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SRPH, City of Alton conduct bicycle giveaway

March 14, 2007

Each spring, the exodus of students from campus leaves behind a trove of treasures, including hundreds of abandoned bicycles. The Center for Community Health Development at the Texas A&M Health Science Center School of Rural Public Health, in conjunction with the City of Alton and 20 other partners, used these bicycles late last year for a special project.

First public health preparedness fellowship awarded to SRPH alumnus

February 27, 2007

Shaun Fernando, M.P.H., an alumnus of the Texas A&M Health Science Center School of Rural Public Health, has received the newly created Association of Schools of Public Health/Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Public Health Preparedness Fellowship.

SRPH researchers find physicians do not always clearly state decisions to patients

February 23, 2007

Researchers at the Texas A&M Health Science Center School of Rural Public Health have found that under certain conditions, physicians do not clearly state decisions about a course of action for patients.

SRPH researchers provide Christmas gifts in South Texas colonias

January 18, 2007

Researchers, faculty, staff and students from the Texas A&M Health Science Center School of Rural Public Health recently donated gifts to children in underserved colonias of San Carlos, Texas.

SRPH faculty members Hawes, Phillips among most cited researchers

January 9, 2007

Catherine Hawes, Ph.D, and Charles Phillips, Ph.D., M.P.H., faculty members at the Texas A&M Health Science Center School of Rural Public Health, were recently recognized as among the top 250 most frequently cited researchers in the field of general social sciences.

CDC awards SRPH center for rural public health preparedness

December 5, 2006

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently notified the Texas A&M Health Science Center School of Rural Public Health that its USA Center for Rural Public Health Preparedness will receive nearly $1 million a year for the next four years to train, partner and collaborate with other centers nationwide

SRPH lands grant to create virtual health departments, other projects

December 5, 2006

The Office of Special Programs in the Texas A&M Health Science Center School of Rural Public Health recently received a grant from the Association of Schools of Public Health for a Model Rural Academic Health Department, which includes four very unique, rural-focused public health activities.

Hallmon, Hawes named newest HSC Regents Professors

November 30, 2006

Two faculty members at the Texas A&M Health Science Center have been named the latest recipients of the prestigious Regents Professor Award, including the first from the HSC-School of Rural Public Health. Catherine Hawes, Ph.D., professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management at the HSC-SRPH, and William W. Hallmon, D.M.D., M.S., chair and professor of the Department of Periodontics at the HSC-Baylor College of Dentistry, received the award at the Nov. 30 meeting of the Texas A&M University System Board of Regents. In all, nine A&M System faculty members were designated Regents Professors for 2005-06.

SRPH student develops dental sealant event for Somerville elementary students

November 21, 2006

Abraham Kulungara, a graduate student at the Texas A&M Health Science Center School of Rural Public Health, recently organized a collaborative effort to provide dental sealants to 45 children at Somerville Elementary School.