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.
As spring approaches, some people’s thoughts turn to gardening. Whether it’s a flower garden they desire or a vegetable garden want to have, they begin planning what they’ll plant and what they need to do to ensure a successful garden.
A “growth mindset” accepts that our intelligence and talents can develop over time, and a person with that mindset understands that intelligence and talents can improve through effort and learning.
Abstaining from drug abuse and an early diagnosis of familial hypercholesterolemia (high cholesterol) can help prevent heart disease.
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Names New School of Medicine Dean and Executive Vice President for Clinical Affairs
John C. DeToledo, M.D., has been named the TTUHSC School of Medicine dean and executive vice president for clinical affairs.
The National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute at the NIH recently awarded Sharilyn Almodóvar, Ph.D., a four-year, $2.67 million grant to study how the HIV virus damages the normal interactions between different cell types in the lung arteries that lead to the condition.