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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.

TTUHSC Physician Elected American Burn Association President

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Department of Surgery Chair Sharmila Dissanaike, M.D., was elected as the American Burn Association president for 2025.

Patent Issued to TTUHSC Researchers for Potential Early Detectable Blood-Based Biomarker for Alzheimer’s Disease

A US patent was recently awarded to P. Hemachandra Reddy, Ph.D., and Subodh Kumar, Ph.D., from the TTUHSC School of Medicine, focusing on the development of a biomarker for the early detection of Alzheimer’s disease.

TTUHSC’s Guindon Earns International Award for Cannabinoid Research

Josee Guindon, DVM, Ph.D., has been named the 2023 William A Devane Young Investigator Award honoree by the International Cannabinoid Research Society (ICRS).

TTUHSC, TTU Study Published in Genome Biology

Daniel M. Hardy, Ph.D., faculty member in the Department of Cell Biology and Biochemistry at TTUHSC, published a study in biomedical journal Genome Biology.

Holiday Season Can Challenge Those With Addictions

For those living with addiction, this time of the year can give rise to a host of addiction-triggering emotions and feelings such as excitement, loneliness, depression and anger.

A Cultural Affair Raises More than $97,000 for TTUHSC Scholarships

SNMA celebrated diversity and raised more than $97,000 with the Night Under the Stars 13th Annual Scholarship Gala on Dec. 3.

More Than a Shave and a Haircut

Students from TTUHSC have formed the Barbershop Blood Pressure Group. The students currently make periodic visits to about 10 Lubbock barber shops to provide free blood pressure checks and general health education.

Kicking the Habit Puts the Heart Into the Great American Smokeout

It is estimated cigarettes annually lead to the death of more 480,000 people in the U.S. The Great American Smokeout, which the American Cancer Society began in 1977, continues to encourages smokers to kick the habit.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Research Grants Fund Eight New TTUHSC Initiatives

Eight teams within the TTUHSC community were chosen as recipients of research grants offered through the Office of DEI, in collaboration with the Office of Research and the Office of the Provost.

Interprofessional Toy Fair and Expo Serves Families, Benefits Students

On October 15, the Office of Interprofessional Education (IPE) hosted the Interprofessional Toy Fair and Expo, created for children ages 0-3 who receive early intervention services for developmental delays and disabilities.

TTUHSC Event Seeks to Spread the Word About Alzheimer’s Disease

The GIA is partnering with the TTUHSC Center of Excellence for Translational Neuroscience and Therapeutics and the School of Medicine’s Department of Pharmacology and Neuroscience to host the Alzheimer’s Awareness Fair 2022.

When it Comes to Grief, One Size Doesn’t Fit All

Michelle Saenz, a licensed professional associate supervised by Evelyn Haro Brister and a mental health clinician at TTUHSC School of Medicine, discussed cultural celebrations and grief.

TTUHSC Distinguished Alumni Honored

The heroic actions of John Cheng, M.D., saved dozens of lives on May 15, 2022. At the TTUHSC Distinguished Alumni Awards, Cheng’s wife Elise was presented the first TTUHSC Presidential Award for Heroism.

Living Scared: Why Do We Enjoy Horror Movies, Dangerous Activities?

Natalie Scanlon, Ph.D., L.P., suggested several reasons why some enjoy having their spine tingled on a regular basis.

Serving and Empowering the Community

School of Medicine student Angela Ballesteros is dedicated to making a difference in the community and is now co-director elect for the Latino Medical Student Association (LMSA) Southwest region.

Study Shows Shaker Channel Mutation Differs Structurally from Human Potassium Channels

In a study led by Luis Cuello, Ph.D., and Alain J. Labro, Ph.D., the researchers investigated whether or not a known mutation (W434F) found within Shaker-IR channel functionally accelerates the C-type inactivation state.

Free Clinic Offered for Women’s Health Day

TTUHSC School of Medicine students will host a Women’s Health Day free clinic from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 5 at The Free Clinic located at Lubbock Impact, 2707 34th St.

TTUHSC Receives CPRIT Grant to Begin New Outreach Effort

CPRIT recently awarded a $1 million prevention grant to Rakhshanda Rahman, M.D., Rebeccah Baucom, M.D., and John Kidwell, M.D., from the TTUHSC School of Medicine.

Fifth Graders Become Doctors for a Day

Fifth graders from Bean Elementary School became doctors for a day. The Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) Student National Medical Association (SNMA) hosted the Doctors for a Day Minicamp on Sept. 23.

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