PharmNews - Winter 2017 | Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center

TTUHSC PharmNews - Winter 2017

Amarillo campus students named to President's Select

President’s Select, a student ambassador program and honors organization comprised of top TTUHSC students, recently named its 2017-2018 representatives. The list includes six students from the Amarillo campus, and two from the School of Pharmacy. MORE»

TTUHSC President's Select

Coalition putting Abilene on the map for research

Researchers on the Abilene campus are working to collaborate across disciplines and between universities in the Abilene area. MORE»

TTUHSC Abilene Research

October an important month for Pharmacy Practice Faculty

October was a noteworthy month for several Department of Pharmacy Practice faculty members. One was invited to present, while others received awards or new administrative appointments. MORE»

TTUHSC Pharmacy Practice

School of Pharmacy researchers pick up NIH renewal grant

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) recently awarded a multi-PI (principal investigator) RO1 grant to a pair of TTUHSC faculty scientists in Amarillo who will continue their investigation into the health effects of electronic cigarettes. MORE»

NIH Grant

Student organization begins 2017-2018 PILL Talks

The Texas Tech Student Society of Health System Pharmacists, also known as Double T, held its annual Pharmacy Information on Leadership and Learning Talk (PILL Talk) Sept. 23 on the School of Pharmacy’s Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) campus. MORE»


Pharmacy students prepare for the future at 2017-2018 career fair

The TTUHSC School of Pharmacy gave 164 third- and fourth-year students a chance to meet their potential future employers at the school’s 2017-2018 career fair Oct. 2-3 at the Hurst Convention Center in Hurst, Texas. MORE»

TTUHSC DFW Pharmacy Career Fair

Poison Center completes fall Medication Cleanout events

The Texas Panhandle Poison Center completed its fall Medication Cleanout cycle Oct. 28 at the TTUHSC Amarillo campus. During the four-hour collection period, volunteers took in roughly 1,445 pounds of unwanted, expired or unused medications. MORE»

Medication Cleanout

Grad student invited to share work

Kshitij Verma, a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, made a podium presentation at the American Chemical Society (ACS) Southwest Regional Meeting (SWRM) Oct. 29 – Nov. 1 in Lubbock, Texas. MORE»

Kshitij Verma

Pharmacy students stage penny war benefiting AHA

Student organizations at the TTUHSC School of Pharmacy in Amarillo staged a penny war in conjunction with the American Heart Association’s (AHA) Heart Walk that took place Oct. 21 at the Don Harrington Discovery Center. MORE»

TTUHSC Penny War

Pharmacy student benefits from national meeting experiences

Peia Lee, a fourth-year student at the School of Pharmacy’s Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) campus, left her mark on the 2017 American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP) Annual meeting Oct. 7-10 in Phoenix. MORE»

Peia Lee

Thailand pharmacy students visit Abilene campus

Students, faculty and staff from the Abilene campus hosted a pair of pharmacy students from Khon Kaen University, a public research university located in Khon Kaen, Thailand. MORE»

Thailand pharmacy students

TTUHSC students participate in WISE 2017

Medical, health professions and pharmacy students from the Amarillo campus shared their passion for science with local middle school and high school girls Nov. 11 at the 2017 Women in Science Endeavors (WISE) Symposium at Amarillo College. MORE»

WISE Symposium 2017

TTUHSC professor helps define new blood pressure guidelines

Eric MacLaughlin, Pharm.D., a professor on the Amarillo campus, was a member of the interdisciplinary committee that worked on the new blood pressure guidelines released recently by the ACA and AHA. MORE»

Eric MacLaughlin

Amarillo and Abilene faculty honored

In conjunction with his annual State of the University Address in Lubbock, TTU System Chancellor Tedd L. Mitchell, M.D., recognized 25 faculty members for their exceptional efforts, including many from the Amarillo and Abilene campuses. MORE»

Krystal Hasse

Amarillo researchers identify promising compounds to treat neurodegenerative diseases

New compounds designed and synthesized in the lab of Paul Trippier, Ph.D., show the effects of protecting human neurons from a form of cell death common in neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease. MORE»

Abraham Al-Ahmad and Paul Trippier

Abilene student earns second place in ASHP competition

The American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) recently announced that Hayley Brazeale, a fourth-year pharmacy student on the Abilene campus, earned a second-place finish in ASHP’s Fall 2017 New Drug Update competition. MORE»

Hayley Brazeale

PharmNews is a quarterly electronic newsletter produced by the TTUHSC Office of Communications for stakeholders of the School of Pharmacy.

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