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When the Parking Lot Becomes a Health Clinic

The Free Clinic, a Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) student-run clinic that serves the at-risk population of Lubbock and the surrounding area, uses telemedicine to help those in need during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Babel Fish of Abilene

Thaddee Uwimana, FPN, discusses his journey from Central East Africa to the Abilene, and the importance of effective communication and adaptability for the sake of the patient.

Study Indicates Longer Reproductive Life Span Experienced by US Women

Duke Appiah, Ph.D., from the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, studies the increase age of natural menopause, factors that cause such an increase, and what that means about women's metabolic health.

Jerry H. Hodge School of Pharmacy Alumni Spotlight

Three Jerry H. Hodge School of Pharmacy graduates share their career experiences in different specialties

How PCOS Can Frustrate Pregnancy Plans: National Infertility Awareness Week

The National Infertility Association created National Infertility Awareness Week to empower women to change the conversation and misconceptions about infertility. Megan McCrory discusses her experiences with pregnancy and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS).

TTUHSC Medical Students Educate about COVID-19 Vaccination Misconceptions with Outreach to Hispanic Communities

To help address this disparity, student members of the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) Latino Medical Student Association (LMSA) answered questions and myths about the COVID-19 vaccine for the Hispanic community.

COVID-19 Testing: Where We Are and Where We’re Going

Katie Bennett, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Molecular Pathology in the TTUHSC Department of Laboratory Sciences and Primary Care, walked us through the different types of tests and what makes them different.

Texas Tech Physicians Headache Clinic Offers Ways To Cope with Seasonal Allergy-Induced Headaches

Nichole Campbell, APRN, NP-C, explains that the sinus headaches that frequently impact people during this season might be more than seasonal allergy-induced, because one of the most misdiagnosed headaches is the sinus headache.

Upcoming Laboratory Space in Abilene Provides Opportunities for Public Health

As part of a higher education assistance fund (HEAF) project, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) at Abilene received funds to build a laboratory space for the Department of Public Health in May of 2020. After being put on hold due to COVID-19, the project is once again underway.

Study Investigates Link Between Lactation and Visceral, Pericardial Fat

Duke Appiah, Ph.D., and a team of researchers recently completed a study titled, “The Association of Lactation Duration with Visceral and Pericardial Fat Volumes in Parous Women: The CARDIA Study.”

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Collaborates With Mansfield, Methodist Health System to Address Nursing Shortage

The TTUHSC School of Nursing will expand its traditional BSN program to Mansfield, Texas, providing a resource for new nurses critical to the operation of hospitals and clinics.

Researchers Use South Korea Data to Create Replicable Framework to Identify, Intervene in Areas of COVID-19 Vulnerability Around the Globe

Yoonjung Lee, Pharm.D., Ph.D., and a group of researchers recently conducted a study to develop a methodological framework for identifying pockets of COVID-19-vulnerable populations through the use of socioeconomic status (SES) and epidemiological determinants.

Clearing up Misconceptions About Autism

In recognition of Autism Awareness Day, April 2, let’s talk about the often-misunderstood autism spectrum disorder.

Health Self-Checks Should Include Oral Cancer Checks

Joehassin Cordero, M.D., an ENT surgeon at Texas Tech Physicians and chair of the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center ENT Department, addresses the importance of oral cancer checks.

NIH Selects TTUHSC Postdoctoral Research Associate for Pathway to Independence Award

Subodh Kumar, Ph.D., a postdoctoral research associate for the Reddy Lab in the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) Department of Internal Medicine, was selected in September 2020 to receive a five-year K99/R00 Pathway to Independence Award from the National Institutes of Health-National Institute on Aging.

2021 Student Research Week A Virtual Success

Just as it did with so many traditional Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) events and ceremonies during the last year, COVID-19 impacted the university’s 33rd Student Research Week (March 9-12), making the 2021 event very different from previous years.

West Texas Professionals Support the Future of Rural Health Care

WISH, or West Texas Innovations Serving Healthcare professionals, is a web-based platform that enables professionals within the TTU College of Engineering and experts at the TTUHSC School of Medicine to connect with the health care professionals in rural hospitals for developing technologies or allowing access to technical expertise.

Jerry H. Hodge School of Pharmacy Students Celebrate Match Day

Fourth-year Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Jerry H. Hodge School of Pharmacy students interested in completing a residency after they graduate in May found out on March 19 where they would spend the next stage of their training during the Pharmacy Residency Match Day.

TTUHSC Announces $30 Million Physician Assistant Program Expansion

TTUHSC announced a $30 million School of Health Professions Physician Assistant Program expansion at a groundbreaking event March 23. The 32,500 square-foot facility will include an anatomy lab, clinical classrooms and training facilities.

Amarillo TTUHSC Medical Students Celebrate Residency Assignments in Match Day Ceremony

Fourth-year medical students from the TTUHSC School of Medicine in Amarillo learned the residency matches during Match Day on March 19.