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Planning Disaster Day gives students a chance to learn valuable leadership skills

Planning Disaster Day gives students a chance to learn valuable leadership skills

Seniors in the Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Nursing are balancing lectures, exams and clinical hours, all while planning one of the largest disaster simulations in the country.

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Amy Elizondo

Aggie takes rural health care reform to the nation’s capital

Over the past 12 years, Amy Elizondo, M.P.H. has worked tirelessly with numerous government and nonprofit organizations to increase health care training, raise awareness of rural health issues and improve access to care for individuals living in rural America.

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Choudhury researches in her lab

Texas A&M College of Pharmacy joins forces with Lichtenstein Foundation to stop diabetes in its tracks

The Texas A&M Rangel College of Pharmacy is collaborating with the Morris L. Lichtenstein Jr. Medical Research Foundation and Driscoll Children’s Hospital in Corpus Christi to combat diabetes. Mahua Choudhury, Ph.D., assistant professor of pharmaceutical sciences at the Texas A&M Rangel College of Pharmacy, will spearhead the project, which seeks to predict the early onset of diabetes and could make a noticeable difference in preventive treatment protocols for the disease.

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A pharmacy student performs a health screening at Project SHINE

Texas A&M pharmacy students reach out to South Texas at Project SHINE

Texas A&M pharmacy students, in collaboration with other health professionals, combat preventable diseases by providing free health screenings at Project SHINE (Service & Help through Interprofessional Networking Experience), targeting low-income, border communities in South Texas. The students received a grant from Blue Cross Blue Shield in the Healthy Kids, Healthy Families initiative to provide free flu shots for the community.

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Carolyn Cannon, M.D., Ph.D., pediatric pulmonologist and associate professor at the Texas A&M College of Medicine

Wielding Nature’s Sword: Researchers at Texas A&M discover new treatments against drug-resistant infections

Since World War II, antibiotics have been our only defense against bacterial infection, but overuse and misuse have caused some bacteria to develop resistance to antibiotics. Now, researchers at Texas A&M Health Science Center have discovered an entirely new class of antimicrobials that have the potential to kill drug-resistant bacteria.

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Dr. Peter Davies sitting at robotic workstation of the high-throughput equipment

Innovative Collaboration: Bringing together people, technology to cure human illness

The Texas A&M Health Science Center brings together scientists across Texas in a multi-institutional academic drug discovery program. With the help of state-of-the-art equipment, the consortium aims to repurpose drugs to treat devastating illnesses, a process that costs a fraction of the time and money it takes to develop an entirely new drug.

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woman holding temples next to a Christmas tree

Ho, Ho… Humbug: Texas A&M health educators help South Texans avoid the holiday blues to control their diabetes

The holidays are supposed to bring joy, but for many, the holidays also bring on more stress. Chronic stress can exacerbate existing illnesses, which is why health educators with the Texas A&M Health Science Center Diabetes Education Program provide their clients with stress and depression management techniques to help control their diabetes.

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The program helps adolescents understand their own motivations for using tobacco.

Combating adolescent smoking in Texas: Tobacco cessation program harnesses participant interaction to teach teens to quit

Brian Colwell, Ph.D. and his research partners at the University of Houston and the University of Texas develop an intervention used in virtually every Texas county over the past decade targeting tobacco cessation among adolescents.

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Young girl with an inhaler.

High childhood asthma rates spur research on prenatal air pollutant exposure in South Texas

An increase in industrial expansion and trade has led to higher air pollution along the Texas-Mexico border. Astounding childhood asthma rates in Hidalgo County - among the highest in the state - and research linking childhood asthma to prenatal exposure to air pollution has prompted a team of Texas A&M Health Science Center researchers to dig deeper into the issue with an end-goal of developing intervention strategies to combat the adverse effects of air pollution.

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