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TTUHSC Research Receives Prestigious Status as Carnegie Classification® for Special Focus Four-Year Research Institution

The Carnegie Classification® of Institutions of Higher Education has designated Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) as a Special Focus Four-Year Research Institution.

TTUHSC Names New Dean for the Jerry H. Hodge School of Pharmacy

Grace Kuo, Pharm.D., MPH, Ph.D., has been named dean of the TTUHSC Jerry H. Hodge School of Pharmacy.

TTUHSC Recognized as a Hispanic-Serving Institution

The Hispanic-Serving Institution designation is granted to eligible institutions of higher education with an enrollment of undergraduate full-time Hispanic students greater than 25%, in addition to other criteria set by the Department of Education that promotes accessibility and affordability to traditionally underrepresented communities.

AMA Honors TTUHSC's Victor Test With Medal of Valor

The American Medical Association (AMA) honored Lubbock, Texas, critical care specialist Victor J. Test, MD, with the AMA Medal of Valor for his work on behalf of patients and his community in the COVID-19 epidemic.

TTUHSC Pharmacy Professor Named President-Elect of American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy

Craig Cox, Pharm. D., was named president-elect of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP).

TTUHSC Professor Named Fellow for National Academy of Inventors

Samuel Prien, Ph.D., professor at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) School of Medicine Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and director of the Assisted Reproductive Technologies Laboratory, has been named to the 2021 class of Fellows for the National Academy of Inventors (NAI).

TTUHSC Researchers Receive Patent for Identifying Viable Embryos

The Texas Tech Office of Research Commercialization (ORC) filed an initial U.S. patent application in 2016, and a patent was awarded to Prien and Penrose on Nov. 8, 2021.

TTUHSC Names New Vice President of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) has named Jody C. Randall as its new vice president of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.

TTUHSC Researchers to Study Efficacy of Telepractice in Treating Children Born with Cleft Palate

The clinical trial grant, “Speech Intervention via Telepractice for Children with Repaired Cleft Palate: Randomized Controlled Trial and Assessment of Speech Production and Perception Skills,” is the first multi-year NIH grant awarded to the School of Health Professions.

Wise Named Regional Dean for the TTUHSC School of Nursing Dallas Campus

The Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) has named Tiffani Wise, R.N., DNP, as regional dean for the School of Nursing in Dallas, which currently offers two Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (ABSN) programs.

TTUHSC Selects Benton as Regional Dean, Jan & Ted Roden Endowed Chair for Permian Basin Campus

The Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) has announced Timothy J. Benton, M.D., FAAFP, as regional dean for the Permian Basin campus, effective Sept. 15. Benton, who served as the interim regional dean since May, also was named the Jan & Ted Roden Endowed Chair.

Larry Combest Community Health and Wellness Center Earns Community Health Quality Badges from Health Resources and Services Administration

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, recently awarded four 2021 Community Health Quality Recognition badges to the Larry Combest Community Health and Wellness Center at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) School of Nursing.

TTUHSC Amarillo Employees Honored as Texans Caring for Texans

The TTUHSC School of Medicine honored its Texas Tech Physicians Pediatric Hematology-Oncology team at the 2021 Texans Caring for Texans awards program.

Called to Medicine: Despite Pandemic, Interest in Medical Field Increases

The Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) School of Medicine Class of 2025 pledged their commitment to the profession as they received their white coats at the White Coat Ceremony Sunday (Aug. 1).

How Hot is Your Car?

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Chief Health Officer and Department of Family and Community Medicine Chair Ron Cook, D.O., and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) provide some safety reminders regarding children and cars in warm weather.

TTUHSC Medical Students Educate about COVID-19 Vaccination Misconceptions with Outreach to Hispanic Communities

To help address this disparity, student members of the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) Latino Medical Student Association (LMSA) answered questions and myths about the COVID-19 vaccine for the Hispanic community.

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Collaborates With Mansfield, Methodist Health System to Address Nursing Shortage

The TTUHSC School of Nursing will expand its traditional BSN program to Mansfield, Texas, providing a resource for new nurses critical to the operation of hospitals and clinics.

NIH Selects TTUHSC Postdoctoral Research Associate for Pathway to Independence Award

Subodh Kumar, Ph.D., a postdoctoral research associate for the Reddy Lab in the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) Department of Internal Medicine, was selected in September 2020 to receive a five-year K99/R00 Pathway to Independence Award from the National Institutes of Health-National Institute on Aging.

Surgeon Brings FEVAR Procedure to Area Patients

Wei Li, M.D., MPH, a vascular surgeon and an associate professor of surgery at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) School of Medicine, is the first in the region to perform the Fenestrated Endovascular Aortic Repair (FEVAR) procedure.

TTUHSC’s Dissanaike Appointed to Texas Medical Board District Three Review Committee

Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) Department of Surgery Chair Sharmila Dissanaike, M.D., to the Texas Medical Board District Three Review Committee. Dissanaike holds this appointment until the end of her term on January 15, 2026.

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