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Alexander D. Rosenstein, M.D., chief, Adult Reconstruction Division, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, The University of Texas Medical School at Houston, was lead author of "Gender Differences in the Distal Femur Dimensions and Variation Patterns in Relation to TKA Component Sizing," published in the July 2008 issue of Orthopedics.
Sally Vernon, Ph.D., Blair Justice, Ph.D., Professor in Mind-Body Medicine & Public Health, and director of the Division of Health Promotion & Behavioral Science at The University of Texas School of Public Health in Houston, was lead author of "No Additional Benefit Found for Personalized Intervention to Promote Regular Mammography Screening," published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute issue 2008 100:347-358.
Faisal H. Aboul-Enein, R.N., M.S.N., M.P.H., N.P., Dr.P.H., student in the Community Health, has published and authored a paper in the Journal of Public Health entitled, "Does Shisha smoking (waterpipe smoking) affect heart rate and blood pressure?" This paper was a three-year international research effort conducted by fellow pharmacists and physicians in Jordan.
The American Academy of Pediatrics recently recognized pediatricians and staff at The University of Texas Medical School at Houston for their outstanding efforts in Safe and Healthy Beginnings 2007-2008. The goal of the groundbreaking project is to improve care given to newborn babies. Nine nurseries and 13 pediatric clinics nationwide were chosen to take part in the pilot project. Program participants included Laura Ferguson, M.D., associate professor in the Department of Pediatrics and medical director of the LBJ Well Baby Nursery; Lisa de Ybarrondo, M.D., assistant professor in the Department of Pediatrics and LBJ Pediatrics Clinic director; and Pat Hildebrand, certified pediatric nurse practitioner, and the nursing and lactation consultant staff at LBJ.
Irma Gigli, M.D., deputy director, The Brown Foundation Institute of Molecular Medicine for the Prevention of Human Diseases (IMM), who holds The Walter & Mary Mischer Distinguished Professor in Molecular Medicine and The Hans J. Müller-Eberhard Chair in Immunology, attended the Immunochemistry in Oxford Meeting sponsored by the MRC Immunochemistry Unit of the University of Oxford, July 18-22, and was invited to visit the Transplantation and Immunology Unit at King's College, London, July 26-29. Gigli also is director of the IMM Center for Immunology & Autoimmune Diseases.
Eva Zsigmond, Ph.D., assistant professor, associate director of the Laboratory for Developmental Biology at the IMM, was the featured presenter at the 2008 HEADS UP Teacher Summer Science Institute Workshop hosted by The University of Texas School of Public Health. The focus of this annual program was "Advanced Genetics" and the IMM was one of the venues for the event.
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