Medicine

Geriatric nurse caring for an older woman

Texas A&M Health Science Center advancing Alzheimer’s disease research as coordinating center for new statewide grant program

The TARCC is comprised of six Texas medical research institutions, including Texas A&M Health Science Center, all working together to advance scientific initiatives aimed at halting the disease in its tracks. One such initiative is a new grant program administered by TAMHSC that encourages utilization of TARCC’s extensive patient cohort.

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Reddy elected as a Fellow of the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists

Samba Reddy, Ph.D., R.Ph., professor of neuroscience and experimental therapeutics at Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine, has been elected a Fellow of the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS).

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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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Researchers at Texas A&M investigate “the pharmacy inside our bodies” for autoimmunity treatments

Researchers at Texas A&M investigate “the pharmacy inside our bodies” for autoimmunity treatments

The benefits of healthy gut bacteria and microbes have surged into the public consciousness over the past several years. Now, researchers at Texas A&M are on the cusp of developing therapeutics derived from gut bacteria to treat a number of ailments, including autoimmune disorders, rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis and even cancer.

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Sally Ward

Husband and wife research duo join Texas A&M, advance novel protein engineering research to combat cancer

The age-old saying still holds true: Two heads are better than one, at least for the newest research team at Texas A&M. Elizabeth Sally Ward Ober, Ph.D., a molecular immunologist, and her husband, Raimund J. Ober, Ph.D., a biomedical engineer, have joined the Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine and Dwight Look College of Engineering at Texas A&M University, respectively.

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Piecing together the puzzle: Addressing the primary care shortage

Texas A&M Health Science Center is heeding the call to fill the overwhelming primary care gap, not only by producing more primary care physicians and working with partners where possible to develop new residency programs or expand existing ones, but also by extending health care teams through educational programs in nursing and pharmacy and empowering patients through targeted research and outreach programs.

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From left: John Espinoza, first year medical student and first-ever Clarence Sasser Scholarship recipient; Clarence Sasser, Medal of Honor Recipient; Brett Giroir, M.D., CEO of Texas A&M Health Science Center.

Texas A&M College of Medicine awards scholarship in recognition of Medal of Honor recipient

The Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine awards the first Clarence Sasser Scholarship in recognition of the Medal of Honor recipient's selfless service, a quality that those in the health care professions demonstrate on a daily basis.

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Stepping away from the textbook: A team-based approach to medicine

As our health care system is transforming, it is important that the way we teach our future health care professionals transforms as well. Interprofessional education and team-based medicine are at the center of a growing movement of collaborative training among health professions students.

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Medical students participate in inaugural Aggies Invent

Medical students recently participated in the inaugural Aggies Invent, which promotes innovation and an entrepreneurial mindset among engineering and medical students at Texas A&M University.

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