NSM Momentum Newsletter
Winter 2005 Issue
Letter from the Dean
 
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Dean John Bear
Many students pursue College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics studies with the ultimate goal of becoming a physician. Historically, NSM has excelled at preparing students for medical studies. Last year alone, thirty-one were accepted to medical school. And increasingly our graduates are attending top-rated institutions. 

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Graduates Increasingly Attending Leading Medical Schools
More than 2,000 miles separate Eagle Pass, Texas, where Jose Figueroa spent his early years, and Boston, Massachusetts, where he is in his first year at Harvard Medical School.
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Anesthesiologist Cites NSM Faculty as Factor in Her Success
Like most students, Linda Magill, MD, chose the University of Houston for its proximity, affordability, and based on the positive experiences of others. More
Premedical Organization Propels Students to Medical School
One of the motivating factors behind premedical education for students is the university’s chapter of Alpha Epsilon Delta (AED), a national premedical honor society.
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Academic Agreement Fosters Education for Future Physicians
Eleven years ago, Baylor College of Medicine (BCM) approached the University of Houston about participating in an academic pipeline to educate future physicians from among the best and the brightest at the DeBakey High School for Health Professions (DHSHP).
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ALUMNUS PROFILE: Winfred Frazier
Winfred Frazier (BS '04) is a third-year medical school student at Baylor College of Medicine and a participant in the Houston Premedical Academy More
Ozone Forecaster Unveiled at UH, Available Via Web
People with asthma or other respiratory problems can breathe a sigh of relief thanks to University of Houston professors who recently unveiled a forecasting system that provides air quality data on ozone conditions. More
UH Professor Creates New Form of Germanium, Breakthrough Published in Nature Magazine
For the first time, a low-density form of the element germanium has been created by a team of researchers from the University of Houston and the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Physics of Solids in Dresden, Germany. More
National Science Foundation Funds UH-Singapore Cooperative Research and Exchange Program.
The National Science Foundation (NSF) recently awarded a $700,000 grant to the University of Houston and the National University of Singapore to develop a three-year collaborative research program in nanomaterials and thin films. More
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Highlighting achievements in research, teaching, and education, four geosciences professors were recently presented with prestigious awards from three international science societies and the National Science Foundation.
arrowhead Mike McKinney, MD, a graduate of the University of Houston College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics (BS ’73) has been named the next chancellor of The Texas A&M University System, the system's regents announced in early November.
arrowhead Xiaolian Gao, UH biology and biochemistry professor and adjunct professor in chemistry and biomedical engineering, has been named the recipient of the American Chemical Society Greater Houston Section Award 2006.
arrowhead Future geoscientists at the University of Houston are getting their hands on new software that will expand their research capabilities and career horizons in the petroleum industry.
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