May 2000 MedBytes: Research at Texas Medical Schools

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The May edition of "MedBytes" gives an overview of the science research areas of Texas medical schools' Web sites.

Texas A&M University System Health Science Center
Go to http://tamhsc.edu/ and check out the site's link to the School of Rural Public Health. It features information on the school, the administration, the departments, the students, and faculty. The site's link to the Institute of Biosciences and Technology gives links to the latest faculty research news and seminars.

Baylor College of Medicine
Baylor's site, www.bcm.tmc.edu, provides links to research news, including a recent clinical research program educating students to become independent clinical investigators and future leaders in academic research and biomedical research. Visit BCM Technologies, under the "Services and Administration" section of the site's front page, for details about recent projects.

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
Texas Tech's Web site, www.ttuhsc.edu, has a research section covering recent announcements, research information, a health services and research and management section, and information about sick building syndrome.

University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth
Go to www.hsc.unt.edu and under its research section you'll find links to seminars and announcements, grants and funding, research policies, and the school's research institutes.

The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
Visit www.uthscsa.edu and search the research area for highlights of current projects. In the South Texas Environmental Education and Resource Center project, students and faculty took a lesson on border health in a 1-month elective course. You'll find that the South Texas Health Research Center has addressed such issues as underutilized health services, cultural barriers to treatment, under-representation of Hispanics in policy development, and more.

The University of Texas Health Center at Tyler
This university's site can be found at www.uthct.edu , with several different areas under its research section, including links to active studies, the university's research council and awards, and the Southwest Agricultural Health Center and its current research projects.

The University of Texas-Houston Health Science Center
Visit www.uth.tmc.edu and explore this site's research area for information on research support organizations, research data resources, research-related publications, and research service providers. Included are links to information such as chemical, biological, and radiation safety, and an animal welfare committee to monitor and ensure the humane treatment of animals used in experiments.

The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
Visit this university's site at www.mdanderson.org for the latest news on cancer research. The treatment research area offers details about clinical trials, from the definition of a trial to the designing of one. The site includes a link to the National Institutes of Health Web site, providing a place to search specific clinical trials.

The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston
This site is at www.utmb.edu and its research area provides information about the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, research development services, and the Moody Medical Library.

The University of Texas Southwestern Medical School at Dallas
This university's site can be found at http://www.utsouthwestern.edu/, and its research area includes information on its research centers, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, grants management, and clinical trials office.

MedBytes is a quick look at new, or newly discovered, Web sites of interest to Texas physicians. The column also highlights features of the TMA Web site at www.texmed.org. If you know of some cool medical sites or have questions about how to use the TMA Web site, email  Erin Prather. Publication of information about Web sites in this column is not to be considered an endorsement or approval by the Texas Medical Association of the sites or sponsors, or of any products or services involved.

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