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May 2021 Archive

Looking Out for the Helpers

Mental health care professionals at TTUHSC discuss identifiers, tips and resources when helping the helpers.

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.

Do You Have Anxiety or Depression?

Sarah Mallard Wakefield, M.D., chair of the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Department of Psychiatry, discusses anxiety and depression for mental health awareness month.

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.

Brother and Sister Receive Individual Degrees- An M.D. and Pharm.D. At Two Different TTUHSC Commencements

Stacy and Steven Philip both graduated this year with different degrees from two different schools within Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center.

TTUHSC Study: Pandemic, Restrictions Have Increased Mental Health Risks for Nursing Home Caregivers

Ashish Sarangi, M.D., recently conducted research into the mental health consequences of COVID-19 geriatric care in a nursing home setting. His research, “A Descriptive Study Evaluating the Impact of COVID-19 on Delivery of Care and Mental Health of Geriatric Nursing Home Staff,” was published in the April issue of the American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry.

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.

Association of American Medical Colleges Releases Guide for Telehealth Competencies

“Telehealth Competencies Across the Learning Continuum," part of the AAMC series, New and Emerging Area in Medicine, is intended for people who develop curricula within the field of medicine and for those learning to practice or continuing their professional development.

TTUHSC School of Nursing Celebrates 40th Anniversary

The TTUHSC School of Nursing is celebrating 40 years of educating nurses. The school counts almost 2,000 students across the state and nearly 17,000 graduates as of May 2021.

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).