Medical Journal - Houston (Internet / Print) May 2006 Dr. William Calhoun, the new Director of the Division of Allergy, Pulmonary, Immunology, Critical Care & Sleep (APICS) at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, has big plans to expand his department’s size and stature. The first step is to triple the number of faculty. The faculty will grow from nine members to 26 members in about five years, Calhoun said. Under Calhoun’s leadership, the department is boosting is participation in biodefense research. UTMB researchers will study whether it’s possible to boost the body’s innate immunity to bioterror agents. “There is a nucleus of top quality faculty that will be fostered, and retained here, and we aim to bring the best and brightest recruits to the island,” Calhoun said of his ambitions for the department’s growth.