RICE UNIVERSITY welcomed more than 950 new students to a weeklong orientation program in August. Each year, freshmen make the ceremonial march through the Sallyport (a stone entryway) into the Academic Quad as fireworks fill the sky. (Photo credit: Jeff Fitlow, Rice University)
TMCx, the TMC Innovation Institute’s accelerator program, welcomed its ninth cohort of companies in August. This medical device cohort consists of 17 companies—10 international and seven in the United States, four of which are Houston-based.
Researchers and physicians at Baylor College of Medicine and Baylor St Luke’s Health who have teamed up with InformAI to investigate the use of artificial intelligence to match donated organs with patients, include ABBAS RANA, M.D., assistant professor of surgery in Baylor’s department of surgery, division of abdominal trans- plantation; JIM HAVELKA, InformAI CEO; JOHN MOORE VIERLING, M.D., professor of medicine and surgery in Baylor’s division of abdominal transplantation, chief of hepatology and director of Baylor Liver Health; STUART CORR, PH.D., assistant professor and director of Baylor’s Interdisciplinary Surgical Technology and Innovation Center (INSTINCT); and ROWLAND PETTIT, an M.D. and Ph.D. student at Baylor College of Medicine.
RIKHIA CHAKRABORTY, PH.D.,
assistant professor of pediatrics – oncology
at Baylor College of Medicine, has received
a Peer Reviewed Cancer Research Program
Career Development Award, part of the
Congressionally Directed Medical Research
Programs that foster novel approaches to
biomedical research.
ARMANDO E. COLOMBO was named
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Field Notes: September 2019

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