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The unique border community in El Paso, TX provides scientists an opportunity to improve our nation's future well-being by addressing health problems today among the local Hispanic population. Hispanics are the fastest growing minority group in the U.S.; and continue to be most at-risk, but least understood concerning major health issues such as breast cancer, diabetes, infectious diseases, and psychiatric disorders. It is expected that 1 in 3 people will be of Hispanic origin in 2050. This means that our scientist at the Paul L. Foster School of Medicine at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) are instrumental in discovering new aspects of disease, with the possibility of discovering new preventive medicines.

Research at the Paul L. Foster School of Medicine is organized into four programmatic centers of excellence in cancer, infectious diseases, neurosciences, and diabetes and obesity. They are complimented by substantial core facilities in cytometry, genomics, histology, proteomics and the Biostatistics and Epidemiology Consulting Lab. Together with state-of-the art research facilities and more than $14 million in additional peer-reviewed federal funds in the last three years, TTUHSC at El Paso is on the brink of life-changing discovery.

Students who are interested in pursuing a successful career in biomedical research and education will find an exciting and encouraging environment to grow and discover at our Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences. It is our privilege to educate our nation's future scientists!

I welcome you to become a part of our program's exciting growth, and offer you a chance to be an instrumental piece in the future health of our nation.


Rajkumar Lakshmanaswamy, Ph.D.