November Experts Available

American Diabetes Month


  • Surendra Varma, M.D., Texas Tech Physicians — Pediatrics

  • Joaquin Lado, M.D., Texas Tech Physicians — Internal Medicine



  • Christie Hust, R.D., L.D., diabetes educator at the Larry Combest Community Health & Wellness Center


 National Family Caregivers Month

  • Alyce Ashcraft, Ph.D., R.N., associate dean for research, Glenna Roberts Endowed Practiceship in Geriatric Nursing, School of Nursing


 National Hospice Palliative Care Month

  • Tommie Farrell, M.D., Texas Tech Physicians — Family Medicine

  • Alyce Ashcraft, Ph.D., R.N., associate dean for research, Glenna Roberts Endowed Practiceship in Geriatric Nursing, School of Nursing


 Prematurity Awareness Month

  • Edward Yeomans, M.D., Texas Tech Phyisicians — OB-GYN



  • Yondell Masten, Ph.D., R.N., associate dean for outcomes management and evaluation in the School of Nursing, The Florence Thelma Hall Endowed Chair for Excellence in Women’s Health

  • Lisa Dillard, R.N., BSN, Nurse-Family Partnership director at the Larry Combest Community Health & Wellness Center


 Nov. 3-9 – National Nurse Practitioner's Week

  • Emily Merrill, Ph.D., R.N., department chair for Nurse Practitioner and Nurse Midwifery Studies, The CH Foundation Endowed Professorship in Advanced Practice Registered Nurse Studies, School of Nursing


Diabetic Eye Disease Month

  • David McCartney, M.D., Texas Tech Physicians — Eye Clinic


Lung Cancer Awareness Month

  • Raed Alalawi, M.D., Texas Tech Physicians — Internal Medicine


National Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month

  • Chuang-Kuo Wu, M.D., Ph.D., director of Alzheimer's Disease Program, Texas Tech Physicians — Neurology


National Healthy Skin Month

  • Michelle Tarbox, M.D., Texas Tech Physicians — Dermatology


Nov. 21 – Great American Smokeout

  • Raed Alalawi, M.D., Texas Tech Physicians — Internal Medicine


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