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April 2021 Archive

Team Member Spotlight | Brenda Chandler, Certified Pediatric Hematology Oncology Nurse

Brenda Chandler, a Certified Pediatric Hematology Oncology Nurse, has been part of the TTUHSC team in Amarillo for more than 23 years.

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.

Team Member Spotlight | Julie Garza, Clinical Department Administrator

Julie Garza, the Clinical Department Administrator for the Department of Family Medicine at the Permian Basin, shares her experiences as a TTUHSC team member.

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.