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Waging Battle Against Opioid Crisis

More than two million Americans struggle with opioid use disorders, and 130 people die every day from opioid overdose — a statistic rivaling some of the more common major diseases —causing most experts to declare a nationwide opioid epidemic.

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).

Grad Students Receive Awards, Scholarships, Speaking Opportunities

A group of students from the School of Pharmacy’s Graduate Program in Pharmaceutical Sciences (GPPS) recently have recently received awards, earned scholarships and been invited to make presentations about their research.

Amarillo Researcher Receives $2.9 Million NIH Grant

As a researcher, Vardan Karamyan, Ph.D., an associate professor for the School of Pharmacy in Amarillo, is motivated by many factors, including a desire to contribute to the world’s collective knowledge database about treating strokes.

New Research to Examine Effects of Vitamin E on Skeletal Muscle Health

Of the 13 essential vitamins, vitamin E is known to benefit vision, reproduction and a person's blood, brain and skin. Researchers at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) now are studying vitamin E to examine the effects of the vitamin in postmenopausal women with low muscle strength.

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.

Three Student Research Assistants Receive Travel Scholarships

A trio of graduate students from the School of Pharmacy’s Graduate Program in Pharmaceutical Sciences recently received scholarships to attend events related to their research.

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.

TTUHSC to Join Amarillo Foundation in Pediatric Cancer Fight

The MTK Foundation, the TTUHSC Schools of Medicine and Pharmacy and the TTUHSC Department of Pediatrics in Amarillo announced a partnership to fund cutting edge research pertaining to pediatric cancer that will take place in Amarillo.

Coalition Brings First Research Symposium to Abilene

The area’s top researchers met at the TTUHSC-Abilene campus for the inaugural Abilene Interdisciplinary Symposium on Cancer & Biomedical Research.

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.

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).

Abilene Researcher Lands NIH Grant to Develop Kidney Cancer Vaccine

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) awarded a three-year grant to Laurence Wood, Ph.D., an assistant professor for the Department of Immunotherapeutics and Biotechnology at TTUHSC in Abilene.

Student Research Week to Celebrate 30 Years

Call for Research Abstracts. Every year, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences students organize Student Research Week to showcase the work of the next generation of biomedical researchers and invite distinguished national and international speakers to present discoveries on a specific theme.

Amarillo grad students receive travel scholarships

Three graduate students from the School of Pharmacy’s Graduate Program in Pharmaceutical Sciences (GPPS) recently received travel scholarships to attend to attend conferences related to their research.

Research opening gates for better targeting drugs

Researchers at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) have determined the kinetic cycle of a potassium channel at atomic resolution.