Wiseman-Lewie-Worth Chair in Cardiology
February 01, 2002
College Station, TX - Dr. H. Richard Adams, Dean of the College
of Veterinary Medicine, Texas A&M University, is pleased to
announce that Dr. Glen A. Laine has been appointed the first
Wiseman - Lewie - Worth Chair in Cardiology.
Laine holds professorships at both the College of Veterinary
Medicine at Texas A&M University and with the University of
Texas Medical School at Houston. He has an invaluable combination
of animal and human medical expertise coupled with academic
leadership experience. Laine also serves as Director of the Michael
E. DeBakey Institute for Comparative Cardiovascular Science and
Biomedical Devices at Texas A&M University.
"I am honored to have been given the opportunity to utilize my
research experience and extensive time working with clinicians to
help further the college's program in cardiology," said Laine.
"This generous endowment will add significantly to the advancement
of cardiovascular research and medical treatment, benefiting both
veterinary and human medicine."
Laine came to the College of Veterinary Medicine from the Texas
Medical Center in 1990 and serves as Professor and Head of
Veterinary Physiology and Pharmacology. He completed undergraduate
and graduate degrees in microbiology and physics before earning a
Doctor of Philosophy in Physiology and Biophysics with a minor in
Biomedical Engineering at the College of Medicine, Texas A&M
University, in 1980. Laine is a Fellow in the Cardiovascular
Section of the American Physiological Society and an Established
Investigator of the American Heart Association. He is a recipient
of the Upjohn Young Cardiovascular Investigator Award from the
International Society for Heart Research, and the Distinguished
Achievement Award in Research from the Texas A&M University
Association of Former Students.
"Dr. Laine's extensive experience in both veterinary and human
medicine makes him uniquely qualified for this role," said Dean H.
Richard Adams. "The college and the veterinary profession stand to
benefit profoundly from his leadership in this special chair."
The permanently endowed chair was established by Dr. Charles R.
Wiseman, Mr. William H. Lewie Jr. and Mr. G.W. Worth Jr. to develop
the clinical and research components of the college's program in
cardiovascular sciences, and to advance the teaching and research
missions of the college.
Established in 1916, the Texas A&M College of Veterinary
Medicine is one of the world's leading institutions in animal
health care and research.
Angela G. Clendenin
Director, Communications & Public Relations
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