Accession Number:

ADA618163

Title:

Alliance for NanoHealth Competitive Research Program

Descriptive Note:

Annual rept. 29 Sep 2007-28 Sep 2008

Corporate Author:

TEXAS UNIV HEALTH SCIENCE CENTER AT HOUSTON

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2008-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

163.0

Abstract:

Through the work performed within the T5 program, Houston will become well prepared for the adverse effects of terrorism and natural disasters. The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston has organized a highly qualified team within the Texas Medical Center for addressing the plurality of concerns that arise during public health crises. The ultimate goal of the T5 program will be to solve a wide variety of public health, scientific, and medical issues that will eventually lead to enhanced community preparedness. As part of the T5 program, training and education as well as predictive strategies will be explored to enhance disaster response. Diagnostic and therapeutic measures will be developed to assess and treat injury and disease. Fundamental scientific research will also be performed in order to better understand the physiological response to injury and disease. No other comprehensive program matches the combined technology, medical expertise, fundamental science, and training that encompass the T5 program. Under the direction of Dr. S. Ward Casscells and other leaders of the Texas Medical Center, the T5 program will provide the blueprint that other cities will use to better prepare their communities for public health disasters.

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE