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The Texas A&M University Corps of Cadets is paying tribute to five of its former members by inducting them into the Corps Hall of Honor. One of the former members being honored is James H. "Red" Duke, M.D., professor of surgery, John B. Holmes Professor of Clinical Sciences, The University of Texas Medical School at Houston; medical director of Life Flight, Memorial Hermann Hospital; and chairman, Southeast Texas Trauma Regional Area Council. Others selected for this honor include retired Army Lt. Col. Donald R. "Buck" Henderson, retired Air Force Col. Donald E. Crawford, Bill E. Carter and Jerry S. Cox. They will be formally inducted in the Texas A&M University Corps of Cadets Hall of Honor in February.
Pedro Ruiz, M.D., professor and interim chair and vice chair in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences of The University of Texas Medical School at Houston (MS), received the "Leadership in Research Award" during the Latino Mental Health Conference held at New York University School of Medicine Oct. 4. Ruiz also was elected with 75 percent of the vote as President elect of the World Psychiatric Association (WPA) during the WPA XIV World Congress of Psychiatry held in Prague, Czech Republic Sept. 20-25. In this capacity Ruiz will lead 134 worldwide psychiatric associations and about 170,000 psychiatrists.
Ali J. Marian, M.D., professor and director of the Center for Cardiovascular Genetic Research at The Brown Foundation Institute of Molecular Medicine for the Prevention of Human Diseases (IMM), and faculty member at the UT Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences (GSBS), presented a lecture titled, "Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy and its Treatment" at the 8th Texas Update in Cardiovascular Advancement Conference held at the Texas Heart Institute, Houston, on July 26. Marian also served on the NHLBI Clinical Investigator and Research Scientist Career Development Awards Review Committee Meeting held in Crystal City, Virginia, July 22-23.
Michael Braun, M.D., assistant professor, IMM, GSBS and MS, attended the 3rd International Meeting of the Dense Deposit Disease Focus Group in Cambridge, England, Aug. 15-17. He served as session chair for "Focus on DDD: Moving Forward" and presented a talk titled "Is C3NeF nephritogenic or an epiphenomenon?"
Nathan Bryan, Ph.D., assistant professor, IMM, presented, "Nitrites, essential to health? A new story about an old antimicrobial" at the International Association for Food Protection Conference, Columbus, Ohio, Aug. 6.
Nathan Bryan, Ph.D., assistant professor, IMM, wrote "Nitric oxide promotes distant organ protection: Evidence for an endocrine role of nitric oxide." The article appeared in The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA, in the Aug. 6 edition.
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