Press Releases

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 […]

Reveille VIII

Former Texas A&M Mascot Reveille VIII Dies At Age 12

COLLEGE STATION, June 25, 2018 – Former Texas A&M University mascot and “First Lady of Aggieland” Reveille VIII, who served from August 2008 until her retirement to Texas A&M’s Stevenson Companion Animal Life-Care Center in May 2015, passed away Monday, June 25. She was 12 years old. Veterinarians and student caretakers at the Stevenson Center […]

Researching Parasites and Living Symbiotically

    Almost any scientist who doubles as a parent knows that sometimes laboratory work takes a back seat to your kiddos in the car seat. For couples who both work in research, one person tends to sacrifice more, resulting in a sort of parasitism of one career by the other. However, for Dr. Haili […]

Lab Partners

  As a married couple, Drs. Larry Suva and Dana Gaddy share a laid-back, joking rapport that is highlighted by a mutual respect for one another. But when it comes to their joint research efforts, the two are serious about solving the health problems that have hit“closer to the bone.” Long before Drs. Larry Suva […]

Discovering Opportunities

    There are two laboratories at Texas A&M University that tout the name “Threadgill.” But, while they may share a name, each labis devoted to its own unique niche of research. Dr. Debbie Threadgill, an assistant professor in the College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences’ (CVM) Department of Veterinary Pathobiology (VTPB), investigates bacterial-induced […]