Press Releases

Gaston Collecting Soil

Texas A&M Superfund Researcher Goes ‘There And Back Again’ For Hurricane Florence Sampling

When Hurricane Florence made landfall along the North Carolina coast last month and the floodwaters began to rise, researchers in the Texas A&M Superfund Research Center (TAMU SRC) knew what its residents were in store for. After all, the TAMU SRC was established in September 2017 through funding from the National Institute of Environmental Health […]

Ivan Rusyn

Texas A&M Researchers Create Tissue Chip ‘Blueprint’ In First NIH-Funded Study

Microphysiological systems (MPSs), or tissue chips, are a relatively new technology that have the potential to significantly impact the drug development process, as well as drug and chemical safety testing; however, adoption of these chips by industry and regulatory agencies has been slow due to a lack of confidence in the reliability and relevance of […]

Dr. Annie Newell-Fugate

CVM’s Newell-Fugate Selected As Montague-Center Scholar

Dr. Annie Newell-Fugate, an assistant professor in the Department of Veterinary Physiology and Pharmacology (VTPP) at the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (CVM), has been named a 2018-19 Montague-Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE) Scholar. Montague-CTE Scholar awards are given annually to one tenure-track faculty member from each college based on their […]

Dr. Larry Johnson presenting to students

Texas A&M PEER Program Receives $1.26 Million Grant To Support Rural STEM Education

Dr. Larry Johnson, a professor in the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences’ (CVM) Department of Veterinary Integrative Biosciences (VIBS), has received a five-year, $1.26 million Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA) grant from the National Institutes of  General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to support science, technology, […]

Dr. Cristine Heaps

Texas A&M Professor Receives $2 Million NIH Grant To Study Exercise Effects On Heart Disease

According to the American Heart Association, coronary artery disease is the leading cause of death in both men and women in the United States, with projected annual costs of more than $100 billion in health care expenses and lost productivity. Dr. Cristine Heaps, an associate professor in the Department of Veterinary Physiology & Pharmacology (VTPP) […]

Pete and Michelle Gerukos

A Shaker Full of Love

Michelle and Pete Gerukos’ dog Shaker was one in a million. Always the happy-go-lucky, funny guy, the Golden Retriever lived like the entire world was his playground and, in the meantime, completely changed the way the Gerukoses lived their lives and beheld each day…with light hearts and TONS of laughter. Shaker embraced life full-on and […]

Honoring TJ with a Gift of Compassion

  Compassion translates in many different ways. For Patricia Gilmore-Hunter and her husband, Bobby, compassion means giving. After the tragic death of their beloved Border Collie, T.J., Patricia decided to establish the T.J. Hunter Oncology Endowment at the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (CVM) to promote cancer research and treatment for dogs. […]

Live from New York!

    Have you ever met a couple and you knew that being friends with them would be the “coolest” thing?  Well, then, meet the Drs.Levine—Gwen and Jon. Oh, and let’s not forget their gregarious son, George!  Named after his grandfather and as spirited, smart, and funny as his parents, George adds another dimension to […]

Texas A&M Receives Funding

West Texas A&M University (WTAMU) and the Texas A&M Veterinary Education, Research & Outreach (VERO) Center received a four-year, $243,500 grant from the USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (USDA-NIFA).  Project director Dee Griffin, DVM, and co-director Dan Posey, DVM, both Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences faculty, relocated to WTAMU […]

The Road More Traveled

    Their professional paths may have diverged, but the mutual support Drs. Morgan Scott and Cheryl Herman have for their unique interests and ambitions make them ideally suited for their work…and for each other. Few couples within the College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (CVM) have more differing professional interests than Dr. Cheryl […]