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2011-01-12 16:17:45

Study looks into the interaction of knowledge, risk perceptions and action as it relates to climate events New results from a Baylor University study show that different behaviors and strategies lead some families to cope better and emerge stronger after a weather-related event. Dr. Sara Alexander, an applied social anthropologist at Baylor who conducts much of her research in Central America, studied different households in several coastal communities in Belize. While climate change has been...

2010-12-03 08:30:00

WACO, Texas, Dec. 3, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Sports Sponsorship & Sales (S3) program at Baylor University's Hankamer School of Business announced a partnership with The Migala Report, an educational and idea-sharing online resource for sports executives pursuing revenue-generating concepts. The Report re-launched Wednesday, Nov. 17 under the support of Baylor's S3 program. The program will publish the online newsletter and guide the content management and marketing for the...

2010-11-29 04:30:00

DALLAS, Nov. 29, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Baylor Health Care System Foundation announces that Annette C. and Harold C. Simmons have pledged $20 million to benefit transplantation initiatives within Baylor Health Care System. In recognition of this transformational gift, Baylor will rename the institute the Annette C. and Harold C. Simmons Transplant Institute. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20101129/DA07628) "Because of our personal experience with transplantation, we knew we...

2010-11-18 17:02:47

Employee wellness programs have often been viewed as a nice extra, not a strategic imperative. But the data demonstrate otherwise, according to a team of researchers led by Leonard L. Berry of Texas A&M University, Ann M. Mirabito of Baylor University and William B. Baun of the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. Their research shows that the return on investment on comprehensive, well-run employee wellness programs is impressive "” sometimes as high as six to one. The...

2010-11-05 08:30:00

WACO, Texas, Nov. 5, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The 2010 Dale P. Jones Business Ethics Forum will take place in Baylor University's Hankamer School of Business Nov. 3-12. This year's theme, "Marketing: Reputations, Rights, Responsibilities," aims to help participants explore ethical issues related to leadership and marketing practices affecting personal and corporate reputations, rights and responsibilities. The 5th Annual Business Ethics Case Competition will kick off the forum Nov....

2010-11-03 16:36:00

DALLAS, Nov. 3, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For the fifteenth consecutive year Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas (Baylor Dallas) has earned the Consumer Choice Award by the National Research Corporation (NRC) for the Dallas region in the categories of Best Overall Quality and Best Image/Reputation. The Consumer Choice Award is given to the hospitals that consumers have chosen as having the highest quality and image in 250 markets throughout the U.S. This is the fifteenth year...

2010-11-01 13:56:56

Never too early to screen kids for high blood pressure Children with high blood pressure may not feel sick or experience serious symptoms like adults, but if the condition goes untreated it could cause serious damage to their overall health later in life, said a pediatric hypertension specialist from Baylor College of Medicine. "The good news is that we do not see heart attacks and strokes in children as a result of high blood pressure," said Dr. Daniel Feig, associate professor of pediatrics...

2010-10-20 10:00:00

SAN ANTONIO, Texas, Oct. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- This fall, student computer programmers from universities around the world are meeting to battle one another for a spot to attend the World Finals of the 35th annual Association for Computer Machinery (ACM) International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC), sponsored by IBM (NYSE: IBM). Also known as the Battle of the Brains, this competition challenges university students to complex and rigorous real-world problems using open technology and...

2010-10-20 10:21:00

ST. LOUIS, Oct. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Navvis & Company (Navvis) announced today the appointment of John F. Anderson, MD, FACS as senior vice president for consulting services. In this role, he will provide strategic counsel, planning and implementation support for physician integration and alignment, accountable clinical management, and strategic planning. Dr. Anderson served as a senior vice president and chief medical officer for Baylor Health Care System in Dallas from 1995 until 2004,...

2010-09-21 05:00:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- The Princeton Review and Entrepreneur magazine announced today the results of their eighth annual survey that ranks the top 25 undergraduate and top 25 graduate entrepreneurship programs in the nation. From the more than 2,000 programs reviewed, the number one school in the undergraduate category is the University of Houston, while Babson College retained its number one ranking in the graduate category. Ranking second and third in the undergraduate...