Dec. 2011: Dallas event on women’s health

December 9, 2011

By Russ Gibbs, D.Min., CFRE, Vice President for Institutional Advancement and Communications

The third annual Dallas Women’s Event occurred recently at the DoubleTree Hilton in Dallas. This event brings supporters and friends of the Texas A&M Health Science Center (TAMHSC) together to hear the latest news and advancements in women’s health.

Russ Gibbs

Russ Gibbs, D.Min., CFRE

This year, Nancy W. Dickey, M.D., president of the Texas A&M Health Science Center and vice chancellor for health affairs for The Texas A&M University System, stressed to attendees the need for more gender specific research and treatments.

Also presenting to the group was the new dean of the Baylor College of Dentistry, Lawrence E. Wolinsky, Ph.D., D.M.D. Dean Wolinsky tied dental health to many different conditions affecting women such as heart disease, stroke and diabetes. He also stressed the importance of regular checkups and dental care for oral health and as a first line of defense in overall health.

As the TAMHSC continues to grow, events like this offer a forum to spread the story of success. Friends in Dallas and across the state are the reason the institution is succeeding in the mission of providing excellent education, superior science and compassionate care throughout Texas and beyond.

For more information about giving opportunities at the Texas A&M Health Science Center, contact the Office of Institutional Advancement at (979) 436-9120 or online at

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