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October 2016 Edition

Amarillo Campus Breaks Ground on New Sim Building

A vision to give simulation training a bigger role in educating local health care providers became more tangible Sept. 19 when TTUHSC broke ground on the on the future home of SiM CentralMORE»

 TTUHSC SiM Central Groundbreaking

TTUHSC Surgeon Using Telemedicine for Novel Cancer Screening Project

Associate Professor and surgical oncologist Subhasis Misra, M.D., is spearheading a new project that includes using telemedicine to reduce the incidence of skin cancer by increasing the number of people receiving melanoma screening. MORE»

Subhasis Misra

Poverty Exercise Contributes to Nursing Education

Students from the TTUHSC School of Nursing joined nursing students from West Texas A&M University and Amarillo College for a poverty simulation exercise Sept. 22 hosted by The Pavilion at Northwest Texas Healthcare System. MORE»

Poverty Simulation

Amarillo Campus Honors Longtime Donor

For more than 20 consecutive years Charles Kitsman has donated to TTUHSC in support of the School of Medicine’s resident recognition ceremony. MORE»

Charles Kitsman

City Officials Back Proposed Vet School 

The Texas Tech University System plan to build a new veterinary school in Amarillo got a shot in the arm Sept. 20 when the Amarillo City Commission voted unanimously to support the project with a $15 million grant from the AEDC. MORE»

Amarillo Economic Development Corporation

Poison Center Hosts Amarillo Medication Cleanout

The Texas Panhandle Poison Center began its fall Medication Cleanout collection cycle Sept. 10 at the TTUHSC Amarillo campus. During the four-hour collection period, 105 event volunteers saw 482 vehicles and took in more than 1,450 pounds of unwanted, expired or unused medications. MORE»

Medication Cleanout

Campus Cook Team Participates in Chamber Barbecue

Employees representing multiple departments from the TTUHSC Amarillo campus formed a cooking team for the Amarillo Chamber of Commerce’s 21st Annual Good Times Celebration Barbecue Cook-Off Sept. 8 in downtown Amarillo. MORE»

Amarillo Chamber of Commerce Barbecue

TTUHSC Amarillo Kicks Off New Academic Year

Students, faculty and staff on the Amarillo campus enjoyed food, friends and fun at the annual School of Pharmacy Back-to School Picnic (Aug. 24) and the Office of Student Services’ Welcome Back Students event (Sept. 8). MORE»

 TTUHSC Back-to-School Picnics

Laura W. Bush Institute for Women's Health Hosts Girls Night Out in Canyon

The Laura W. Bush Institute for Women’s Health’s hosted approximately 300 West Texas A&M University freshman girls Sept. 16 at its annual Girls Night Out event. MORE»

WTAMU Girls Night Out Event

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