Ticku receives prestigious MERIT Award extension from NIH

April 5, 2005

Research that is unraveling the mechanisms of alcohol dependence is proceeding full steam ahead, thanks to a $1.7 million National Institutes of Health (NIH) MERIT award extension grant recently received by Maharaj K. Ticku, Ph.D., professo

Risk scores identify young people with hardened arteries

April 2, 2005

Armed with more knowledge about what cardiovascular disease looks like in people ages 15 to 34, co-authors from the Health Science Center, the Southwest Foundation for Biomedical Research and institutions in Delaware, New York, Pennsylvania and Louisiana will report Monday that the same measurements done in a routine physical – of blood cholesterol, blood sugar, blood pressure, and weight and height – can effectively be used to identify young people who show early evidence of hardening of the arteries, also called atherosclerosis.

Dr. Herman receives extraordinary second MERIT award

March 29, 2005

Noted scientist and researcher Brian Herman, Ph.D., vice president for research, received a second National Institutes of Health (NIH) MERIT award from the National Institute of Aging (NIA), making him probably the only active vice president for research at any institution to receive the distinguished award twice.