The Scope Weekly News Letter

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TTUHSC El Paso's Pasos Para Prevenir Cancer program is taking aim at obesity-related cancers by providing information about a healthy lifestyle, including exercise tips, cooking demos and disease prevention education. Learn more by following their Facebook page.

The TTUHSC El Paso Difference

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De Wetter Family Foundation Gifts $150,000 for Nursing Scholarships

The gift announcement launched the countdown to Cirque de Corazón, the 10-year anniversary celebration of the Hunt School of Nursing.

Hunt School of Dental Medicine Student Profile: Conley Green

Meet Conley Green, a member of the school's inagural class.

Assistance Program Services Now Available In Person or Via Telehealth

The Department of Psychiatry offers free and confidential counseling to TTUHSC El Paso students, employees and employee family members living in the same household.

COVID-19 Vaccine FAQ

Chief of Infectious Diseases Dr. Armando Meza answers your questions.

TTUHSC El Paso Offers Online Wellness Resources

A variety of resources are available for health care workers leading the fight against COVID-19.

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 risk of stillbirth with COVID-19, rising obesity in emerging adults, PRP for knee osteoarthritis, and testing embryos prior to implantation.

Community Corner

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

Cookies, Cocoa and Holiday Cheer! - Dec. 3 and 4

The first 500 vehicles each night will receive holiday treats.

Safety Escort Service

The service is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Notice to Patients

Karinn M. Chambers, M.D., is leaving Texas Tech Physicians of El Paso

Notice to Patients

Krishnaswamy Jyotsna Rao, M.D., is leaving Texas Tech Physicians of El Paso.

22nd Annual Rio Grande Trauma Conference and Pediatric Update - Dec. 2

Register for the conference and download the brochure.

Psychiatry Grand Rounds - Dec. 3

"Depression, Antidepressants and Sleep," presented by Francisco Uribe, M.D.

1st El Paso Clinical Pathology Symposium - Jan. 28

The symposium welcomes laboratory professionals and students in medical laboratory technology programs. 

Save the Date: 4th Annual 20/20 Borderland Vision Symposium - Feb. 5

Look for the symposium brochure, coming soon.

Surgery Critical Care Fellowships at TTUHSC El Paso

The Department of Surgery seeks candidates for two critical care fellowships, available to start August 2022.

Pasos Para Prevenir Cancer

Get back to healthy living! Choose a health education topic and demo, and schedule your session with Pasos Para Prevenir Cancer.

Nursing Faculty Invited to Nominate Students for DAISY Awards

The DAISY Foundation focuses on the nursing profession through recognition programs for nurses, faculty and students.

2021 Pediatric Environmental Health Grand Rounds Schedule

Presented by the Southwest Center for Pediatric Environmental Health and TTUHSC El Paso.

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.

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.

Office of Faculty Development Offerings

Remote learning

Programs designed to advance faculty leadership and teaching expertise.

Leadership Development Academy II (LDA II)

LDA II Overview 2021-2022

Get details on the academy's courses and teleconferences.

LDA II - Dec. 8

"Teaching When Time is Limited," presented by Irene Alexandraki, M.D.

Institutional Faculty Development Program (IFDP) XX

IFDP XX Overview 2021-2022

Get details on the program's courses and teleconferences.

IFDP XX - Dec. 7

"Learning Management System (LMS) Canvas," presented on Webex.

IFDP XX - Dec. 14

"Elentra Overview Curriculum Management System (CMS)," presented on Webex.

IFDP XX - Jan. 4

"Diverse Tools in Prerecorded Lectures," presented on Webex.

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.

Annunciation House Clothing Drive

The clothing drive at TTUHSC El Paso will run through Dec. 17.

Optimizing the Treatment Experience for People With HIV After a Drug-resistant TB Diagnosis in South Africa - Dec. 10

The Diversity and Global Health Perspectives Lecture Series welcomes guest speaker Jason E. Farley, Ph.D., via Webex.

Diversity Food Pantry

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

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.

December Deadline: Manual Check Requests and 2021 Overpayments Paybacks

Avoid delays by meeting these important deadlines.

December Timesheets and EOPS

Avoid delays by meeting these important deadlines.

Grant Writing Workshop

The Office of Research invites researchers to participate in an R Grant-Writers Workshop for the June 5, 2022, NIH submission cycle.

Holiday Open House - Dec. 14

Join Santa Lange for a "grab-and-go" treat.

MEP Implementation Announcement

Some finance production applications and services will be unavailable from Monday, Dec. 27, through Thursday, Dec. 30.

New Hires - October 2021

Welcome to the TTUHSC El Paso family!

TECHS Holiday Closure

TECHS North and TECHS South will be closed Dec. 28-30.

TECHS Remodeling Construction Project Underway

Extra noise may be experienced intermittently on the third floor of the MEB or in the library below the Training and Education Center for Healthcare Simulation for the next few months.

Facuty and Staff Photo Day - Dec. 2

Need a photo for the academic website? Reserve your spot today.

Facuty and Staff Photo Day - Dec. 16

Need a photo for the academic website? Reserve your spot today.

Facuty and Staff Photo Day - Dec. 20

Need a photo for the academic website? Reserve your spot today.

Values-Based Culture Toolkit

Download and use the new email signature graphics for TTUHSC El Paso and TTP El Paso.

Facilities and Services Introduces New Email Address will serve as the primary line of communication between WebTMA users and Facilities and Services.

Download BusWhere - TTUHSC El Paso's New Shuttle Tracking App

The new shuttle tracking application offers up-to-the-minute estimated time of arrivals and alerts when a shuttle is approaching a shuttle stop.

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.

One Month Free With a 12-Month Lease at Montecillo

Apartment community welcomes TTUHSC El Paso faculty, staff, students and residents.

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.

Overflow Parking at TTUHSC El Paso

The El Paso County Coliseum P13 lot serves as the overflow parking lot for ALL campus parking areas.

Reminder from Information Technology: Think Before You Click! 

Some things to consider before clicking suspicious links.

2021-2022 Holiday Schedule

Click to view TTUHSC El Paso holidays.