The Scope Weekly News Letter

Did you know?

In 1973, Maria Elena Acevedo Flood became the first employee at the El Paso campus, established as a Regional Academic Health Center for the TTU School of Medicine.

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 – Jan. 14

A TTUHSC El Paso faculty member is taking on the challenge of rising obesity rates and obesity-related cancers in our community.

Inspired to Make a Difference

Madeline Dixon, PLFSOM Class of 2022, decided to become a doctor in the eighth grade after having knee surgery.

PodMed TT – Economic Impact of Cardiovascular Events

This week’s topics include incentivizing people to take heart medication and the best way to have your esophagus resected.

GGHSON White Coat Ceremony – Jan. 18

Gayle Greve Hunt School of Nursing students receive their first white coats.

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.



Acute Pain Management in Patients with Rib Fractures - Jan. 17

Review the epidemiology of geriatric and obese patients with acute rib fractures.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service – Jan. 21

TTUHSC El Paso students will perform community service in honor of Martin Luther King Jr.

The Exam Room, Live Q&A – Mahesh Gajendran, M.D. – Jan. 23

During a Facebook Live, Dr. Gajendran will answer questions about the causes, symptoms and treatment of hypertension.

Internal Medicine Grand Rounds – Bone Changes in Kidney Disease – Jan. 23

L. Aimee Hechanova, M.D., FACP, FASN, will discuss the Kidney Disease: Improving Global Outcomes (KDIGO) update and more.

2017 Clinical Practice Guidelines of Hypertension in Pediatrics – Jan. 24

Ei Khin, M.D., will discuss the major changes in current 2017 clinical practice guidelines for screening and management of childhood hypertension.

SOCRA – Common Statistical Pitfalls at Various Stages of Clinical Research – Jan. 25

Rohali Keesari, Pharm.D., M.P.H., will discuss common statistical errors and how to avoid common statistical flaws and pitfalls.

Adventure for Your Future – Jan. 26

Expand your career options and knowledge about the health sciences while engaging in exciting and interactive workshops for free.

Fundamentals of Biomedicine Seminar Series – Wenyuan Shi, Ph.D. – Jan. 30

Shi will discuss, "War and Peace Within Oral Microbiome Community."

Grand Rounds OB/GYN - An Emerging Health Concern in Pregnant Women and Infants - Feb. 8

Participants will learn about Chagas and pregnant women.

9th Annual Service Learning Symposium - Feb. 12

Poster presentations, awards, and a keynote address highlighting the Medical Center of the Americas.

Surgery/Trauma Grand Rounds – "What Is So Special About Special K?" Sub-Dissociative Ketamine for Anangesia in the Emergency Department – Feb. 21

Michelle Aguirre, Pharm.D., will examine the benefits and risks of ketamine for acute pain management in the emergency department.

Reapplicant Workshop – Feb. 22

Advice to improve your application, improve your GPA and more.

Cultural Competence Conference – Feb. 22

The conference objective is to enhance interpersonal interactions within health care.

SoCRA West Chapter Meeting - Feb. 22

Revised Common Rule: Why Are They “2018 Requirements” When It’s Already 2019? And Other Mysteries.

West Texas Regional Veterans Health Conference – March 6

Save the date for the West Texas Regional Veterans Health Conference.

Grand Rounds OB/GYN - Transfusion Decision Making for OB/GYN Providers - March 8

Participants will learn about transfusions in obsetrical emergencies and more.

4th Annual Surgical Oncology Update – March 14

This educational activity will give health care providers a forum to discuss therapeutic options for cancer treatment.

6th Annual Neurology for the Non-Neurologist Conference – April 12

Save the date for the 6th Annual Neurology for the Non-Neurologist Conference.

11th Annual Spectrum of Healthcare from Mother to Child - April 26

Save the date for the 11th Annual Spectrum of Healthcare from Mother to Child.

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.

Diversity and Global Health Perspectives Film Series – Bending the Arc – Jan. 24

Bending the Arc is the story of three young people barely out of their teens who begin a public health revolution.

8th Annual Cultural Competence Conference – Call for Abstracts

Poster session will focus on research related to cultural competence and diversity.

Achieving Excellence

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

New Hires – Jan. 2

Welcome to the TTUHSC El Paso family.

Notice: Windows 7 End of Support – Jan. 14

IT will begin the migration of the Windows 7 operating system to Microsoft Windows 10.

Medical Coding Education Seminar - Jan. 22

This will begin a new series of medical coding training sessions for coders, billers and all other interested staff and faculty.

Faculty Development Course XVII – Best Practices of Technology-Assisted and Online Learning – Jan. 25

Discuss principles of good practices for online teaching, learning and more.

Institutional Faculty Development Course XVII – Jan. 30

Learn about creating an IRB application using iRIS and basic data analysis using OpenEpi.

2019 1st-Quarter Training Dates for Workforce Education and Development

See what training courses are available.