Students explore person-centered care at the intersection of science and the humanities.
Baylor University announced a $2 million gift from Scott and Susan Orr of The Woodlands, Texas, establishing the Scott & Susan Orr Family Endowed Chair in Medical Humanities & Christian Faith to support teaching, mentorship and innovative research in the Medical Humanities Program within the College of Arts & Sciences. This endowed chair brings the total number of new endowed chair and faculty positions funded by the Give Light campaign to 45.
Gil Ruiz, a distinguished alumnus of Baylor's Medical Humanities Program, is making waves in the realm of government and policy. Gil's journey from Baylor's Medical Humanities Program to Capitol Hill is a testament to the program's transformative impact.
Medical Humanities major, student ambassador, and office assistant, Isabelle Russo, discusses her academic journey at Baylor in an article posted by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation.
Congratulations to the 2023 DeBakey Scholars! They are Lily Weir, Marie Boone, Joy Moore, Isabelle Russo, Allen Dao, Mikaela Kim, and Kayleigh Mann.
Grief is an all too common and all too under-discussed experience. Our own Dr. Bill Hoy discusses grief in a Second Rodeo podcast.
Alagu Subramanian's role as first author of the paper published in Nature Scientific Reports demonstrates the students involved in Medical Humanities can hold their own with anyone in the sciences!
This semester, the Medical Humanities Program created a unique opportunity for MH major, Hunter Walker, to shadow local general dentist and MH lecturer, Dr. Terry Lassiter.
This fall, the Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy (SPEP) will be presenting its inaugural award named in honor of retired Baylor University philosopher Dr. S. Kay Toombs.
The Medical Humanities Program is proud to announce the 2022 DeBakey Scholarship recipients. Pictured here with Dr. Barron are: Isaac Montgomery, Marigrace McDowell, Molly Shoemaker, Katie Hutcheson, Hunter Walker, Alison Jung, and Nevaeh Gomez.
Congratulations to the 2021 DeBakey Scholarship Recipients: Maya Ewing, Esther Jeong, Ebun Ojo, Caitlin Banks, Alexa Vielledent, and Claire Ramos.
Dr. Lauren Barron, the inaugural DeBakey Chair of Medical Humanities, shares how the program partners the humanities with science education to holistically prepare those going into the medical field.
WACO, Texas (January 22, 2021) — Baylor University expects its massive COVID-19 testing program to leave a legacy that far outlasts the pandemic itself.
WACO, Texas (Jan. 19, 2021) — Variation in consumption of market-acquired foods outside of the traditional diet — but not in total number of calories burned daily — is reliably related to indigenous Amazonian children’s body fat, according to a study led by Baylor University that offers insight into the global obesity epidemic.
WACO, Texas (January 19, 2021) – Students, faculty and staff were required to mail in a COVID-19 test result before returning to campus Tuesday, and now they will be required to get a test on an assigned day each week.
WACO, Texas (Dec. 7, 2020) – Brief “huddles” — rather than a barrage of emails and texts about safety and risk — may be the fastest and simplest way for hospital workers to avoid communication overload as they deal with the flood of COVID-19 cases, a Baylor University researcher says.
COVID-19 and protests for social justice have shined a spotlight on society’s inequities and most vulnerable people.
Dr. Lauren Barron is one of the reasons why Baylor University has the nation's preeminent, student-focused, Christian undergraduate medical humanities program, inspiring students to become compassionate healthcare leaders. Sic'em, Dr. Barron!
Our own Dr. Bill Hoy is quoted in the November issue of National Geographic on the topic of navigating grief through COVID-19.
We are celebrating a $2 million gift to Baylor from The DeBakey Medical Foundation of Houston that will create The Michael E. DeBakey, M.D., Selma DeBakey and Lois DeBakey Chair for Medical Humanities while advancing the Health Initiative within Illuminate. The DeBakey family’s legacy in higher education and the medical profession is truly inspiring, and we are honored that their legacy will continue through the distinguished faculty who will hold The DeBakey Chair. The inaugural holder is our own Lauren Barron, M.D., director of the Medical Humanities program, who provides leadership, mentorship and inspiring instruction to pre-health students who embrace the sacred nature of a vocation in medicine.
we are celebrating a $2 million gift to Baylor from The DeBakey Medical Foundation of Houston that will create The Michael E. DeBakey, M.D., Selma DeBakey and Lois DeBakey Chair for Medical Humanities while advancing the Health Initiative within Illuminate. The DeBakey family’s legacy in higher education and the medical profession is truly inspiring, and we are honored that their legacy will continue through the distinguished faculty who will hold The DeBakey Chair. The inaugural holder is our own Lauren Barron, M.D., director of the Medical Humanities program, who provides leadership, mentorship and inspiring instruction to pre-health students who embrace the sacred nature of a vocation in medicine.
An original paper by Dr. Jeff Levin published in the Journal of Religion and Health, June 2, 2020.
Temple Beth El of South Orange County, O’Connor Mortuary, and Vitas Healthcare Presents Certainty in the Midst of Uncertainty: A Conversation About Moving Forward in the Face of Loss and Anxiety With Dr. Bill Hoy, Cantor Fran Chalin, Rabbi K’vod Wieder, and Becky Lomaka
Dr. Jeff Levin considers how the institutional and spiritual resources of Christianity, Islam, and Judaism can contribute to better mental health outcomes during the COVID-19 pandemic.
In an article in the Waco-Tribune Herald, Dr. Attas writes about mixing politicians and pandemics.
"How the World Has Learned to Grieve in a Pandemic" Pandemic restrictions have meant that many people have died or grieved alone.
In his new book, "Religion and Medicine A History of the Encounter Between Humanity's Two Greatest Institutions", Dr. Jeff Levin details the history of religion and medicine.
Dr. Hoy's latest post from his blog "Crossroads Loss.Life.Faith"
Medical Humanities professor, Dr. Bill Hoy, has created a new blog called "Crossroads. Read his submission "Forgetting the Past" here.
Baylor professors, Dr. Bill Hoy (Medical Humanities) and Dr. Helen Harris (Social Work) donate tablets for patients at Providence Hospice.
Our own Dr. Bill Hoy and Dr. Helen Harris from the Diana R. Garland School of Social Work have written an article about the unintended consequences of COVID-19.
Dr. Jeff Levin, University Professor of Epidemiology and Population Health, Professor of Medical Humanities, and Director of the Program on Religion and Population Health at the Institute for Studies of Religion at Baylor, speaks about current issues in this Q&A.
Applications are due by 5:00 PM on Monday, March 16th.
2019 Medical Humanities graduate, Priscilla Rosario answers questions in the Baylor ITS & Libraries Magazine.
Read about all the exciting things that have been going on in Medical Humanities this semester.
The Armstrong Browning Library, along with the Medical Humanities Program at Baylor University, proudly welcomed Dr. Lesa Scholl from the University of Adelaide in Australia as its Benefactor's Day lecturer for 2019.
Lauren Barron, M.D., Director of the Medical Humanities Program at Baylor University, will be discussing the importance of the human presence as the center focus of healthcare and how the humanities have shaped her education and medical practice.
Dr. Fleeger is a board-certified colon and rectal surgeon and managing partner of his nine-member group practice in Austin, TX. One of his priorities is to remove barriers between physicians and the patients who need their care.
Three chords and the truth. That’s a theme that Dr. Lauren Barron references when she’s talking about music as well, especially the music that she enjoys singing.
Lauren Barron, M.D., is a family physician who serves as director of Baylor’s Medical Humanities Program. In this First Person essay, she describes how Baylor prehealth students are receiving valuable training and research skills through volunteering at Waco’s Family Health Center.
Baccalaureate programs in medical humanities are rapidly growing in popularity across the United States. With 613 currently enrolled students, the Medical Humanities program at The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) is one of the largest undergraduate degree programs of its kind in the nation.
Baylor partners with Waco's Family Health Center to address health concerns for area residents.
We all know that making it through medical school is one of life’s greatest challenges, but is it worth the long hours and sleepless nights? And are medical students able to maintain some semblance of a social life? Can they even, pray tell, be successful and –– married? To find answers to these and other questions, we turned to one of Baylor’s best and brightest couples, who are both attending Baylor College of Medicine (BCM) in Houston.
“No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another.” Those immortal words of Charles Dickens are being taken to heart by Baylor Arts & Sciences students as they give thousands of hours of service to others each year.
Dr. Eric Cassell, physician, clinical professor, and author is the most recent recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award in Medical Humanities, presented by Baylor University’s Medical Humanities Program.