News and articles related to topics including Global Infectious Diseases: Prevention, Preparedness and Response and the China-US Relations conference.

It’s not too late to vaccinate for flu

January 29, 2014

Each year, we hear about the importance of getting a flu vaccination to protect our health. Some people do so, but others opt against it, thinking they have a slim chance of catching the flu or they are simply immune. But the fact is that the influenza virus changes every single year and the season lasts through May.

Texas A&M drives innovative collaborations for public health preparedness

December 17, 2013

Dr. Gerald Parker, veterinarian, scientist, Aggie, U.S. Army veteran and former deputy assistant secretary of defense, has added a new notch to his belt: vice president for public health preparedness and response at Texas A&M Health Science Center (TAMHSC).

DOD senior executive to lead national public health preparedness initiatives

October 31, 2013

TAMHSC continuing to lead national public health preparedness initiatives with the appointment of Gerald Parker, Jr., D.V.M., Ph.D.