The Beat - August 2019 | Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
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August 2019 Edition (Archives)

More Than 100 Texas Tech Physicians Doctors Make "Top Docs" List

More than 100 Texas Tech Physicians doctors were recognized by fellow area physicians as the best in their fields in Amarillo Magazine's and Lubbock Magazine's inaugural Top Docs special sections. MORE»

TTUHSC Resident Lunch

Pharmacy Researcher Finds Her Niche in Medicinal Chemistry

Nadia German, Ph. D., a professor for the Jerry H. Hodge School of Pharmacy's Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, at one time believed she would work in chemistry education. However, an invitation from a former professor and the opportunities that followed eventually lead her to conducting research in multiple areas on the TTUHSC campus in Amarillo. MORE»

Nadia German

Poison Center Recognized for 25 Years of Service

The American Association of Poison Control Centers recently recognized the Texas Panhandle Poison Center (TPPC) for 25 years of community service as part of the Texas Poison Center Network. The TPPC is managed by the Jerry H. Hodge School of Pharmacy and located on the Amarillo campus. MORE»

Texas Panhandle Poison Center

Pharmacy Students Find Residency Matches

Pharmacy students interested in completing a residency after they graduated found out this spring where they’d spend the next stage of their training during the Pharmacy Residency Match Day. Thirty-seven students from all four Jerry H. Hodge School of Pharmacy campuses were successfully matched. MORE»

TTUHSC School of Pharmacy Match

GPPS Students Garner Awards, Travel Scholarships

It was a rewarding summer for a group of students from the Jerry H. Hodge School of Pharmacy’s Graduate Program in Pharmaceutical Sciences (GPPS). MORE»

TTUHSC Graduate Program in Pharmacuetical Sciences 

Brain-Centered Pharmacology & Pathology

There are many reasons why scientists are drawn to their particular fields of research. For Jerry H. Hodge School of Pharmacy Associate Professor Luca Cucullo, Ph.D., it was a series of seeing-is-believing moments that sparked his passion for investigating brain-centered pharmacology/pathophysiology research. MORE>>

Luca Cucullo

Red Raiders Take Over Hodgetown

Texas Tech Night at Hodgetown was July 20!! Fans had a fun time playing with Raider Red, the Masked Rider and Ruckus at the Amarillo Sod Poodles baseball game. And TTUHSC School of Medicine regional chairs Dr. Rodney Young (Family Medicine) and Dr. Shannon Herrick (Pediatrics) were interviewed during the pre-game show about health care education and patient care in Amarillo. FACEBOOK ALBUM>>

Amarillo Sod Poodles, Masked Rider and Raider Red

Amarillo Faculty, Staff Recognized at Annual Ceremony

TTU System Chancellor Tedd L. Mitchell, M.D., was in Amarillo recently for the annual Distinguished Staff and Years of Service Awards presentation to recognize faculty and staff from all TTUHSC schools. FACEBOOK ALBUM>>

Amarillo Years of Service Awards

Combating Infant and Maternal Mortality Rates with the MommyMeds App

Dr. Teresa Baker, an associate professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and co-director of the InfantRisk Center, appeared on Studio 4 last week to talk about infant and maternal mortality in Amarillo. She also announced a new crowdfunding campaign we've launched to expand the information offered to pregnant and breastfeeding mothers both locally and worldwide. MORE ON KAMR>>

Teresa baker on Studio 4

TTUHSC Doctor Helps Teach Pharmacy Students in Liberia

Dr. Whit Walker, an associate professor in the TTUHSC School of Medicine, has treated patients and trained physicians in the African country of Liberia. Along with pharmacy faculty Dr. Jill Frost and Dr. Rachel Basinger and residents, he continues to work with the community by hosting educational telehealth conferences with Liberian pharmacy students. MORE ON KAMR>>

Walker, TTUHSC, and Liberian Students

Gunshot Wounds Can Leave More Than Physical Damage

In addition to the loss of life during the tragedies in El Paso and Dayton, Ohio this month, more than 50 were wounded. Dr. Muhammad Nazim, regional chair for the TTUHSC Department of Surgery in Amarillo, visited with ABC 7 Amarillo last week about the internal damage and lasting mental trauma a gunshot wound can cause. MORE ON KVII>>

Muhammad Nazim

A Hospital's Emergency Response Protocol for Mass Casualties

Also following the incidents in El Paso and Dayton, Shane Harper, PA-C, clinical professor for the TTUHSC Department of Surgery in Amarillo, participated in a story with Northwest Texas Hospital and ABC 7 Amarillo about the hospital's emergency response protocols. MORE ON KVII>>

Shane Harper

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