In case you missed it: Angelina Jolie’s breast cancer prevention story, how pets improve our heart health, and more

Hope you’re having a good start to your weekend. As always, BCM Momentum takes a few minutes to reflect on the news and exciting happenings from the past week.

Actress Angelina Jolie brings awareness to hereditary breast cancer prevention

In Case You Missed itAngelina Jolie made headlines this week by telling her personal story about her decision to have a preventive double mastectomy, after testing positive for a gene in the BRCA family.

Read about Jolie’s choice and comments from a Baylor College of Medicine expert.

Read Jolie’s story in The New York Times.

BCM tops the list of least expensive med schools

This week, U.S. News and World Report ranked BCM as number 1 least expensive private medical school. We’re pretty excited by that news, especially as U.S. News and World Report recently ranked BCM in the top 20 medical colleges.

See the details on medical schools with the lowest price tags.

How your pet may help your heart

Your pet may have a special place in your heart, but can your precious pup improve your heart health? New research linking heart health and pet ownership has been widely discussed this week.

Read about the research, including statements from a Baylor College of Medicine expert.

BCM’s breast care program for undeserved to be honored

BCM’s Lester and Sue Smith Breast Center and medical director Dr. Mothaffar Rimawi will be honored at the upcoming Komen Houston Impact Awards Luncheon for their work improving care for Houston’s underserved breast cancer community.

Check out the details about the awards.

Looking forward to next week

What are you looking forward to next week? Here are some items on our agenda.

The deadline for current 5th graders in Houston Independent School District to Apply to Baylor College of Medicine Academy at Ryan for the 2013-2014 academic year has been extended to Thurs., May 23. See the website for information and applications and read the Q & A with BCM’s Dr. Nancy Moreno about the new middle school.

Last but definitely not least, we’re looking forward to celebrating the 2013 BCM graduation next week! Graduation is Tuesday, May 21 at 7 p.m. See the rest of the details on graduation and don’t miss our Throwback Thursday snapshot of graduations from the past.

Let us know – what was the highlight of your week? What are you most looking forward to next week?

-By Jordan Magaziner

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