Administrative Updates

Texas A&M medical students begin inaugural training experience at Houston Methodist Hospital in Texas Medical Center

A partnership between Houston Methodist Hospital and Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine is offering aspiring physicians and clinician scientists a unique educational opportunity in the Texas Medical Center.

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Griffith named Associate Dean for Public Health Practice and Associate Department Head for Public Health Studies

The Texas A&M Health Science Center School of Public Health announced that Jennifer M. Griffith, Dr.P.H., has been named Associate Dean for Public Health Practice and Associate Department Head in the Department of Public Health Studies.

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Texas A&M Health Science Center celebrates largest graduating class in history

Texas A&M Health Science Center graduated 639 students at commencement ceremonies across the state last month. This is the largest graduating class to date, and is indicative of Texas A&M’s commitment to educate exceptional health care leaders in medicine, dentistry, nursing, pharmacy, public health and medical sciences.

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Texas A&M dental school researchers working to engineer a “bio-tooth”

When it comes to regenerative medicine in dentistry, studies aimed toward whole tooth reengineering stand to revolutionize the future of dental treatment. There’s just one problem: In order to regenerate an entire tooth, researchers must learn how to grow cells to form both the tooth crown, and the tooth root.

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Jay Maddock

Dean Jay Maddock appointed to Department of State Health Services committee

Jay Maddock, Ph.D., Dean of the Texas A&M Health Science Center School of Public Health, has been selected to serve as a member of the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) Public Health Funding and Policy Committee established by Senate Bill 969 in the 82nd Texas Legislative Session.

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Dr. Paul Ogden teaching students

Dr. Paul Ogden assumes helm at Texas A&M Health Science Center

Texas A&M University President Michael K. Young announced that Paul E. Ogden, M.D., has assumed the role of interim executive vice president and acting chief executive officer for Texas A&M Health Science Center effective June 1, 2015.

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Dr. Magnus Hooks

Texas A&M spin-off, Pulmotect, Inc., receives $3 million NIH grant to fund infection prevention drug trials

Clinical-stage biotechnology company Pulmotect, Inc., has been awarded a $3 million grant from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of PUL-042, an inhaled therapeutic designed to prevent and treat respiratory infections in cancer patients with compromised immune systems.

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Dr. Jeffrey Cirillo

Tuberculosis: Collaborating to fight a global problem

A critical challenge in the TB fight is the reality that the disease hits citizens hardest in areas with the least resources to fight it. Participants at the George H.W. Bush Sixth China-U.S. Relations Conference in Houston are intent on solving this global challenge with advancements in diagnosis and treatment that can potentially benefit all the world’s citizens.

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Global, Political and Scientific Leaders Confront Epidemic Threats

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.

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