The Scope Weekly News Letter

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In 1999, The Texas Department of Health designated the campus as a mother-friendly worksite for providing new mothers returning to work a quiet area to breastfeed.

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 – March 25

TTUHSC El Paso announces a gift to establish an endowed professorship in the department of neurology.

$1.5 Million Will Fund Jim and Julie Cardwell Endowed Chair in Neurology

$750,000 gift will be matched by TTUHSC El Paso.

Match Day: Record Number of Paul L. Foster School of Medicine Students to Serve Residency in El Paso

Sixteen medical students were matched with residencies in El Paso, reflecting the school's mission to increase the number of practicing physicians in the El Paso region.

Employee Giving Campaign: Steve and Bonnie Weber Support the PLFSOM

The Webers started working for TTUHSC El Paso in late 2016 and started giving to the campaign when it was launched in 2017. They  donate to the Paul L. Foster School of Medicine.

PodMed TT – A Discussion on Egg Consumption in Relation to Cardiovascular Disease

This week’s topics include best medicines for atrial fibrillation when a stent is used, an envelope for cardiac devices to reduce infection riskpsychosis and ADHD medicines, and eggs and cardiovascular disease.


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.

Internal Medicine Grand Rounds: Colon Ischemia – March 27

Participants will be able to describe the initial evaluation and management of colon ischemia and describe conditions that are commonly associated with it. 

6th Annual Pills and Thrills that Kill – Toxicology in Review – March 27-28

The conference will review new approaches to common toxicological problems.

SOCRA West Texas Chapter Meeting – March 29

A conversation on Ethics and Clinical Research.

Team Walking Challenge – April

Employees form teams of 10 to represent their employer in this monthlong walking challenge.

Fundamentals of Biomedicine Seminar Series – April 3

Development, Testing and Modification of the AMIGAS Project: Using the Ecological Model to Improve Cervical Cancer Screening Interventions for Hispanic Women.

Fundamentals of Biomedicine Seminar Series – April 10

Structures and functions of the Clostridium difficile toxins. Snacks and refreshments will be provided. 

Grand Rounds – OB/GYN Residency Education: Time for a Change! – April 12

Participants will learn how to understand the factors influencing current and future OB/GYN practice. 

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

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

Grand Rounds – Preparing Your Curriculum Vitae, Personal Statement and Biosketch – April 16

Three presenters will review how to properly prepare an NIH biosketch and compare a personal statement with an executive summary.

Research Committee Open Office Hours – April 18

The first open-office-hour event of the year! Committee Administrators and compliance personnel will be available to answer questions. Snacks and beverages will be available. 

Let's Grow With the Office of Faculty Development – April 24

Discuss services provided by the Office of Faculty Development at TTUHSC El Paso.

TTUHSC El Paso Blood Drive – April 25

TTUHSC El Paso cardholders will be given out, while supplies last.

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.

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

OVPR Seed Grant Applications Are Now Available. Application Deadline is June 3, 2019 at 3 p.m MT. 

Neoplastic Disease for the Practitioners – June 14

An Interactive Pathology-Oncology Joint Conference 

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.

Diversity and Global Health Perspectives Film Series – Life, Animated – April 1

"The Little Mermaid," "The Lion King" and other animated Disney movies help a young autistic man develop reading, writing, and communication skills. Lunch will be provided for the first 50 attendees. 

Diversity and Global Health Perspectives Film Series: Cultural Competence and Autism Spectrum Disorder – April 10

This lecture covers cultural competence in child and adolescent psychiatry and how a family background can play a role in identification of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). 

Achieving Excellence

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

New Hires – March 18

Welcome to the TTUHSC El Paso family.

Fraud Prevention Workshop – March 28

This workshop will teach how to identify, detect and prevent fraud during the course of their normal job duties. Seating is limited to 30 participants. 

PLFSOM Department of Biomedical Sciences Changes Name

The new name will be Department of Molecular and Translational Medicine.

New Local Pentegra Partner 

It is a great pleasure to introduce to you our new local partners at Guerra Investment Advisors!

Scholarship and Research Consultation Lab (SARCL)

Consultation services start April 1, 2019, for scholarly and research projects.

Active Shooter Awareness – April 24

Come to this important training session to learn how to prepare for and respond to this emergency situation.

Institutional Faculty Development Course XVII – Faculty Burnout and Conflict Resolution – May 1

Learn about Faculty Burnout and Resilience and the Faculty Wellness Program, as well as Conflict Resolution and Negotiation.

Neurology Research Physician Team and Neurology Residents at the TTUHSC El Paso Paul L. Foster School of Medicine Present Abstracts – May 4

Abstracts will be presented in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 

Faculty and Staff Picture Day – April 25

Faculty and staff photos will be taken from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the AEC Faculty Lounge.