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2011-04-07 15:44:08

It is less than a week until the 10-year anniversary celebration of the Baylor International Pediatric AIDS Initiative at Texas Children's Hospital's first pediatric HIV/AIDS clinical center abroad. Founder Dr. Mark Kline has a packed Friday "“ not unusual considering he also serves as both the chair of pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine and physician-in-chief of Texas Children's Hospital. The office is even busier as he prepares to travel to Romania for the celebration. Despite...

2011-03-07 15:56:55

The doors to a specialized pediatric HIV/AIDS outpatient clinic in Tanzania opened today in Mbeya, the region with the second highest HIV/AIDS prevalence in the country. While Tanzania, home to about 1.4 million people with HIV/AIDS, has made significant strides in HIV/AIDS treatment, pediatric care continues to be a key area of need. It is estimated that there are currently 140,000 children in Tanzania living with HIV/AIDS. Only 8 percent of these children are currently receiving...

2009-07-23 10:10:00

The newest group of doctors selected to join the Pediatric AIDS Corps, a joint program of the Baylor International Pediatric AIDS Initiative (www.bayloraids.org/) and Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation (www.bms.com/foundation), will travel to Africa this week to begin their assignments. The group's deployment abroad follows completion of a two-week training course in pediatric HIV/AIDS and tropical medicine at Baylor College of Medicine (www.bcm.edu)."We are constantly amazed with the quality of...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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