Administrative Updates

Looking out over the Gulf of Mexico

Health Science Center researchers to play a key role in new gulf restoration initiative

Researchers from Texas A&M Health Science Center will play a key role in a new initiative designed to help the Texas Gulf Coast recover following the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

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$100 million in research expenditures

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

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.

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Arthur Laganowsky, Ph.D., assistant professor at the Texas A&M Health Science Center Institute of Biosciences and Technology.

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

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.

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Theresa Maldonado, PhD, PE

Texas A&M Health Science Center taps seasoned academic leader to advance interdisciplinary initiatives

Brett P. Giroir, M.D., CEO of Texas A&M Health Science Center, today announced the appointment of Theresa Maldonado, Ph.D., PE, to the role of special assistant to the CEO.

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

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

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.

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The true test for Texas is what comes after Ebola

With the first U.S. case of Ebola diagnosed last week in Texas, we must acknowledge a stark reality: Infectious threats are merely an airline ticket away. Because of our global connectivity, an epidemic anywhere poses a risk everywhere. If the virus had to arrive on U.S. soil, however, in some ways Texas was the best place. Our state is on the front lines of disease prevention and containment, and we’re well equipped for the challenge.

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Gov. Perry names Dr. Brett Giroir to lead Texas Task Force on Infectious Disease Preparedness and Response

Gov. Perry names Dr. Brett Giroir to lead Texas Task Force on Infectious Disease Preparedness and Response

To assure that our state is fully prepared to address new, emerging infectious disease challenges, Governor Perry named Brett P. Giroir, M.D., CEO of the Texas A&M Health Science Center, director of the newly formed Texas Task Force on Infectious Disease Preparedness and Response.

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Giroir: Is America prepared for Ebola?

A severe pandemic would disrupt the United States far beyond health and mortality repercussions. High rates of illness ranging from 25 to 30 percent of the population would cripple crucial services, business activities, education and the movement of goods and services nationwide and globally — ultimately leading to severe economic and homeland security consequences.

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College of Pharmacy

Texas A&M pharmacy program expands to Bryan-College Station, improves access to health care across state

The Texas A&M Rangel College of Pharmacy, based in Kingsville, Texas, welcomed the first cohort of students in the Doctor of Pharmacy program to the Bryan-College Station campus.

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