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Did you know?

The Employee Health Self-Attestation online form and other resources for on-site and remote working are available on the HR Resources page of the TTUHSC El Paso COVID-19 information site.

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.

UMC Garners National Recognition for Excellence in Surgical Care, Quality

The National Surgical Quality Improvement Program designates University Medical Center of El Paso as a meritoriously performing hospital.

Employee Giving Campaign: Andrea Ramirez

Ramirez, section coordinator of admissions and recruitment for the Hunt School of Dental Medicine, supports the Student Excellence Fund.

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

This holiday season, 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 inhaled interferon for COVID-19, dropping measles vaccination rates, a polypill to reduce cardiovascular disease and the utility of masks.

Community Corner

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

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 in its entirety 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.

Friends of the Dental School: Update on the Hunt School of Dental Medicine - Dec. 3

The update, along with a virtual tour of the dental school’s state-of-the-art facilities, will be broadcast live on TTUHSC El Paso's Facebook page.

21st Annual Rio Grande Trauma Conference and Pediatric Update - Dec. 3

Presented on Webex. 

Tech Table Talk - Dec. 7

Join front-line health care heroes for a virtual conversation on Facebook, moderated by Dr. Lange.

2nd Annual Neoplastic Disease: Update for Practitioners - Dec. 7-8

Presented by the Department of Pathology, this conference is designed to familiarize health care professionals with real-life cases of neoplastic diseases, their diagnosis and treatment.

Cookies, Cocoa and Holiday Cheer - Dec. 11 and 12

This year, TTUHSC El Paso's annual holiday celebration will be a drive-through event at TTP El Paso's Transmountain location.

Mary Kay Foundation Call for Letters of Intent - Deadline is Dec. 11

The Mary Kay Foundation supports research for innovative grants for translational research in ovarian, uterine, breast or cervical cancer.

2020 Pediatric Environmental Health Grand Rounds Schedule

These virtual sessions will take place twice a month from through December 2020.

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., FACP. 

Support from Our Community Partners: Student and Employee Discounts at Local El Paso Restaurants

Our community partners show their appreciation to TTUHSC El Paso and TTP El Paso.

Employee, Student and Resident Assistance Programs Available Via Webex

Take advantage of telehealth services.

10,000 Steps for 100 Days - Oct. 1-Jan. 8

Be a step millionaire: Maintain 10,000 steps a day for 100 days to hit 1 million. 

Notice to Patients: Shivani Mehta, M.D., is Leaving Texas Tech Physicians of El Paso

Effective Oct. 31, 2020, Dr. Mehta will no longer see patients at TTP El Paso.

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 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 the 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 – Dec. 2

"Barriers and Challenges to Effective Online Teaching," presented by Justin R. Louder, Ed. D. 

IFDP 19 Live Teleconference – Dec. 4

"Elentra Overview Curriculum Management System (CMS)," presented by Diego Nino, M.D., Ph.D., Michele C. Williams, Ed.D., Maureen Francis, M.D., FACP, and Robin Dankovich, Ph.D.

IFDP 19 Live Teleconference – Jan. 6

"Diverse Tools in Prerecorded Lectures," presented by Diego Nino, M.D., Ph.D., Michele C. Williams, Ed.D., Eduardo Vazquez, M.S., and Marco Rodriguez, M.S., M.Ed.

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.

What Can Historically Black Medical Schools Teach a Newly Designated Hispanic-Serving Medical School? - Dec. 1

Presented on Webex, this event will be moderated by Hector Balcazar, M.S., Ph.D., dean and professor of public health of the College of Science and Health at the Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science in Los Angeles.

2nd Annual Global Health Conference - Dec. 11

The conference will cover transnational health issues and determinants and solutions for enhancing interdisciplinary collaborations.

2nd Annual Global Health Conference Call for Abstracts - Dec. 11

The best Virtual Podium Presentation will win a free registration for the Virtual Conference Consortium of Universities for Global Health, March 12-14, 2021.

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.

Buy Your Official TTUHSC El Paso Apparel

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

New Hires - Oct. 2020

Welcome to the TTUHSC El Paso family!

TTUHSC El Paso Physician Radiologist Professional Services Customer Survey Results – October 2020

The Department of Radiology recently conducted a survey to gather feedback on its clinical services.

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.