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TTUHSC School of Medicine Named Second Most Affordable Medical School in the Country

The U.S. News and World Report ranked the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) School of Medicine as the second most affordable medical school in the country for out-of-state students.

TTUHSC Public Health Program Receives Accreditation

The Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) Masters of Public Health (MPH) program received accreditation from the Council on Education for Public Health. Theresa Byrd, DrPH, associate dean and chair of the TTUHSC Julia Jones Matthews Department of Public Health, said the program now is accredited until 2023.

Combatting Increasing Rates of Anxiety and Depression

Levels of depression and anxiety are at an all-time high. Dave Schroeder, Ph.D., LPC, says our society is losing our connection with others and provides several tips to combat anxiety and depression in an age of an online world.

First-Time Mothers Graduate from Nurse-Family Partnership

The Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) Larry Combest Community Health and Wellness Center hosted a graduation for 60 Nurse-Family Partnership first-time mothers.

Research team reverse way potassium channels work from bacteria to human

For the first time ever, researchers at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) have identified a specific amino acid residue that is responsible for inverting the communication between the opening of the activation gate and the inactivation of a potassium channel's selectivity filter.

Hold This – It’s More Than 1,000 Degrees: Avoid Firework Injuries This Fourth of July

According to the American Society for Surgery of the Hand (ASSH), more than 230 people visit the emergency room every day with fireworks-related injuries during the Fourth of July holiday. Most of these injures are to the hands and fingers.

Jane Gilmore Named TTU System Student Regent

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has appointed Jane Gilmore as student regent for the Texas Tech University System Board of Regents for the 2018-19 academic year, his office announced yesterday (June 5).

Shark Tank with Embryos

A sister-brother team, Cara and Steve Wessels, gained attention by winning a national competition similar to Shark Tank with a new company that could change the livestock industry.

The 99 Club: Texas Tech Physicians Ranking High

This year 22 Texas Tech Physicians' providers were recognized as members of the "99 Club." To earn this status, providers must be ranked at the 99th percentile for a full year of seeing patients.

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Honors Graduates at Commencement Ceremonies

More than 1,000 Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) graduates received degrees in various health disciplines from the Schools of Nursing, Health Professions and the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences.

School of Medicine Honors Faculty For Outstanding Contributions

The Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) School of Medicine honored faculty members at the annual Dean's Faculty Appreciation ceremony on May 11. The Dean's Awards were created to honor outstanding and dedicated support in medical education, research, patient care and administration.

TTUHSC Pediatrician Receives TMA's Highest Honor

For decades of child health care Varma has provided, while also shaping medical students into future physicians, the Texas Medical Association (TMA) honored him with its 2018 TMA Distinguished Service Award

Operation Military Commencement Surprise

Perkins spotted her father as he walked across the arena up the red carpet. The commencement audience with other graduate family and friends gave him a well-deserved applause as he ran up to the stage to give his daughter a huge hug.

Technology Helps Parkinson's Disease Patient Regain Independence

At age 30, Errin Luton was diagnosed with early onset Parkinson's disease. Ten years into his disease, he could not have imagined that the flip of a switch would help control his tremors

Helping Heal a Community

The Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) School of Health Professions Stroke and Aphasia Recovery (StAR) Program celebrated 20 years with an awards luncheon May 1st.

Could You Have Skin Cancer?

Texas Tech Physicians - Dermatology will host a free skin cancer screening.

Providing Health Care for Central Lubbock

Community members in central Lubbock now have access to health care and prenatal programs at one location. The Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) School of Nursing hosted an open house for the Combest Central Community Health Center April 25.

Lubbock City Lights Continues Tradition

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) School of Medicine first-year students hosted the 21st Annual Lubbock City Lights Charity Gala & Casino Night April 27. The event raised more than $61,000.

Second Annual West Texas Breast Disease Symposium

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) will host the Second Annual Breast Disease Symposium: Technology is a Good Servant But a Bad Master 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. April 21 at the McInturff Conference Center, 602 Indiana Ave.