The Scope Weekly News Letter

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The Department of Safety Services offers N-95 respirator fit testing through its Respiratory Protection Program.

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.


Nursing students received their white coats during a ceremony for the Gayle Greve Hunt School of Nursing. 

GECU Announced as Sponsor for Foster School of Medicine’s 10-Year Anniversary Celebration

Credit union donates $25,000 for medical school scholarships.

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

This week’s topics include a bleeding problem after cannabinoid use, infarcts in middle age and cognitive decline, vitamin D and bone health, and dietary proteins and mortality.

Community Corner

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TTUHSC El Paso Community Partners Offer Discounts for Students and Employees

Local restaurants are celebrating the Foster School of Medicine's 10-year anniversary by offering discounts and special events for the TTUHSC El Paso community.

2019 Pediatric Grand Rounds – Sept. 18

Machine Learning and Big Data: Real-Time Quality Improvement in Health Care, presented by Punkaj Gupta, M.D.

Fundamentals of Biomedicine Seminar Series – Sept. 18

Have the Health Risks of Obesity Been Exaggerated? An Evidence-Based Examination of the Obesity Problem, hosted by Jennifer Salinas, Ph.D., and presented by Glenn Gaesser, Ph.D.

Health 101 Series

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

Health 101 Series: Session 4 – Sept. 19

Making Your Favorite Dish Healthier: Learn about alternatives to less healthy ingredients.

Surgery/ Trauma Grand Rounds – Sept. 19

Peripheral Nerve Injuries presented by Gilberto Gonzalez, M.D. 

TTUHSC El Paso Simulation Week – Sept. 21

TECHS invites you and your family to come learn to become a health care super hero!

2019 Pediatric Diabetes Conference – Sept. 21

This conference is presented through a generous gift from the Eisenberg family in memory of Florence Green Morgan. Click to view full brochure.

Healthy Eating Habits – Sept. 25

Join us to learn on healthy snacking and the importance of staying hydrated! Bring your lunch! 

Woody L. Hunt School of Dental Medicine: Notice of Request for Third-Party Comments

The Woody L. Hunt School of Dental Medicine will undergo an accreditation site visit by the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA) on Oct. 1 and 2, 2019. 

Fundamentals of Biomedicine Seminar Series – Oct. 2 

The Role of CD Antigens in Sepsis Diagnosis: Toward a Point-of-Care Assay, presented by Dimitri Pappas, Ph.D, and hosted by Wendy Walker, Ph.D.  

Psychiatry Grand Rounds – Oct. 4

Two-Generation Approach to Families presented by Marie Leiner, Ph.D, and Cecilia DeVargas, M.D.

Training and Educational Center for Healthcare Simulation (TECHS) – Oct. 8

El Paso Strong: Healing Wounds and Building Resilience, presented by Shiva Mansourkhani, M.D., and Fabrizzio Delgado Ramos, M.D.

Fundamentals of Biomedicine Seminar Series – Oct 9 

Implementing Evidence-Based Approaches to Increase Colorectal Cancer Screening by Heather M. Brandt, Ph.D.

4th Annual Breast Cancer Care Symposium – Oct. 10

Save the date for the 4th Annual Breast Cancer Care Symposium.

Office of General Counsel – Oct. 25

Doctors and the Law: Learning to Navigate and Appreciate the Law, presented by Joanna Harkey, J.D., and Billy Webster, J.D.

Save The Date: 20th Annual Rio Grande Trauma Conference and Pediatric Update – Dec. 5

Click for more information about this event. 

3rd Annual West Texas Down Syndrome Health Symposium – Feb. 1, 2020

Save the date for this health symposium happening next year. Click here for more information. 

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.


Don't Just Do Something: An African Surgeon's Perspective On Short-Term Medical Trips – Sept. 19

This series will describe the potential benefits, harms, strategies and considerations for short-term medical trips. 

Inaugural Global Health Conference: Call For Abstracts – Dec. 11

Abstract submissions are due by Nov. 15, 2019.

Inaugural Global Health Conference – Dec. 11

Mark your calenders for the Inaugural Global Health Conference. 

9th Annual Cultural Competence Conference – Feb. 28, 2020

Save the date for this conference happening in 2020. 

Learn Conversational Spanish

Would you like to learn conversational spanish to improve 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 – Sept. 16

Welcome to the TTUHSC El Paso family.

2019 TTUHSC El Paso Employee/Student Satisfaction Survey Prize Recipients

Here are this year's winners of a $50 gift card.

Notice: Influenza Vaccines Available in Late September

TTUHSC El Paso will receive partial shipments beginning late September and expects to have all requested vaccines no later than the end of November.

Parking Reminder – Overflow

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

Research Compliance Committees Open Office Hours – Sept. 26

Committee administrators and compliance personnel will be available to provide assistance with navigating iRIS and answer general research questions. 

TTUHSC El Paso Branding Event – Oct. 11

Save the date for TTUHSC El Paso's Branding Event hosted by the Office of Institutional Advancement's branding managers. 

Faculty and Staff Photos – Oct. 22

New faculty and staff are required to take photos for the instituional website. 

TTUHSC El Paso Border Coalition For Fitness – 10,000 Steps For 100 Days

The coalition is challenging employees to walk at least 10,000 steps every day for 100 days. 

Reminder from Information Technology: Think Before You Click! 

Some things to consider before clicking any suspicious links.

Holiday Schedule for 2019-2020

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