College of Medicine’s School of Health Professions celebrates its 50-year anniversary, Donald Black, an alumnus from the first graduating class, remembers it as if it was just yesterday.
Baylor College of Medicine hosted the 2019 Alumni Reunion May 2-4, welcoming graduates back to campus for a full slate of continuing medical education sessions, campus tours and social events, including the annual Alumni Awards and Recognition Dinner.
The 2018 Baylor College of Medicine Alumni Reunion kicked off on Thursday, May 3, with the Alumni Awards and Recognition Dinner at the Four Seasons Hotel. Former and current Baylor faculty and trainees and their family members were in attendance as a total of 15 individuals were awarded.
In celebration of Black History Month, the Association for Graduate Student Diversity hosted a panel discussion on the “African American Journey in Science: Accomplishments, Struggles and Perseverance.” Students heard from guest speakers who gave them career advice focused on challenges they might face being students of color.