Medical Humanities

The Medical Humanities Program is the premiere interdisciplinary and interprofessional pathway for today's students-in the context of Christian community-to become tomorrow's capable and compassionate leaders in the global healthcare arena. 

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Jan. 19, 2021
Changing Diets — Not Lower Physical Activity or Infectious Disease Burden — May Best Explain Global Childhood Obesity Crisis
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.
Dec. 7, 2020
Huddles — Not Electronic Communication — May Be the Best Way for Hospital Workers to Cope with Information Glut During COVID-19
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.
Nov. 16, 2020
Cynical Hostility Presents Potential Pathway to Cardiovascular Disease, Study Finds
WACO, Texas (Nov. 16, 2020) – Cynical hostility is a potential pathway to cardiovascular disease by preventing a healthy response to stress over time, according to a study led by Baylor University.
Oct. 29, 2020
Baylor University Announces $2 Million Gift from The DeBakey Medical Foundation
WACO, Texas (Oct. 29, 2020) – Baylor University today announced a $2 million gift commitment 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 within the Baylor College of Arts & Sciences. In celebration of the announcement, College of Arts & Sciences Dean Lee Nordt, Ph.D., announced Lauren Barron, M.D., as the inaugural chairholder.