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National Academy of Inventors Ranks Texas Tech University System Among Top 100 in Patents for 2022

In a list published by the National Academy of Inventors (NAI), the Texas Tech University System, including TTUHSC, ranked 75th among the Top 100 U.S. Universities Granted Utility Patents in 2022.

TTUHSC Secures National Academy of Inventors Membership

The university’s new NAI membership and the appointment of several faculty members as senior members and fellows are important milestones that highlight TTUHSC’s entrepreneurial spirit and commitment to innovate health care.

Rumbaugh’s Research Yields Possible Biomarker and More Effective Biofilm Dispersal

Kendra Rumbaugh, Ph.D., a professor the School of Medicine’s Department of Surgery at the TTUHSC, focuses on the research of biofilms, which are thought to be associated with up to 80% of infections.

TTUHSC Symposium to Highlight Latest Research into Healthy Aging and Dementia

TTUHSC will host the Second Healthy Aging and Dementia Research Symposium Oct. 25-27 at the TTUHSC Academic Classroom Building

Stalking a Silent Killer

The National Cancer Institute at the National Institutes of Health recently awarded Yangzom D. Bhutia, D.V.M., Ph.D., a five-year, $1.76 million grant to investigate potential novel treatments for pancreatic cancer.

Rare Microscope Brings New Opportunities to TTUHSC

CPRIT awarded a $2.8 million Core Facility Support grant to Ulrich Bickel, M.D., professor and associate dean of sciences in the Jerry H. Hodge School of Pharmacy.

TTUHSC-TTU Research Collaboration Leads to Possible Drug Targets for Leishmaniasis

As many as 1 million new Leishmaniasis cases are diagnosed each year and more than 350 million people are at risk of infection. Some forms of the disease also have emerged in Mexico and Texas in recent years.

TTUHSC’s Urbatsch Hosts 2023 Gordon Research Conference

Ina Urbatsch, Ph.D., a professor in the Department of Cell Biology and Biochemistry at the TTUHSC School of Medicine, hosted the 2023 Multidrug Efflux Systems GRC March 26-31 in Galveston, Texas.

Taking a Big Step in Structural Biology

Luis Cuello, Ph.D., a professor in the Department of Cell Physiology and Molecular Biophysics at the TTUHSC School of Medicine, was awarded a five-year R35 MIRA grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

TTUHSC’s Garrison Institute on Aging Program Supports Dementia Patients, Family Caregivers

Recent estimates say that more than 400,000 people in Texas are living with ADRD, and more than 1.5 million unpaid family members and friends are serving as informal caregivers for these ADRD patients.

TTU System Health Policy and Public Health Think Tank Hosted First West Texas Health Disparities Research Symposium

The inaugural West Texas Health Disparities Research Symposium marks the largest event resulting from the work of the TTU System Health Policy and Public Health Think Tank.

Company Owned by TTUHSC Researchers Named to Regional Incubator Program

TTUHSC researchers Ted Reid, Ph.D., and Phat Tran, Ph.D., have been accepted into the 2023 REACH (Regional Energy Accelerator for Commercializing Hard-Tech) incubator program.

New Partnership to Help Children Read and Learn

Tori Gustafson, Au.D, CCC-A, and Tobias Kroll, Ph.D, CCC-SLP, will conduct research in partnership with the Betty M. Condra School for Education Innovation to improve education for students with unique learning needs.

Researchers Study the Impact of Cancer on Hispanic Patients and Their Caregivers

TTUHSC Cytogenetic Technologist Jasbir Bisht and a team from P. Hemachandra Reddy’s internal medicine laboratory analyzed the impact of cancer in Hispanics in comparison to other ethnic groups.

Meta-Analysis Shows Association Between Autism in Children and Cardiometabolic Diseases

Chanaka N. Kahathuduwa, M.D., Ph.D., and a collaborative team from TTUHSC and TTU conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis to help provide an insight into a possible ASD-cardiometabolic diseases link.

Paving a Smoother Path to Manuscript Publication

Shane Harper, DMS, PA-C, is the founding editor-in-chief for the West Texas Journal of Medicine, which published its inaugural issue in December.

Texas Tech and TTUHSC Faculty Named NAI Senior Members

The National Academy of Inventors (NAI) has designated four faculty members from the Texas Tech University System as Senior Members.

American Association for the Advancement of Science Names Srivastava as 2022 Fellow

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) has selected Srivastava as a Class of 2022 Fellow.

TTUHSC’s Cornwall Elected Fellow by American Association for the Advancement of Science

Gail Cornwall, Ph.D., professor in the Department of Cell Biology and Biochemistry at the TTUHSC, has been named a member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science Fellowship Class of 2022.

Study Seeks to Improve Pediatric Patient Safety by Addressing Language Barriers

To help address communication hurdles, the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) has awarded a $438,756 subcontract to Tetyana L. Vasylyeva, M.D., Ph.D., from the TTUHSC School of Medicine.