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2012-04-24 12:47:04

The first McNair Symposium, featuring the work of McNair Medical Institute Scholars in the Texas Medical Center, will be held at Baylor College of Medicine Wednesday, April 25. The symposium will become an annual event and is in keeping with the Robert and Janice McNair Foundation's focus on collaboration and the sharing of research among those who have been named McNair Medical Institute Scholars. The five MMI Scholars at BCM will present research, as will a MMI Scholar at MD Anderson...

2011-07-29 08:00:00

Physicians to bring high-quality care and training to medically underserved populations HOUSTON, July 29, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the first class of Texas Children's Global Health Corps will depart Houston for assignment in Africa. This talented team of pediatricians and family doctors will provide medical care and treatment to thousands of children and families affected by serious or life-threatening medical conditions, including sickle cell disease, malaria, tuberculosis,...

2011-07-12 13:31:00

-The 20-year affiliation aims to enhance access for families in Central Texas and across the state to leading edge pediatric care close to home -Joint focus on shared programs will yield more specialized pediatric services in regions with diverse and growing needs throughout the state of Texas -Partnership will enhance current programs in academic medical research, health professional education, clinical training, and health outreach with a focus on improved outcomes and care for a...

2011-06-15 08:02:00

HOUSTON, June 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. Huda Y. Zoghbi, director of the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute (NRI) at Texas Children's Hospital and Baylor College of Medicine (BCM), has been awarded the 2011 Neuroscience Prize of The Peter and Patricia Gruber Foundation for her pioneering work in unlocking the genetic and molecular mysteries behind a number of devastating neurological disorders, including Rett syndrome, spinocerebellar ataxia type 1, and brain tumors...

2011-04-12 15:09:10

Baylor College of Medicine, the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston and the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, along with the other five medical schools in Texas, will host the Association of American Medical College's Regional Conference of the Southern Group on Educational Affairs from April 14-16 at Hotel ZaZa in Houston. The southern region consists of more than 40 medical schools, the largest number of medical schools in any region. With the theme of the...

2011-03-22 15:58:41

Chevron Africa Latin America Exploration and Production Company has signed a Cooperation Protocol with the Baylor College of Medicine International Pediatrics AIDS Initiative (BIPAI) at Texas Children's Hospital and the Republic of Angola today in Luanda, Angola to establish the West African nation's first comprehensive Sickle Cell Disease program. Chevron is supporting the Angola Sickle Cell Initiative with $4 million over 4 years. BIPAI, a joint program of Baylor College of Medicine and...


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barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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