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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.

Patients Want to Age In Place, and Occupational Therapists are Helping

Occupational therapists help the growing number of Americans over 65 age in place. Learn more about TTUHSC’s new doctoral program.

Preventing Anxiety When Discussing COVID-19 With Your Child

No parent wants to inspire anxiety in their child, and updates occur so regularly that it can be hard to know what is relevant to children and what is too much information. Finding balance in this can be difficult, leaving mothers and fathers asking the question: how do I talk to my child about COVID-19, and how much should they know?

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.

TTUHSC Student Nurses Spurred on by Still Water Foundation Gift

Nursing students enrolled at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) at Abilene received a boost in the form of emergency funds donated by Still Water Foundation. The announcement of the $300,000 gift was made in April and will benefit 216 students.

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.

Treating Tinnitus: Making Ringing in the Ears a Non-Issue

Learn how audiologists work with patients to manage their tinnitus to make it a non-issue.

Virtual Tribute Honors TTUHSC Class of 2020

Though unable to conduct traditional graduation festivities, the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) recognized the grace and determination with which its Class of 2020 overcame the trials and hardships brought on by a pandemic with in its first-ever virtual graduation tribute.

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.