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TTUHSC Recognizes Distinguished Alumni

On October 8, the 2020-2021 Distinguished Alumni award recipients gathered together for a celebration dinner held at the Academic Event Center in Lubbock.

Reward Outweighs Workload for Pharmacist in Charge of COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) Jerry H. Hodge School of Pharmacy alumnus Jamie McCarrell, Pharm.D., recently made the move from teaching at his alma mater to hospital pharmacy management as the director of pharmacy for BSA Health System in Amarillo. This is a move that came with greater responsibility in the fight against COVID-19.

Program Director Takes Texas-sized Role in Leadership

After completing his training at the family medicine residency at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center of the Permian Basin in 2012, Okwuwa stayed in Odessa, Texas, as faculty and became the residency’s program director in 2017.

TTUHSC School of Medicine Graduates Find Fulfilling Careers in Rural Medicine

In Andrews, Texas, a rural town in the Permian Basin about 30 miles east of New Mexico, a small handful of TTUHSC School of Medicine graduates are making a difference—improving the town’s overall wellbeing and finding purpose in doing so.

Texas Tech Physicians Psychiatrist Offers Insight & Prevention Strategies Ahead of World Suicide Prevention Day

Amy Stark, M.D., associate professor of psychiatry at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center and a psychiatrist with Texas Tech Physicians, says there’s no certain way to identify people who are contemplating suicide, but there are several warning signs that might give you a clue that someone is struggling.

Sechrist Named New TTUHSC School of Health Professions Dean

TTUHSC named Dawndra Sechrist, OTR, Ph.D., as the new dean of the School of Health Professions. Sechrist is the associate dean for Outcomes and Assessment at the TTUHSC School of Health Professions and a tenured associate professor. She previously was the director of the Master of Occupational Therapy program at TTUHSC.

TTUHSC’s Stark Enjoys Role as the Area’s Only Addiction Psychiatrist

When Amy Stark, M.D., entered medical school in 2009, she did so with the intention of becoming a surgeon specializing in breast cancer. Those intentions remained generally unchanged until the end of her third year. Now, a decade later, she is the only addiction psychiatrist in Amarillo.

A Celebration of Generosity

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) celebrated donors and gifts that support its mission of research, education & scholarships and patient care & community impact.

Mentoring Others and Giving It His Best

As a 23-year-old college graduate in 1998, Dr. Felix Morales, sat next to astronaut, physician and Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) School of Medicine alumnus Dr. Bernard Harris at an event to kick off a new premedical society. Morales was asked by Dr. Leo Vela from the Office of Diversity to help start this organization in order for the undergraduate campus to be more inclusive of all people who may want to go into the medical field.

TTUHSC Recognizes Distinguished Alumni

Pharmacy alumnae lend a hand to Harvey evacuees

As those affected most by Hurricane Harvey begin the arduous process of putting their lives back together, heroic stories of people helping people will continue to inspire and fuel the rebuilding effort. Some of those stories belong to School of Pharmacy alumna Quynh Do, Pharm.D., a Houston native and member of the Class of 2017.

Hardcopf invests in others through leadership

Jennifer Hardcopf, the 2017 recipient of the Dean’s Student Leadership Award for the School of Pharmacy’s Dallas/Fort Worth regional campus, served as an officer or special committee member for six School of Pharmacy student organizations during her years at TTUHSC.

TTUHSC Abilene Graduate Receives TRHA Award

John Dodge, a December graduate of the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in Abilene, is the recipient of the 2016 Texas Rural Health Association (TRHA) Rural Health Student Award.

Cooking classes focus on healthy meals

Abilene Public Health graduate organizes cooking classes and community garden.

Twenty Years and Counting

Longtime professor recalls the first two decades of the School of Pharmacy.

Pharmacy Alumna Takes on Mental Health, Addiction Issues

Growing up in Dallas, Yasmine Alhasan, Pharm.D., (Pharmacy ’16) always wanted to make a difference through health care.

NWTHS honors TTUHSC pharmacy alum

Matt Tate, a School of Pharmacy graduate from the Amarillo campus, was recently selected as the 2016 Pharmacist of the Year by Northwest Texas Healthcare System.

TTUHSC Celebrates Growth and Excellence with Your Life, Our Purpose

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center announces the Your Life, Our Purpose campaign.

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