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4/28/2016
April 27, 2016
VIDEO: Story about the immediate impact of medical research by Baylor students in a partnership with Providence Hospital, particularly in the use of CT scans for stroke patients. "I can use the skills and knowledge I have acquired at Providence to continue on with my professional career,â€- said Stacy Fechner, a senior medical humanities major from Seguin, Texas. “Pursuing a medical career, research is a very integral part of technological innovation and medication and constant discoveries with medicine,â€- said Lauren Mathes, a senior biology major from The Woodlands.
4/28/2016
April 27, 2016
VIDEO: Story about a partnership between Baylor University and Providence Hospital to give students the opportunity to experience medical research, with their findings already impacting the way patients receive care, especially the use of CT scans for stroke patients. Quoted is Richard Sanker, Ph.D., director of prehealth science studies at Baylor. “It’s great that our students get that insight that research can have real-life implications beyond the laboratory or beyond those abstract concepts they get in the classroom.â€-

Research

4/28/2016
April 27, 2016
The vast majority of Americans have prayed for healing of others and more than one in four have practiced the laying on of hands, according to Jeff Levin, Ph.D., M.P.H., University Professor of Epidemiology and Population Health in Baylor's Institute for Studies of Religion (ISR). “Outside of belief in God, there may be no more ubiquitous religion expression in the U.S. than use of healing prayer,â€- Levin said. “Interestingly, most people who use prayer for healing do so alongside regular medical care, rather than as a substitution, as has been presumed up to now. Healing prayer is being used more as a complementary treatment rather than as an alternative one.â€- This story was originally published by Religion News Service. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, pitched this research nationally. She covers ISR research and faculty.)
4/28/2016
April 22, 2016
When it comes to dealing with illness, most Americans turn to a higher power for help, according to a study by Jeff Levin, Ph.D., M.P.H. University Professor of Epidemiology and Population Health in Baylor’s Institute for Studies of Religion (ISR). The study suggests that outside of belief in God, “there may be no more ubiquitous religious expression in the U.S. than use of healing prayer," Levin said. The study, published in the Journal of Religion and Health, also found that more than one fourth have practiced “laying on of handsâ€- for healing. This story was originally published by HealthDay, the largest syndicator of health news to health news websites. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, pitched this research nationally. She covers ISR research and faculty.)
4/28/2016
April 25, 2016
A new study conducted by Baylor University found that nearly nine of 10 Americans have relied upon healing prayer at some point, praying for others even more than for themselves. Jeff Levin, Ph.D., University Professor of Epidemiology and Population Health in Baylor's Institute for Studies of Religion, revealed an extra, astonishing, finding: "The most surprising finding is that more than a quarter of all Americans have practiced laying on of hands -- and nearly one in five has done so on multiple occasions." (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, pitched this research nationally. She covers ISR research and faculty.)

Baylor in the News

4/28/2016
April 28, 2016
Guest column by Jeremy Everett, director of Baylor University’s Texas Hunger Initiative (THI) and an appointed member of the National Commission on Hunger, about how communities are fostering the spirit of cooperation and collaboration to address food insecurity and economic inequality in the Rio Grande Valley and the state of Texas. THI is a collaborative project that develops and implements strategies to alleviate hunger through research, policy analysis, education and community organizing
4/28/2016
April 28, 2016
Baylor’s President Concert on April 30 will present Johannes Brahms’ masterwork, “German Requiem,â€- performed by more than 200 performers musicians and singers, including soloists Kiri Deonarine, B.M.E. (Choral Music) ’07, and Thomas Cannon, B.M. (Applied Music) ’06. he 1869 choral work, last performed at Baylor under the baton of the acclaimed choral director Robert Shaw, was Brahms’ only composed requiem. “It’s an uplifting piece of music ... a message of hope for all people,â€- said Heyde of the Requiem. “It speaks of confidence in heaven and the loving grace of God,â€- said Stephen Heyde, The Mary Franks Thompson Professor of Orchestral Studies, Div. Chair, director of orchestral activities and conductor-in-residence in Baylor’s School of Music.

Faculty in the News

4/28/2016
April 28, 2016
Article about how Brazil is now bracing for a second stage of impact of the Zika virus: caring for infants with a wide range of disabilities from the virus that attacks lobes of the fetal brain that control thought, vision and movement. Quoted in the article is Edwin Trevathan, M.D., M.P.H., professor of neuroscience at Baylor University and a former director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s national center on birth defects and developmental disabilities. “It’s safe to say almost all of them will require long-term, continual care," Dr. Trevathan said.
4/28/2016
April 28, 2016
David A. Smith, Ph.D., senior lecturer of history in Baylor's College of Arts & Sciences, writes about the Broadway sensation “Hamiltonâ€- adding a Pulitzer Prize to its numerous accolades. “The musical is based on historian Ron Chernow’s excellent biography of Alexander Hamilton which Lin-Manuel Miranda, ―Hamilton’s’ creator, read on vacation and by which he was immediately captivated,â€- he writes. “It helped cure my initial skepticism to learn how determined Miranda said he was to get the history right.â€-

Alumni

4/28/2016
April 12, 2016
Q&A with Katie Treadwell, M.S.E. (Educational Administration) ’08 and B.A. (Journalism, Religion) ’05, who has spent much of her life close to people who have dealt with horrific events. Now associate director of the Office of First-Year Experience at the University of Kansas, Treadwell recently conducted a qualitative study involving extensive interviews with 11 college administrators who have overseen their institution’s response to disasters, such as mass shootings, plane crashes or hurricanes.

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