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A Cross Between Cultures

Bridging the cultures of Nicaragua and Texas, Marwell Guillermo Chavarria Zelaya stood before health care students and professionals and educated them using Nicaraguan Sign Language. As a deaf educator in Nicaragua, Zelaya's primary language is Nicaraguan Sign Language.

Making a difference: The Free Clinic Extraordinary Volunteers

Andrew Pham, a second-year medical student from Austin, Texas reflects on the impact of The Free Clinic as a medical student.

Free Clinic Offered for Women's Health Day

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) School of Medicine students will host a Women's Health Day free clinic from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 7 at The Free Clinic located at Lubbock Impact, 2707 34th St.

Medical Students Look Deeper Into Impact of Health Fairs

Last year Mark Burroughs, Chelsea Burroughs and Taylor Lundgren, now all third-year medical students, were officers of the local chapter of the Student National Medical Association (SNMA) at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC).

TTUHSC Student Awarded Phi Kappa Phi Dissertation Fellowship

Kandis Wright was selected as a recipient of a 2018 Dissertation Fellowship from The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation's oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all disciplines. Wright is one of only ten recipients nationwide to receive the $10,000 fellowship.

Spring Cleaning - Don't Forget Your Medicine Cabinet

The Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) School of Pharmacy's Texas Panhandle Poison Center along with the Lubbock County VOICES Coalition and the Texas Department of Public Safety will host a Medication Cleanout™ from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 28 at the Texas Tech Physicians Medical Pavilion, 3601 Fourth St.

Lubbock City Lights: Viva Las Vegas

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) School of Medicine first-year students will host the 21st Annual Lubbock City Lights Charity Gala & Casino Night at 6 p.m. April 27 at the Overton Hotel and Conference Center, 2322 Mac Davis Lane.

Celebrating 30 Years of Research

Samuel Prien, Ph.D., professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, started at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) in 1980. He remembered the creation of a student-run Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences event in 1988. This year marked the 30-year anniversary of the event, and Prien has served as the event judge for 25 years.

Student National Medical Association to Host Free Health Fair

The Student National Medical Association (SNMA) at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) School of Medicine will host a free health fair from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 24 at United Market Street, 4425 19th St.

The Stories Behind Match Day

Just as basketball fans wait every year for the tradition, excitement and upsets of March Madness, medical students await the same with Match Day. Fourth-year medical students from the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) School of Medicine participated in Match Day.

Making a Difference: The Free Clinic Extraordinary Volunteers

Elizabeth Cook, a second-year medical student, is from Columbus, Ohio. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 2009 from Texas Christian University.

TTUHSC Professor Honored by Indian Society

The Indian Society of Nephrology recently presented the KS Chugh Award-Oration to Sharma Prabhakar, M.D.

First Vaccine License Agreement for TTUHSC Researcher

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) announced a license agreement with PAI Life Sciences, Inc. to develop a vaccine for the human parasitic disease, schistosomiasis. This is the first TTUHSC license agreement for a vaccine.

Tedd L. Mitchell, M.D., 2018 March for Babies chair

The 2018 March for Babies chair is Tedd L. Mitchell, M.D., Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center president. The March of Dimes Ambassador Family is Jennifer & Jack Kassis.

How to Help Children with Tragedies in the Media

With the latest mass shooting in Florida, parents may have concerns about how their children process the violence on television, social media and the Internet. Michael Gomez, Ph.D., a child trauma psychologist at Texas Tech Physicians – Pediatrics, said there are steps parents and caregivers can take to help their children deal with the tragic images.

TTUHSC to Bring All Four Years of Pharmacy Program to DFW

The TTUHSC School of Pharmacy is revamping its DFW program to include all four years of its doctor of pharmacy (Pharm.D.) curriculum.

Chancellor’s Council Recognizes Texas Tech University System’s Top Faculty

Texas Tech University System Chancellor Robert Duncan recently recognized 14 faculty members from the system’s four component institutions as recipients of the 2018 Chancellor’s Council Distinguished Teaching and Research Awards. These awards recognize excellence in academics and research, and are the most prestigious honors granted to faculty members throughout the TTU System.

Get Insight into Becoming a Health Care Professional

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) will host the annual Future Health Care Professionals’ Experience (FHPE) from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. February 17 at the Academic Classroom Building, 3601 Fourth St.

Atrial fibrillation – What you need to know

Electricians of the heart (cardiac electrophysiologist) treat different forms of heart rhythm problems but by far, atrial fibrillation (afib) is the most common with millions of people in the United States affected. Unfortunately, the affected number of people is on the rise.