The Scope Weekly News Letter

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TTUHSC El Paso employees can enroll in professional development and online training classes by visiting the Workforce Education and Development page on the Human Resources website.

The TTUHSC El Paso Difference

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TTUHSC El Paso Welcomes Retired Army Brig. Gen. Jack R. Fox

Fox touched on core values from a leadership perspective, offering insights from his military career and from his service in state government and the community.

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.

Values-Based Culture Toolkit

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

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 obesity management for primary treatment of Type 2 diabetes, COVID-19 containment in overnight camps for kids, medication mishaps and ED visits, and risk factors for cardiovascular disease over the last 20 years in the U.S.

Community Corner

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

Surgery Critical Care Fellowships at TTUHSC El Paso

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

El Paso Locomotive FC Health Care Professionals Night - Oct. 13

Complimentary combo meal with employee I.D.

Safely Cleaning, Disinfecting, and Sanitizing the Home in the Time of COVID-19 - Oct. 20

The Southwest Center for Pediatric Environmental Health presents a Webex educational event for community health workers.

Pediatric Grand Rounds - Oct. 20

"Pediatric Gallbladder Diseases," presented by Sarah K. Walker, M.D.

6th Annual Breast Cancer Care Symposium - Oct. 21

The symposium will give surgeons, oncologists, radiation oncologists, behavioral health specialists and all allied health professionals a forum to discuss treatment options and breast cancer care.

Pediatric Environmental Health Grand Rounds - Oct. 21

"Hazardous Material by Rail," presented by Gregory Whitcher, M.D.

Medical School Application Workshop - Oct. 22

Presented by the Foster School of Medicine Office of Admissions.

Internal Medicine Grand Rounds - Oct. 27

"Striving Toward Deprescribing: Minimizing Medications in At-Risk Populations," presented by Christopher G. Medlin, Pharm.D.

Arvin E. Robinson Grand Rounds - Oct. 29

"Take the 'Stress' Out of Stress Fractures: Imaging Update of Typical and Atypical Stress Fractures," presented by Liem T. Mansfield, M.D.

Obstetrics and Gynecology Grand Rounds - Oct. 29

"ABCs of ABGs: Interpretation of Cord Blood Gases," presented by John Christopher Glantz, M.D.

2nd Annual Sun City Cardiovascular Summit - Nov. 5-6

The summit features lectures from regional cardiovascular experts.

Current Best Practices in Patient Blood Management, Transfusion and Hemostasis - Nov. 19

Download the conference brochure.

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

Look for the conference brochure, coming soon.

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 - Oct. 20

"Leadership Among Peers, Part II," presented by A. Peter Catinella, M.D., Edward Michelson, M.D., and Sireesha Reddy, M.D.

LDA II - Oct. 27

"Discovering Your Personal Leadership Strengths and Weaknesses," presented by Armando Meza, M.D.

Institutional Faculty Development Program (IFDP) XX

IFDP XX Overview 2021-2022

Get details on the program's courses and teleconferences.

IFDP XX - Oct. 19

"Techniques for Active Learning, e.g., Flipped Classroom and TBL," presented by Michele C. Williams, Ed.D., Dale Quest, Ph.D., and Marcos E. Ortega, Ph.D.

IFDP XX - Oct. 26

"Bedside Teaching Pearls," presented by Maureen Francis, M.D.

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.

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.

Faculty Promotions

These faculty have made an impact in their disciplines, excelling as professors while educating the next generation of the region’s health care professionals.

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.

New Hires - August 2021

Welcome to the TTUHSC El Paso family!

Preventing Harassment and Discrimination: Title IX Training for Employees

Faculty and staff due to complete the required training will be notified by Human Resources.

Faculty and Staff Photo Day - Oct. 21

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

Faculty and Staff Photo Day - Oct. 28

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

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.