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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,

COM associate professor receives $3 million toward PTSD research

March 2, 2007

A Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine faculty member has received $3 million to fund post-traumatic stress disorder research at Veterans Affairs facilities in Temple and Waco. The funding for Keith Young, Ph.D., associate professor of psychiatry and behavioral science at the HSC-COM and co-director of the Central Texas Veterans Health Care System Neuropsychiatry Research Program, was introduced to federal legislators in December 2005 but not released until this week.

COM’s TMA chapter named Chapter of the Year

February 27, 2007

The Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine chapter of the Texas Medical Association recently was recognized as the TMA Chapter of the Year.

First public health preparedness fellowship awarded to SRPH alumnus

February 27, 2007

Shaun Fernando, M.P.H., an alumnus of the Texas A&M Health Science Center School of Rural Public Health, has received the newly created Association of Schools of Public Health/Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Public Health Preparedness Fellowship.

SRPH researchers find physicians do not always clearly state decisions to patients

February 23, 2007

Researchers at the Texas A&M Health Science Center School of Rural Public Health have found that under certain conditions, physicians do not clearly state decisions about a course of action for patients.

Irma Lerma Rangel College of Pharmacy statue dedicated

February 16, 2007

As the first academic year of studies at the Texas A&M Health Science Center Irma Lerma Rangel College of Pharmacy draws to a close, its namesake was recognized Friday with a bronze statue dedicated in her honor.

BCD second-year dental class to receive white coats

February 13, 2007

The 2009 dental class of the Texas A&M Health Science Center Baylor College of Dentistry will celebrate its transition into the dental clinic at the Latino Cultural Center in downtown Dallas on Wednesday, Feb. 14 at 5:30 p.m. in a symbolic white coat ceremony. The ceremony is the first in the college

BCD hosting Kevin Collins

February 6, 2007

The Texas A&M Health Science Center Baylor College of Dentistry will host Kevin Collins, program consultant for the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion

Greater Coastal Bend students learn about healthcare careers through CBHEC

February 5, 2007

Making healthcare careers an exciting and rewarding opportunity for students in the Greater Coastal Bend was the focus of the fifth annual

Texas medical schools, teaching hospitals make major economic impact

February 1, 2007

A new report from the Association of American Medical Colleges reveals its member medical schools and teaching hospitals, including the Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine, had a combined economic impact of $451 billion on their states and the United States in 2005.