Elvin E. Smith, Ph.D., executive vice president of The Texas A&M University System Health Science Center and a driving force in bringing medical education to Texas A&M University, was recognized for 30 years of outstanding leadership and service at a reception on May 31 at the A&M Health Science Centers headquarters in College Station.
Amit Nanavati, a student at The Texas A&M University System Health Science Center College of Medicine, recently received the prestigious 2005 Leadership Award from the American Medical Association (AMA) Foundation. Nanavati, a second-year student from Houston, accepted the award at a ceremony in Washington, D.C., last month.
Dr. Charles W. Sanders, associate professor at the College of Medicine at The Texas A&M University System Health Science Center, has been appointed Head of the Department of Humanities in Medicine, effective April 1, 2005.
Beeville physicians Dr. Grady Hogue, Dr. Joseph Larakers and Dr. Francisco Calica are instructors for a new rural family medicine training program for students from the College of Medicine at the Texas A&M University System Health Science Center.
Organized by the colleges first-year medical students, the Cadaver Memorial Service will be held Wednesday, January 12, 2005, at 11 a.m. in the lobby of the Joe H. Reynolds Medical Building on Texas A&M Universitys west campus. The memorial service is an annual event that allows gross anatomy students to publicly express their appreciation for the individuals who donated their bodies for the educational benefit of physicians-in-training.
College of Medicine student Jim Littlejohn was elected as one of five national delegates to the Organization of Student Representatives (OSR) at the American Association of Medical Colleges (AAMC)s annual meeting in November 2004.
The Texas A&M University System Health Science Center College of Medicine has hired Tom Pool as director of institutional advancement, effective July 1, 2004. He comes to the College from the Texas A&M Foundation, which directs university-wide, major gift fund raising activities and asset management services for Texas A&M University in College Station.
Four medical students at the College of Medicine of The Texas A&M University System Health Science Center received Scott & White Medicine Scholarships during a special presentation in the College of Medicine lobby in Temple on June 16. John Starr, M.D., professor of medicine, awarded a $2,000 scholarship to each of the following: fourth-year medical students Kit Y. Lim and Chris Kneip, and third-year medical students Monty Shah and Jedidiah J. Gisel.
The Texas A&M University System Health Science Center College of Medicine and CHRISTUS Spohn Health System are pleased to announce their affiliation to train medical residents in the Coastal Bend. A press conference marking the official announcement of affiliation will take place at 10 a.m. on Thursday, June 3, 2004, at CHRISTUS Spohn Hospital Corpus Christi-Memorial, 2606 Hospital Boulevard (Lower Level Auditorium), in Corpus Christi.
Christopher C. Colenda, M.D., M.P.H., dean of The Texas A&M University System Health Science Center College of Medicine, has won the American Psychiatric Association (APA)s Jack Weinberg Memorial Award for Geriatric Psychiatry. Dr. Colenda was presented with this prestigious award at the 2004 APA National Meeting in New York City on Monday, May 3.
A second-year student at The Texas A&M University System Health Science Center College of Medicine, Christopher Brett Nelson, has won the Best Student Awards in his anatomy and physiology classes. Nelson, a native of Duncan, Oklahoma, received the honors for posting the highest average scores in the classes.
The Texas A&M University System Health Science Center College of Medicine proudly welcomes back Sergeant Matthew Maddox, a laboratory attendant at the college who recently returned from a 14-month tour of duty in the U.S. Army Reserves which included a year with the Armys Military Police in Iraq.
Christopher C. Colenda, M.D., M.P.H., Dean of The Texas A&M University System Health Science Center College of Medicine, has been named as Virginia Commonwealth Universitys 2003 Alumni Star in Medicine. Dr. Colenda is an alumnus and former faculty member at VCUs Medical College of Virginia School of Medicine.