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Ten Things You Didn’t Know About TTUHSC

Since 1969, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) has worked to provide quality education, research and patient care to West Texas. But there is a lot that people don’t know about TTUHSC. Here’s a list of ten things you may not have known about our university.

The Future of Long-term Care in a Post-COVID World

We spoke with two experts in the field of healthcare management to learn more about where we are now with long-term care and what we have learned for the future.

World Blood Donor Day

The goal of World Blood Donor Day, June 14 yearly, is to “raise global awareness of the need for safe blood and blood products for transfusion and of the critical contribution voluntary, unpaid blood donors make to national health systems,” according to the World Health Organization.

Flat Head Syndrome in Children

Reagan Collins, Gabriel Kupovics, and Laszlo Nagy, M.D., share information about deformational plagiocephaly, aka positional plagiocephaly or “flat head syndrome,” and what parents need to know.

Study of CVD Risk Factors on Cognitive Dysfunction in Elderly Rural West Texans Presented in Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease Reports

A team of researchers led by P. Hemachandra Reddy, Ph.D., professor of internal medicine, neurology and neuroscience at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) School of Medicine and Hafiz Khan, Ph.D., professor for the Julia Jones Matthews Department of Public Health at the TTUHSC Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, completed a study to better understand the risk factors for cardiovascular disease (CVD), dementia and Alzheimer’s disease in a rural population.

How Hot is Your Car?

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Chief Health Officer and Department of Family and Community Medicine Chair Ron Cook, D.O., and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) provide some safety reminders regarding children and cars in warm weather.

Illustrating the Versatility of Pharmacy

TTUHSC residency alumni Joseph Zorek’s new book uses illustrated case studies and other innovative approaches as inspiration for the next generation of pharmacists.

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Grant Recipient Illustrates the Value of Service

Jasmine Ximenez is no stranger to providing detailed, often difficult patient care. Now, as one of ten individuals across the country recruited to the new LEAPP Cystic Fibrosis Fellowship program, Ximenez gets to expand the reach of cystic fibrosis (CF) providers in west Texas, providing one-of-a-kind clinical care for children and adults with CF.

Looking Out for the Helpers

Mental health care professionals at TTUHSC discuss identifiers, tips and resources when helping the helpers.

TTUHSC Honors Class of 2021 Graduates at Commencement Ceremonies

Graduates from the School of Nursing, the School of Health Professions and the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences crossed the stage May 7-8 at United Supermarkets Arena.

Do You Have Anxiety or Depression?

Sarah Mallard Wakefield, M.D., chair of the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Department of Psychiatry, discusses anxiety and depression for mental health awareness month.

Telehealth During COVID-19 and Beyond

We spoke with four TTUHSC faculty members about the pros and cons of telehealth in their respective fields and what it means for the future of healthcare.

Brother and Sister Receive Individual Degrees- An M.D. and Pharm.D. At Two Different TTUHSC Commencements

Stacy and Steven Philip both graduated this year with different degrees from two different schools within Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center.

TTUHSC Study: Pandemic, Restrictions Have Increased Mental Health Risks for Nursing Home Caregivers

Ashish Sarangi, M.D., recently conducted research into the mental health consequences of COVID-19 geriatric care in a nursing home setting. His research, “A Descriptive Study Evaluating the Impact of COVID-19 on Delivery of Care and Mental Health of Geriatric Nursing Home Staff,” was published in the April issue of the American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry.

Stroke and Aphasia: Understanding the Connection

The month of May is National Stroke Awareness Month, followed by Aphasia Awareness Month in June. Because stroke can lead to aphasia, it makes sense to acknowledge these conditions simultaneously.

Association of American Medical Colleges Releases Guide for Telehealth Competencies

“Telehealth Competencies Across the Learning Continuum," part of the AAMC series, New and Emerging Area in Medicine, is intended for people who develop curricula within the field of medicine and for those learning to practice or continuing their professional development.

TTUHSC School of Nursing Celebrates 40th Anniversary

The TTUHSC School of Nursing is celebrating 40 years of educating nurses. The school counts almost 2,000 students across the state and nearly 17,000 graduates as of May 2021.

New Book Emphasizes the Importance, Impact of Community Health Workers

Julie St. John, the associate dean for the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC), is the lead editor for a new textbook detailing the work of community health workers (CHWs).

The Effects of COVID-19 on Mental Health

Logan Winkelman, PhD, Assistant Professor in the TTUHSC department of Clinical Counseling and Mental Health, recently explained the mental issues she has been seeing as a direct result of COVID.

Journal Publishes Research Review by TTUHSC Pharmacy Investigator

In a focused review to Physiological Reports, Vardan Karamyan, Ph.D., addresses three peptides that could be causing severe COVID-19 complications