Kirby Donnelly, Ph.D., professor and head of environmental and occupational health at the Texas A&M Health Science Center School of Rural Public Health, recently was appointed to serve on the Environmental Protection Agency Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) Scientific Advisory Panel.
Researchers at the Texas A&M Health Science Center School of Rural Public Health have found physicians discuss social activities in only 31 percent of medical encounters with geriatric patients, and this lack of communication negatively affects overall patient satisfaction, can increase patient anxiety and could mean sacrificing potential health benefits.
Kimberlee D. Garza has joined the Texas A&M Health Science Center Irma Lerma Rangel College of Pharmacy as its director of development. She will be responsible for assisting in the establishment of a development program to cultivate private and corporate donations and government grant opportunities toward attaining funding for scholarships, research and professional development for the college.
The Texas A&M Health Science Center School of Rural Public Health Master of Health Administration (M.H.A.) program recently earned accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education. The program is one of only seven in the state to be accredited and among the youngest ever to be accredited by the CAHME.
The Texas A&M Health Science Center Baylor College of Dentistry received a $633,343 Oral Health Research Education grant from the National Institute for Dental and Craniofacial Research. The grant will help the college implement a series of curriculum initiatives that will instruct students how to incorporate evidence (clinical research outcomes) into their patient-related decision-making.
Texas A&M University System Board of Regents approves land gift, leasing plans for Texas A&M Health Science Center Round Rock campus
Continuing progress in developing its Round Rock campus, the Texas A&M Health Science Center was given approval Friday by the Texas A&M University System Board of Regents to accept an additional land gift and execute leasing plans for its first building. Regents also heard a presentation on the campus
Darcy Moudouni, a doctoral student of health policy and management at the Texas A&M Health Science Center School of Rural Public Health, was selected as one of 19 people nationwide for the Delta Omega National Honorary Society in Public Health portion of the research poster presentations at the American Public Health Association (APHA) annual meeting, Oct. 25-29 in San Diego.
The Texas A&M Health Science Center School of Rural Public Health will induct one honorary member, two faculty, eight students and seven alumni into the local Alpha Tau chapter of the Delta Omega Honorary Society in Public Health on May 16 at a reception. The ceremony will take place at the HSC-SRPH Administration Building, located at the intersection of University Drive and Adriance Road.
The College of Medicine and the School of Rural Public Health at the Texas A&M Health Science Center will host commencement ceremonies Saturday, May 17, while the HSC-Baylor College of Dentistry in Dallas will have graduation Wednesday, May 14.