The Scope Weekly News Letter

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Did you know?

In 2021, we are celebrating the Hunt School of Nursing's 10th anniversary. Click here to learn more.

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.

Q&A: Dr. Fady Faddoul

El Paso Inc. interviews the Hunt School of Dental Medicine's New Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs.

Ethos Financial Gives $25,000 to Support Dental Clinic's Special Needs Suite

Ethos Financial President Inaam H. Ziyadeh believes in helping the most vulnerable in our community.

COVID-19 Vaccine FAQ

Chief of Infectious Diseases Dr. Armando Meza answers your questions

Recharge in the Wellness and Relaxation Tent for Front-Line Health Care Heroes

Front-line health care professionals are invited to use the tent, located outside TTP El Paso on Alberta Avenue. 

Reduce the Risk of COVID-19 in the 915: Share These Videos

TTUHSC El Paso, TTP El Paso and local organizations ask for your help to reduce the risk of COVID-19 in our community.

COVID-19: Latest Campus Announcements at

Visit the Student and Employees section of our microsite.  

TT HealthWatch – A Look at the Latest Medical News and Research

This week's topics include intervals for COVID-19 vaccines, COVID-19 transmission in schools, mental health impact of the pandemic, and occupational impact on COVID-19 infection.

Community Corner

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Events, conferences, and continuing medical education activities open to the public.

Presented by The Southwest Center for Pediatric Environmental Health and Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso.

Get inspired for better health with the Border Coalition for Fitness's February newsletter.

VITA Tax Assistance - Wednesdays, Feb. 10 - April 4

VITA's certified, bilingual volunteers will help with filing taxes at drop-off locations.

Psychiatry Grand Rounds - March 5

"Cortical and Sub-Cortical Anatomical Correlation with Emergent Neuropsychiatric Symptoms in Mild Alzheimer's Disease," presented by Ricardo Salazar, M.D.

Free Churros at the Wellness Tent - March 5

Front-line health care heroes are invited to enjoy free churros from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Wellness Tent.

Reapplicant Workshop - March 19

Get assistance with the application process.

Psychiatry Grand Rounds - April 2

"Emotional and Behavioral Disturbances after Traumatic Brain Injury: A Neuropsychiatric Perspective, presented by David Arciniegas, M.D.

Save the Date: Mental Health and Substance Use in the Time of COVID-19: A Border Perspective - April 8

Presented on Zoom.

Rio Grande Branch ASM Annual Meeting - April 8-9

Featuring distingushed lecturers Dr. Jeffrey Gralnick and Dr. Benjamin Pinsky.

Save the Date: 6th Annual Surgical Oncology Update - May 27

Presented on Webex, this event will give health care providers a forum to discuss therapeutic options for cancer treatment.

Department of Surgery Invites Applications for Fellowships

TTUHSC El Paso announces a new ACGME-approved one-year surgical critical care fellowship.

Know Your COVID-19 Antibody Status

As part of a research study, Texas CARES is providing up to three free COVID-19 antibody tests over a six-month period to Texans 5-80 years of age.

COVID-19 Community Survey

The Department of Molecular and Translational Medicine seeks to understand the impact and behavior related to COVID-19 among our border population. The first 460 individuals to complete the survey will receive a $10 Visa gift card. (One-card limit per individual).

COVID-19 Mental Health Resources Provided by Emergence Health Network

Call the mental health hotline or visit the Virtual Relaxation Room.

Take the Breast Cancer Awareness Survey

Women 40 years of age or older can be eligible for a $25 Visa gift card by completing the Breast Cancer Education, Screening and Navigation Program (BEST) survey.

Frontline Workers Virtual Support Group - Every Wednesday

Hosted by Rio Vista Behavioral Health from 6 to 7 p.m. every Wednesday.

Obesity Bias in a Clinical Setting - CME Enduring Material

This online activity, directed by Jennifer Salinas, Ph.D., M.S.W., addresses patient experience, barriers to care, physician bias, consequences of bias and other related topics.

Institutional Faculty Development Course XVIII - CME Enduring Material

"Initiation of a Telehealth Visit," presented by Diego De La Mora, M.D. 

Employee, Student and Resident Assistance Programs Available Via Webex

Take advantage of telehealth services.

Institutional Faculty Development Program 19

Remote learning

This program is designed to help faculty apply adult teaching and learning principles face-to-face and online.

IFDP 19 Overview 2020-2021

An overview of program blocks and online courses.

IFDP 19 Fundamental Research Skills Course 

An introduction to epidemiology, biostatistics, and social science research. 

IFDP 19 Interprofessional Education Course

How faculty can successfully apply adult teaching and learning principles in face-to-face and online learning environments.

IFDP 19 Course Schedule: Adult Teaching and Learning

How to design and deliver effective in-person or online sessions with a positive impact on adult learners.

IFDP 19 Course Schedule: Building a Quality Online Course

How to develop a quality online course in four phases: planning, designing, developing and implementing.

IFDP 19 Course Schedule: Teaching a Quality Online Course

Presentations provide knowledge and skills for effective online teaching.

IFDP 19 Course Schedule: Technology of eLearning

This course provides information on eLearning technology available to TTUHSC El Paso faculty and staff.  

IFDP 19 Course Schedule: Library Skills Course

Learn how to access and navigate the library website, use EndNote Online and the Cite While You Write plugin, write copyright permissions and identify predatory publishers.

IFDP 19 Live Teleconference – March 10

"Selecting Evidence-Based Tools for the Evaluation of Learner and Program Outcomes in IPE," presented by Karla Salamanca, MRC, CRC.

IFDP 19 Live Teleconference - April 7

"Best Practices for the Use of Simulation in Health Care Education," presented by Scott Crawford, M.D.

IFDP 19 Live Teleconference - April 14

"Debriefing," presented by Scott Crawford, M.D., and Stormy Monks, Ph.D., M.P.H.

IFDP 19 Live Teleconference - April 28

"Assessment and Feedback," presented by Jesica Urbina, Ph.D., and Stormy Monks, Ph.D., M.P.H.

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 Food Pantry

Stocked with staple items, the pantry is available for free to all students in need.

Introducing the New Leadership of the Council on Diversity and Inclusion (CDI)

Dr. Blake Busey selected as chair; Dr. Nagela Sainté-Thomas selected as chair-elect.

Introducing the TTUHSC El Paso Council on Diversity and Inclusion

Get to know the members of the new council.

Learn Conversational Spanish

Would you like to learn conversational Spanish to improve the quality of patient care? Click for more information on learning Spanish in a group setting. 

Be a Facilitator for the Spanish Lab

The Office of Diversity, Inclusion, and Global Health is looking for fluent Spanish speakers to serve as facilitators in the Spanish Lab. 

Achieving Excellence

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

One Month Free With a 12-Month Lease at Montecillo

Apartment community welcomes TTUHSC El Paso faculty, staff, students and residents. Telemedicine Available in TTP El Paso Clinics

Register for training sessions.

Walk the Walk Team Challenge 2021

Join this employer-based team walking challenge.

UTEP-TTUHSC El Paso Research Seed Grant Funding

The universities' research offices invite proposals for inter-institutional research projects. Submission deadline is April 1, 2021.

NIH Funding Opportunities

The deadline to apply for Nutrition for Precision Health research funding is April 6, 2021.

Lustgarten Foundation Call for Letters of Intent

Research proposal LOIs must be submitted no later than 2 p.m. MT Friday, April 30, 2021.

Faculty and Staff Photo Days - March 4 and 17

Please wear a mask and socially distance.

Faculty and Staff Photo Days - April 1 and 14

Please wear a mask and socially distance.

TTUHSC El Paso Brand Training 2021

Learn about the proper use of university logos, stationery, PowerPoint templates and other branding assets. Virtual trainings are once a month on Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m.

New Hires – November 2020 - January 2021

Welcome to the TTUHSC El Paso family!

MLA Application Training

Payroll & Tax Services is offering online training for the new Manual Leave Adjustment application.

Buy Your Official TTUHSC El Paso Apparel

Hoodies, polo shirts and caps are available from Proper Print Shop's online store. 

Faculty and Students Invited to Use the Laboratory for Education in Molecular Medicine

The Foster School of Medicine welcomes faculty and students from all TTUHSC El Paso schools to use the LEMM for collaborative research projects

Reminder: Electrical/Fire Safety in Individual Office Spaces

As campus-wide moves take place, the Department of Safety Services would like to remind personnel about electrical/fire safety issues.

Information Technology Security Incidence Response

The IT Department would like to remind all faculty, staff and students about the proper process for responding to an IT security incident.

Shuttle Etiquette Reminder

Reminders for students, faculty and staff.

Parking Reminder – Overflow

Click here for more information on parking at TTUHSC El Paso. 

Reminder from Information Technology: Think Before You Click! 

Some things to consider before clicking suspicious links.

2020-2021 Holiday Schedule

Click to view TTUHSC El Paso holidays.