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More Than a Shave and a Haircut

Students from TTUHSC have formed the Barbershop Blood Pressure Group. The students currently make periodic visits to about 10 Lubbock barber shops to provide free blood pressure checks and general health education.

Raising Awareness for Persons with Disabilities

Living with a disability has many effects on a person’s life, both positive and negative. Overcoming obstacles, achieving goals or dreams, and living a fulfilling life are all things that anyone can relate to.

Pharmacy Professor Tackling Alzheimer’s

Kalin Clifford, PharmD, stays optimistic about the future of diagnosis and treatment options for Alzheimer’s. By serving as a coach for BvB Dallas, Clifford assisted a fundraiser for awareness and research.

TTUHSC Names New Dean for the Julia Jones Matthews School of Population and Public Health

Gerard E. Carrino, Ph.D., MPH, has been named dean of the TTUHSC Julia Jones Matthews School of Population and Public Health.

How to Become an Athletic Trainer in the NFL

Athletic training (AT) is a field of medicine focused on patient-centered care through injury prevention and treatment. Athletic training is a popular career field because of the vast need for the skillsets of these professionals.

Kicking the Habit Puts the Heart Into the Great American Smokeout

It is estimated cigarettes annually lead to the death of more 480,000 people in the U.S. The Great American Smokeout, which the American Cancer Society began in 1977, continues to encourages smokers to kick the habit.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Research Grants Fund Eight New TTUHSC Initiatives

Eight teams within the TTUHSC community were chosen as recipients of research grants offered through the Office of DEI, in collaboration with the Office of Research and the Office of the Provost.

TTUHSC Clinical Laboratory Science Program Transforms to Medical Laboratory Science in 2023

The Clinical Laboratory Science Program offers a traditional face-to-face or online hybrid bachelor’s degree in clinical laboratory science. Beginning in Fall 2023, the program will change its name to Medical Laboratory Science.

Kang Receives CPRIT Funding to Support West Texas Pharmacology Core

CPRIT recently awarded a five-year, $3.37 million grant to Min Kang, Pharm.D. The grant will support the West Texas Pharmacology Core laboratory at TTUHSC.

Interprofessional Toy Fair and Expo Serves Families, Benefits Students

On October 15, the Office of Interprofessional Education (IPE) hosted the Interprofessional Toy Fair and Expo, created for children ages 0-3 who receive early intervention services for developmental delays and disabilities.

Collaborative Analysis Finds No Link Between COVID-19 Vaccines, Guillain Barre Syndrome

The collaborative team's study, “No significant increase in Guillain-Barré syndrome after COVID-19 vaccination in adults: A vaccine adverse event reporting system study,” was published in August 2022 by the journal Vaccine.

Covenant Children's to Partner with Texas Tech Physicians to Open Outpatient Relational Health Center

Covenant Children’s is expanding their partnership with Texas Tech Physicians – Psychiatry to open an outpatient relational health center at Covenant Children’s hospital.

Novel Medication, Specialized Ambulances Help in Stroke Treatment

Saif Bushnaq, M.D., is a neurologist for the Vascular and Interventional Neurology Division at Texas Tech Physicians, addresses the different types of strokes and the future of stroke medicine.

TTUHSC Event Seeks to Spread the Word About Alzheimer’s Disease

The GIA is partnering with the TTUHSC Center of Excellence for Translational Neuroscience and Therapeutics and the School of Medicine’s Department of Pharmacology and Neuroscience to host the Alzheimer’s Awareness Fair 2022.

HRSA Funding Will Result in Collaborative Effort Between Schools

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) recently awarded a three-year, $2.4 million grant to the TTUHSC School of Nursing.

Panhandle Great 25 Nurses Honors TTUHSC Nursing Dean with 2022 Legacy Award

Michael Evans, Ph.D., R.N., NEA-BC, FAAN, dean for the School of Nursing, was honored as the 2022 Legacy Award recipient by the Panhandle Great 25 Nurses Committee on Nov. 3.

When it Comes to Grief, One Size Doesn’t Fit All

Michelle Saenz, a licensed professional associate supervised by Evelyn Haro Brister and a mental health clinician at TTUHSC School of Medicine, discussed cultural celebrations and grief.

TTUHSC Distinguished Alumni Honored

The heroic actions of John Cheng, M.D., saved dozens of lives on May 15, 2022. At the TTUHSC Distinguished Alumni Awards, Cheng’s wife Elise was presented the first TTUHSC Presidential Award for Heroism.

Living Scared: Why Do We Enjoy Horror Movies, Dangerous Activities?

Natalie Scanlon, Ph.D., L.P., suggested several reasons why some enjoy having their spine tingled on a regular basis.

Treating Mental Health in Rural Areas

Sarah Stringer, DMSc, PA-C, CAQ-Psych., spoke about the role that physician assistants can play in bringing mental health treatment to rural populations.

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