News and Events
Congratulations to Sarah Wood, LVN, CCRC on being selected to receive a 2020 Quality Staff Award. Ms. Wood was nominated by her peers in the Clinical Research Institute for her contribution to the CRI and the Institution.
Congratulations Sarah Wood!
On behalf of the Office of Research on Women’s Health (ORWH) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), I would like to invite you to attend the first webinar of the 2020 Understudied, Underrepresented, and Underreported (U3) Women’s Health Lecture Series, on Wednesday, July 22, at 2:00 p.m. ORWH’s U3 program focuses on critical research gaps and opportunities in populations of women that are understudied, underrepresented, and underreported in biomedical research. The U3 Women’s Health Lecture Series is designed to stimulate interest in complex issues affecting the health of women, such as influences of community attributes on health.
We are still living through unprecedented times. In addition to this event, ORWH, as an extension of the U3 program, plans to co-sponsor several funding opportunities for research on the social, economic, behavioral, and health consequences of COVID-19, particularly as they pertain to the health of women, health disparity populations, and other vulnerable groups. These opportunities can be found here.
The webinar is titled “Improving chronic disease outcomes through approaches that address social determinants of health” and will feature Leah H. Rubin, Ph.D., M.P.H.—Associate Professor of neurology, psychiatry and behavioral sciences, and epidemiology at Johns Hopkins University—and Marie Lynn Miranda, Ph.D., Professor of applied and computational mathematics and statistics at the University of Notre Dame. The webinar will focus on social determinants of central nervous system dysfunction based on lessons from HIV populations and residential segregation’s role in shaping health and well-being. More information about the webinar can be found on the registration page.
As these resources are closely aligned with the work of Laura W. Bush Institute for Women's Health, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, we are bringing them to your attention and encouraging you to join and share them with your network (e.g., on social media, in your newsletter, with office staff, and on your online platforms).
To stay informed about ORWH resources and activities, please sign up for ORWH communications here.
Congratulations to MS3-4 Students Kelly Little and Chloe Cooper for their work on “The Association Between Insurance Type and Patient Satisfaction Scores”. The project was awarded the Dr. Lorenz O. Lutherer Award during the 2020 Student Research Week, which was held March 10-13, 2020
Congratulations to Sarah Wood, LVN! She is the recipient of the 2019 CRI Service Excellence Award. Co-workers nominated Ms. Wood for her teamwork, hard work and dedication to the CRI and the Institution, as a whole.
- Criteria the person should have exhibited in order to be nominated for the CRI Excellence Award:
- Consistently seen having a positive helpful attitude
- Demonstrate high standards of professionalism
- Witnessed offering help* Witnessed accepting help.
- Has been repeatedly “caught in the act” of delivering excellent customer service and going beyond the call of duty.
- Professional/team building behavior and embodies CRI work ethic
- Participation in CRI and other activities that help professional growth and contributes to the mission of the CRI
- Demonstrated ability to exceed expectations while also working effectively and supporting each other as team members
Key Note Speaker: John Griswold, MD, FACS
Title: Evolution of Healthcare: The Transformation of Prehospital Response in Rural West Texas
Announcement of new Executive Director for the Clinical Research Institute (CRI)
Dr. John A. Griswold
It is my pleasure to announce the appointment of John A. Griswold, M.D., as the new Executive Director of the Clinical Research Institute effective September 1, 2019. Dr. Griswold replaces Dr. Alan Peiris who is retiring August 31, 2019.
Congratulations to Meredith Gavin MS4 recipient
Congratulations to this year's recipients of the CRI Seed Grant!!
Dr. Courtney Queen, Department of Public Health and Dr. M Haris Nazim, Department of Surgery-Amarillo "Intergrating and testing a point-of-care iagnostic tool for the early detection of melanoma"
Dr. Nadezhda German, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Dr. Kendra Rumbaugh, Department of Surgery-Lubbock "Assessing the activity of selected inhibitors of quorum sensing in P. aeruginosa and S. aureus using in vitro polymicrobial infection models.
Viceral fat is associated with high-grade complications in patients undergoing laparoscopic or robotic-assisted partial nephrectomy for renal masses
Congratulations to Dr. Lindsay Penrose, Assistant Professor
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Title of Research Project: Soft tissue mobilization for lumbopelvic pain in the third trimester of pregnancy
Congratulations to Dr. Ravindra M. Bharadwaj, MD, MPH, Division of Geriatric, School of Medicine Amarillo Campus
Title of Research Project: Glucose utilization and mitochondrial dysfunction in the blood cells of Alzheimer's Disease