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Board of Regents Approves Appointment of Grover E. Murray Professor

The Texas Tech University System Board of Regents approved the appointment of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) Executive Vice President and School of Medicine Dean Steven L. Berk, M.D., as a Grover E. Murray Professor.

Choosing to Wear A Mask

Steven L. Berk, M.D., addresses the decision to wear a mask in public during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Texas Tech Physicians Psychiatry Partners with Covenant Health to Provide New Chemical Dependency Intensive Outpatient Clinic

For those struggling with chemical dependency, making a step towards treatment can be challenging and often filled with uncertainty. Texas Tech Physicians Psychiatry has partnered with Covenant Health to offer a new Chemical Dependency Intensive Outpatient Clinic (IOP).

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Texas Tech University Join Forces to Develop 3D-Printed Face Masks, Shields to Fight COVID-19

A collaborative group of faculty from Texas Tech University and the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) are joining forces to create 3D-printed face shields and face masks for health care workers in hopes of fighting the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19).

Working, Schooling at Home Creates New Family Dynamics

The spread of COVID-19, the novel coronavirus that has spawned a global pandemic, also has transformed the dynamics in many households. Children, used to the more structured life of school, may be experiencing fear, anxiety and boredom. Parents, accustomed to dealing with work-related tasks from office buildings, warehouses, trucks or other job settings now must meet job responsibilities with homebound children in the adjoining room.

CPRIT Awards Research Grant to TTUHSC’s Reynolds

The Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) in February announced a $1,196,214 grant to C. Patrick Reynolds, M.D., Ph.D., director for the School of Medicine Cancer Center at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC).

TTUHSC to Host Health Care Career Workshop

The 2020 Future Health Care Professionals' Experience (FHPE), hosted by the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) Schools of Medicine, Nursing, Health Professions, Pharmacy and the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences.

Fifth Graders Become Doctors for a Day

Fifth graders from Wolffarth Elementary School will become doctors for a day. The Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Student National Medical Association will host the Doctors for a Day Mini Camp.

TTUHSC Medical Students Hosting Annual Health Fair

The Student National Medical Association chapter from the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center is hosting the annual SNMA Health Fair Feb. 22. The event is free and open to the public.

Building a Career in Research

Born and raised in Miles, Texas right outside of San Angelo, Bradley Schniers learned the importance of having a strong work ethic. His father Curtis owned a construction company and stressed the value of an education.

TTUHSC Receives Support from The Permian Strategic Partnership to Provide Expanded Access to Health Care Through Additional Medical Residents

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine Family and Community Medicine Rural Residency Program announces a $5.9 million contribution from The Permian Strategic Partnership to expand health care resources to Permian Basin communities.

TTUHSC School of Nursing Online Master’s Programs Ranked Among the Best by U.S. News and World Report

U.S. News and World Report rated Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center as among the best in the nation in its 2020 Best Online Programs rankings.

TTUHSC Receives Support from Midland Development Corporation to Expand Physician Assistant Program

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) School of Health Professions Physician Assistant (PA) Program announced a $5 million gift from the Midland Development Corporation (MDC)for expansion to the program.

TTUHSC School of Nursing Among Best in the State, Nation

Nursing Schools Almanac released its 2019 rankings of the best U.S. nursing schools and named Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) School of Nursing as the second best in Texas and in the Southwest region. The School of Nursing was also rated 11th among public nursing schools and 22nd among all nursing schools in the U.S.

TTUHSC Receives SACSCOC Reaffirmation of Accreditation

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) has been approved for reaffirmation of accreditation through the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).

TTUHSC Named One of the Best for Vets in the Nation

MilitaryTimes’ newest Best for Vets: Colleges 2020 ranked Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) 10th in the country under the category of Career and Technical Colleges.

Garrison Institute on Aging to Present National Alzheimer’s Disease and Awareness Month

More than 5.8 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease. The Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) Garrison Institute on Aging along with the Center for Translational Neuroscience and Therapeutics, Pharmacology and Neuroscience Department will present the “National Alzheimer’s Disease and Awareness Month” to highlight numerous aspects of the disease.

TTUHSC Researchers Publish Preclinical Data on New Drug Combination to Treat Neuroblastoma

Neuroblastoma is the most common cancer outside of the brain in infants and young children and often fails to respond to therapy. Though it can appear in several areas of the body, it commonly develops as a solid tumor most frequently found in or adjacent to the adrenal glands, which sit atop the kidneys.

The Fight Continues Against Alzheimer’s Disease

In 1983, U.S. President Ronald Reagan declared November as National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month to foster awareness and inspire action against Alzheimer’s disease, the most common cause of dementia among older adults. Dementia is the loss of cognitive functioning, which affects memory, behavior, problem solving, self-management and in some cases loss of emotional control and personality changes, all of which interfere with daily activities and severely affect quality of life.

Tedd L. Mitchell Announces Sole Focus as Chancellor, Closes Tenure as TTUHSC President

Dr. Mitchell has served in a dual appointment as chancellor of the Texas Tech University System and president of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center for the past year. He will transition to a full-time role as chancellor, effective Nov. 1.

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