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SRPH to evaluate statewide falls prevention program for elderly residents

June 25, 2007

The Texas Association of Area Agencies on Aging recently received funding to implement

State provides millions for COM expansion

June 22, 2007

The Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine will be provided $33 million from the state for expansion plans at its campuses in Bryan-College Station, Temple and Round Rock following the signing of legislation June 15 by Gov. Rick Perry. Funds will be used to expand existing programs on the Bryan-College Station and Temple campuses, developing full four-year programs in both communities. A new two-year clinical campus also will be established in Round Rock.

U.S. News & World Report ranks SRPH in Top 25 graduate schools of public health

June 21, 2007

The Texas A&M Health Science Center School of Rural Public Health has received a high honor from U.S.News & World Report

HSC-BCD researcher expands implant testing

June 1, 2007

As the popularity of dental implants rapidly increases, a researcher at the Texas A&M Health Science Center Baylor College of Dentistry is committed to testing the reliability of the technology. Dr. Jason A. Griggs, vice chair and associate professor of biomaterials science at HSC-BCD, has received a $1.3 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to support his research,

IBT researchers learn more about signaling network

May 14, 2007

Researchers at the Texas A&M Health Science Center Institute of Biosciences and Technology at Houston have discovered that a complex protein signaling network implicated in some cancers also promotes heart formation, a surprising finding that provides a clearer understanding on how certain diseases develop. The study is currently available online in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences and will be in an upcoming issue of the journal.

HSC components prepare for commencement

May 14, 2007

The College of Medicine and the School of Rural Public Health components of the Texas A&M Health Science Center will host commencement ceremonies Saturday, May 19, while the Baylor College of Dentistry in Dallas will have graduation Thursday, May 17.

COM Dr. Foulks named interim chair of internal medicine

May 8, 2007

The Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine, Scott & White Hospital and Central Texas Veterans Health Care System have announced the appointment of Charles Foulks, M.D., as interim chair of the Department of Internal Medicine, effective immediately.

SRPH honors its first Austin distance education graduates

May 3, 2007

The Texas A&M Health Science Center School of Rural Public Health recently honored its first group of Austin distance education students, as each of the 18 soon-to-be graduates will receive a Master of Public Health degree with a concentration in epidemiology and environmental health.

COM Dr. Chiou, MacuClear receive $1.7 million in funding

May 1, 2007

George C.Y. Chiou, Ph.D., of the Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine, recently was awarded $1.7 million to support MacuClear, a company he founded last year.

SRPH Active for Life receives Cornerstone Award

April 30, 2007

Seeking to increase the number of physically active mid-life and older adults, the Active for Life program at the Texas A&M Health Science Center School of Rural Public Health recently received the Cornerstone Award.

SRPH assisting Leon County in administering grant for better access to care, services

April 25, 2007

The Health Resources and Services Administration Office of Rural Health Policy has awarded Leon County a three-year grant of approximately $540,000 to develop a network and infrastructure for increasing access to specialty care and mental health services for county residents, and assistance will be provided by the Texas A&M Health Science Center School of Rural Public Health.

COM dean joins Liaison Committee on Medical Education

April 24, 2007

Christopher C. Colenda, M.D., M.P.H., Jean and Thomas McMullin Dean at the Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine, recently was named to the Liaison Committee on Medical Education for a three-year term.

Four COM faculty named emeritus professors

April 17, 2007

Four retired faculty members from the Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine were named emeritus professors by the Texas A&M University System Board of Regents during its March 30 meeting. Walter P. Dyck, M.D., received the Professor Emeritus title in the Department of Internal Medicine after retiring last March. He served Scott & White for 38 years and was executive associate dean of the HSC-COM for 10 years.

COM medical students make legislative impact during First Tuesday in Austin

April 12, 2007

More than 100 medical students from the Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine converged on the state capitol April 3 to participate in the Texas Medical Association

SRPH celebrates National Public Health Week with several activities

March 29, 2007

In recognition of National Public Health Week, the Texas A&M Health Science Center School of Rural Public Health will host several events as part of a weeklong series,

BCD Dr. Kessler named president of pathology board

March 28, 2007

Dr. Harvey Kessler, associate professor of diagnostic sciences and director of the Division of Pathology at the Texas A&M Health Science Center Baylor College of Dentistry, was elected to a one-year term as president of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology in October 2006.

COM dean testifies on veterans

March 21, 2007

Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine Dean Christopher C. Colenda was in the nation

BCD going digital

March 20, 2007

Texas A&M Health Science Center Baylor College of Dentistry patient records soon will be completely digital. The college

SRPH students volunteer with local Meals on Wheels program for several years

March 19, 2007

Students from the Texas A&M Health Science Center School of Rural Public Health have consistently participated in the Brazos Valley Meals on Wheels program since the component first opened its doors. Through the HSC-SRPH Rural Public Health Student Association, students deliver 20-25 meals every Wednesday morning, and student Amanda Reichle coordinates the volunteering efforts.

SRPH, City of Alton conduct bicycle giveaway

March 14, 2007

Each spring, the exodus of students from campus leaves behind a trove of treasures, including hundreds of abandoned bicycles. The Center for Community Health Development at the Texas A&M Health Science Center School of Rural Public Health, in conjunction with the City of Alton and 20 other partners, used these bicycles late last year for a special project.

COM researcher receives $2.6 million for military vaccine delivery project

March 12, 2007

A Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine researcher has received a $2.6 million grant award toward creating a new method for vaccine delivery for U.S. military personnel. Allison Rice-Ficht, Ph.D., Regents Professor of molecular and cellular medicine and director of the Center for Microencapsulation and Drug Delivery at the HSC-COM, recently received the funding for her project,