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February 2022 Archive

TTUHSC Brings Mobile Health Care Units to Permian Basin

The new mobile units will create a vital access point to care for rural patients across the Permian Basin

Accessible Help for Healthier Children in West Texas

An initiative brought about by the TCMHCC, this beneficial program is funded by the Texas Legislature in order to equip children across the state with the best possible care. As one of only 12 regional hubs, TTUHSC’s involvement allows promising opportunities for West Texas health care providers and their patients.

TTUHSC Recognized as a Hispanic-Serving Institution

The Hispanic-Serving Institution designation is granted to eligible institutions of higher education with an enrollment of undergraduate full-time Hispanic students greater than 25%, in addition to other criteria set by the Department of Education that promotes accessibility and affordability to traditionally underrepresented communities.

What is a Diagnostic Molecular Scientist?

Ericka Hendrix, Ph.D., MB(ASCP)cm, discussed the job demands for diagnostic molecular scientists and how the pandemic has affected the role.

Celebrating Black History Month: Faculty Spotlight

TTUHSC School of Medicine spotlights two accomplished faculty members in celebration of Black History Month.

To Test or Not To Test?

Two types of tests have become the most widely accepted for COVID-19. Wade Redman, Ph.D., MT, discusses differences and best practices with the tests.

TTUHSC’s Jansen Receives NIH Grant to Continue Study into Neurological Disorders

To continue her research, the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) at the National Institutes for Health (NIH) recently awarded Michaela Jansen, Pharm.D., Ph.D., a four-year, $1.53 million grant.

Maintaining Good Mental Health in the Winter Months

Logan Winkelman, PhD, LPC-S, NCC, Program Director and Assistant Professor of the Clinical Counseling and Mental Health department of the TTUHSC School of Health Professions, discussed why the winter months can have a negative impact on our mental health as well as steps to take to protect ourselves from emotional valleys during these times.

Diversifying the Face of Medicine Since 1964

The Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, School of Medicine (TTUHSC SOM) is proud to spotlight the Student National Medical Association (SNMA) this week in honor of Black History Month.

Celebrating American Heart Month

In recognition of American Heart Month, Itxia Acevedo-Santiago, MPAS, PA-C and Christina Robohm-Leavitt, DMSc, MS, PA-C discussed how COVID has affected heart health and steps we can take to care for our hearts in stressful times.