Baylor College of Medicine’s Orthotics and Prosthetics Program participated in National STEM Day Nov. 7 by visiting Stafford STEM Magnet Middle School for a half-day of science curriculum based around the use and development of orthotics and prosthetics.
The annual awards ceremony for the School of Health Professions was held Dec. 3 in Cullen Auditorium.
Graci Finco’s interest in the field of orthotics and prosthetics started when she was a senior at the University of North Texas. The biology major shadowed physical therapists and scientists while working in a research lab to help her decide what to pursue with her degree.
As the academic year roars to life, Baylor College of Medicine’s School of Health Professions is now led by Dr. Todd A. Reinhart, who started his new role as dean in July. He will oversee the School’s four programs: Physician Assistant, Doctor of Nursing Practice – Nurse Anesthesia, Orthotics and Prosthetics and Genetic Counseling.
For some scoliosis patients, wearing a brace is crucial. Children with scoliosis not only have to adjust to bracing physically, but socially. A Baylor College of Medicine expert in bracing has transformed the way adolescents deal with wearing a brace.