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Ebola

Prone to sickness? Blame your genes

March 20, 2017
Whether or not you get sick might have something to do with your genetic makeup, research says

Public Health Preparedness in the Developing World: How do China and the U.S. Provide Leadership?

May 13, 2015

Public health threats know no boundaries, and global security depends upon preparedness and collaboration in establishing sustainable public health systems around the world, said a panel of high-ranking experts at the George H.W. Bush Sixth China-U.S. Relations Conference hosted by Texas A&M Health Science Center in Houston.

Another view: Pivotal Step to #EndPandemics

May 13, 2015

The social media hashtag #EndPandemics tied to this week’s 6th George H.W. Bush China-U.S. Relations Conference in Houston is more than a memorable phrase. It is indeed a specific objective — one that could be accomplished within the next decade, if there is bold and focused American leadership accompanied by strong international cooperation and transparent sharing of data.

Global, Political and Scientific Leaders Confront Epidemic Threats

May 11, 2015

The outbreak of the Ebola virus in Africa, and the role China and the U.S. are playing in dealing with emerging global infectious diseases, epidemic threats and bioterrorism, form the backdrop for the 6th George H.W. Bush China-U.S. Relations Conference, which will be held Monday, May 11, through Wednesday, May 13, 2015, at Hotel ZaZa in Houston, Texas.

Infographic: Managing the next public health outbreak

May 11, 2015

Ebola is a stark reminder that an outbreak anywhere can be a risk everywhere. This is both the harsh reality and the shining truth, but more than just managing this outbreak, we must learn from it and vow to prevent the next one by overcoming social, scientific and economic barriers that inhibit effective public health preparedness and response.

Texas A&M hosts conference to educate health professionals on infectious diseases threatening Texas

April 25, 2015

The Texas A&M Health Science Center is hosting the Tropical and Infectious Diseases Impacting Texas conference in Corpus Christi, Texas, Friday, April 24 and Saturday, April 25, to provide physicians and other health professionals with the knowledge necessary to identify and treat infectious diseases.

South Texas teens get hands-on lesson about Ebola transmission

October 16, 2014

High school students in South Texas learned first-hand about the transmission of Ebola this week during a simulated disease transmission lab facilitated by the Texas A&M Health Science Center Health Careers Program.

Preparing African journalists for the next health crisis

October 13, 2014

Bernard Appiah, Dr.P.H. surveys members of the Ghana Journalist Association (GJA) working in Accra, the capital of Ghana, to better understand the professional characteristics of journalists and what factors serve as barriers or motivators in covering science stories.

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.

The Daily Rundown: Director of new Texas Task Force on Infectious Disease

October 10, 2014

Peter Alexander, of msnbc's The Daily Rundown, talks to the director of Texas’ new task force on infectious disease, Dr. Brett Giroir, CEO of Texas A&M Health Science Center.