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May 2020 Archive

Lori Rice-Spearman Appointed President of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center

The Texas Tech University System Board of Regents and Chancellor Tedd L. Mitchell, M.D., announced June 5 the official appointment of Lori Rice-Spearman, Ph.D., as the ninth president of TTUHSC.

Texas Tech Physicians Doctors Make "Top Docs" Lists

This year, more than 100 Texas Tech Physicians doctors were recognized by fellow area physicians as being among the best in their field and included in Amarillo Magazine’s and Lubbock Magazine's "Top Docs" lists.

How Social Media Affects Our Mental Health During a Pandemic

It feels more and more like the world is happening online, as television newscasters cover the day's tweets. As we watch one screen and check two other screens to see what people are saying about something on a fourth screen, it’s not surprising that we can end up feeling overwhelmed, stressed out and alone.

Mental Health During COVID-19: A Focus on The Elderly

While much attention has been focused on maintaining physical health and safety, health professionals are also expressing increasing concern for mental health as stay-at-home orders, social distancing and general isolation continues in various forms across the globe.

Shortening the Health Footprint of COVID-19

Sarah Wakefield, M.D., chair of the Department of Psychiatry at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, stresses how our nation and the world will be faced with this at the end stages of the COVID-19 pandemic.

TTUHSC Recognizes School of Pharmacy Faculty, Staff

The TTUHSC Jerry H. Hodge School of Pharmacy conducted its annual Celebration of Achievement May 8 to recognize faculty and staff who have helped make the 2019-2020 school year a special one for students.

Study Could Lead to New Scale for Stratifying Neuroblastoma Risk

Results from a study conducted by a research team led by C. Patrick Reynolds, M.D., Ph.D., director of the TTUHSC School of Medicine Cancer Center, may prove to be a landmark in pediatric oncology.

Mental Health for Mom During COVID-19

Sarah Wakefield, M.D., Assistant Professor and Director of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Services at the TTUHSC School of Medicine, spoke with us about the importance of celebrating Mother’s Day, talking to our kids about COVID-19, and what we can learn, as families, from this monumental event.