Appointments and Awards
Alyce Ashcraft, Ph.D., R.N., CCRN, School of Nursing, was granted fellow status by the National Gerontological Association (NGNA) for her commitment and contributions in the health care of older adults. Ashcraft and four additional fellows will serve as liaisons between the NGNA and health care organizations, advocating for health issues among aging people.
Samuel J. Campbell, M.D., FACS, School of Health Professions, received fellowship certification from the Association of Surgical Education (ASE) Academy of Clerkship Directors. Campbell is one of the six surgical educators who were appointed fellow status, the step prior to master status within the academy. Certification signifies serving as a medical school surgery clerkship director, scholarly activity in surgical education and participation in ASE research and faculty development.
Jason Morton, IT Solution Center, was awarded the American Cancer Society Hero of Hope Award for his dedicated volunteer work to bring awareness to cancer across West Texas. Morton is one of two honorees who were awarded for their courageous battle against cancer and support given to those currently fighting back through dedicated involvement in the community.
Sandra Whisner, Ph.D., M.A., School of Health Professions, received the Distinguished Service Award
from the Texas Occupational Therapy Association for her scholarly contributions to
the development of occupational therapy. This award is given to those who provide
notable growth among the occupational therapy profession or the state association.
The Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences hosted its 34th Annual Student Research Week March 8-11.
The National Cancer Institute awarded a five-year, $1.9 million grant to C. Patrick Reynolds, M.D., Ph.D., director for the School of Medicine Cancer Center at TTUHSC.
The Willed Body Program has served West Texas since 1972 and is the foundation upon which the TTUHSC Institute of Anatomical Sciences is built.
The Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) recently hosted traditional commencement ceremonies for its 1,595-member Class of 2022.