The Scope Weekly News Letter

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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.

TTUHSC El Paso and UTEP Team Up for International Space Station Research

Biomedical scientists are partnering up to send “artificial mini-hearts” to the ISS to better understand how microgravity affects the function of the human heart.

Hunt School of Nursing Class of 2021 Presented with White Coats

The new students were welcomed with a White Coat Ceremony on Jan. 17.

El Pasoans Ed and Margie Escudero Support Nursing Scholarships

Gift announcement made during new-student orientation for the Hunt School of Nursing. 

WBAMC – TTUHSC El Paso Orthopaedic Resident Honored for Research

A research study led by Capt. Spencer Schulte, M.D., has been honored by the Orthopaedic Trauma Association and the Society of Military Orthopaedic Surgeons.

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

This week’s topics include blood levels of sunscreen ingredients, a new drug for heavy menstrual bleeding in women with fibroids, trying to stave off sepsis, and fish oil and sperm quality.

Community Corner

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UPDATED - TTUHSC El Paso Community Partners Offer Discounts for Students and Employees 

Local restaurants celebrate the Foster School of Medicine's 10-year anniversary with discounts and special events.

Health 101 Series

Learn more about nutrition, physical activity and the risks of obesity.    

Fundamentals of Biomedicine Seminar Series - Jan. 29

"Genomics of Cardiometabolic Diseases in Mexican Americans," presented by Bertha Hidalgo, Ph.D., M.P.H.

1st Annual Simulation Educator and Operations Conference: Southwest Region - Jan. 31

Download the brochure for the inaugural conference. 

3rd Annual West Texas Down Syndrome Health Symposium – Feb. 1

Download the brochure for the symposium. 

Fundamentals of Biomedicine Seminar Series – Feb. 5

"Exercise-Induced Blood Flow Patterns and Endothelial Function," presented by Alvaro N. Gurovich, Ph.D., PT. 

2020 Pediatric Grand Rounds – Feb. 5 

"Demystifying Craniofacial Syndromes," presented by David M. Yates, D.M.D., M.D., FACS. 

Psychiatry Grand Rounds – Feb. 7

"Schizophrenia: An Update on Neurological Theories and Emerging Treatment Strategies," presented by Christopher Castaneda, M.D. 

Save The Date: 20/20 Borderland Vision Symposium – Feb. 7 - 8

Mark your calendars. 

10th Annual Service Learning Symposium - Feb. 11

Presented by the Foster School of Medicine's Society, Community, and the Individual course, the symposium features a keynote address and student oral and poster presentations.

Borderland Cerebral Palsy Symposium - Feb. 14

Download the symposium brochure.

Pressure Injury Conference –Feb. 28 

Download the conference brochure. 

Disney Institute: Disney's Approach to Quality Service – March 20

Presented by the El Paso Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.

5th Annual Oncology Update – March 26

Save the date for this conference at TTUHSC El Paso. 

2nd Annual Neoplastic Diseases: Update for Practitioners – May 1

Save the date for this interprofessional joint conference.

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.

9th Annual Cultural Competence Conference Call for Abstracts

Abstract submissions are due by Jan. 31.

Global and Border Health Society Lecture Series - Feb. 5

"Ethical Issues in Short-term Medical Work in the Developing World," presented by Michael D. Parsa, M.D., FAAEM, FACEP.

Diversity and Global Health Perspective Film Series: Dark Girls – Feb. 13 

This film is in honor of Black History Month. Lunch will be provided for the first 50 attendees. 

9th Annual Cultural Competence Conference – Feb. 28

Save the date for this conference. 

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. 

Achieving Excellence

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

New Hires – Jan. 21

Welcome to the TTUHSC El Paso family!

Academic Education Center Library 24/7 Access

The AEC is now open 24/7 to TTUHSC El Paso students, residents, faculty and fellows.   

Cash Receipts Training - Jan. 30

Learn how to access the Cash Receipt System and get an overview of other cash receipts procedures.

Medical Coding Education Seminar – Jan. 30

This training is for coders, billers and all other interested staff and faculty at TTUHSC El Paso. 

Institutional Faculty Development Course XVIII – Jan. 31

"Teaching Today's Learners: Are You Ready?"

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.

Holiday Schedule for 2019-2020

Click here to view the holiday schedule for 2019-2020.