For six months, Tharp, a Major in the Air Force Reserve and a Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine, worked 12- to 16-hour days, seven days a week at Kandahar Airfield (KAF), the world’s largest and busiest NATO base, the main military base in southern Afghanistan and home to roughly 30,000 military, civilians and contractors
Hailing from the Caribbean island of Trinidad, his smile is perennial and a chuckle follows his every sentence. He is happy to invite visitors into his lab and always makes time for the college’s service activities like leading a TAMHSC team for the Alzheimer’s Association Houston and Southeast Texas Chapter Memory Walk in November 2010.
Nearly four months after the December 26, 2004 earthquake and subsequent tsunami struck Indonesia, Dane Robinson, M.D., Assistant Professor of Family & Community Medicine and Texas A&M Physician for the Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine, arrived with a team of doctors, nurses and translators. With the country in ruins, it had taken them that long to coordinate logistics and arrange for travel.
Founded in August of 2007, the Texas A&M HSC Center for Airborne Pathogens Research and Tuberculosis Image Resources houses a team of researchers and experts that investigate deadly respiratory diseases. The team utilizes both animal and molecular models to understand the causes and possible prevention of airborne pathogens.
As a Professor and Vice-Chair of Research for the Department of Internal Medicine at the Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine, the Mayborn Chair in Cardiovascular Research at Scott & White in Temple and the Director in the Division of Molecular Cardiology at the college, it's easy to say that Kenneth M. Baker, M.D., FAHA has a few things on his plate.
After serving on the faculty in the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics at Texas A&M University from 1968 to 1990, Dr. C. Nick Pace was ready for a change of…well, pace. He was considering accepting a lucrative offer from Ohio State University, which meant he would have to leave the Brazos Valley behind. Fortunately, there were two people in his life that had other ideas.
MORE THAN LIVING UP TO EXPECTATIONS: Dr. Kenneth M. Baker, Frank W. Mayborn Chair in Cardiovascular ResearchMayborn Chair Helps Establish Productive Cardiovascular Research Program
With the exception of a three-year stint in Virginia in the late 1970s, Dr. Ken Baker spent most of his personal and professional life in central Pennsylvania. He grew up and received his education there, and worked in medical schools, clinics and hospitals all over the state. So what could draw him away from Pennsylvania after living there for almost half a century? The answer is simple. A great opportunity.