A Celebration of Generosity

TTUHSC Recognizes Donors at Appreciation Event

Celebration of Generosity

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) celebrated donors and gifts that support its mission of research, education & scholarships and patient care & community impact.
Program speakers included TTUHSC President Tedd L. Mitchell, M.D., Kendra Burris, TTUHSC vice president for External Relations, Elizabeth Cook, TTUHSC medical student, and Larry Warmoth, M.D., TTUHSC alumnus and donor.
The Campaign for Your Life, Our Purpose, has raised more than $87.8 million in the past five and a half years.In 2018 - 2019, TTUHSC awarded more than $12 million in scholarships and grants to students. Conversely, TTUHSC students took $76 million in loans
This year TTUHSC is celebrating its 50th anniversary. Gov. Preston Smith on May 27, 1969 signed House Bill 498 creating the Texas Tech University School of Medicine as a multi-campus institution. At that time professionals and hospitals were scarce: 19 of the counties surrounding Lubbock had no physicians; the area had only one-third of the national physicians-to-patients ratio and 23 of the surrounding counties had no hospital
Today, TTUHSC has graduated more than 28,000 health care professionals. Of those, 24 percent remain in the 108-county service area

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Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center


Beginning in 1969 as the Texas Tech University School of Medicine, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) is now a five-school university with campuses in Abilene, Amarillo, Dallas/Fort Worth, Lubbock, Midland and Odessa.

TTUHSC offers students the opportunity to expand knowledge in programs that are on the forefront of health care education. Our programs and facilities give students the opportunity for hands-on research and clinical experience, and various collaborations with community entities provide students the practical knowledge that is vital to their success.

Almost 50 years since opening, TTUHSC has now trained more than 20,000 health care professionals, and meets the health care needs of more than 2.5 million people in the 108 counties including those in the Texas Panhandle and eastern New Mexico.

Through research, education and patient care, TTUHSC aims to promote a greater health environment for West Texas and beyond. We strive to decrease health disparities for rural populations and improve the health of the community through collaborations with area hospitals and health centers.

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Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

The Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, originally a part of the School of Medicine, became a separate school in 1994 to coordinate the training of biomedical scientists.

A small student body, a diverse faculty and a low student-faculty ratio are factors that promote learning and encourage interaction between students. These unique factors create a highly competitive environment for students applying each year.