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Teamwork, Shared Values Highlighted in 2018 State of the University and Faculty Awards

Texas Tech University System Chancellor and TTUHSC President Tedd L. Mitchell, M.D., emphasized the importance of shared values and recognized faculty members for their achievements at the 2018 State of the University Address and Faculty Convocation Nov. 27.

TTUHSC, UNT Pharmacy Programs Join Forces at Career Fair

Students from all four TTUHSC School of Pharmacy campuses converged on the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex Oct. 15-16 for the school’s annual career fair. The first day of the career fair included students and faculty from the University of North Texas (UNT) Health Science Center College of Pharmacy. It was the second year TTUHSC and UNT combined their career fairs.

NIH, DOD Award Grants to Abilene Cancer Researcher

To help in his cancer research, Devin Lowe, Ph.D., recently landed a pair of grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Department of Defense (DOD).

TPPC Wraps Up Fall Medication Cleanout Cycle

The collections provide a way for residents to remove unwanted or unused medications from homes, schools and the streets by safely disposing of them in a free, legal and environmentally sound manner.

Abilene Team Wins School of Pharmacy Clinical Skills Competition

Nicole Buzzard and Caitlin Burton, fourth-year pharmacy students (P4s) on the TTUHSC Abilene campus, beat nine other teams Oct. 4 and Oct. 6 to capture the School of Pharmacy’s 2018-2019 American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (AHSP) Clinical Skills Competition title.

Pharmacy School’s Global Health Elective Begins in Peru

A School of Pharmacy student and faculty members from the Abilene campus recently joined a TTUHSC contingent on two interprofessional medical trips to Peru.

Pharmacy Faculty Named ACCP Fellow, PRN Chair

Molly Minze, Pharm.D., and Kalin Clifford, Pharm.D., from the TTUHSC School of Pharmacy Department of Pharmacy Practice were honored by their peers Oct. 20-23 at the American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP) Global Conference in Seattle.

TTUHSC Health Professions, Cisco College Announce Agreement

The TTUHSC School of Health Professions and Cisco College recently announced an agreement for a Bachelor of Sciences Healthcare Management (BSHM) degree program.

School of Nursing Hosts Abilene Mental Health Symposium

To discuss the impact national mental issues have upon Abilene and the surrounding Big Country communities, Mental Health America of Abilene (MHAA), Hendrick Health System and TTUHSC hosted MHAA’s Fourth Annual Mental Health Symposium Aug. 25 at the TTUHSC School of Nursing.

Abilene Students Help Keep Highway Clean

Epsilon Tau, the Kappa Psi student organization chapter for the Abilene campus, participated in an Adopt-a-Highway cleanup on Aug. 25.

Abilene Campus, HSU Sign Public Health Partnership

Representatives from the TTUHSC campus in Abilene and the city’s Hardin-Simmons University signed an articulation agreement Aug. 24 that will allow qualified HSU students to enter TTUHSC’s public health degree program after completing three years of prerequisites at HSU.

Poison Center schedules next Medication Cleanout events

The Texas Panhandle Poison Center recently announced its fall collection cycle for Medication Cleanout. The fall collections will begin Sept. 29 at the TTUHSC campus in Amarillo. Additional collections are scheduled for Oct. 13 in Lubbock and Oct. 27 in Abilene.

Pharmacy Student Chapters Lauded for Fundraising Efforts

Both chapters of the School of Pharmacy’s Phi Delta Chi (PDC) student organization were recognized Aug. 1-4 at PDC’s annual Leadership Development Seminar in Virginia Beach, Virginia.

Pharmacy Welcomes Class of 2022 with Boot Camp, White Coat Ceremony

This year the School of Pharmacy officially welcomed 156 students into its Class of 2022 with white coat ceremonies at the Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW), Abilene and Amarillo campuses.

Pharmacy Tabs 2017-2018 Preceptors of the Year

Each year, Office of Experiential Programs asks the school’s third- and fourth-year students to honor one faculty member and one adjunct faculty member from each campus community with a Preceptor of the Year Award.

Day of the Woman Program Impacts Abilene

Terry Bentley Hill, a criminal defense attorney in Dallas, delivered the keynote address, titled “Stop Minding Your Own Business.” Her presentation focused upon mental health and suicide, subjects that have recently produced national headlines.

Abilene Student Uses ACCP Scholarship to Advance Career Interest

Earlier this year, rising fourth-year student Alex Le from the TTUHSC School of Pharmacy in Abilene was named one of three recipients of a $500 competitive scholarship to attend an ACCP meta-analysis research training course.

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.

Pharmacy Hosts Seventeenth Research Days

Faculty and student scientists from met June 13-14 in Amarillo for the School of Pharmacy’s Seventeenth Annual Research Days, an interdisciplinary forum that spotlights the school’s research activities during the past year.

Pharmacy organization recognizes Abilene student leader

Hayley Brazeale was named one of 12 pharmacy students nationwide to receive a 2018 ASHP Student Leadership Award.