The Scope Weekly News Letter

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TTUHSC El Paso medical, nursing and biomedical sciences students provide over 19,000 community service hours annually.

The TTUHSC El Paso Difference

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Stay in-the-know by attending TTUHSC El Paso events, lectures, and presentations, and learning about initiatives and trainings on campus.

Tech Talk: HSC El Paso – May 13

TTUHSC El Paso celebrated nurses week last week. A group of future nurses visited the Hunt School of Nursing to hand out gift bags and thank our nurses for all they do. Also as part of nurses week, the Kharisma James Legacy Scholarship Award was created. Kharisma James was a graduate of the Hunt School of Nursing and an operating room/surgery nurse at The Hospitals of Providence when she passed away in 2018.

Desert Imaging Gift to Help Educate Nurses, Honor Kharisma James

A $5,000 gift from Desert Imaging will go to nursing scholarships at the Gayle Greve Hunt School of Nursing, helping to educate the next generation of nurses and reduce the nursing shortage in West Texas. Desert Imaging is a locally owned and operated diagnostic imaging company with four clinics in El Paso and two mobile mammography clinics.

TTUHSC El Paso Honors Community Physicians

The TTUHSC El Paso Office for Outreach and Community Engagement recently presented the Community Faculty Appreciation Dinner and Conference at Ardovino’s Desert Crossing in Sunland Park, New Mexico.

‘The Exam Room’ Focuses on Oral Health

Dean of the Woody L. Hunt School of Dental Medicine, Richard Black, D.D.S., M.S., and Associate Dean Wendy Woodall, D.D.S., brought an update on the dental school, as well as their expertise on oral health, to the latest edition of “The Exam Room,” on Wednesday, May 8.

EPCC, Hunt School of Nursing Agreement Expands Career Opportunities for El Paso Nurses

By 2030, West Texas is predicted to be 5,162 registered nurses short of meeting demand, according to the Texas Center for Nursing Workforce Studies. El Paso Community College (EPCC) and the Gayle Greve Hunt School of Nursing are committed to meeting that need independently, as well as collaboratively.

Commencement Ceremonies Honor Nursing and GSBS Grads

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso held commencement ceremonies Saturday, May 11, for the Gayle Greve Hunt School of Nursing and Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences.

ADHD Seminar Draws Big Turnout of Parents and Caregivers

Texas Tech Physicians of El Paso’s ambulatory division welcomed 52 parents and caregivers to its April 25 Meet and Learn seminar, “Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: What Every Parent Should Know.” 

PodMed TT – A Discussion on Thrombolysis Up To 9 Hours Post Stroke And Progesterone And Bleeding In Early Pregnancy 

This week’s topics include progesterone in threatened miscarriage, Apgar scores, Mohs surgery use, and late treatment of stroke.

Community Corner

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Participate in and share information about our events, conferences, and continuing medical education activities that are open to the public.

TTUHSC El Paso is Launching Its Own Magazine This Spring!

Join the mailing list! We look forward to sharing TTUHSC El Paso Alumni & Friends with you! 

Surgery/Trauma Grand Rounds – May 16

This session is on Forensic Pathology for Health Care Professionals: A Primer on Jurisdiction, Death Certification and Evidence Preservation. 

Nutrition Matters: Adult Diabetes and Nutrition – May 17

Potluck during the presentation! Bring a dish! Presentation by Tamis Bright, M.D., Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso Associate Professor of Internal Medicine Chief, Division of Endocrinology. 

Class of 2019 Paul L. Foster School of Medicine Commencement and Convocation Ceremony – May 17

The Class of 2019 Paul L. Foster School of Medicine Commencement and Convocation Ceremony will be held at The Plaza Theatre at 6 P.M. 

Class of 2019 Paul L. Foster School of Medicine Commissioning Ceremony – May 17

The Class of 2019 Paul L. Foster School of Medicine Commissioning Ceremony will be held at the Paul L. Foster School of Medicine at 10 A.M.

Wellness Curriculum Series Grand Rounds – May 23

Fatima Gutierrez, M.D., presents: When Did Quiet Become a Four-Letter Word? How Implicit Bias Can Impact How We Assess Our Learners. 

Healthy Over Hungry Cereal Drive – June 7 to 14

On behalf of The Hospitals of Providence Children's Hospital,we would like to encourage you to participate in this year's annual cereal drive. 

Neoplastic Diseases for the Practitioners – June 14

An Interactive Pathology-Oncology Joint Conference 

Summer Medical Camp

This year's Summer Medical Camp will be from June 24 – July 31. Applications avaliable April 19. 

Grand Rounds: Transitioning From Resident/Fellow to Faculty Positon – July 9

This session will teach participants how to identify one or more resources for financial planning and for personal improvement in regard to professional development. Lunch will be provided for the first 30 participants.

Culture and Diversity

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Find out what lectures, panel discussions, and presentations are coming up from the Office of Diversity, Inclusion, and Global Health.

GaSCA Campus-Wide Meeting: Challenges and Opportunities in Transgender Health – May 28

Paula Neira, J.D., M.S.N discusses challenges and opportunities in transgender health. Lunch will be provided for the first 50 attendees. 

Diversity and Global Health Perspectives Film Series: The Freedom To Marry – June 4

An award-winning feature documentary that reveals the same-sex marriage movement through the eyes of its leaders as they prepare for their final battle. Lunch provided for the first 50 attendees. 

Diversity and Global Health Perspectives Film Series: This Changes Everything – July 11

A look at seven communities around the world with the proposition that we can address the crisis of climate change while transforming our failed economic system into something radically better. Lunch will be provided for the first 50 attendees. 

Achieving Excellence

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Stay up-to-date with campus announcements, informational sessions, and trainings.

New Hires – May 1

Welcome to the TTUHSC El Paso family.

University Medical Center of El Paso Parking Announcement for TTUHSC El Paso Employees

Effective immediately, vehicles parking within the UMC visitor garage belonging to TTUHSC El Paso employees will be subject to a citation or impoundment by use of an auto boot.

2019 Resident Research Day Annual Visiting Professor – May 17

Presented by John D. Kelly, M.D. Participants will learn how to recognize the importance of anatomic restoration and oblique reduction and how to distinguish the success of remplissage in treating humeral bone loss. 

Business Affairs Q3 Presentation — May 15

The campus community is invited to attend the event, which will feature a presentation from Payroll and Tax Services and updates from all Business Affairs units.

Research Committee Open Office Hours – May 16

Committee administrators and compliance personnel will be available to provide assistance with navigating iRIS, review information for submitting new protocols, review specific concerns regarding a new or existing research project, and answer general research questions. 

Faculty and Staff Picture Day – June 12

Smile! It's picture day!

TTUHSC El Paso Libraries Offer $50 Credit During Switch to Credit/Debit Cards

Starting on April 15, 2019, the TTUHSC El Paso libraries will only accept credit/debit cards for payment of library fines, fees and services. Click for more information.

A Message from the Office of the Vice President for Research

We are excited to announce that upon completion of several transition steps involving the federal government during the first months of 2019, TTUHSC El Paso is now a fully independent university with the authority to submit its own grant proposals.

Reminder from Information Technology: Think before You Click! 

Some things to consider before clicking any suspicious links. 

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The April 2019 edition of ‘The Pediatric Journey,’ the quarterly newsletter of pediatrics practice at Texas Tech Physicians of El Paso and El Paso Children’s Hospital, is now available.

This quarter’s topics include guidelines for pediatric hypertension, the MedCARES clinic and strategies for seasonal allergies.

Breast Cancer Alliance Limited Submission Request for Applications Internal Review Announcement 

The Breast Cancer Alliance is accepting applications for funding for its Young Investigators Grants program. Deadline to submit information to the Office of Vice President for Research (OVPR) is May 15, 2019.

OVPR Seed Grant Applications Are Now Available – Application Deadline – June 3

OVPR Seed Grant Applications Are Now Available. Application Deadline is 3 p.m. on June 3.