Recently, an emerging biopharmaceutical company named Inhibitex, Inc., completed its initial public offering of five million shares of common stock at a price of $7.00 per share. Scientists Magnus Höök and Joseph Patti co-founded the company when they both worked at Texas A&M University System Health Science Centers Institute of Biosciences and Technology (IBT).
Richard H. Finnell, Ph.D., director of The Texas A&M University System Health Science Centers Institute of Biosciences and Technology in Houston, was recognized by the Teratology Society at its 44th annual meeting held in Vancouver, Canada, June 26 - July 1, 2004. Dr. Finnell and Louisa S. Tang, Ph.D., won the societys James G. Wilson Publication Award for their paper entitled Neural and Orofacial Defects in Folbp1 Knockout Mice.
The Graduate Student Organization Symposium provides a yearly update on these progressive accomplishments made in all areas of the medical sciences by graduate students at the A&M Health Science Center. This years symposium will take place at the Joe H. Reynolds Medical Building, on the West Campus of Texas A&M University, on February 19, 2004.
College Station, Texas The Central Texas Veterans Health Care System, The Texas A&M University System Health Science Center College of Medicine and Scott & White are proud to announce the appointment of Gianfranco Alpini, Ph.D., as Research Career Scientist by the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Research Service (MRS) in Washington, D.C.
January is National Birth Defects Prevention Month. Each year about 150,000 babies nationwide, or one in every 33 babies, are born with birth defects the leading cause of infant death and childhood disability. Additionally, about one percent of school age children have mental retardation. The good news, notes genetic epidemiologist Laura E. Mitchell, Ph.D., is that prevention efforts offer hope for decreasing the number of families affected by birth defects.
Two faculty members at The Texas A&M University System Health Science Center were named today as recipients of the prestigious Regents Professor Service Award. Wallace McKeehan, Ph.D., faculty member at the A&M Health Science Centers Institute of Biosciences and Technology in Houston and director of the institutes Center for Cancer Biology and Nutrition, and Larry Bellinger, Ph.D., professor in the department of biomedical sciences at Baylor College of Dentistry in Dallas, received the award. The awards were presented at a meeting of The Texas A&M University System Board of Regents in College Station.
Health Science Center Faculty Member Named to Council of Advisors On Geriatric Drug Therapy Research
David A. Smith, M.D., FAAFP, CMD, an assistant professor in the department of emergency medicine at The Texas A&M University System Health Science Center College of Medicine, was recently appointed to serve a two-year term on the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists (ASCP) Research and Education Foundation Geriatric Drug Therapy Research Institutes Council of Advisors.
Dr. B.D. Tiner will be the featured speaker at the 6th Annual Dr. Phillip Earle Williams Lectureship in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery scheduled for Jan. 24, 2004, in Dallas. The day-long symposium will begin at 8:30 a.m. with a continental breakfast in Baylor University Medical Center's Beasley Auditorium, which is adjacent to BCD. Tiner, a nationally recognized oral and maxillofacial surgeon, will speak on "Advances in Diagnosis and Treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea."
Director of The Texas A&M University System Health Science Center's Institute of Biosciences and Technology Richard H. Finnell, Ph.D., is co-organizer of the Third International Conference on Neural Tube Defects, to be held September 27-30, 2003, at the Seabrook Conference Resort at Seabrook Island, South Carolina.