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Texas A&M launches ‘Healthy South Texas,’ empowers Texans to live healthier lives

John Sharp, chancellor of The Texas A&M University System, along with Senator Juan “Chuy” Hinojosa, today announced the launch of “Healthy South Texas,” a novel effort to reduce preventable diseases and their consequences throughout the region. The pilot program of the Healthy Texas Initiative, “Healthy South Texas” will combine the expertise of the Texas A&M Health Science Center with Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service’s one-of-a-kind, statewide reach to promote preventative health at the most local level of the community, improving the well-being of South Texans for generations to come.

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Walker named top female leader in Houston area by Texas Executive Women

Cheryl Lyn Walker, Ph.D., director of the Texas A&M Health Science Center (TAMHSC) Institute of Biosciences and Technology (IBT), was named a 2015 “Women on the Move” award recipient

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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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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 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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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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