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2011-03-24 02:00:00

DALLAS, March 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas (Baylor Dallas) is now home to North Texas' largest outpatient cancer center. The new Baylor Charles A. Sammons Cancer Center at Dallas opens to the public Saturday, March 26. The 467,000 square-foot facility marks a new era in cancer care for the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex and beyond by offering comprehensive services for cancer patients from initial diagnosis through post-recovery. Baylor Dallas, already...

2011-03-21 16:41:27

Study has important implications to how "sensitive" landscapes are to land-use and farming strategies A new study by Baylor University geology researchers shows that Native Americans' land use nearly a century ago produced a widespread impact on the eastern North American landscape and floodplain development several hundred years prior to the arrival of major European settlements. The study appears on-line in the journal Geology. Researchers attribute early colonial land-use practices, such...

2011-03-15 13:10:54

Baylor College of Medicine's Center for Globalization has been launched with a $5 million gift from BCM Trustee Wallace S. Wilson. The center will serve as an umbrella for BCM's existing international programs, as well as new global initiatives in education, research and patient care. Extending global reach "We have outlined a strategy for extending Baylor's reach around the world," said Dr. Paul Klotman, BCM President and CEO. "Mr. Wilson has been extremely supportive of this vision and is...

2011-03-02 01:54:41

Honesty-humility trait able to predict supervisor ratings of employees' job performance The more honesty and humility an employee may have, the higher their job performance, as rated by the employees' supervisor. That's the new finding from a Baylor University study that found the honesty-humility personality trait was a unique predictor of job performance. "Researchers already know that integrity can predict job performance and what we are saying here is that humility and honesty are also...

2011-02-24 08:00:00

WACO, Texas, Feb. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- On Saturday morning, March 5, State Farm® will provide Baylor University fans with an opportunity to raise money for the Bear Pit during the on-site telecast of ESPN's College GameDay (9 a.m. CST on ESPNU continuing on ESPN at 10 a.m.). (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110215/NY48184LOGO) For every person who attends the morning show on Saturday, State Farm, which is sponsoring College GameDay for the fifth...

2011-01-31 14:40:27

Robert F. Corrigan Jr., has been named vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary of Baylor College of Medicine. The appointment was made by the BCM Board of Trustees. Corrigan was a partner and business attorney with the Health Care Law Group at Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P. since 1988. In that position, he has served as an adviser to BCM on a variety of issues. Corrigan received a bachelor of arts degree from Rice University and a law degree from Vanderbilt University School...

2011-01-31 14:39:07

Five new members have been named to the Baylor College of Medicine Board of Trustees, Chair Marc J. Shapiro announced this week. The new trustees are Robert L. Brewton, Sally Anderson Clark, Milane Duncan-Frantz, Gerald W. Haddock and Kenneth W. Starr. Brewton is the president of Brewton Investment Corporation, a capital investment firm located in Houston. He directs various investments in real estate, venture capital and asset based loans. A long-time community leader, Clark is involved with...

2011-01-18 22:51:28

Baylor College of Medicine Department of Ophthalmology has been notified by Abbott Medical Optics that certain backup tapes of information from equipment utilized by the department of Ophthalmology were taken from AMO's Malpitas, California location. AMO representatives reported that they do not know who took the backup tapes or when they were taken. The information on the backup tapes was collected by AMO service representatives while providing maintenance checks to equipment used to measure...

2011-01-18 07:00:00

DALLAS, Jan. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Freddy Jones, president, All Saints Health Foundation, has announced that he will retire from his post in March 2011. Freddy's extraordinary career spans 19 years and a variety of leadership positions within All Saints Episcopal Hospital including vice president, human resources and chief operating officer. In 1999, Freddy was named president, All Saints Health Foundation. Under his leadership, the All Saints Foundation staff achieved...

2011-01-12 16:20:57

Some of the most intense emotions people feel occur during a conflict in a romantic relationship. Now, new research from Baylor University psychologists shows that how each person perceives the other partner's emotion during a conflict greatly influences different types of thoughts, feelings and reactions in themselves. Dr. Keith Sanford, a clinical psychologist and an associate professor in Baylor's department of psychology and neuroscience, College of Arts and Sciences, and his research...