Momentum: One year older

Today marks a milestone for our blog. Momentum turns 1 year old. We want to thank the hundreds of people who have subscribed to our blog and thousands of visitors who have shared their stories, asked questions and passed along our posts.


As the College has so many moving parts, the blog continues to connect across the areas that unite us: Medical education, research, healthcare, and community outreach.

As we celebrate our first year, join us for a look back at some of our most popular posts:

Match Day 2013 by the numbers
See our fourth-year medical students Match Day results, in a by the numbers infographic.

Best in Texas
In 2013, U.S. News and World Report ranked Baylor among the top 20 medical colleges in the United States. Dr. Paul Klotman, president and CEO of Baylor, shares the news with Momentum.

New medical center opens
In an exciting year of news and openings, the College announced Nov. 25 that the Baylor College of Medicine Medical Center on the McNair Campus was open to patients. See photos and find out which clinics were the first to open.

Reaching middle school students
Baylor College of Medicine’s Center for Educational Outreach, together with Houston Independent School District worked to expand health and science education by opening Baylor College of Medicine Academy at Ryan, a magnet middle school. Read more about the new school in this Q&A with Dr. Nancy Moreno, professor and senior associate director of Baylor’s Center for Educational Outreach.

Skip excuses, set nutrition goals
Whether you are a busy athlete or professional, experts at Baylor offer tips to help you maintain a healthy lifestyle no matter what your schedule is like.  Get advice from registered dietitians.

Internationally speaking
First-year medical student Harrison Nguyen traveled to Scotland in May 2013 to present at the International Investigative Dermatology Conference to discuss his research on Merkel cell carcinoma. Read the Q&A about his research.

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. See the video.

We look forward to celebrating more anniversaries to come.

-By Audrey M. Marks

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