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The Methodist Hospital and the University of Houston System have signed a 30-year agreement to jointly develop health service and education programs and to participate in research efforts and technology transfer, paving the way for the brightest minds to search for the next scientific breakthrough, the next vital treatment, and the next important cure.
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Suncica Canic, professor of mathematics, has been named one of Houston’s top women in technology by the Houston Chapter of the Association for Women in Computing. Canic is involved in research to develop improved stents to treat arteries damaged by aneurysm.
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The University of Houston hosted the Alliance for NanoHealth conference in February, featuring Congressman John Culberson as the keynote speaker. The alliance bridges the gap between medicine, biology, materials science, public policy, and nanotechnology to provide new clinical approaches for saving lives.
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Arnold Eskin, John and Rebecca Moores Professor of Biology and Biochemistry, appeared in an interview on Channel 13 regarding his research into learning and memory, which is funded by the National Institutes of Health. For more information, please visit:
http://www.uh.edu/admin/media/nr/2005/02feb/021805aeskin.html
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A pioneer in the field of superconductivity, Paul C. W. Chu, T. L. L. Temple Chair of Science and Professor of Physics, Senior Science Advisor and founding Director of the Texas Center for Superconductivity at the University of Houston, and President of the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), has been elected a Foreign Member of the Russian Academy of Engineering (RAE) in recognition of his contributions to the advancement of science and engineering.
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George Fox, professor of biology and biochemistry, was named as the recipient of the Sigma Xi Faculty Research Award. The prize is awarded annually to a UH faculty member who is recognized as a significant contributor to the advancement of knowledge in his or her scientific field.
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As part of the Farfel Distinguished Lecture Series, Dr. James D. Watson, co-recipient of the 1962 Nobel Prize in Physiology and Medicine for his discovery of the DNA structure, spoke at the University of Houston in April. In a special appearance, Watson also spoke to the cell biology class of Werner Hoch, assistant professor of biology and biochemistry.
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