The Scope Weekly News Letter

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Effective April 27, 2022, we are now publishing news and events on our new Tech Talk website at

The TTUHSC El Paso Difference

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American Breast Cancer Foundation Grant Supports MSRC

The student-run clinic provides breast cancer screenings to residents in an underserved community.

TTUHSC El Paso AVP Selected for Leadership Women America

Veronique Masterson will participate in year-long program that develops female leaders.

Dental Student Profile: Michaela Nguyen

Michaela believes in living every day to the fullest and doing what she loves.

Sculpture by Renowned El Paso Artist Installed at Oral Health Clinic

Artwork honors the partnership between TTUHSC El Paso and the Paso Del Norte Health Foundation.

El Paso Orthodontist, Army Veteran Gives $25,000 for Dental Scholarships

TTUHSC El Paso honors Dr. Jaime Rivera and his wife, Karina Rivera, with a special ceremony.

Gift Bolsters Joint Research Between UTEP and TTUHSC El Paso

Universities will expand research into health conditions affecting Hispanics.

Dental Student Profile: Jeremy L. Masten

Jeremy served in the Marines for 11 years as a combat engineering officer.

TTUHSC El Paso Team Selected for Leadership Women Texas

Instiutional Advancement's Daphne Griffin and Lori Navarrete will participate in a year-long program of education and professional development.

Truck Raffle to Benefit Nursing Scholarships

Casa Ford and TTUHSC El Paso partner to give a  2021 F-150 to one lucky winner.

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.

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 wastewater, blood clots and COVID-19, treating mild hypertension in pregnancy, and use of a PCSK9 with statins after heart attack.

Community Corner

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

TTUHSC El Paso - UTEP Collaborative Seed Grant Opportunities

$25,000 and $50,000 project funding available. Application deadline is 5 p.m. May 6.

Pediatric Grand Rounds - April 20

"Clinical and Imaging Approach to Non-Accidental Trauma Infants," presented by Jefrey Tutman, M.D. and Nicole Wallace, M.D.

Pediatric Environmental Health Grand Rounds - April 21

"Substance Use in Adolescents: Population-Targeted Prevention, Intervention and Harm Reduction," presented by Lindsey Retterath, M.D.

Surgery/Trauma Grand Rounds - April 21

"Urologic Injury: A Trauma Surgeon’s Perspective," presented by Alan H. Tyroch, M.D.

14th Annual Research Symposium - April 19-21

See what's happening with research at TTUHSC El Paso, meet the Office of Research staff, and learn about research commercialization.

Internal Medicine Grand Rounds - April 27

"Thromboprophylaxis in SARS-CoV 2 Infection," presented by Mateo Porres Aguilar, M.D.

General Surgery Grand Rounds - April 28

"Same-Day Discharge Colectomies: Are They Possible?" presented by Erik P. Askenasy, M.D.

The Social Network(s): Vaccine Health Communication - April 29

Workshop objectives include creating and testing vaccine promotion messages and identifying vaccine recommendation communication strategies.

Simulation Virtual Grand Rounds - April 29

"Evaluating Simulation Experiences," presented by Tracy Lopez, Ph.D., R.N.

Start Your Journey to Dental School - April 30

Parents and students are invited to learn more about attending the Hunt School of Dental Medicine.

Psychiatry Grand Rounds - May 6

"Addressing Youth Depression and Suicide in Texas: The Role of Measurement-Based Care and the Collaborative Care Model," presented by Madhukar Trivedi, M.D.

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.

Internal Medicine Enduring Material

"Saving Sight: Vision Protection and Blindness Prevention in Diabetes"

Retelling Your Story: The Parent Survivor Tells Their Story on Grief

Volunteers needed for study on grief.

Survey: Cancer Screening at Home

Hispanic women ages 45-65 are sought to participate in this anonymous survey.

Pediatric Environmental Health Grand Rounds 2022 Schedule

Presented by the Southwest Center for Pediatric Environmental Health.

Walk With a Future Doc Event Calendar 2022

Monthly walks at Scenic Drive or the TTUHSC El Paso campus.

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.

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.

Office of Faculty Development Offerings

Remote learning

Programs designed to advance faculty leadership and teaching expertise.

LDA II Overview 2021-2022

Get details on the academy's courses and teleconferences.

IFDP XX Overview 2021-2022

Get details on the program's courses and teleconferences.

Need to Know: Virtual Role-Playing Health Inequity - April 26

"Virtual Role-Playing Health Inequity," presented by Jennifer Molokwu, M.D., and Jennifer Salinas, Ph.D.

Culture and Diversity

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Find out what lectures, panel discussions, and presentations are coming up from the Office of Global Health and Societies.

3rd Annual Global Health Conference - April 22

Learn about the impact of humans on the world and follow a panel discoussion on refugee and migrant health.

Raider-Aid Food Pantry

Stocked with staple items, the pantry is available for free to all students in need.

Diversity and Inclusion Spanish Lab

Enhance your conversational Spanish through a one-on-one or small group setting. 

Be a Facilitator for the Spanish Lab

The Office of Global Health and Societies 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.

Wear Burgundy for Oral Cancer Awareness

Bring out your burgundy on Friday, April 29.

New Hires - March 2022

Welcome to the TTUHSC El Paso family!

Days of Service Animal Rescue League Pet Food Drive - April 11-23

Don't let your furry friends go hungry.

Register for TTUHSC El Paso Days of Service - April 21-23

Days of Service is a great opportunity to demonstrate our values of service and teamwork.

Days of Service Food Drive - April 18-23

Nonperishable food items requested.

Faculty and Staff Photo Day - May 19

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

Faculty and Staff Photo Day - June 23

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

Parking and Transportation Services Changes Office Hours

Effective Monday, March 21, hours will be from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday - Friday.

Raider-Aid Food Pantry for Students

The pantry is open 24/7 for students across our campus to use.

Sexual Assault Safety Tips From TTPD

Stay safe on and off campus.

Safety Escort Service

The service is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

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.

Values-Based Culture Toolkit

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

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.

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.