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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

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.