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Administrative Updates

Center for Epigenetics and Disease Prevention receives Texas A&M Board of Regents stamp of approval

May 1, 2015

The Texas A&M University System Board of Regents has officially approved establishment of the Texas A&M Center for Epigenetics and Disease Prevention as an organizational unit under the Texas A&M Health Science Center Institute of Biosciences and Technology. The formal recognition will play a large role in the two-year-old center’s future growth as it aims to develop treatments using naturally occurring compounds to prevent and manage diseases.

Texas A&M University names new dean of the School of Public Health

February 12, 2015

The Texas A&M University System Board of Regents on Thursday, Feb. 12, approved Jay Maddock, Ph.D., as the new dean of the Texas A&M Health Science Center School of Public Health. As the School of Public Health dean, Maddock will provide academic and administrative leadership in expanding academic, research and public health practice opportunities, serving as a visionary leader in public health initiatives within the health science center and with key national and international constituencies.

Parker to address biodefense preparedness at international meeting in Korea

February 6, 2015

Gerald Parker, D.V.M., Ph.D., vice president for public health preparedness and response at Texas A&M Health Science Center and principal investigator of the Texas A&M Center for Innovation in Advanced Development and Manufacturing, will serve as the keynote speaker on February 10 at an international symposium to commemorate the establishment of the Biodefense Research Institute at Korea University.

Texas A&M Health Science Center solidifies growth trajectory with unprecedented research expenditures milestone

January 15, 2015

With an unprecedented 34 percent increase in 2014, Texas A&M Health Science Center has crossed the $100 million threshold in total annual research expenditures, which includes a nearly 68 percent increase in funding from federal sources.

Biological science phenom joins Texas A&M from Oxford, bringing cutting-edge techniques to “see” proteins as they interact with lipids

November 17, 2014

Arthur Laganowsky, Ph.D., a rising star in protein structural biology, has joined the Texas A&M Health Science Center Institute of Biosciences and Technology (IBT) in Houston’s Texas Medical Center. Laganowsky, the Nicholas Kurti Junior Research Fellow at the University of Oxford in world-renowned Dame Carol Robinson’s Laboratory, is the most recent faculty recruit for the Texas A&M Health Science Center IBT.

Giroir testifies before U.S. House Committee on infectious disease preparedness and response

October 13, 2014

Brett P. Giroir, M.D., CEO of Texas A&M Health Science Center and director of the Texas Task Force on Infectious Disease Preparedness and Response, testified on Oct. 10 before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Homeland Security to address rising concern surrounding the nation’s infectious disease preparedness and response following the first case of Ebola being diagnosed in the United States the previous week.

McLeroy to present at Health Education & Behavior Editorial Board meeting

August 26, 2014

Regents and Distinguished Professor Kenneth McLeroy, Ph.D., will deliver the keynote address at the Health Education & Behavior (HE&B) Editorial Board meeting and luncheon in New Orleans on November 17.

Dentistry professors Benson, Dechow named newest Texas A&M Regents Professors

January 27, 2014

Byron Benson, D.D.S., and Paul C. Dechow, Ph.D., with the Texas A&M University Baylor College of Dentistry (TAMBCD) are Texas A&M Health Science Center’s (TAMHSC) latest recipients of the prestigious Regents Professor Award. They will be honored at the Jan. 29, 2014, meeting of The Texas A&M University System Board of Regents in Galveston, Texas.

Brazos Valley area submits Medicaid waiver plan

November 27, 2012

Following federal approval for a waiver that allows Texas to provide cost-saving Medicaid improvements, the Texas A&M Health Science Center has taken a leading role in two of the state’s new regional healthcare partnerships (RHPs) – one in Central Texas, the other in the Brazos Valley area.