Medicine

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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Health care IT

Can technology transform health care?

While technology has revolutionized just about every aspect of our lives – from how we watch movies and listen to music to how we shop and manage our money – health care has lagged behind in its adoption of technology.

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Texas A&M Health Science Center’s newest faculty member merges clinical excellence with leading scientific discovery

Carolyn Cannon, M.D., Ph.D., a pediatric pulmonologist and eminent scientific leader known for developing novel treatments for the most challenging childhood respiratory diseases, has joined the faculty of Texas A&M Health Science Center (TAMHSC).

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Low-cost TB test means quicker, more reliable diagnosis for patients

A new test for tuberculosis (TB) could dramatically improve the speed and accuracy of diagnosis for one of the world’s deadliest diseases, enabling health care providers to report results to patients within minutes.

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Houston Methodist and Texas A&M join forces to enhance physician education and research innovation

Houston Methodist and Texas A&M Health Science Center are partnering to bring more innovative research and medical education to the state through new health professions degree programs in the Texas Medical Center.

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Dell partnership for health IT education

Dell and Texas A&M create health technology academy to bridge healthcare’s digital divide

Dell and Texas A&M Health Science Center are combining their expertise to ensure that the 21st Century health care workforce understands the value of health information technology and the role it plays in improving patient outcomes and lowering the cost of healthcare.

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Awards & Honors

Griffith named Distinguished Alumnus of University of Texas-Medical Branch

William Griffith, Ph.D., was honored with the 2014 Distinguished Alumnus Award from University of Texas-Medical Branch.

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The fungus among us: How engineered baker’s yeast may crack the code for new treatments

Researchers are optimistic about new strategies to cure human ailments caused by fungal pathogens, thanks to a lab-engineered strain of simple baker’s yeast.

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