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Biolog, COP receive $1 million grant for bacterial pathogens

October 10, 2007

Biolog, Inc. announced today that it has been awarded a two-year Phase II STTR Grant for $1 million from the National Institutes of Health National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) for the expansion of its Phenotype MicroArray

HSC President Dr. Dickey elected to distinguished Institute of Medicine

October 9, 2007

Nancy W. Dickey, M.D., President of the Texas A&M Health Science Center and Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs for the Texas A&M University System, was elected this week to the Institute of Medicine, a component of the prestigious National Academy of Sciences. She is the first ever member from the HSC.

COM ranked Top 20 medical school by Hispanic Business

October 1, 2007

The Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine has been named in the Top 20 U.S. medical schools for Hispanics by Hispanic Business magazine. Ranked No. 13, the HSC-COM is noted for its commitment to diversity within the student body.

SRPH involved in new Hispanic elders initiative in Lower Rio Grande Valley

September 27, 2007

The Lower Rio Grande Valley is one of eight sites in the United States recently selected for a new Hispanic Aging Initiative by the Department of Health and Human Services and Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. The Texas A&M Health Science Center School of Rural Public Health will provide program assistance for the Valley counties of Cameron, Hidalgo, Starr and Willacy.

BCD hosts geriatric expert addressing link between tooth loss, dementia

September 26, 2007

The Texas A&M Health Science Center Baylor College of Dentistry will host a free workshop and lecture by Dr. Pamela Stein on Oct. 12 about her research on oral health, aging and dementia.

RCHI receives federal grant to wire rural Texas communities

September 26, 2007

The Texas A&M Health Science Center Rural and Community Health Institute recently was awarded management of a $1.6 million grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration to provide electronic connectivity for two communities

BCD Dr. Glickman elected vice president of endodontic association

September 21, 2007

Dr. Gerald Glickman, professor and chair of endodontics at the Texas A&M Health Science Center Baylor College of Dentistry, was elected vice president of the American Association of Endodontists during the group

“Outstanding teacher” leaves legacy of learning at HSC-BCD

September 21, 2007

The Texas A&M Health Science Center Baylor College of Dentistry mourns the loss of Dr. Thomas Stanford, associate professor and director of undergraduate periodontics. Dr. Stanford passed away Aug. 18 at age 66 after a short battle with Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, a rare, degenerative brain disorder.

SRPH receives BVCOG Glen J. Cook Regional Services Award

September 12, 2007

The Texas A&M Health Science Center School of Rural Public Health received the prestigious Glen J. Cook Regional Services Award from the Brazos Valley Council of Governments at its annual meeting Wednesday, Sept. 12.

COP conducts first white coat ceremony

September 11, 2007

The 76 students of the inaugural Class of 2010 at the Texas A&M Health Science Center Irma Lerma Rangel College of Pharmacy moved closer to becoming patient care providers Saturday, Sept. 8 through a rite of passage giving them a visible symbol of the pharmacy profession

Two COM medical students receive AMA scholarships

August 13, 2007

Two fourth-year students from the Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine recently were awarded Physicians of Tomorrow scholarships of $10,000 from the American Medical Association Foundation. Rob Bour and Ervin Lowther were just two of 11 students from medical schools nationwide chosen for the scholarships.

IBT researchers discover gene’s complex role in obesity, fatty liver and diabetes

August 9, 2007

Researchers at the Texas A&M Health Science Center Institute of Biosciences and Technology at Houston have found that a gene in the liver and elsewhere in the body, when inhibited or increased, affects fatty liver and diabetes but does not alleviate both diseases at once. The study is currently available online in Diabetes and will be in an upcoming issue of the journal of the American Diabetes Association.

SRPH Dr. Brender receives NIH award for birth defect study

July 31, 2007

Jean Brender, Ph.D., R.N., associate professor with the Texas A&M Health Science Center School of Rural Public Health, recently was awarded more than $1.4 million to study the effect of certain medications, nitrates and nitrites in food and water, and the combined effect of these exposures on the risk of birth defects, the leading cause of infant deaths in the United States.

HSC receives A&M Board of Regents approval for new College of Nursing

July 27, 2007

The Texas A&M Health Science Center is one step away from having seven components following the Texas A&M University System Board of Regents approval to establish a College of Nursing.

SRPH rural health policy expert participates in first National Rural Assembly

July 26, 2007

Rural health policy expert Dr. Larry Gamm of the Texas A&M Health Science Center School of Rural Public Health was among 300 invited participants at the first National Rural Assembly, June 25-27 in Washington D.C.

COP receives “candidate” status

July 24, 2007

The Texas A&M Health Science Center Irma Lerma Rangel College of Pharmacy recently earned

COM celebrates 30th anniversary, welcomes Class of 2011

July 23, 2007

Opened in 1977 and still the youngest medical school in the state, the Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine will celebrate its 30th anniversary Friday and Saturday, July 27-28, with a variety of events that include a time capsule sealing, class reunions and white coat ceremony.

Honored researcher to speak at Brauman-Bell Alpha Omega Lectureship

July 20, 2007

The annual Brauman-Bell Alpha Omega Lectureship will be presented by the Texas A&M Health Science Center Baylor College of Dentistry, with the Dallas County Dental Society, on Tuesday, Oct. 16. Dr. Ivar Andreas Mj

COM Dr. Shull appointed interim chair of obstetrics and gynecology

July 18, 2007

Bob L. Shull, M.D., professor of obstetrics and gynecology with the Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine, has been appointed interim chair of obstetrics and gynecology at Scott & White Hospital in Temple. Dr. Shull

Clinical training programs begin in B-CS

June 26, 2007

Following the recent receipt of $33 million from the Texas Legislature to fund its growth, the Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine is kicking off the first phase of its expansion in Bryan-College Station on Friday. Sixteen students will complete third-year clinical clerkship rotations in family medicine, pediatrics, and obstetrics and gynecology during the 2007-08 academic year. Six students