President’s Annual State of the University Address and Faculty Awards Convocation

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) President Tedd L. Mitchell, M.D., hosted the annual State of the University Address and Faculty Awards Convocation on Nov. 20. Faculty and staff members from regional TTUHSC campuses joined to learn what to expect in the coming year for TTUHSC and to recognize presidential award recipients for their achievements in the following categories:

Excellence In Teaching
Gordon Woods, M.D., MPE, FACP – Paul L. Foster School of Medicine, El Paso
Vardan Karamyan, Pharm.D., Ph.D. – School of Pharmacy, Amarillo

Excellence in Research
Luis Cuello, Ph.D. – School of Medicine, Lubbock

Young Investigator
Michaela Jansen, Pharm.D., Ph.D. – School of Medicine, Lubbock
Eribeth Penaranda, M.D. – Paul L. Foster School of Medicine, El Paso

Outstanding Clinician
Brian Irons, Pharm.D., FCCP, BCACP, BCPS, BC-ADM – School of Pharmacy, Lubbock
William Hale, M.D. – School of Medicine, Amarillo

Excellence in Community Engagement
Jeanie Jaramillo, Pharm.D. – School of Pharmacy, Amarillo

Outstanding Professor
Thomas Tenner, Ph.D. – School of Medicine, Lubbock

Award For Interprofessional Teamwork
Ruth Bargainer, MSN, R.N., CNE – School of Nursing, Abilene
Tina Butler, MPAS, PA-C – School of Allied Health Sciences, Midland
Ann Hagstrom, MSN, R.N. – School of Nursing, Lubbock
Lori Hammond, R.N., MSN – School of Nursing, Odessa
Gilbert Handal, M.D. – Paul L. Foster School of Medicine, El Paso
Pat Francis Johnson, R.N., DNP – School of Nursing, Lubbock
Mary Klein, Pharm.D., BCACP – School of Pharmacy, Abilene
Harold Miller, Ph.D. – School of Pharmacy, Abilene
Kenna Payne, Pharm.D., BCPS – School of Pharmacy, Amarillo
Carolyn Perry, MS – School of Allied Health Sciences, Lubbock
Lisa Popp, Ph.D. – School of Medicine, Lubbock
Debra Winckler, MSN, R.N. – School of Nursing, Abilene
Yan Zhang, Ph.D. – School of Medicine, Lubbock

The event also featured a welcome, alumni presentation and recognition of the 2013-2014 Faculty Senate, which includes:

• Raed Alalawi, M.D.
• Lizabeth Berkeley, MPH
• Ulrich Bickel, M.D.
• Michael Blanton, Ph.D.
• Renee Bogschutz, Ph.D.
• Ruth Ann Bridges, Ph.D.
• Daniel Hardy, Ph.D.
• Elaine Hillin, MSN
• Jamal Islam, M.D.
• Shailesh Jain, M.D.
• Vardan Karamyan, Ph.D.
• Mark Lyte, Ph.D.
• Sitratullah Maiyegun, M.D.
• Raul Martinez-Zaguilan, Ph.D.
• Monica Mathys, Pharm. D.
• Barbara Pence, Ph.D.
• Dale Quest, Ph.D.
• Mary Rogge, Ph.D.
• Paul Tullar, M.D.
• Susan Watts, Ph.D.
• Margaret Weis, Ph.D.
• Sandra Whisner, Ph.D.
• Jennifer Whitaker-Ware, MSN

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