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October Isn’t Just About the Boos, It’s a Time for the Boo-bies

It is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, so Catherine Jones, M.D., takes a moment to review why this deserves our attention.

Team Member Spotlight | Clayton Womack, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

Clayton Womack, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, shares his experiences as a TTUHSC team member.

TTUHSC’s Culberson Offers Healthy Aging Advice

John Culberson M.D., director of clinical geriatric programs for the Garrison Institute on Aging at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) School of Medicine, gives advice on healthy aging.

TTUHSC Selects Benton as Regional Dean, Jan & Ted Roden Endowed Chair for Permian Basin Campus

The Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) has announced Timothy J. Benton, M.D., FAAFP, as regional dean for the Permian Basin campus, effective Sept. 15. Benton, who served as the interim regional dean since May, also was named the Jan & Ted Roden Endowed Chair.

COVID-19 Vaccines for New and Expecting Mothers: What We Know

Teresa E. Baker, professor and regional chair of the TTUHSC Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology in Amarillo, and Sireesha Y. Reddy, M.D., chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Texas Tech Physicians of El Paso, both spoke about COVID-19 and the vaccine for new and expecting moms.

Study Could Lead to New Treatments for Neuroblastoma

In previous research, a team of investigators led by C. Patrick Reynolds, M.D., Ph.D., director of the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) School of Medicine Cancer Center, began studying the potential for using the ways cancer cells maintain telomeres — the protective caps on the end of chromosomes — to attack certain cancer cells.

TTUHSC Otolaryngologist Named a Rising Star by Texas Monthly

Winslo Idicula, M.D., an otolaryngologist for the Texas Tech Physicians Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) clinic in Lubbock and an assistant professor of otolaryngology for the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) School of Medicine, recently was recognized as one of Texas Monthly’s 2021 Texas Super Doctors Rising Stars.

CPRIT Awards Grants to TTUHSC’s Reynolds, Putnam

The Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) on Aug. 18 awarded grants to a pair of researchers from the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC).

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John Griswold, M.D., is a Texas Tech Physicians surgeon, director for the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Clinical Research Institute and medical director of the University Medical Center Timothy J. Harnar Burn Center.

To the Unvaccinated, I Hear You But…

Steven L. Berk, MD, Dean of TTUHSC's School of Medicine, speaks to those hesitant to get a COVID vaccine.

Back to School Can Be Exciting and Stressful for Children

For children who may be apprehensive about the new school year, Sarah Mallard Wakefield, M.D., suggests several steps parents can take to ease their child’s concerns.

What Are Coronavirus Variants And Why They May Be Important

Regional Dean of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) in Amarillo Richard M. Jordan, M.D., explains the various known variants of COVID-19.

How to Keep Students Healthy This New School Year

Experts say the best thing to add to your back-to-school list is a vaccine. Currently, children 12 years or older can be vaccinated.

TTUHSC Amarillo Employees Honored as Texans Caring for Texans

The TTUHSC School of Medicine honored its Texas Tech Physicians Pediatric Hematology-Oncology team at the 2021 Texans Caring for Texans awards program.

Scopes and Scrubs Event Welcomes New Class of 2025

As is tradition for incoming medical students at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC), the School of Medicine class of 2025 gathered together on Saturday, July 31, to be presented with their first scrubs and their first stethoscopes from Alumni Relations.

Called to Medicine: Despite Pandemic, Interest in Medical Field Increases

The Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) School of Medicine Class of 2025 pledged their commitment to the profession as they received their white coats at the White Coat Ceremony Sunday (Aug. 1).

InfantRisk Center Offering Free Subscriptions to MommyMeds and InfantRisk HCP Apps

The InfantRisk Center (IRC) at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) is offering free, six-month subscriptions to its InfantRisk HCP App Aug. 1-7 for World Breastfeeding Week.

New Rural Student Health Sciences Mentorship Program Provides Guidance, Advice to Rural High School Students Seeking Health Care Careers

West Texas AHEC is a component of TTUHSC’s F. Marie Hall Institute for Rural and Community Health whose activities include coordinating pipeline activities to recruit and engage students to enter the health care workforce.

TTUHSC Hosts West Texas Regional Mental Health Conference

The Texas Tech Mental Health Initiative (TTMHI) has been working to build capacity to address mental health issues. TTUHSC hosted the virtual West Texas Regional Mental Health Conference on July 16 using the TTUHSC Zoom platform.

Fun in the Sun Can Take a Toll on Skin

As seasonal temperatures rise, people are making plans for getting outside and enjoying warm weather activities like swimming, hiking, golf and camping at the lake. That may be especially true this year as the country seeks a summer of normalcy following 18 months of pandemic restrictions.