PDC elects Abilene student to regional post
Alexandria Ybarra, a fourth-year student at the School of Pharmacy’s Abilene campus, was elected the Phi Delta Chi (PDC) south central regional correspondent at PDC’s 71st Grand Council Meeting Aug. 1-5 in Washington, D.C.
As a regional correspondent, Ybarra will be responsible for all communication between PDC’s national office and the 11 chapters that comprise PDC’s south central region. The TTUHSC School of Pharmacy has two chapters: the Beta Rho chapter, founded in 1999 on the Amarillo campus; and the Gamma Eta chapter, founded on the Abilene campus in 2009.
“Alex makes the fourth TTUHSC student, and third in a row from the Gamma Eta chapter to hold this position,” Assistant Professor Chephra McKee, Pharm.D., said. “I believe this reflects very well on our school as a whole. We are very proud of Alex and wish her the best in this new position.”
The Phi Delta Chi Pharmacy Fraternity seeks to advance the profession of pharmacy by developing leaders. As a lifelong experience, Phi Delta Chi promotes scholastic, professional and social growth in its members and strives to provide quality services to patients, thereby advancing public health and strengthening pharmacists’ roles as health professionals.
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.