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Former TTUHSC Dean Receives Emeritus Appointment from Texas Tech University System Board of Regents

The TTU System Board of Regents approved the title of Dean Emeritus for Michael Evans, Ph.D., R.N., FAAN, on Feb. 29, in recognition of his distinguished service to the School of Nursing and TTUHSC.

Rumbaugh Named Fellow by American Academy of Microbiology

Kendra Rumbaugh, Ph.D., a professor in the TTUHSC School of Medicine’s Department of Surgery, was named as one of the American Academy of Microbiology (AAM) 65 new Fellows for 2024.

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Names New School of Medicine Dean and Executive Vice President for Clinical Affairs

John C. DeToledo, M.D., has been named the TTUHSC School of Medicine dean and executive vice president for clinical affairs.

Finding Purpose and Perspective in West Texas

Edgar Garza, second year student in the Master of Athletic Training program, spoke about his journey to TTUHSC and his hopes to shape the future of athletic training.

Almodóvar Receives NIH Grant to Study Pulmonary Hypertension in HIV Patients

The National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute at the NIH recently awarded Sharilyn Almodóvar, Ph.D., a four-year, $2.67 million grant to study how the HIV virus damages the normal interactions between different cell types in the lung arteries that lead to the condition.

TTUHSC Medical Student Part of NIH Research Team’s JAMA Publication

Luis Castro, a student at the TTUHSC School of Medicine and the Julia Jones Matthews School of Population and Public Health, was part of a research team whose work was published by the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA).

NIH Grant to Aid Rumbaugh’s Biofilm Dispersal Research

Kendra Rumbaugh, Ph.D., a professor in the TTUHSC School of Medicine’s Department of Surgery, was awarded a two-year, $434,938 grant from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at the NIH.

U.S. News & World Report Ranks the TTUHSC School of Nursing Among Best Online Programs for 2024

U.S. News & World Report, the global authority in education rankings, unveiled its 2024 rankings for Best Online Programs, and the TTUHSC School of Nursing ranked among the nation’s top nursing schools.

TTUHSC Simulation Program Celebrates Reaccreditation

The TTUHSC Simulation Program has been granted reaccreditation in the areas of teaching/education and assessment by the Society for Simulation in Healthcare, the largest health care simulation accrediting body in the world.

TTUHSC School of Medicine Students Host Docs for a Day Minicamp

Docs for a Day is an interactive youth outreach activity with the mission to inform students about careers in medicine and inspire them by giving them a first-hand perspective into what medical school involves.

Pharm.D.: Helping People Get Well

With the changing nature of health care and the advancement of technology, the field of pharmacy is evolving, leading to a wide variety of career opportunities for those with Pharm.D. degrees.

TTUHSC Faculty Receive Chancellor’s Council Distinguished Teaching and Research Awards

Texas Tech University System Chancellor Tedd L. Mitchell, M.D., TTUHSC President Lori Rice-Spearman, Ph.D., and TTUHSC Provost and Chief Academic Officer Darrin D’Agostino, D. O., presented the 2023 Chancellor’s Council Distinguished Teaching and Research Awards Feb. 14.

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Awarded Residency Program Funding

The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) recently announced the GME Expansion Program award recipients for 2024-2025. The TTUHSC Amarillo campus was awarded $1.8 million in total.

Love Yourself First

A psychiatrist in the TTUHSC School of Medicine explained that by making self-care a priority and embracing self-love, one unlocks a deeper sense of purpose, greater reliance and the capacity to truly connect with others.

TTUHSC School of Nursing Student Accepted Into Navy Nurse Candidate Program

TTUHSC) hosted a swear-in ceremony for TTUHSC School of Nursing student Gwen Padgett Thursday, Jan. 18.

Breaking Barriers: Addressing the Stigma of Substance Use Through Interprofessional Education

Zach Sneed, Ph.D., CRC, LCDC, BC-TMH, spoke about the stigmas surrounding substance use, and how providers can effectively collaborate to provide an improved health care experience.

Remembering Darlene Norton, Professor Emerita

Darlene Norton, Professor Emerita, educator, leader, community health worker, nurse practitioner, mentor and patient advocate, passed away Jan. 13, 2024 in Albuquerque, N.M.

Noise-Induced Hearing Loss in Rural Adolescents

Leigh Ann Reel, Au.D., Ph.D., CCC-A, discussed the causes and prevention strategies for noise-induced hearing loss, particularly for adolescents in rural areas.

Faculty Women's Club Celebrates 50 Years

The FWC of the TTUHSC School of Medicine will hold a celebration dinner in honor of 50 years as an organization on February 7 at Skyviews restaurant in Lubbock.

Health Care With a Purpose

The Julia Jones Matthews School of Population and Public Health offers comprehensive academic programs, including the fully-online Master of Public Health (MPH) program.

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