VOLUME 3 NUMBER 2 / FEBRUARY 2007
Message from the president: You deserve Texas Tech Physicians
Medical student to serve on Texas Tech Board of Regents
Four chairs established for Permian Basin programs
School of Nursing celebrates 25th anniversary
School of Pharmacy improves in research rankings
Physicians make 'El Paso's Best Doctors' list
Pharmacy students provide health screenings for homeless
Have a plan: Notes from the Office of Institutional Planning and Effectiveness
Notes from the Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs
“You deserve a break today … ” Many of us can easily recall the familiar ‘70s ad campaign
and know the phrase ends with … “at McDonald’s.” This was just one of the company’s
many advertising campaigns reassuring its loyalty to customer service.
Soon, if not already, you’ll begin to see another advertising campaign with the tag
line “You deserve … ” To finish this one, just add “ …Texas Tech Physicians.”
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center has something we believe the people of
West Texas deserve: quality health care. Our excellent physicians, who also serve
as faculty members, comprise the largest network of doctors in West Texas. This network
of experts provides the latest medical treatments for patients and cutting-edge knowledge
for future physicians.
Like the familiar adage “It takes a village to raise a child,” providing quality health
care requires the commitment of an entire staff – from the receptionist to the therapists,
lab technicians and nurses. As physicians, we are able to provide the quality of health
care our patients deserve because of the excellent support we receive from our excellent
staff and students.
Throughout the spring, the School of Medicine will launch various parts of this campaign
in each of the communities we serve. Additionally, Texas Tech Physicians will launch
a comprehensive patient-friendly website.
What an exciting time for TTUHSC and what a fantastic opportunity for us to tell all
of our patients … You Deserve Texas Tech Physicians.
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LUBBOCK – Texas Gov. Rick Perry on Feb. 5 appointed Ebtesam Attaya Islam as the Texas
Tech University System Student Regent.
Attaya Islam, a second-year medical student from Lubbock, is the first student from
TTUHSC to serve on the Board of Regents. She also earned a doctorate in cell and molecular
biology from TTUHSC in 2005.
“I’m extremely honored to be selected to serve the as student regent,” said Attaya
Islam. “I am very much looking forward to representing our students from both universities
on the board.”
“Ebtesam is an outstanding young woman and will do an exemplary job on the Board of
Regents,” said TTUHSC Interim President Bernhard T. Mittemeyer.
“Students are our first priority at Texas Tech,” said Chancellor Kent Hance. “Having
a student regent gives the students of both universities direct input into the decision
making process. I look forward to working with Ebtesam.”
The first student regent, appointed in 2006, came from Texas Tech University. By law,
the student regent will rotate between TTU and TTUHSC and will serve a one-year term.
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PERMIAN BASIN – TTUHSC at the Permian Basin recently received a $4 million endowment
from Medical Center Hospital.
The Endowed Trust Funds were established to promote excellence in clinical care of
patients, clinical programs, clinical practice and graduate medical education at TTUHSC
and Odessa Junior College District by the establishment and support of endowed chairs
to benefit both institutes of higher education and Ector County Hospital District.
Earnings of the endowed trust will be disbursed equally to four endowed chairs in
the following TTUHSC departments: obstetrics and gynecology; family medicine; internal
medicine; and for a regional dean of the School of Nursing.
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LUBBOCK – A series of activities Jan. 26 and 27 highlighted School of Nursing’s 25th
An anniversary luncheon featuring guest speaker Ray Perryman, Ph.D., kicked off the
events. Perryman, a renowned economist, discussed “Dollars and Sense: The Nursing
A gala reception was held at the Helen DeVitt Jones Sculpture Court located at the
Texas Tech Museum. School of Nursing Founding Dean Teddy Jones, Ph.D., as well as
faculty and alumni, were recognized at the gala.
The celebration also included a pre-game luncheon and book-signing by former and
current faculty, followed by the Lady Raiders vs. Lady Longhorns basketball game.
Alexia Green, Ph.D., School of Nursing dean, said the school has committed faculty
and staff who work diligently to provide an excellent education to nurses.
“They, along with the quality students we have, will have a positive impact on health
care in the community and elsewhere. We have reached a milestone with 25 years of
excellence in providing quality nursing education accompanied by a strong commitment
to serving our surrounding communities,” said Green. “This anniversary celebration
is important to not only reflect upon our past but also to look to the future.”
(Shown in photo, from left: School of Nursing Dean Alexia Green, Ph.D., and former
deans Teddy Jones, Ph.D., and Pat Yoder-Wise, Ed.D.)
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AMARILLO – Despite a relatively small number of Ph.D.-level faculty and increased
competition for research funding, the School of Pharmacy continued to steadily improve
its standing among the nation’s 101 pharmacy schools in 2006.
In data released Jan. 31 by the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, the
TTUHSC School of Pharmacy ranked sixth among the nation’s 101 pharmacy schools in
the percentage of Ph.D.-level faculty who are funded by the National Institutes of
Health. The NIH is part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and is
the primary federal agency for conducting and supporting medical research.
Nine of TTUHSC’s 20 Ph.D. pharmacy faculty — 45 percent — were conducting NIH-funded
research in 2006. The top 20 NIH-funded pharmacy schools have an average of 37 Ph.D.
faculty members. Overall, the School of Pharmacy ranked 29th in NIH funding with more
than $2.2 million.
The school also ranked 10th among the nation’s pharmacy schools in obtaining non-NIH
funding. The school’s $2.93 million in combined NIH and non-NIH research funding ranked
30th in 2006. In 2003, the pharmacy school was ranked 45th in combined research funding.
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EL PASO – Eleven Texas Tech Physicians of El Paso doctors made the list of El Paso’s
Best Doctors. Best Doctors Inc. was founded in 1989 to provide greater access to the
very best in medical information and care for individuals with serious illnesses and
injuries. Best Doctors Inc. starts with a database that includes about 30,000 physicians
in more than 40 medical specialties. The list is then pared down to local doctors
who are recommended by their peers.
William Lee Hand, M.D., is a tenured professor of internal medicine with a specialty
in infectious diseases.
Gilbert Handal, M.D., is a tenured professor of pediatrics with a specialty in pediatric
critical care and infectious diseases. He is also regional chairman of the Department
of Pediatrics and residency program director. Handal has served as regional chairman
Hoi Ho, M.D., is a professor of internal medicine with a specialty in infectious diseases.
He also serves as assistant dean for faculty development.
Merle A. Ipson, M.D., is assistant professor of pediatrics with a specialty in neonatal-perinatal
C. Antonio Jesurun, M.D., is a professor in the Department of Pediatrics and is director
of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Thomason Hospital.
Kathryn V. Horn, M.D., is an associate professor in the Department of Family Medicine.
Garrett Levin, M.D., is an associate professor in the Department of
Pediatrics with a specialty in neonatal-perinatal medicine.
Richardo Perez, M.D., is an assistant professor in the Department of Family and Community
Mary Spalding, M.D., is an associate professor and regional chair of the Department
of Family and Community Medicine.
Jeffrey D. Schuster, M.D., is an associate professor of pediatrics with a specialty
in pediatric cardiology.
Robert Vera, M.D., is an assistant professor in the Department of OB/GYN.
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The cold and drab days of February often turn our thoughts to summer vacation, as
we daydream about the golden time a few months ahead when we will be enjoying both
warmer weather and a break--at least for a few days--from our workday concerns.
You’ve likely been disappointed with how a vacation turned out, however, if you’ve
ever failed to devote enough advance preparation to it. According to strategic planning
expert Bryan W. Barry, the best long-range planning gives equal attention to what
your goals are as well as how you intend to meet your goals.
Barry contends that people and organizations frequently make unrealistic assumptions
about the future when they are planning, thinking that their prospects are either
too bright or too bleak. The solution to such short-sighted planning, Barry says,
is to keep your eye on “the most promising ideas and the most critical issues.”
That’s certainly what’s been happening at TTUHSC for the past few months as Interim
President Bernhard T. Mittemeyer, M.D., and other leaders have been updating the strategic
plan for the institution. The key goals of that blueprint, in turn, will be incorporated
into each department’s strategic plan.
If your department would like assistance with fine-tuning its part of the TTUHSC strategic
plan, the Office of Institutional Planning and Effectiveness (OIPE) is ready to help.
Please contact us at 743-2918, or visit us on the Web at http://www.ttuhsc.edu/admin/oipe,
to find out more about best practices in planning for the future.
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Events and activities:
• In celebrating Black History Month, the Student National Medical Society hosted
Aretha Marbley, Ph.D., associate professor and clinical director in the College of
Education at Texas Tech, as she presented “African American Culture in the Medical
Field” during the Culture and Diversity Lecture Series held Feb. 21.
• The International Medicine Club hosted Rebekah Naylor, M.D., assistant professor
at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center as she presented “Surgery in
the Developing World.” Naylor has been a surgeon and missionary at the Bangalore Baptist
Hospital in Bangalore, India, since 1974.
• German Nunez, Ph.D., vice president for Diversity and Multicultural Affairs, will
be a guest presenter at the Center for American and International Law's Capital Defense
Seminar March 23-24 in Plano. Nunez was sought by defense attorney Philip Wischkaemper
to speak during the seminar. He will present “Capital Defense in our Multicultural
• ODMA and the Diversity Leadership Council will join the TTUHSC Training Department's
LEADership program by presenting “The Value of Diversity in our Organization” during
the spring program at each regional campus.
• The 3rd Annual Diversity Awards Banquet is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. April 20. Nomination
forms will be available at www.ttuhsc.edu/diversity beginning March 5, or by calling
• The 2007 Education and Career Fair will take place March 31 at Estacado High School.
For more information, visit www.ttuhsc.edu/diversity/events.aspx
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Neonatal center dedicated in honor of Naqvi
AMARILLO – Mubariz Naqvi, M.D., professor of neonatology, Department of Pediatrics,
was recently honored at a special ceremony to dedicate the Mubariz Naqvi Center for
Neonatal Care, Education & Research at Northwest Texas Healthcare System.
Naqvi has provided the Amarillo community and region with quality neonatal care,
education and research for more than 25 years. He has been instrumental in regional
outreach programs, including assisting local health care organizations and community
The Mubariz Naqvi Center for Neonatal Care, Education & Research, including the Vahue
Infant Intensive Care Unit and the newborn nursery, serves the 26 northern counties
of Texas, as well as Western Oklahoma, Eastern New Mexico and Southern Kansas.
Grant awarded for MDA clinic
EL PASO – The Department of Neuropsychiatry has been awarded a Muscular Dystrophy
Association (MDA) grant for a clinic under the medical direction of Johanan Levine,
Levine has been the medical director of MDA locally since 1989. This clinic will serve
patients with diseases of the neuromuscular system.
Magazines take top honors at ADDYs
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center magazines, Discoveries and Pulse, have
won ADDYs from the Lubbock Advertising Federation. Discoveries, the research magazine
for TTUHSC, received a gold designation for the fall 2006 issue. The winter 2006 issue
of Pulse, TTUHSC’s magazine for alumni and friends, received a silver award.
The Office of Communications and Marketing produces Discoveries for the executive
vice president for Academic Affairs. Pulse is a publication of the offices of Institutional
Advancement, Alumni Relations and Communications and Marketing. Hartsfield Design
of Lubbock is contracted for design and layout on both magazines.
Discoveries and Pulse publish twice a year -- in August and February, and June and
School of Medicine hosts research seminar
AMARILLO – The Faculty Clinic Research Unit hosted a research seminar at the School
of Medicine with presentations by Afzal A. Siddiqui, Ph.D., Department of Internal
Medicine, and Mubariz Naqvi, M.D., Department of Pediatrics.
Siddiqui presented “Sm-p80 based DNA vaccine against the human parasite, Schistosoma
mansoni.” Schistosomiasis, caused by flatworms or snails, takes an enormous toll
on human health and can even lead to death. Presently, there is no vaccine for controlling
this disease. Using state-of-the art technology, Siddiqui and his collaborator have
developed a DNA-based vaccine which would greatly reduce the need for expensive drug-based
programs and will save millions of lives.
Naqvi presented “Correlation of Postnatal Insulin-Like Growth Factor I Levels with
Severity of Retinopathy of Prematurity in Preterm Infants.”
Retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) is a disease of low birth-weight infants that may
lead to retinal detachment and blindness. Naqvi and the Baby Research Group at TTUHSC
are working to identify factors which place premature infants at a higher risk of
Mrs. Hance spearheading endowment drive
LUBBOCK – An endowed chair is one of the highest honors bestowed on an academic institution,
reflecting its reputation and prestige. The School of Nursing is honored that Susie
Hance, wife of Chancellor Kent Hance, has taken up the gauntlet in leading the efforts
to fund chairs for the school. Mrs. Hance has asked Nancy Neal, a SON alumna, to
join her in these efforts.
“Texas is in the midst of a nursing crisis and TTUHSC can and should be a leader
in innovative nursing programs and research,” Mrs. Hance said, “but endowments are
needed. With the support of the West Texas community, the TTUHSC School of Nursing
can and will be the jewel of the Southwest and a program that universities across
the country will emulate.”
In a show of leadership, the Hances have personally made the first gift toward this
effort through a donation of $100,000.
Endowed chairs serve as an outstanding magnet to bring to TTUHSC the very best faculty
and to keep at TTUHSC our own “home-grown” teachers of distinction, said School of
Nursing Dean Alexia Green, Ph.D.
In addition, an endowed chair allows the university to increase its academic quality
without raising undergraduate tuition. “Positioning the school for the future will
require resources, particularly well-qualified faculty,” Green said. “Having these
endowed chairs will assist us in moving from good to great.”
For more information regarding this initiative, contact Karla Chapman, director of
development for the School of Nursing, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Professor named Distinguished Alumnus by UCSF
AMARILLO – C.A. (CAB) Bond, Pharm.D., FASHP, FCCP, a professor in the Department of
Pharmacy Practice, was recently named the 2007 Distinguished Alumnus honoree by the
University of California at San Francisco.
Bond will receive the honor May 5 at the commencement ceremony for the UCSF School
of Pharmacy Class of 2007. He will serve as the honorary marshal for the ceremony
and be individually recognized for his career accomplishments, which include five
research awards from the American Society of Hospital Pharmacists Research and Education
Bond also received the 1994 Practice Achievement Award from the Veterans Administration
when the VA recognized his practice as one of the eight best clinical pharmacy practices.
In 2001, Bond received the TTUHSC President’s Distinguished Research Award and in
October 2006, he was presented a second TTUHSC President’s Award as the University
Some of his other awards include the American College of Clinical Pharmacy 2005 Russell
R. Miller Award and a 2006 American Society of Health-System Pharmacist Foundation
Literature Award, both which he received for his substantial contributions to the
literature of clinical pharmacy.
Special events mark launch of Texas Tech Physicians
A Winners’ Carnival on Jan. 26 marked the launch of Texas Tech Physicians in Lubbock.
The event, held at TTUHSC, featured games, food and door prizes, including an autographed
basketball by Texas Tech Coach Bob Knight.
The kick-off in Amarillo was celebrated on Jan. 29 with pizza being delivered to
all staff and faculty at seven clinic sites, in addition to School of Medicine support
offices. Double T decorated cupcakes were special ordered for dessert, along with
a red and black balloon bouquet for the areas. A huge new TTP banner was hung from
the second floor in the SOM building lobby, and staff and faculty were given new logo
TTP band-aid dispensers were handed out to patients during the last week of January
to show appreciation for their trust in Texas Tech Physicians.
YWCA honors three with TTUHSC connection
LUBBOCK – Congratulations to three members of the TTUHSC family -- Cindy Jumper, M.D.;
Kathleen Stocco, wife of Douglas Stocco, Ph.D.; and Beena Variyam, wife of Easwaran
Variyam, M.D. -- who were among the nine recognized Feb. 15 by the YWCA as Women of
Jumper, interim chair of the Department of Internal Medicine and associate dean for
health system management, received the non-profit organization’s award for Science
Stocco, executive director of the Lubbock Area Foundation, was recognized with the
Human Services award. Her husband is a professor in the Department of Cell Biology
Variyam, senior vice president of Wells Fargo Bank, was honored for her professional
accomplishments. Her husband is a professor in the Department of Internal Medicine.
Residents expand community service initiatives
EL PASO – The Pediatric Residency Program has expanded its community service initiatives
providing plenty of opportunities for residents to experience first-hand community
service and child advocacy, said Ralitsa Akins, M.D., Ph.D., associate director of
the residency program in Department of Pediatrics.
"We partner with local schools, from elementary to high school, in teaching children
appropriate health-related topics," she said.
Kate Flather, D.O., a first-year resident in pediatrics, recently presented a one-hour
interactive session on good health habits to four pre-K classes at Benito Martinez
Elementary School. Flather taught the children how to properly wash their hands using
bubble-scented soap while they sang along to a hand-washing song. She also taught
them oral hygiene, and discussed hair-brush sharing and how it promotes hair lice.
"The students also colored hygiene-related comics and asked a lot of questions about
why fruits and vegetables are good for children," said Akins.
Luncheon kicks off PoWERS grant project
AMARILLO – Texas Tech and TTUHSC recently were awarded a $500,000 grant from the National
Science Foundation for a project titled “PoWERS: Participation of Women in Engineering,
Research and Science.” A kick-off luncheon in Amarillo for schools of medicine and
pharmacy faculty outlined the new project.
The grant is an initiative toward adopting and adapting best practices from previous
National Science Foundation grantees from across the nation in the recruitment, retention
and promotion by rank/tenure of women faculty.
Lead co-investigator for the project is Stephanie C. Leeper, M.D., associate regional
dean for faculty development and professor in the Department of Internal Medicine.
Co-investigators are Marjorie Jenkins, M.D., associate professor in the Department
of Internal Medicine and the OB/GYN department, division chair for women’s health
and co-director for the Women’s Health Research Institute; and Cynthia Raehl, Pharm.
D., professor and chair of clinical research and development in the Department of
Pharmacy Practice, School of Pharmacy.
(Stephanie Leeper, M.D., outlines the new PoWERS project during the kick-off luncheon.)
Heinz selected to join Leadership Texas
LUBBOCK – Laura Heinz, M.L.S., senior director of Outreach and Extramural Services
for TTUHSC Libraries, was accepted to join 98 women in the Leadership Texas program.
This year, Leadership Texas celebrates its 25th anniversary. During the year-long
program, which began with its first session in Austin Feb. 5-7, each participant will
not only broaden her perspective on Texas; she will also see, hear and experience
the realities of her state by visiting five Texas cities and being exposed to cutting-edge
information presented by renowned experts, educators, government officials and facilitators.
The theme for Leadership Texas 2007 is “Yesterday’s Dream. Today’s Reality. Tomorrow’s
Hope.” The class will travel to San Antonio, Bryan/College Station, Abilene and Dallas
for the remaining sessions to address issues on energy, technology, medical care,
education, the environment as well as trade and the economy.
Cathy Reynolds, director of Communications and Marketing at El Paso, was appointed
this year to a three-year term as director at-large for the Leadership Texas Alumni
Association. She is a graduate of the Leadership Texas Class of 2006.
Boswell, Cannon publish nursing research book
PERMIAN BASIN – A new undergraduate nursing research book by Carol Boswell, Ed.D.,
and Sharon Cannon, Ed.D., was published recently, “Introduction to Nursing Research:
Incorporating Evidence Based Practice.” Boswell is a professor in the School of Nursing,
and Cannon is regional dean of the School of Nursing.
Casanova joins department
LUBBOCK – Robert Casanova, M.D., has joined TTUHSC as an assistant professor of obstetrics/gynecology.
He earned his undergraduate degree from Tulane University in New Orleans, and his
medical degree from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Austin.
He completed his internship and residency at John Peter Smith Hospital, Fort Worth.
He is board certified by the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology.
OB/GYN in new location
EL PASO – Texas Tech Physicians of El Paso, Department of OB/GYN, opened new offices
Feb. 5 on the Northeast side of town at 5229 Sanders. They will share the building
with Texas Tech Physicians of El Paso, Department of Pediatrics. A teen pregnancy
clinic also will operate at the site.
Redman passes specialty exam
LUBBOCK – Wade Redman, assistant professor of Clinical Lab Science in the School of
Health Professions, passed the Diplomat in Laboratory Management (DLM) specialty exam
on Feb. 1. Only about 600 individuals in the nation achieve this type of specialty
certification, and Redman is the only one in the Lubbock area to complete the certification.
Fangman certified as coder
AMARILLO – Claudia Fangman, Office of Billing and Compliance in the School of Medicine,
passed the American Academy of Professional Coders’ Certified Professional Coder Examination.
Residents earn honors
EL PASO – Simon Rodriguez, M.D., a second-year resident in the Department of Internal
Medicine, has been accepted into the Nephrology Fellowship Training Program at the
Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta. The program starts in July. The Emory
Renal Fellowship is a prestigious program at the national level. The two-year program
will provide Rodriguez with excellent training in clinical nephrology, renal ultrasonography
and dialysis therapies.
Brenda Castells, M.D., chief resident in the Department of Neuropsychiatry, has donated
her time on weekends for the past two years to treat indigent psychiatric patients
at the Hospital La Familia, Juarez, Mexico. She is accompanied by a faculty member
from the El Paso Psychiatric Center. Castells also presented a lecture on "Depression
and Suicide in Child and Adolescents" to faculty and residents of the TTUHSC Pediatrics
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SON gives $25,000 at Scholarship Stampede
LUBBOCK – The School of Nursing hosted the sixth annual Scholarship Stampede Jan.
25 at the United Sprit Arena in conjunction with the school’s 25th anniversary celebration.
Students collectively were awarded $25,000 in scholarships based on random drawings,
and several donors were honored at the event as well. Local and distant students participated.
(Senior nursing student Ann-Marie Sanders, right, won the drawing for a computer donated
Pharmacy Phonathon awards announced
AMARILLO – The TTUHSC Student Endowed Phonathon recipients were recently announced
and 21 School of Pharmacy students were awarded a scholarship.
This year the Phonathon Committee awarded 67 $500 scholarships and nine $1,500 scholarships
for a total of $47,000. Applicants were evaluated on participation in school activities,
community service, demonstrated leadership ability, Phonathon-related activities and
SOP students in Lubbock have the opportunity to participate in the Phonathon phone
calling campaign. SOP students in Amarillo and Dallas may participate in the “thank
you” portion of the Phonathon known as the Thank-a-thon.
SOP students receiving a $1,500 scholarship included Whitney Fisk (P3 – Amarillo)
and Jenna Hensley (P2).
SOP students receiving $500 scholarships included: Supriya Abraham (P4 – Amarillo),
Lindsay Algeo (P4 – Amarillo), Kamal Bhakta (P4 – Amarillo), Adam Beam (P2), Tara
Brandon (P1), Madelyne Cearley (P1), Catherine Cobb (P2), Tiffany Coomer (P2), Tu
Cam Dinh (P2), Nancy Dunseth (P3 – Am¬arillo), Theresa Gerst (P4 – Dallas/Ft. Worth),
Michelle King (P2), Frederick Labrador (P3 – Dallas/Ft. Worth), Brian Lake (P2), Vern
Stairs (P2), Jessen Thomas (P3 – Dallas/Ft. Worth), Brandon Trollinger (P3 – Lubbock),
Raelene Trudeau (P4 – Amarillo) and Martin Ziska (P4 – Amarillo).
Medical society recognizes students
EL PASO – Rosser Powitzky and Angelina Edwards, fourth-year medical students, received
Academic High Achievement Awards presented by the El Paso County Medical Society at
its annual president’s installation banquet at the El Paso Club. These awards were
presented by the society in memory of Drs. Albert Unger, Lloyd Hayes, Charles Gunter
and Victor Villareal.
"These awards are a wonderful expression of recognition by the El Paso County Medical
Society and the Unger, Hayes, Gunter and Villareal families of academic excellence
and accomplishment. They also signify the strong support by the society of TTUHSC
School of Medicine," said Manuel Schydlower, M.D., assistant dean for medical education.
Lai honored as future leader
LUBBOCK – Fourth-year medical student Eda Ho Lai was selected as one of 10 students
out of a field of more than 200 nationwide as "Future Leaders in Preventive Medicine"
2007 grant recipients.
As part of their award, the students will travel to Miami to participate in Preventive
Medicine 2007, the annual meeting of the American College of Preventive Medicine,
and learn about career possibilities in general preventive medicine and public health
and aerospace, occupational and environmental medicine. Student winners will be honored
at an awards banquet. Other winners represent schools such as Cornell, UCLA and Yale.
Pharmacy student Fisk receives scholarship
AMARILLO – The National Association of Chain Drug Stores Foundation recently awarded
a $2,000 scholarship to Whitney Fisk, a third-year TTUHSC pharmacy student. Fisk was
one of 40 recipients selected from an applicant pool that included more than 460 pharmacy
students from across the country.
Applicants were evaluated based on their career goals, interest in chain community
pharmacy practice, leadership activities and professional and community pharmacy involvement.
They also must be enrolled as full-time pharmacy students, have experience in chain
community pharmacy and have a desire to pursue a career in chain community pharmacy.
NACDS represents chain community pharmacy, the largest component of pharmacy practice.
Buchanan earns healing arts award
EL PASO – A project by third-year medical student Renee Buchanan was selected a first-place
winner in the Blair L. Sadler International Healing Arts Competition. Buchanan’s project,
“Boom: House Calls About Medicine and Graying America,” was described as "one of the
most innovative arts projects demonstrating compelling impact on the quality of the
health care experience for patients, their families and caregivers." Buchanan will
receive a $500 cash prize.
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“Spending in Your Golden Years: Financial Planning and Protection for Retirees” by
Robert Ricketts, Ph.D., CPA
4 p.m. in ACB 100, Lubbock campus
Part of the Lecture Series on Healthy Aging hosted by Garrison Institute on Aging
Health Workforce Diversity Regional Conference
8:15 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Lubbock Memorial Civic Center
Keynote speakers Lauro Cavazos, Ph.D., Mike Moses, Ph.D., and Steve H. Murdock, Ph.D.
11 a.m. (10 a.m. in El Paso)
Fourth Annual Aging Symposium
"Managing Chronic Diseases in Older Adults"
8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in UMC's McInturff Conference Center
For more details, call the Garrison Institute on Aging at 743-7821
City Lights Golf Scramble
1:30 p.m. at Rawls Golf Course, Lubbock
City Lights Charity Ball
7 p.m. at Watson Building, Lubbock
“Loss and Grief” by Thomas McGovern, Ed.D.
4 p.m. in ACB 100, Lubbock campus
Part of the Lecture Series on Healthy Aging hosted by Garrison Institute on Aging
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