Vascular Biology Laboratory

The Vascular Biology Laboratory (VBL) focuses on the interactive effects of aging and exercise training on skeletal muscle vascular beds.  The lab’s mission is to understand how the structure and function of arteries change with age and how these changes increase cardiovascular disease risk in the elderly.  In addition, we are determining mechanisms by which exercise training attenuates, or reverses, the detrimental effects of aging on vascular function.

Center for Translational Research in Aging and Longevity

The Center for Translational Research in Aging and Longevity (CTRAL) is engaged in ongoing translational research on nutrition, exercise and metabolism in relation to aging and the common diseases of our aging population. Translation of knowledge from basic and applied sciences to care and clinical practice for older adults is the overall goal of our group.

Center for Sport Management Research and Education

CSMRE is designed to be a collaborative venture between the division of sport management and Aggie Athletics, in conjunction with faculty in numerous other academic departments on the Texas A&M University campus.

Transdisciplinary Center For Health Equity Research

TCHER engages in a variety of research, education, service and community outreach activities related to the reduction and elimination of health disparities.  TCHER also contributes to the national research agenda related to health disparities and the existing as well as emerging health needs of ethnic minority groups and disadvantaged or vulnerable sub-groups of the population of all racial/ethnic identification.

Space Life Sciences Graduate Training Program

The goal of SLS is to develop a cadre of scientists capable of performing the work necessary to solve the most critical problems in space life sciences that limit long duration space flight such as: 1) bone loss 2) muscle wasting 3) health effects of cosmic radiation 4) changes in metabolism and 5) the consequences of being in a catabolic state while in space. In addition, students will gain the specific training in either nutritional and/or exercise physiology countermeasures against these major biological problems.

Huffines Institute for Sports Medicine

With a $2.5 million endowment, the mission of the Sydney and J.L. Huffines Institute for Sports Medicine and Human Performance is threefold: to facilitate cutting-edge research in Sports Medicine, to contribute to better practice and development in Sports Medicine, and to help the public understand the science behind sports medicine and human performance. These missions work to create an active interchange of information and research findings among strength and sport conditioning coaches, athletic trainers, health and wellness coordinators, clinicians, scientists, and the general public.

Chronic Conditions among Communities of Color (4C)

The 4C is coordinated by Dr. Idethia Shevon Harvey and focuses on understanding the social and environmental determinants of chronic disease and implementing interventions to improve prevention and control.
4C's research program is divided into three areas:

The social determinants of diabetes and obesity among aging minority adults,

Interventions to improve diabetes outcomes, and

Translation of research findings in real-world setting.

Texas Autism Collaborative

The Texas Autism Collaborative (TAC) is a university-based program at Texas A&M University in College Station and is affiliated with the Center on Disability and Development. TAC’s mission is to improve outcomes for individuals with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) in school, home, and community settings and to train practitioners to use research-based methods with this population via research, training, and outreach.

Center for Research and Development in Dual Language and Literacy Acquisition

Closing the educational achievement gap for children who are learning English as a second language is the focus for researchers in the Center for Research and Development in Dual Language and Literacy Acquisition (CRDLLA).
The center, led by Dr. Rafael Lara-Alecio provides leadership in research, assessment and professional development to enhance the academic success of second language learners through programs that promote dual language and English language and literacy acquisition.

Special Populations Library

The Career Technical Special Populations Training and Resource Education Center is a Texas Education Agency (TEA) grant-funded project. The center’s mission is to provide access to career, technology and special education-related multimedia information (books, curriculum materials, videos, online courses) to teachers, parents and education professionals throughout Texas and the nation.


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