Public Health Celebrates New Building in Abilene

TTUHSC hosts ribbon cutting ceremony for future school

public healthTexas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) President Tedd L. Mitchell, M.D., joined Abilene community leaders and fellow TTUHSC administrators in cutting the ribbon on a new building located on the TTUHSC Abilene campus. The building will be home to the future TTUHSC School of Public Health.


TTUHSC at Abilene offers the latest in educational opportunities that deliver the real-world experience necessary for future health care providers to understand and meet the challenges of the industry. The future School of Public Health, made possible through private donations, will occupy the third building on the Abilene campus adjacent to the School of Nursing and School of Pharmacy buildings. Graduates of the future School of Public Health will become qualified experts in managing data and providing important and timely health-related resources to communities in need.


Mitchell said the future school will act as a resource for the region, by acquiring and providing data vital to those in the public and private sectors who seek to better understand the factors that impact the health of citizens. 


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TTUHSC President Tedd L. Mitchell, M.D.

“Through educational and research programs, the future TTUHSC School of Public Health will address the growing needs of our region and state by providing professionals trained to study and preserve the health of communities,” said Mitchell. “We could not have done this without the support of the Abilene community and the hard work of its leaders,” Mitchell added. “This future school adds an entirely new dimension to TTUHSC’s mission to serve the great folks of West Texas and beyond.”


The collaboration between Abilene city officials, community leaders and TTUHSC has created an innovative economic and academic development model for the future of the Big Country region's health care industry. In the years to come, the future School of Public Health in Abilene will join TTUHSC schools of medicine, nursing, pharmacy and health professions as one of the nation’s top programs in providing hands-on learning experiences that provide students with the practical knowledge necessary for successful and meaningful careers in health care.


Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

The Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, originally a part of the School of Medicine, became a separate school in 1994 to coordinate the training of biomedical scientists.

A small student body, a diverse faculty and a low student-faculty ratio are factors that promote learning and encourage interaction between students. These unique factors create a highly competitive environment for students applying each year.

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center


Beginning in 1969 as the Texas Tech University School of Medicine, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) is now a five-school university with campuses in Abilene, Amarillo, Dallas/Fort Worth, Lubbock, Midland and Odessa.

TTUHSC offers students the opportunity to expand knowledge in programs that are on the forefront of health care education. Our programs and facilities give students the opportunity for hands-on research and clinical experience, and various collaborations with community entities provide students the practical knowledge that is vital to their success.

Almost 50 years since opening, TTUHSC has now trained more than 20,000 health care professionals, and meets the health care needs of more than 2.5 million people in the 108 counties including those in the Texas Panhandle and eastern New Mexico.

Through research, education and patient care, TTUHSC aims to promote a greater health environment for West Texas and beyond. We strive to decrease health disparities for rural populations and improve the health of the community through collaborations with area hospitals and health centers.

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