Houston Chronicle (Internet / Print) 03/21/06 http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/nb/bay/news/3736641.html The School of Nursing at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston recently opened the first wet lab in the school's 116-year history. Wet labs are equipped with fume hoods and sinks. The 1,800 square-foot lab, located in the Allied Health Sciences and Nursing Building, features state-of-the-art equipment including a bioimaging system, refrigerated centrifuges and high-tech freezers. Dean Pamela G. Watson secured $500,000 to fund the lab from the UT System's faculty STARS program. Nurse and scientist Roberta "Jeanne" Ruiz is the first to work in the new lab. Ruiz studies prenatal stress in minority populations.