The Alliance for NanoHealth (ANH) was the first collaborative research endeavor to use nanotechnology to bridge gaps between medicine, biology, materials science, computer technology and public policy. Drawing on multi-disciplinary and multi-institutional strengths, the ANH's mission is to develop nanotechnology-based solutions to unresolved problems in medicine. Its principal goal is to provide new clinical approaches to saving lives through better diagnosis, treatment, and prevention.Read More
All Faculty from any ANH Institution who are interested in advancing the field of nanomedicine are inherently ANH Investigators. The Consortium of ANH Institutions include: Baylor College of Medicine, The Methodist Hospital Research Institute, Rice University, Texas A&M Health Science Center, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, and The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston.Read More
The Alliance for NanoHealth (ANH) Corporate Membership Plan will provide the mechanism to facilitate the interaction between corporate industry and faculty members of ANH Institutions. The Alliance is committed to the clinical translation of university/institutional based nanotechnology; therefore the ANH will construct several venues (i.e. workshops, seminars, conferences, etc.) that will enable ANH members to showcase their research to industry members for critique, guidance, and evaluation of commercial potential.Read More
In Memoriam: Dr. S. Ward Casscells
Dr. S. Ward Casscells, the John Edward Tyson Distinguished Professor of Cardiology and vice president for external relations and public policy at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston and senior scholar at the Texas Heart Institute, died Oct. 14, 2012.
Casscells was born March 18, 1952, in Wilmington, Del. He received his undergraduate degree from Yale in 1974 and graduated magna cum laude from Harvard Medical School in 1979. He joined the Medical School in 1992, where he later held the Levy Professorship and served as chief of cardiology at Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center. In 1997, Casscells established the President Bush Center for Cardiovascular Health, and in 2005, his leadership enabled the establishment of the Alliance for NanoHealth, a consortium of institutions from the Greater-Houston Region dedicated to the advancement of nanomedicine.