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Baylor College of Medicine

  • By: Fernando A. Herrera
  • In: Encyclopedia of Stem Cell Research
  • Edited by: Clive N. Svendsen & Allison D. Ebert
  • Subject:Ethics in Health Care (general), Medical Research

BAYLOR COLLEGE OF MEDICINE is a private medical school located in Houston, Texas, on the grounds of the Texas Medical Center. It has been consistently rated the top medical school in Texas and among the best in the United States. Its Graduate School of Biomédical Sciences is also highly rated. Baylor has become one of 63 American colleges with an endowment greater than $1 billion. In 2005 Baylor College of Medicine ranked 13th in terms of research funding from the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH), and its Graduate School of Biomédical Sciences ranked 22nd for best Ph.D. program in the biological sciences (2007). In addition, several individual departments earn particularly heavy NIH funding, receiving several Top Ten rankings by NIH in 2005

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