The Scope Weekly News Letter

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You can track TTUHSC El Paso's shuttle bus using the BusWhere mobile app. Download the app at

The TTUHSC El Paso Difference

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Hunt School of Dental Medicine in the Spotlight

KFOX 14's "Carpe Diem" segment introduces viewers to members of the inaugural class.

TTUHSC El Paso’s Values-Based Culture

Watch Dr. Lange’s video to learn more about our Values-Based Culture initiative.

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 COVID-19 and autoantibodies, MRI and prostate cancer biopsy, use of an antibody in graft-versus-host disease, and treatment of opioid use disorder among Medicaid beneficiaries.

Community Corner

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

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.

Office of the VP for Research: Research/Scholarship Survey

As the new vice president for research, Dr. Deborah Clegg would like to hear from faculty and learn more about research activities at TTUHSC El Paso. 

Project ECHO: Safer Clean During COVID-19 - July 7 - Sept. 22

The SWCPEH and TTUHSC El Paso present six modules focused on COVID-19 and exposure risks from cleaning, disinfecting and sanitizing agents. 

Step Bootcamp - July 19 - Aug. 29

Friends, family and co-workers are encouraged to sign up for Step Bootcamp,  a six-week, team-based challenge to increase your daily steps.

Internal Medicine Grand Rounds - July 28

"SARS-CoV-2: Issues and Reflections," presented by Edward Michelson, M.D. and K. Aaron Geno, Ph.D., DABCC.

Obstetrics and Gynecology Grand Rounds - July 30

"Rural Maternity Care in the Big Bend," presented by Adrian N. Billings, M.D., Ph.D., FAAFP.

Simulation Virtual Grand Rounds - July 30

"Electronic Health Record for Health Care Simulation and Training," presented by Diana C. Bowen, M.S.N., R.N.-B.C., CNE, and Fabian Salazar, D.N.P., R.N., CNE.

Pediatric Grand Rounds - Aug. 4

"Strengthening Our Breastfeeding Culture: A Call to Action," presented by Leslie Nicole M. Cortes, M.D., FAAP, IBCLC.

Disaster Recovery Workshop - Aug. 5

"Children’s Emotional Health and Natural Disasters," presented by Marisa Nowitz, M.S.W., LCSW-S.

Psychiatry Grand Rounds - Aug. 6

"Human Trafficking: Awareness and Prevention," presented by Nicole Schiff, M.P.H. 

Surgery/Trauma Grand Rounds - Aug. 19

Physiatry Involvement in Acute Trauma Care: The Shift of Paradigm

Save the Date: Breast Cancer Symposium - Oct. 21

The 6th Annual Breast Cancer Care Symposium will be presented in person and via Webex.

Save the Date: Current Best Practices in Patient Blood Management, Transfusion and Hemostasis - Nov. 19

Make plans for the inaugural symposium.

Save the Date: 22nd Annual Rio Grande Trauma Conference and Pediatric Update - Dec. 2

Look for the conference brochure, coming soon.

Disaster Recovery Workshop Series in Houston - March - August

The Southwest Center for Pediatric Environmental Health and the Department of Emergency Medicine presents this Webex educational series.

2021 Pediatric Environmental Health Grand Rounds Schedule

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

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.

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.

Employee, Student and Resident Assistance Programs Available Via Webex

Take advantage of telehealth services.

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.

10th Annual Cultural Competence Conference - Aug. 13

The conference's objective is to enhance interpersonal interactions within our health care system and ensure that services are delivered to the community in a culturally humane manner. 

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.

New Hires - June 2021

Welcome to the TTUHSC El Paso family! 

Faculty and Staff Photo Day – July 22

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

Faculty and Staff Photo Day – Aug. 4

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

Faculty and Staff Photo Day - Aug. 18

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

Faculty and Staff Photo Day - Aug. 26

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

Parking and Transportation Services Update

Campus parking and shuttle service changes will take effect on June 1.

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.