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March 2019 Archive

Educating Health Care Professionals — One of the Largest Schools in the Nation

The School of Health Professions continually has expanded to innovatively meet the growing health care needs of this and other communities across the nation. With a high demand for these professions, our school is training some of the most qualified health care professionals.

Public Health Spans the Health Care Spectrum

In a 1920 article he penned for Modern Medicine, noted American bacteriologist and public health expert Charles-Edward A. Winslow described public health as "the science and art of preventing disease, prolonging life and promoting human health through organized efforts and informed choices of society, organizations, public and private, communities and individuals."

A Passion for Teaching

After spending the first 35 years of his career at Georgia Regents University, Vadivel Ganapathy, Ph.D., arrived at TTUHSC in 2014 as the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences chair and professor for the Department of Cell Biology and Biochemistry. His journey to Lubbock, however, began in the 1970s when he earned his Ph.D. in biochemistry from Madras University in India.

New Public Art Installed at TTUHSC Campus

Visitors to the new Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) University Center will “collaborate” with the newest addition to the collection of the Texas Tech University System (TTUS) Public Art Program, “PULSE,” created by artist Adam Frank.

From Neurosurgery to Biomedical Science

As a boy growing up in the suburbs of Buenos Aires, Argentina, Guillermo Altenberg, M.D., Ph.D., recalls always wanting to be a doctor.

The Stories of Match Day

The Perfect Match — Research and Patient Care

Graduate Students Earn Awards, Scholarships

Sreedhar Reddy Suthe and Sharavan Ramachandran, Ph.D. candidates in the School of Pharmacy’s Graduate Program in Pharmaceutical Sciences (GPPS), each have been named recipients of multiple awards. GPPS students Nehal Gupta, Ekram Chowdhury and Yoon Jung Lee also garnered awards and scholarships recently.

Poison Center Sets Spring Medication Cleanout Dates

The Texas Panhandle Poison Center (TPPC) announced dates for its annual three-stop spring Medication Cleanout cycle. The biannual collection will get underway March 23 at the TTUHSC Amarillo campus, with additional Medication Cleanout collections scheduled for April 13 in Abilene and April 27 in Lubbock.

Abilene Pharmacy Student to Attend Anti-Doping Conference

Though they are most visible working behind the nearest drug store counter, pharmacists have many other unique and lesser-known clinical opportunities. It’s one of those less traveled career paths that most interests third-year TTUHSC-Abilene pharmacy student Athena Brindle.