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July 2021 Archive

Called to Medicine: Despite Pandemic, Interest in Medical Field Increases

The Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) School of Medicine Class of 2025 pledged their commitment to the profession as they received their white coats at the White Coat Ceremony Sunday (Aug. 1).

InfantRisk Center Offering Free Subscriptions to MommyMeds and InfantRisk HCP Apps

The InfantRisk Center (IRC) at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) is offering free, six-month subscriptions to its InfantRisk HCP App Aug. 1-7 for World Breastfeeding Week.

Team Members Recognized at 2021 Awards Ceremonies

Team members across Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center were recently recognized for exceptional work and years of service at each campus community.

STAT!Alert Emergency Notifications Update: Text Alerts

TTUHSC is working to increase the database of mobile numbers, hoping to reach a maximum number of people through text message.

New Rural Student Health Sciences Mentorship Program Provides Guidance, Advice to Rural High School Students Seeking Health Care Careers

West Texas AHEC is a component of TTUHSC’s F. Marie Hall Institute for Rural and Community Health whose activities include coordinating pipeline activities to recruit and engage students to enter the health care workforce.

TTUHSC Hosts West Texas Regional Mental Health Conference

The Texas Tech Mental Health Initiative (TTMHI) has been working to build capacity to address mental health issues. TTUHSC hosted the virtual West Texas Regional Mental Health Conference on July 16 using the TTUHSC Zoom platform.

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.

Fun in the Sun Can Take a Toll on Skin

As seasonal temperatures rise, people are making plans for getting outside and enjoying warm weather activities like swimming, hiking, golf and camping at the lake. That may be especially true this year as the country seeks a summer of normalcy following 18 months of pandemic restrictions.

How to Avoid a Trauma Surgeon This Summer

The trauma team’s job, on what is often the worst day of your life, is to take every action to keep you or your loved ones alive. While some injury patterns may be specific to a certain geographic region, others are well-established national causes of trauma such as car accidents, gun violence, falls and assault. Part of a trauma surgeon’s job is injury prevention — and ultimately, avoiding a visit to the emergency room.

“These Aren’t the Days of the Strawman"

COVID-19 brought its fair share of challenges to TTUHSC by making clinical hours and in-person lectures unavailable for students. However, it also has given TTUHSC a chance to explore the strengths and weaknesses of fully incorporating simulation into virtual learning.