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2012-08-09 10:20:36

HOUSTON, Aug. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Space Biomedical Research Institute (NSBRI) has renewed awards for its Graduate Education Program in Space Life Sciences to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Texas A&M University. In its seventh year, this innovative education program allows participating students to work toward a Ph.D. that focuses specifically on space life sciences. MIT and Texas A&M will each receive $1 million over a five-year period....

2012-08-09 10:20:09

Growing up next door to two young men with childhood disabilities helped Baylor College of Medicine's Dr. Cynthia Peacock develop a quality that shaped her career as an academic physician humility. "I have always felt that professionalism in medicine is rooted in humility," said Peacock, who has been named the 2012 Ben and Margaret Love Foundation Bobby Alford Award for Academic Clinical Professionalism. "A physician's view is not universal, and we are not the center of the universe. We...

2012-08-09 10:17:45

The annual Compassion and the Art of Medicine series, hosted by the Department of Family and Community Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine, will begin Friday, Aug. 10. The series is directed by Dr. Kenya Steele, associate professor of family and community medicine at BCM, and is free and open to the public. All presentations begin at 12:10 p.m. The series is supported by grants from the Community Hospital Foundation and the Alan Lambert Family Medicine Endowment. The 2012 series...

2012-08-06 06:24:14

FORT WORTH, Texas, Aug. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Galderma Laboratories, L.P., part of a global pharmaceutical company exclusively focused on dermatology, has pledged $450,000 to help support the dermatology residency program at Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas. The pledge brings Galderma's support of the program to $900,000 since its inception. The dermatology residency program at Baylor Dallas was initiated by Galderma's initial gift in 2009 that provided the program's first two...

2012-08-03 14:22:43

DALLAS, Aug. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) has awarded $48.2 million in new grants to investigators at UT Southwestern Medical Center to support cancer-related projects and to recruit pre-eminent cancer researchers. These awards to UT Southwestern, made after a rigorous peer-review process, were part of $114 million allocated for 45 projects and scientific recruits at Texas-based academic institutions and private firms. "Our...

2012-08-03 10:20:56

HOUSTON, Aug. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Riki Ellison, three-time Super Bowl champion and Chairman and Founder of the Missile Defense Advocacy Alliance (MDAA), in partnership with the NFL, British Petroleum, and Texas Southern University (TSU), have announced the completion and success of the Youth Impact Program at Texas Southern University this summer. The Youth Impact Program is an academic STEM initiative coupled with football skills that runs through the month of July for "at...

2012-08-03 10:20:52

Broadens Academic Mission JACKSON, Miss., Aug. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Tougaloo College announced today that it had agreed to acquire television station WUFX-TV, Channel 35, in Jackson, Mississippi. WUFX is the MyNetworkTV affiliate for the Jackson market and can be seen on Cable One channel 9 and Comcast channel 11. "This is a remarkable opportunity for the College to further its academic mission, as well as its economic interests through the purchase and operation of...

2012-08-02 02:34:57

REDMOND, Wash., Aug. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Microsoft Corp. today announced 16 educators from California, Colorado, Florida, Louisiana, Michigan, Texas and Washington have been selected as winners of the Partners in Learning U.S. Forum. The annual event recognizes innovative teachers and school leaders who creatively and effectively use technology in their curriculum to help improve the way kids learn and increase student success. Out of thousands that applied, 100 educators from 25 states...

2012-07-30 10:24:51

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va., July 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Three members of the executive leadership team at Amerigroup Corporation (NYSE: AGP) are now serving on higher education boards in Virginia. John E. Littel, executive vice president of External Relations for Amerigroup, was appointed by Gov. Bob McDonnell this month to serve a four-year term on the board of visitors at the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg. Littel also serves on the board of advisors for William & Mary's...

2012-07-28 23:01:45

The lives of many Rwandan children will change forever as 37 pre-school-age students attended school for the first time this month in a building funded by Liberty University´s Restore Rwanda campaign. Lynchburg, VA (PRWEB) July 28, 2012 The lives of many Rwandan children will change forever as 37 pre-school-age students attended school for the first time this month in a building funded by Liberty University´s Restore Rwanda campaign. Liberty students contributed most of the...