June 2020 Archive
Steven L. Berk, M.D., addresses the decision to wear a mask in public during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Gold Humanism Honor Society (GHHS) is a national organization honoring medical students. The Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) GHHS chapter, established in 2007 and rooted in service and dedication to caring for others, recently received an exemplary rating from the national board for service in the community.
The Texas Tech Mental Health Initiative, a collaborative effort between the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) and TTU, seeks to bring awareness to mental health issues by connecting local partners, Lubbock-area professionals and community members with the university’s mental health support systems. Nancy Trevino, Ph.D., a TTU alumna who has lived and worked in Lubbock for the last 20 years, has been named director of the initiative.
Despite the easing of restrictions, Richard Lampe, M.D., professor in Pediatrics, said it’s still important to remain cautious because the virus has not disappeared. For those planning to celebrate the Fourth of July with family members or other groups of people, Lampe suggested observing some of the same precautions that have become so familiar over the last several months.
West Texans grow excited for Independence Day and the staples of the season: swimsuits, barbeque and—of course—fireworks. Some enjoy lighting the fuses themselves while others prefer to view them with small groups of family and friends. Either way, there are precautionary steps that should be taken to protect one’s eyes and hands from the pyrotechnic hoopla.
Molecular scientists at TTUHSC are working behind the scenes in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic through safe and efficient testing.
Pediatric pharmacists are taking the same precautions they would take for adult patients. These include wearing masks and/or eye shields, washing hands often and using social distancing.
In addition to lighting up the night sky, the loud popping sounds generated by fireworks can contribute to noise induced hearing loss, the second most common type of inner ear hearing loss after age-related hearing loss.
Since arriving at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) in 2014 to chair the Department of Cell Biology and Biochemistry, Vadivel Ganapathy, Ph.D., has been recognized many times for his outstanding work as a teacher and a researcher.
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