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Twelve Full-Time TTUHSC Researchers Named to Latest World’s Top 2% of Scientists Rankings

Last fall, Stanford University/Elsevier’s sixth edition of the World’s Top 2% of Scientists List was released and included 12 full-time and three part-time researchers from TTUHSC.

TTUHSC, TTU Scientists Meet at First Amarillo Research Symposium

In April, the TTUHSC Amarillo campus hosted the inaugural Amarillo Research Symposium.

TTUHSC’s Ahmed Investigating Cardiac Cell Regeneration

Mahmoud Salama Ahmed, Ph.D., and an international team of researchers have completed an investigation to uncover novel therapeutics or existing therapeutic regimens previously approved by the FDA for cardiac regeneration.

TTUHSC Teams Excel in Innovation Hub’s 2024-2025 Texas Tech Accelerator Competition

Four teams representing TTUHSC earned a place among the 14 startup teams selected for the 2024-2025 Accelerator Cohort during the Texas Tech Accelerator Competition on April 5.

Rumbaugh Named 2023 Fellow by American Association for the Advancement of Science

Kendra Rumbaugh, Ph.D., was recently named to the 2023 Fellowship class by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).

National Academy of Inventors Names Liang a Senior Member

Hongjun “Henry” Liang, Ph.D., a professor for the TTUHSC School of Medicine, has been named to the 2024 class of Senior Members for the National Academy of Inventors (NAI).

Examining Choices for Better Health

TTUHSC School of Nursing announced the establishment of the TTUHSC Center for Nursing Research, Collaboration and Innovation on March 27.

TTUHSC’s Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences Hosts 36th Student Research Week

Students scientists participated in the 36th Annual Student Research Week, hosted by the TTUHSC Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences Feb. 28-March 1.

TTUHSC Commercial Venture TKQuant Receives European Patent

TKQuant LLC, a company formed through TTUHSC, was awarded the European patent for Germany, France, the United Kingdom and Netherlands.

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.

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.

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).

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.

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 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.

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.

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