Appointments and Awards
May - June 2016
Melinda Corwin, Ph.D., School of Health Professions professor of speech and hearing sciences, has been appointed to the Texas Governor’s Commission for Women. This commission was appointed by Governor Greg Abbott to women who specialize in outreach, education, research and referral services for the Texas community.
Michelle Hunter, director of outreach at the School of Nursing Larry Combest Community Health and Wellness Center, was recognized at the 2016 Girl Scouts of Texas Oklahoma Plains Women of Distinction program with the Connect Award. The award honors a woman who demonstrates exceptional leadership in connecting with others to create solutions in the community and beyond.
Cynthia Jumper, M.D., TTUHSC vice president of health policy and chair of the School of Medicine Department of Internal Medicine was re-elected to serve as a Texas alternate delegate in the American Medical Association (AMA) House of Delegates. The House of Delegates is the principal policy-making body of the AMA. The AMA is an organization of American physicians with the objective “to promote the science and art of medicine and the betterment of public health.”
Laura Hernandez, School of Nursing BSN student, was awarded the National Student Nurses’ Association’s Breakthrough to Nursing award. This award is intended for individuals that promote the nursing profession and recruit students into nursing education.
Priscilla Stansell, MSN, RN-BS, was named Texas Nursing Students’ Association (TNSA) Faculty of the Year. This award is received by faculty members who provide outstanding support to TNSA chapter members. Additionally, the TTUHSC TNSA chapter won Chapter of the Year.
How Does Your Garden Grow?
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.
Adopt a Growth Mindset for a Better Life
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.
Drug Use, Family History Can Lead to Heart Disease in Younger Adults
Abstaining from drug abuse and an early diagnosis of familial hypercholesterolemia (high cholesterol) can help prevent heart disease.
TTUHSC Faculty Receive Chancellor’s Council Distinguished Teaching and Research Awards
Recognizing academic excellence, the honors are the most prestigious awards granted to faculty throughout the TTU System. The awards are funded by gifts to the Chancellor’s Council, a giving society that supports the chancellor’s priorities across the TTU System.
Free Clinic Offered for Women’s Health Day
TTUHSC School of Medicine students will host a Women’s Health Day free clinic from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 15 at The Free Clinic
Researchers Study the Impact of Cancer on Hispanic Patients and Their Caregivers
TTUHSC Cytogenetic Technologist Jasbir Bisht and a team from P. Hemachandra Reddy’s internal medicine laboratory analyzed the impact of cancer in Hispanics in comparison to other ethnic groups.