As president of this great institution, I am grateful for the tremendous support the community has demonstrated for Baylor College of Medicine. Outstanding advocates and a loyal alumni base are great strengths for Baylor. We have adopted core values that we consider in everything that we do at the College. Those values are Respect, Integrity, Innovation, Teamwork and Excellence. In each of our four schools; School of Medicine, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, School of Health Professions and National School of Tropical Medicine, we incorporate these values, as we do in our mission areas of research, patient care, education and community service.