The Scope Weekly News Letter

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Did you know?

The Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences offers a 10-week Summer Accelerated Biomedical Research program for undergraduate students. Learn more about the program here.

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.

FLFCU Partners With TTUHSC El Paso

FirstLight Federal Credit Union gives $80,000 to fund multiple initiatives within the university’s four schools.

El Paso Locomotive FC Donates Team Merchandise to TTP El Paso

TTP El Paso is the official health care provider for El Paso's USL Championship professional soccer team.

TTUHSC El Paso Welcomes New Orthopaedics Chair

Rajiv Rajani, M.D., is a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon and orthopaedic oncologist.

Faculty and Staff Highlight: Desirae Favela

Meet Desirae Favela, associate director of faculty recruitment with the Office of Faculty Affairs.

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.

Recharge in the Wellness and Relaxation Tent

Front-line health care professionals are invited to use the tent, located outside TTP El Paso on Alberta Avenue. 

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 blood clots and COVID-19, neuropsychiatric sequelae of COVID-19, age at natural menopause in the U.S., and excess pandemic deaths.

Community Corner

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

"High Risk Exposures in Children," presented by Prashant Joshi, M.D.

Surgery/Trauma Grand Rounds - April 15

"Opioid Sparing in Medicine: Different Considerations," presented by Karinn Chambers, M.D., Jasper Mesarch, D.O., Fabrizzio Delgado, M.D., and Michael Romero, Pharm. D.

Department of Psychiatry and Faculty Wellness Program Grand Rounds - April 16

"Everyday Resilience: Three Practical Steps You Can Take to Thrive Today," presented by Gail Gazelle, M.D.

Pediatric Grand Rounds - April 21

"Review of the ATS Clinical Practice Guidelines for Childhood Interstitial Lung Disease (chILD)," presented by
Endy A. Dominguez Silveyra, M.D., FAAP.

Pasos Para Prevenir Cancer's Cooking Webinar - April 30

Learn about the cancer-prevention program as well as how to cook a delicious recipe.

Psychiatry Grand Rounds - May 7

"Functional Neurological Disorder: An Updated Understanding and Therapeutic Approach," presented by Gaston Baslet, M.D.

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

April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month

TTUHSC El Paso has a program to help protect your oral health: Tiempo de Vacunarte.

Save the Date: 6th Annual Surgical Oncology Update - May 27

Presented on Webex, this event will give health care providers a forum to discuss therapeutic options for cancer treatment. 

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

Learn how wearing a mask and other mitigation practices drive virus transmission rates down and how these practices affected the 2020-2021 flu season.

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.

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.

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.

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 Fundamental Research Skills Course 

An introduction to epidemiology, biostatistics, and social science research. 

IFDP 19 Interprofessional Education Course

How faculty can successfully apply adult teaching and learning principles in face-to-face and online learning environments.

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 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 Writing Interest Group Course

This course will guide participants through the process of writing a scientific article and submitting it to a peer-reviewed journal.

IFDP 19 Live Teleconference - April 21

"Patient Safety and Quality Improvement in Graduate Medical Education," presented by Armando Meza, M.D.

IFDP 19 Live Teleconference - April 28

"Assessment and Feedback," presented by Jesica Urbina, Ph.D., and Stormy Monks, Ph.D., M.P.H.

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.

Decolonizing Global Health - April 21

Presented as part of the Diversity and Global Health Perspectives Lecture Series.

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 - March 2021

Welcome to the TTUHSC El Paso family!

New “30-10-5-2” Proposal Submission Policy - Effective May 1

The Office of Sponsored Programs has updated the policy to offer flexibility for principal investigators, department chairs/deans and grant administrators.

Lustgarten Foundation Call for Letters of Intent

Research proposal LOIs must be submitted no later than 2 p.m. MT Friday, April 30, 2021.

One Month Free With a 12-Month Lease at Montecillo

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

Walk the Walk Team Challenge 2021

Join this employer-based team walking challenge.

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.

MLA Application Training

Payroll & Tax Services is offering online training for the new Manual Leave Adjustment application.

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.

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.