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September 2020 Archive

TTUHSC to Host Lubbock’s Fall Medication Cleanout™

To help dispose of those medications, the Texas Panhandle Poison Center (TPPC), managed by the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) Jerry H. Hodge School of Pharmacy, will host a Medication Cleanout™ 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday (Oct. 10) at the Texas Tech Physicians Medical Pavilion, 3601 Fourth St.

10 Questions to Ask When Looking for a Nursing School

While it’s no secret that finding the right school is a complex decision, the following 10 queries can help prospective students choose the right nursing program to meet their particular needs.

TTUHSC School of Medicine Students Working on COVID-19 Epidemiology Study

Three Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) School of Medicine students need the public’s input for a COVID-19 epidemiology study. The investigation involves analyzing data collected from a symptom reporting app.

Repository Validates, Stores Living Cancer Cells for Labs Around the World

The mission of the Childhood Cancer Repository is to provide validated cell lines and cryopreserved patient-derived xenografts (PDXs, which are human tumors growing in special mice) established from childhood cancers to all investigators who request them.

A New Vision for TTUHSC

In a message to the TTUHSC community, President Lori Rice-Spearman, Ph.D., unveiled the university’s new vision, which seeks to unite faculty, staff and students across campuses with a common goal to transform health care through innovation and collaboration.

West Texas Takes on COVID-Fatigue at Work, School

With the continued threat of COVID, the past few months have weighed heavy on the region. The journey to a healthy community has already been long and tiring, leaving West Texas to feel like a child in the backseat on a long drive, asking: are we there yet?

Governor Abbott Appoints TTUHSC’s Varma Member of Task Force on Infectious Disease Preparedness and Response

Surendra Varma, M.D., Executive Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education and Resident Affairs at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) was among 11 individuals appointed by Governor Greg Abbott to create the Task Force on Infectious Disease Preparedness and Response.

A Mother’s Intuition

Hudson Hall is the youngest of three children in his family. He’s got a charming grin and a personality so big that it radiates through photographs. At three years old, though, this little guy has already engaged in a major battle for his life.

A Professor Perspective of the RN to BSN Program at TTUHSC

“As a telecommuting assistant professor, I usually work from my home in Dallas and travel to campus in Lubbock for faculty meetings and graduation, which will resume when it's safe to do so,” Kathleen Kearney, JD, MSN, RN, explained. “A typical day involves facilitating online courses, grading, recording videos and talking or emailing with students and other faculty.”

TTUHSC’s Phy Seeks Answers for Women With Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is the most common endocrine disorder in reproductive- aged women. It affects at least 10% of women, increasing their risk of obesity, diabetes, heart disease, cancer and infertility. To help improve the health of these women, a research team led by Jennifer Phy, D.O., an associate professor at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) School of Medicine, developed a new dietary approach to managing the syndrome.