Public Health

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Program that screens low-income Texans for colon cancer expands to 17 counties

The Texas A&M Health Science Center has received a $1.5 million grant that will enable a colorectal screening program for low-income Texans to continue for another three years and expand its outreach to 17 counties.

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Jay Maddock

Dean Maddock elected President of the American Academy of Health Behavior

Jay Maddock, Ph.D., dean of the Texas A&M Health Science Center School of Public Health, has been elected President of the American Academy of Health Behavior (AAHB).

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In high-risk industries lives depend on procedures being written and used correctly.

School of Public Health researcher awarded funding to evaluate usability of procedure development and implementation software

S. Camille Peres, Ph.D., has been awarded $142,300 to examine the usability of a software tool that has the potential to improve worker safety and performance.

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Marcia Ory, Ph.D.

Ory named Associate Dean of Research

Regents and Distinguished Professor Marcia Ory, Ph.D., has been named Associate Dean of Research at the Texas A&M Health Science Center School of Public Health.

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Texans in rural areas less likely to receive colorectal cancer screening

Colorectal cancer ranks second in cancer incidence and third in cancer-related deaths in the United States. Texans living in rural areas are less likely to have colorectal cancer screening, according to research conducted by the Texas A&M Health Science Center School of Public Health.

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Jay Maddock

Texas A&M University names new dean of the School of Public Health

The Texas A&M University System Board of Regents on Thursday, Feb. 12, approved Jay Maddock, Ph.D., as the new dean of the Texas A&M Health Science Center School of Public Health. As the School of Public Health dean, Maddock will provide academic and administrative leadership in expanding academic, research and public health practice opportunities, serving as a visionary leader in public health initiatives within the health science center and with key national and international constituencies.

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The Executive MHA is intended for working, mid-career health care professionals.

Texas A&M offers Master of Health Administration in Texas Medical Center

The Texas A&M Health Science Center School of Public Health will offer the Master of Health Administration (MHA) degree in the Texas Medical Center in Houston beginning August 2015 and is intended for working, mid-career health care professionals with at least five years experience in health services.

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Curtis named Assistant Department Head of Public Health Studies

The Texas A&M Health Science Center School of Public Health is pleased to announce that Don Curtis, Ph.D., has accepted the position of Assistant Department Head in the Department of Public Health Studies effective March 2, 2015.

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Team approach to surgery improves quality of care while reducing cost

By merely reducing unnecessary preoperative tests, the cost of surgery could be reduced by $112 per case according to a new study published by Bita Kash, Ph.D., M.B.A., FACHE.

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