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COM hosts 25th reunion for Charter Class of Aggie docs July 28-29

July 25, 2006

The Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine is hosting a weekend of events July 28-29 to honor the first graduating class of Aggie doctors, the Class of 1981.

Texas A&M HSC Irma Lerma Rangel College of Pharmacy receives official approval to open

July 20, 2006

The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board unanimously approved Thursday the granting of the Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) degree by the Texas A&M Health Science Center Irma Lerma Rangel College of Pharmacy, thereby enabling the first stand-alone professional school in South Texas to open its doors in mid-August.

BCD helps demand for mission workers

July 18, 2006

Dr. Stan Cobb, assistant professor of restorative sciences at the Texas A&M Health Science Center Baylor College of Dentistry, has participated in dental mission trips and relief efforts in Zambia, Zimbabwe, Kenya, Central America and Asia. But none of his previous experiences prepared him for the hunger and desperation he witnessed in February 2006 during a trip to Ethiopia in northeastern Africa.

HSC signs agreement for new graduate program with Monterrey Tech

July 14, 2006

In an affirmative move for both neighbors on the Texas-Mexico border, the Texas A&M Health Science Center announced today an agreement with Tecnol

COM students recognized for work with Martha’s Health Clinic

July 5, 2006

Students from the Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine recently were recognized by Texas State Rep. Dianne Delisi (R-Temple) for their humanitarian efforts at Martha

COM student first to pursue MBA degree through Texas A&M business school

June 28, 2006

Whether Delip Patel is a sucker for punishment is still up for debate, but there

Griffith named head of COM Department of Neuroscience and Experimental Therapeutics

June 1, 2006

William H. Griffith, Ph.D., has been appointed head of the Department of Neuroscience and Experimental Therapeutics at the Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine.

Wilson named COM Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies

March 14, 2006

Van Wilson, Ph.D., professor in the Department of Microbial and Molecular Pathogenesis in the Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine, has accepted the position of Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies. He assumes the position effective immediately.

Two COM students to serve on TMA Executive Council

February 14, 2006

Two second-year students at the Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine were elected to positions in the Texas Medical Association during the organization

Parmer Receives Presidential Award for Excellence

January 25, 2006

On January 24, 2006, Marie Parmer was awarded the Presidential Award of Excellence for Administrative Support by the Texas A&M Health Science Center.

Colenda Attends White House Conference on Aging, Encourages Focus on Mental Health

December 16, 2005

WASHINGTON, D.C. (December 16, 2005) Christopher C. Colenda, M.D., M.P.H., dean of the College of Medicine at The Texas A&M Health Science Center, attended the White House Conference on Aging (WHCoA) in Washington, D.C. December 11-14. Dr. Colenda was one of many delegates from around the United States that gathered to discuss issues facing the rapidly growing population of older adults in this country. At the conclusion of the conference, delegates voted on 50 recommendations to present to the President and Congress for consideration in making health care policy decisions regarding aging citizens.

Hurricane Rita Brings College of Medicine Students Unexpected Hands-On Training

October 7, 2005

Medical students at The Texas A&M University System Health Science Center College of Medicine had planned to spend the weekend of September 24 cramming for gross anatomy and basic block tests that had been scheduled for the following Monday. Mother Nature had other ideas, however, as Category Five Hurricane Rita bore down on the Texas and Louisiana coasts.

Tulane Medical Student Becomes “Aggie Doc in Training” for a Month

October 5, 2005

When asked where he is from, Niels Olson simply replies, “All over the place.” He attended the U.S. Naval Academy in Maryland and was stationed in San Diego with the Navy for several years before settling in New Orleans with his wife and children. Olson started medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine on August 9, just 20 days before Hurricane Katrina would devastate the central Gulf Coast. Luckily for Olson and his family, his parents had moved into their new home in College Station just three days before New Orleans was evacuated on Saturday, August 27.

Central Texas Veterans Health Care System Joins Council of Teaching Hospitals and Health Systems

September 29, 2005

As one of the original partners in the formation of the College of Medicine at The Texas A&M University System Health Science Center, the Central Texas Veterans Health Care System (CTVHCS) has been a major player in the education of medical students for almost 30 years. Now, the CTVHCS has joined the Association of American Medical Colleges’ (AAMC) Council of Teaching Hospitals and Health Systems (COTH).

Couchman Appointed Head of Family and Community Medicine at COM

August 5, 2005

Glen R. Couchman, M.D., associate professor of family and community medicine at The Texas A&M University System Health Science Center College of Medicine, has been named Chair of the Department of Family and Community Medicine by the college’s dean, Dr. Christopher C. Colenda.

COM Dean Elected Psychiatry Director of ABPN

July 29, 2005

Christopher C. Colenda, M.D., M.P.H., dean of the College of Medicine at The Texas A&M University System Health Science Center, was recently elected as a psychiatry director for the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN), effective January 2006.

Dr. James West to Retire From COM

July 26, 2005

After 12 years of service to the College of Medicine at The Texas A&M University System Health Science Center, Dr. James R. West, distinguished professor and head of the Department of Human Anatomy and Medical Neurobiology, will retire August 2. The Dean's Office is hosting a retirement reception to honor his service and contributions to the college Friday, July 29 from 3 to 5 p.m.