Awards & Honors

College of Medicine student named 2015 Tillman Scholar

Michael Weipert, third-year medical student at the Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine, was recently announced as one of 60 U.S. service members, veterans and military spouses chosen as 2015 Tillman Scholars. The Pat Tillman Foundation invests in military veterans and their spouses through academic scholarships–building a diverse community of leaders committed to service to others.

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Texas A&M researchers looking to microbiota to advance personalized medicine

Texas A&M researchers looking to microbiota to advance personalized medicine

The microbiota, which is comprised of the microorganisms that live in and on humans, has recently become a popular topic with both scientists and the general public, alike. While

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Dr. James Samuel

Samuel Named College of Medicine Wofford Cain Chair in Infectious Disease

Samuel has been an integral part of the College of Medicine faculty since 1994 and has led the Department of Microbial Pathogenesis and Immunology as Department Chair since 2010 down a productive and innovative path. With the addition of this Chair, all basic science departments in the College of Medicine now have endowed chair positions aimed at significantly enhancing the mission of the College of Medicine.

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barbara gastel

Medicine professor honored with Bush Excellence Award for Public Service

Barbara Gastel, M.D., professor at the Texas A&M College of Medicine and College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences recently received the Bush Excellence Award for Faculty in Public Service. Gastel has pioneered programs that teach science writing and editing to researchers and medical professionals in China, Mexico, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Rwanda, Ghana, and other developing and emerging countries.

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Trae Stewart, Ph.D.

Stewart named Fulbright Specialist

Trae Stewart, Ph.D. was chosen for the Fulbright Specialist Program by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and the Institute of International Education’s Council for International Exchange of Scholars.

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Dr. James Alexander receives the Founder’s Award

Alexander awarded Founder’s Award from Texas Organization of Rural and Community Hospitals

James Alexander, Ph.D. received the Founder’s Award from the Texas Organization of Rural and Community Hospitals (TORCH) during their annual awards luncheon in Dallas earlier this month.

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Dr. Cheryl Walker

Head of Texas A&M IBT Earns Coveted Award from Sigma Xi

Cheryl Lyn Walker, Ph.D., Welch Chair of Chemistry and director of the Texas A&M Institute of Biosciences and Technology, was recently named Outstanding Distinguished Scientist for 2015 by the Texas A&M University Chapter of Sigma Xi. The coveted award is bestowed upon one scientist each year who exhibits exemplary accomplishments in science and engineering.

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Texas A&M Health Science Center CEO Dr. Brett Giroir to chair advisory VA Choice Act Blue Ribbon Panel

Brett P. Giroir, M.D., CEO of Texas A&M Health Science Center and professor in the Texas A&M College of Medicine, has been named chairman of an advisory panel of

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Alpini named the 2016 Takeda Distinguished Scientist, honored for work in gastrointestinal field

Alpini named the 2016 Takeda Distinguished Scientist, honored for work in gastrointestinal field

Gianfranco Alpini, Ph.D., distinguished professor of internal medicine and medical physiology at the Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine, was recently named the 2016 Takeda Distinguished Scientist by the Gastrointestinal & Liver Section of the American Physiological Society.

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