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It Takes a Community to Achieve Population-Based Improved Health

Debra Flores, PhD, Director of the TTUHSC Master of Healthcare Administration Program with the School of Health Professions, and Morgan House, PHD, Assistant Professor of the TTUHSC Healthcare Management Program, speak about the power of population-based healthcare, the obstacles that stand in the way, and what she hopes to see in the future of this vital movement.

TTUHSC Vision Highlighted at State of the University & Faculty Award Convocation

On Nov. 4, Lori Rice-Spearman, Ph.D., president of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) spoke at the State of the University & Faculty Award Convocation. Rice-Spearman emphasized TTUHSC’s vision—to transform health care through innovation and collaboration.

TTUHSC Researchers to Study Efficacy of Telepractice in Treating Children Born with Cleft Palate

The clinical trial grant, “Speech Intervention via Telepractice for Children with Repaired Cleft Palate: Randomized Controlled Trial and Assessment of Speech Production and Perception Skills,” is the first multi-year NIH grant awarded to the School of Health Professions.

Creating Better Lives Through Careers in Healthcare

The School of Health Professions offers numerous programs for those passionate about improving quality of life for patients.

TTUHSC Recognizes Distinguished Alumni

On October 8, the 2020-2021 Distinguished Alumni award recipients gathered together for a celebration dinner held at the Academic Event Center in Lubbock.

Environmental Hazards in Athletics and the Role of an Athletic Trainer

Athletic trainers fill a unique and vital role in keeping athletes safe by recognizing signs of weather-related injury and treating symptoms quickly with life-saving techniques.

How Physician Assistants Play a Role in Mental Health

Sarah Stringer, Assistant Professor in the School of Health Professions Physician Assistant Program, discusses the integral role that PAs play in mental health and other healthcare fields.

The Impact of Leadership on Organizational Culture

The School of Health Professions looks into the key parts of professional culture, and how leadership makes a difference.

Taking a Look at Addiction and Recovery

We spoke with Zachery Sneed, PhD, on what research is teaching us about addiction, the different options patients have in finding recovery, and misconceptions that persist about both.

Dry Needling: Another Tool in a Physical Therapist’s Toolbox

Dry needling can be an effective compliment to physical therapy intervention.

School Based Occupational Therapy

School-based occupational therapists help children fulfill their role as students, preparing them for college and careers, as well as community involvement.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Clearing up Misconceptions About Autism

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