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After More Than 50 Years of Service, Last Founding TTUHSC Faculty Member Retires to Teach How the Brain Learns

John Pelley, Ph.D., joined the Texas Tech School of Medicine at its inception in 1972 to teach biochemistry and begin a research program in biochemistry. After 51 years, this chapter of Pelley's career comes to a close.

Navigating Screen Time and Mental Health in the Digital Era

Logan Winkelman, Ph.D., program director for the clinical mental health counseling program at TTUHSC, addresses excessive screen time and provides tips to focus on for the new year.

TTUHSC Researcher Studies the Ability of Brine Shrimp to Thrive in High Salinity

A research team led by Pablo Artigas, Ph.D., from the School of Medicine’s Department of Cell Physiology and Molecular Biophysics and Center for Membrane Protein Research, examined how special sodium pump molecules adapt to high-salt environments.

Reddy Elected Fellow by the National Academy of Inventors

P. Hemachandra Reddy, Ph.D., a professor in the TTUHSC School of Medicine’s Department of Internal Medicine, recently was named to the 2023 class of Fellows for the National Academy of Inventors (NAI).

Human Obesity and the Role of the Physician Assistant

Chanaka N Kahathuduwa, M.B.B.S., M.Phil., Ph.D, an Assistant Professor in the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center’s Physician Assistant Program, spoke about the causes and effects of human obesity and a PAs role.

Children Benefit from Award-Winning Between Lubbock Arts Festival and Texas Tech Physicians

The Texas Festivals and Events Association recently gave its “Best Children’s Programming” award to the Children’s Art Area presented by Texas Tech Physicians.

TTUHSC Researcher to Study New Pathway to Inhibit Protein Found in Many Cancers

The NIH National Cancer Institute recently awarded a two-year, $153,000 grant to Andrey Karamyshev, Ph.D., from the TTUHSC School of Medicine.

Bridging the Distance

TTUHSC, a part of the Matador UAS Consortium, is spearheading the research initiative focused on developing and integrating drone technology for health care delivery in rural areas.

Maintaining Mental Wellness Through the Holidays

Logan Winkelman, Ph.D., LPC-S, NCC, discussed what stressors the holidays can bring out, and how to maintain boundaries and self-care throughout the season.

TTUHSC’s ARPA-H Membership Will Spur Innovation, Improve Access for West Texas Patients

The Advanced Research Projects Agency for Health (ARPA-H) is seeking to take groundbreaking ideas from the drawing board to the patient, and TTUHSC will be part of the effort.

TTUHSC’s Castro-Quirino Named to 2023-24 Fellows of HACU’s Leadership Academy/La Academia de Liderazgo

HACU announced Sonya Castro-Quirino, D.Bioethics, TTUHSC vice president of Office of Institutional Compliance, as one of the 50 fellows of HACU’s Leadership Academy/La Academia de Liderazgo.

Ronald L. Cook, DO, MBA, named Texas Family Physician of the Year

Ronald L. Cook, DO, MBA, of Lubbock, Texas, was named the 2023 Texas Family Physician of the Year during TAFP’s Annual Session and Primary Care Summit in Grapevine on Nov. 11.

TTUHSC’s La-Beck to Use NIH Grant to Study Cancer Drug Delivery Via Nanoparticles

Ninh (Irene) La-Beck, Pharm.D., with the TTUHSC Jerry H. Hodge School of Pharmacy, received a five-year, $2.49 million grant to investigate how nanoparticles interact with the immune system and cancer.

TTUHSC’s Wilkerson to Investigate Links Between Pain and Basal Sex Hormone Levels

To help investigate the influence basal sex hormone alterations may have on chronic post-op pain, the NIH recently awarded a grant to Jenny Wilkerson, Ph.D., from the Jerry H. Hodge School of Pharmacy.

Tackling Heart Health for Athletes

Scott Shurmur, M.D., a cardiologist at the Texas Tech Physicians Center for Cardiovascular Health, shared his expertise and his experience as a former collegiate athlete.

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Names New School of Nursing Dean

Holly Wei, Ph.D., R.N., has been named the TTUHSC School of Nursing dean, the university announced.

The TTUHSC Laura W. Bush Institute for Women’s Health Hosted “Love Comes First: A Bush Sisters Luncheon”

The Laura W. Bush Institute for Women’s Health hosted Jenna Bush Hager and Barbara Pierce Bush for the “Love Comes First: A Bush Sisters Luncheon” on November 3.

The Importance of Adult ADHD Awareness

Despite its prevalence, adult ADHD is often underdiagnosed and undertreated.

Memory of Pharmacy Professor and Alumna Honored with Memorial Scholarship

The Dr. Janie Robles Memorial Scholarship was established to benefit a fourth-year pharmacy student who has shown commitment to academic excellence and to service at TTUHSC.

School of Health Professions Student Primary Author of Collaborative Journal Publication

Vaishnavi Chiddarwar, a Ph.D. student in the Rehabilitation Science program, and a research team from Australia published a collaborative study in the British Journal of Sports Medicine.