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October 2020 Archive

This Holiday Season, Give the Gift to be Smoke Free

Yusuf Dundar, M.D., is a head and neck surgical oncologist and microvascular reconstruction surgeon at Texas Tech Physicians and Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine.

TTUHSC Faculty Members Earn 2020 Star Award from the American Society for Reproductive Medicine

The American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) has awarded an ASRM Star Award to a pair of faculty from the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) School of Medicine. The honorees include Samuel Prien, Ph.D., a professor of obstetrics and gynecology, and Lindsay Penrose, Ph.D., an associate professor of obstetrics and gynecology.

Texas Tech Physicians Psychiatrists Offer Advice to Thrive During Election Season

No matter your political affiliation, it’s likely the 2020 election has had a significant impact on your mental health. In fact, nearly 70% of U.S. adults say that the presidential election is a significant source of stress—an increase from the 2016 presidential election when 52% expressed similar sentiments.

Haunting Costumes Can Make Halloween More Trick Than Treat

In a so-called normal year, these steps often include picking out costumes that have reflective elements, organizing group trick-or-treating and accompanying children as they go door-to-door in search of sweet treats. Though these precautions still apply, experts from Texas Tech Physicians offered additional safeguards that can help people enjoy the revelry while still respecting the pandemic that has elbowed its way into nearly every aspect of life in 2020.

Highlighting Innovation and Collaboration at TTUHSC

The new vision at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) aims to transform health care through innovation and collaboration. The vision is not only about the biggest names in science and leadership—everyone plays a vital role.

Abilene Scientist Receives Grant to Research Novel Brain Tumor Treatment

In an effort to improve the prognosis for GBM patients, the U.S. Department of Defense recently awarded a $550,491 grant to Dipongkor Saha, D.V.M., Ph.D., a cancer immunologist and assistant professor of immunotherapeutics and biotechnology at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) Jerry H. Hodge School of Pharmacy in Abilene.

Hispanic Women Learn the Importance of Cancer Screening Through AMIGAS

After earning her master’s and doctorate in public health, Byrd became involved in several projects aimed at understanding the viewpoints and beliefs of Hispanic communities. Through those projects, she has helped develop interventions designed to educate Hispanic men and women and help them explore their behaviors and attitudes about health.

Innovation and Collaboration at Work: The New Modular Skills Trainer

The Modular Skills Trainer is a portable solution to assist students in skills practice and competency development. Sharon Decker, RN, PhD, and the School of Nursing worked together to make this idea a reality.