Reddy Family Foundation Gives to TTUHSC

Two substantial gifts promote research and academics at TTUHSC

P. Hemachandra Reddy, Ph.D., Arubala P Reddy, Ph.D.

P. Hemachandra Reddy, Ph.D., Arubala P Reddy, Ph.D.

P. Hemachandra Reddy, Ph.D., and his wife, Arubala P Reddy, Ph.D., have been long-time supporters of the continual advancement of both research and educational pursuits within Texas Tech University Health Science Center (TTUHSC). 

Between P. Hemachandra Reddy’s work as a professor and vice chair of Internal Medicine, Adjunct professor of Neuroscience/Pharmacology, Neurology and Public Health at TTUHSC and adjunct professor for Nutritional Sciences at TTU, and Arubala P Reddy’s work as an assistant professor for Nutritional Sciences at TTU, The Reddy family has been an integral part of the fabric that makes up the West Texas community. 

Now, the two have created the Reddy Family Foundation, formally established to support and promote research and educational activities for graduate students and postdoctoral scientists. The family has provided TTUHSC with two extraordinary gifts, both of which can help transform the future of health care. 

“My family strongly believes that education and research are primary factors for the development and welfare of our communities,” said Reddy. “Therefore, we decided to donate to TTUHSC. We have been supporting GSBS’s best students for the last few years, and now we have requested that TTUHSC establish our family foundation.”

The Reddy Family Foundation has provided two gifts–one as a scholarship within GSBS, and one for postdoctoral research stipends. The scholarship provides a $500 award for an outstanding student each year (for ten years), while the postdoctoral research stipend provides a postdoctoral scientist with a $2000 fellowship each year (for five years). 

“Our goal is to inspire students and fellows involved in biomedical research and education at TTUHSC,” Reddy said. “We would like to promote the message of giving back to TTUHSC from faculty and staff, to promote academic activities at our institution.”

The Reddy family also strives to generate awareness about healthy aging, as well as reproductive and brain health. By supporting research and education, they provide a chance to increase that awareness. 

For the Reddy family, giving back is about encouraging the innovation and creativity surrounding scientific research, regardless of economic status.

“My wife and I came from a rural, modest background in India. We strongly believe that cutting-edge research, with innovation and creativity, is important in our health care system,” said Reddy. “The concept of giving back to the community is possible at every economic level.”

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