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SRPH Professor Named to Health Improvement Board

March 11, 2004

Marcia Ory, Ph.D., professor in the department of social and behavioral health at The Texas A&M University System Health Science Center’s School of Rural Public Health, was appointed to the board of directors of the Center for Health Improvement (CHI) (formerly the California Center for Health Improvement), a national policy center based in Sacramento, California.

U.S. Representative to Visit South Texas Center

March 1, 2004

Congressman Rubén Hinojosa, representing the 15th District of Texas, will visit The Texas A&M University System Health Science Center’s South Texas Center at 701 East Vermont Street in McAllen tomorrow, Tuesday, March 2, 2004, from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.

Former Senator Carlos Truan Appointed Special Advisor

January 9, 2004

Former Texas Senator Carlos Truan recently joined The Texas A&M University System Health Science Center School of Rural Public Health (SRPH) as Special Advisor to the Dean. In this new role, Truan will provide guidance and counsel to the dean. Truan will also be an adjunct senior lecturer, serving as a major resource to students and faculty in public health policy issues specific to Texas.

Research Reveals What Shapes Patient Impressions of Doctors

October 27, 2003

A recent study led by Ming Tai-Seale, Ph.D., M.P.H., associate professor at The Texas A&M University System Health Science Center's School of Rural Public Health, indicates that the more choice people feel they have when choosing a doctor, the better they feel about their doctor.

Canadian Commissioner of Public Health to Speak About SARS on September 30

September 23, 2003

Colin D’Cunha, M.D., M.H.S.C., F.R.C.P.C., Ontario’s Commissioner of Public Health and Assistant Deputy Minister, will present “SARS: Response to an Emergent Disease” at 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, September 30, as part of the Tenth Annual Jesse D. Ibarra, Jr., M.D., Lectureship in International Health sponsored by The Texas A&M University System Health Science Center School of Rural Public Health and Scott & White.

Madison Health Network Receives Grant

September 11, 2003

The Madison Health Network, a group of 14 service organizations, has received a $40,000 grant from the state’s Office of Rural and Community Affairs (ORCA). The health network is using the grant to begin providing a variety of services at the Madison Health Resource Center in Madisonville, which opened for business on September 8.