ABC24WT Grant Extended
The Breast Center of Excellence (BCE) held its annual grant partners’ meeting for Access to Breast Care for West Texas (ABC4WT) and Access to Breast and Cervical Care for West Texas (ABC²4WT) Aug. 23 on the Amarillo campus. Nearly 40 community partners and providers met to hear about the key accomplishments of the ABC4WT and ABC²4WT programs and to brainstorm strategies for increasing outreach in remote Texas Panhandle communities. BCE learned Aug. 16 that funding for its ABC²4WT program would be extended by the Cancer Prevention Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) for an additional three years.
In 2010, the ABC4WT program was launched in Amarillo to help the underserved population with access to mammograms, screenings and related health information. As more needs were identified within the region, the program morphed into ABC²4WT in 2014 and is now able to provide cervical cancer screenings, HPV vaccinations and Pap test to women across West Texas. During that time, BCE made direct contact with and educated more than 22,000 individuals about breast and cervical heath, provided breast cancer screening and diagnostic services to more than 6,000 women and detected 66 breast cancers.
The program has also provided almost 500 cervical screenings and diagnostic services and detected 25 high-risk cervical lesions. In 2016, BCE received additional funding from CPRIT to develop ABC4WT dissemination products that would be available to other institutions and organizations interested in developing education, outreach and service programs modeled after ABC4WT.
TTUHSC Celebration of Life Service was held March 25th in remembrance of Tom McGovern, Ed.D.
TTUHSC has been named as a Military Friendly® School for 2022-2023. Among graduate schools, TTUHSC ranked fourth in the nation, achieving Gold award status.
On March 16, fourth-year TTUHSC Jerry H. Hodge School of Pharmacy students interested in completing a residency after they graduate in May, learned where they would spend the next stage of their training during the Pharmacy Residency Match Day.
Pablo Artigas, Ph.D., from TTHSC's School of Medicine’s Department of Cell Physiology and Molecular Biophysics, published a study with his team of collaborators in Nature Communications.
The Texas Panhandle Poison Center (TPPC), managed by the Jerry H. Hodge School of Pharmacy, will host Lubbock’s Fall Medication Cleanout™ event October 1.