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New Study Says Schools Should Play Primary Role in Boosting Students’ Physical Health

A new report issued today by the Institute of Medicine (IOM), and developed by two University of Texas at Austin professors, says schools should play a key role in ensuring all students have the opportunity to engage in at least 60 minutes of vigorous or moderate-intensity physical activity each day. Harold W. Kohl III, a…   » Continue Reading

Professor Elected to the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies

Professor Elected to the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies

George Georgiou, a professor at The University of Texas at Austin whose technology developments in the engineering, medical, biochemical and cellular fields could help treat tens of thousands of patients with diseases such as cancer and osteoporosis, has been elected as a member of the Institute of Medicine (IOM).

Martinez Appointed to National Committee on Mental Health Care Needs of Older Americans

Martinez Appointed to National Committee on Mental Health Care Needs of Older Americans

The Institute of Medicine (IOM) of the National Academy of Sciences has appointed Dr. Octavio N. Martinez Jr. to a 16-member national consensus committee that will study the mental health care needs of older Americans and how best to meet those needs.

Sage, Vice Provost and Professor, Elected to Institute of Medicine

Sage, Vice Provost and Professor, Elected to Institute of Medicine

William M. Sage, M.D., J.D., vice provost for health affairs and the James R. Dougherty Chair for Faculty Excellence in Law at The University of Texas at Austin, has been elected to the Institute of Medicine (IOM).

Pioneering Engineer Elected into Prestigious Institute of Medicine

Pioneering Engineer Elected into Prestigious Institute of Medicine

Nicholas A. Peppas was elected today to the Institute of Medicine (IOM) of the National Academy of Sciences, becoming the first faculty member from The University of Texas at Austin to receive this honor—the highest recognition a scientist or engineer in the medical sciences can receive in the United States.