January 2017 Edition
The TTUHSC campus in Amarillo said good-bye to one of its most popular and well-respected
faculty members at a reception held Jan. 4. Roger Smalligan, M.D., regional chair
of Internal Medicine, has accepted the regional dean position at the University of
Alabama at Birmingham’s Huntsville, Alabama campus. MORE»
CPRIT grant renewed for pediatric brain cancer research at TTUHSC in Amarillo
Dr. Kalkunte Srivenugopal's research in the School of Pharmacy received a boost in
November when CPRIT named him a recipient of an Individual Investigator Research Award
for Cancer in Children and Adolescents. MORE»
The Texas Panhandle Poison Center, hosted by the TTUHSC School of Pharmacy in Amarillo,
has achieved reaccreditation through 2023 from the American Association of Poison
Control Centers. MORE»
For the third time in their short history with TTUHSC, Nurse Family Partnership (NFP)
held its annual Christmas party for current clients and recent program graduates Dec.
9 at the WHRI. MORE»
In a genuine display of the holiday spirit, members of the Employee Love Fund (ELF)
committee delivered gifts Dec. 20 to a group of TTUHSC families who needed a helping
Each year, students in the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences (GSBS) organize
and run a local meeting at the Lubbock campus called Student Research Week (SRW).
The 2017 SRW is scheduled for March 7-10. MORE»
The Southern Section-American Federation for Medical Research and the Southern Society
for Clinical Investigation recently awarded a travel grant to Mohammed Al-Obaide,
a research associate for Department of Pediatrics. MORE»
If you are enrolled in HealthSelect or Consumer Directed HealthSelect, you should
have received a new ID card to use for medical appointments and at the pharmacy. Begin showing your new ID card to your medical providers and network pharmacy on January
1. If you have not received your ID card yet, please contact OptumRx at (866) 336-9371
Earlier this year, the Employees Retirement System of Texas selected OptumRx, an affiliate
of UnitedHealthcare, to administer the prescription drug programs for employees and
their families enrolled in HealthSelect and Consumer Directed HealthSelect.
You will be able to view new claims and other personal information on the plan websites
beginning January 1, 2017. Please visit HealthSelectRx.com for more information.
TTUHSC-Amarillo welcomed several new employees to campus during the month of December. MORE»
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