Colorectal cancer ranks second in cancer incidence and third in cancer-related deaths in the United States. Texans living in rural areas are less likely to have colorectal cancer screening, according to research conducted by the Texas A&M Health Science Center School of Public Health.
In rural communities, gaining access to health care can pose a challenge. The Holland Rural Health Rotations program, led by Catherine McNeal, M.D., Ph.D., exposes first-year medical students to the everyday struggles rural families face. Now in it's fifth year, the program has established a strong relationship with the community of Holland, providing health care where it was previously difficult to find.
Researchers with the Texas A&M Health Science Center School of Public Health have designed an alternative compact transportation device, the AmbiCycle™, complete with the latest in wireless technology to navigate rural areas and move quickly through crowded and narrow city streets.
James L. Alexander, Ph.D., associate professor at the Texas A&M Health Science Center School of Rural Public Health, has been selected to receive the 2013 Rural Health Academic/Preceptor Award by the Texas Rural Health Association.