The Beat - March 2017 | Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
TTUHSC students walking through Lubbock campus courtyard.

March 2017 Edition (Archives)

Amarillo pharmacy team advances to national competition

By placing among the top 40 teams in the nation, the TTUHSC team advanced to the second round of ACCP’s Online Journal Club competition Feb. 6. MORE»


Texas Tech System representatives raid the capitol

Chancellor Tedd L. Mitchell, M.D., and other leaders, alumni and supporters of the four universities in the Texas Tech University System raided the capitol in Austin March 1 for Texas Tech System Day. MORE»

 Texas Tech System Day

TTUHSC students join local heath care effort

Pharmacy and nursing students and faculty teamed up with volunteers from St. John Baptist Church, AC, WTAMU and the City of Amarillo to conduct a free health fair focused on health issues faced by the African-American community. MORE»

 Alive and Aware Health Fair

Twenty Years and Counting

Longtime professor Sherry Luedtke, Pharm.D., recalls the first two decades of the School of Pharmacy. MORE»

 Sherry Luedtke

Pharmacy faculty awarded promotions, tenure

At its Feb. 24 meeting, the Texas Tech University System Board of Regents approved the promotion of six School of Pharmacy faculty members, including one from the Amarillo campus. MORE»

Wei Wang, M.D.

Med student earns first place for research poster

The Texas American College of Surgeons (ACS) selected a research poster presented by fourth-year medical student Derek Yang as the top entry in the Surgical Oncology session at the North & South Texas ACS Joint Meeting in Austin. MORE»

Derek Yang

Grad students invited to share work 

Four Ph.D. candidates for the School of Pharmacy’s Graduate Program in Pharmaceutical Sciences have recently attended conferences, been invited to make presentations or received scholarships. MORE»

Heidi Villalba

Rho Chi holds 2017 initiation ceremony and celebration

Gamma Mu, the Rho Chi chapter at the TTUHSC School of Pharmacy, recently inducted 28 new members from the Class of 2018 simultaneously at all four School of Pharmacy campus locations: Amarillo, Abilene, Dallas and Lubbock. MORE»

 Rho Chi

'Give an Art' Auction Benefits Pediatric Nephrology

An art auction at TTUHSC-Amarillo benefited the Pediatric Nephrology program. Eighteen instructors and students from the Amarillo Art Institute donated 28 pieces of artwork for the auction. MORE»

TTUHSC Art Auction

Second Day of the Woman a success 

It was a packed house at the Laura W. Bush Institute for Women's Health's second annual “Day of the Woman: Wake Up to a Better You” event in Amarillo. MORE»

Laura W. Bush Institute for Women's Health

Poison Center Public Service Announcement

The Texas Panhandle Poison Center is hosted by the TTUHSC School of Pharmacy in Amarillo. In case of poisoning, call the poison helpline at 1-800-222-1222. MORE»

Texas Panhandle Poison Center

Save the Date: Workplace Overall Wellness Fitness Fair 

The WOW Fitness Fair is scheduled for Tuesday, April 18, 1-4 p.m. Details and location to come.

 WOW Fitness Fair

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