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Is it COVID, Flu, or RSV? Find Out With Just One Swab

Celesta Gibbs, Assistant Professor in Molecular Pathology for the Department of Laboratory Sciences and Primary Care, spoke about this cutting-edge technology and how it can benefit patients and the future of health care.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

TTUHSC School of Medicine Student Awarded 2024 STFM Foundation Student Scholarship

This highly competitive scholarship is awarded to some of the best and brightest medical students from across the country. Only 23 awards were given for 2024.

TTUHSC School of Nursing Appoints New Director of the Post Master’s Doctor of Nursing Practice Program

Jeff Watson, DNP, RN, NEA-BC has been appointed as the new Director of the Post Master’s Doctor of Nursing Practice (PM DNP) program at TTUHSC.

The Intersection of Physical and Mental Health

Associate Professor Dave Schroeder, Ph.D, spoke about the intersection of physical and mental health. Schroeder is the clinical coordinator and former director of the TTUHSC School of Health Professions Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program.

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.

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.

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.

Treating Mental Health in Rural Areas

Sarah Stringer, DMSc, PA-C, CAQ-Psych., discusses the role that physician assistants can play in bringing mental health treatment to rural populations.

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