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TTUHSC School of Nursing’s Patricia Warnock reflects on her volunteer work during the COVID-19 pandemic

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.

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.

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).

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.

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.

COVID-19 Changed the Journey—Not the Success of Future Physicians

Even with the trials of the year, TTUHSC School of Medicine fourth-year students met the challenges and participated virtually in Match Day March 19.

A Call to Serve

While most of the public was preparing for a lockdown in March 2020, Dr. Barbara Cherry, RN, DNSc, associate dean for Strategic Partnerships, TTUHSC School of Nursing, was thinking beyond household goods. She was coming up with a plan to support the local COVID response in case hospitals were hit with a surge of patients.

TTUHSC Requests Community Input About Pandemic and Vaccine

Researchers from the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) Julia Jones Matthews Department of Public Health have developed a survey to learn how many people intend to either get the vaccine or skip it and the reason behind their decision.

Research Indicates Expanded Telemedicine Use Will Continue Post-Pandemic

One of most significant adjustments brought on by the virus is how we receive health care, as in-person visits to a practitioner’s physical location were quickly replaced by telemedicine, which relies on modern technology to bring the doctor and patient together remotely.

Don’t Forget About the Other Vaccinations

Pediatritians Fatma Aboulnasr, M.D. and Cheyene Bownds, M.D. encourage parents to remember the importance of other vaccinations for their children during the COVID-19 pandemic.

COVID Fatigue

Dr. Ebtesam Attaya Islam, M.D., Ph.D., shares the struggles and sacrifices of working in an intensive-care unit during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Should Pregnant Women Receive the COVID-19 Vaccine?

Teresa Baker, M.D., an Obstetrics and Gynecology Physician at Texas Tech Physicians in Amarillo and a professor at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC), recently addressed this topic, stating that many health care professionals believe the virus itself to be much more dangerous than the vaccine.

Reward Outweighs Workload for Pharmacist in Charge of COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) Jerry H. Hodge School of Pharmacy alumnus Jamie McCarrell, Pharm.D., recently made the move from teaching at his alma mater to hospital pharmacy management as the director of pharmacy for BSA Health System in Amarillo. This is a move that came with greater responsibility in the fight against COVID-19.

Facilitating the Collaborative Spirit of Research

The Image Analysis and Molecular Biology Core Facilities, or “the Core" facilities, are research laboratories located on the 4th and 5th floors at the TTUHSC campus in Lubbock. These facilities provide unique opportunities and support for the faculty, staff and students at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) in their pursuit of groundbreaking research.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Announces New Rural Telehealth Initiative’s Telehealth Broadband Pilot Program

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced a new Rural Telehealth Initiative’s Telehealth Broadband Pilot Program. TTUHSC will serve as a community site and state partner.