For Dr. Beaudet: A tribute in song (and cups)

When some professors prepare to step down as chair of a department there can be luncheons, speeches and plaques. For Dr. Arthur Beaudet, the Henry and Emma Meyer Chair in Molecular Genetics Professor and chair of the Department of Molecular and Human Genetics, there is singing and cup choreography, too.

A riff on the popular Cups (Pitch Perfect’s “When I’m Gone”) by actress Anna Kendrick, but with a Baylor twist. The video was made to honor Beaudet, the outgoing chair of molecular and human genetics and shown during the department’s retreat.

Produced and starring members of the Margaret Goodell lab and Department of Genetics, special appearances include Dr. Andrew Groves, Dr. Christophe Herman, Dr. Kenneth Scott, Dr. Hugo Bellen, Dr. David Nelson and Dr. Beaudet himself.

Read about Beaudet’s research into genetic mutations and autism.

Learn more about Beaudet’s role in the Human Genome Project and the College’s Human Genome Sequencing Center.

Beaudet named to National Academy of Sciences

2 thoughts on “For Dr. Beaudet: A tribute in song (and cups)

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  • Dr. Beaudet,
    I enjoyed watching this tribute, and all the practice and effort the Baylor Genetics staff put into learning it to honor all your efforts throughout the years. I am not sure who reviews these comments, or if you will read them. Whoever might read this I feel it appropriate for them to know that your dedication to patient evaluation, treatment, and wellbeing dates back to a time before I took an “elective rotation” in Pedi Genetics in 1977 or 1978(?) with you. You had perhaps one (maybe two?) Fellows, and one(?) other Faculty, and one Pedi Resident (sometimes?). So, we did all the clinical consultations. For case presentations you never let me miss a beat (not that I would have considered it). You never seemed to get upset or frustrated. Even after retraining in Psychiatry, I retain the thoroughness you helped instill in medical evaluations. People can sing, “I’m going to miss you when you’re gone.” But those who have trained under you, worked with you, and remember your diligence will probably not miss a beat in thoroughness of patient evals and treatment. i.e., (in Psychiatric terms) you have been “introjected” into their psyche, and this will NOT be missed but taken with them to pass on to those that follow.


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