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The Fall/Winter 2021 edition of the TTUHSC El Paso Alumni & Friends magazine is available online at

The TTUHSC El Paso Difference

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Dr. Laxman Gangwani Receives $2.1 Million Grant from National Institutes of Health

Dr. Gangwani will study genetic mutations associated with life-threatening neurodegenerative disorders.  

Dr. Andrea Tawney Joins Prestigious Texas Lyceum Board of Directors

Dr. Tawney, VP for Institutional Advancement, has been selected to the Lyceum class of 2022.

JPMorgan Chase Grant to Help Promotores Program at TTUHSC El Paso

The $7,500 grant will support community health workers trained to deliver bilingual, culturally competent health education.

Seventy-Six Hunt School of Nursing Students Receive White Coats

During the ceremony, school officials announced a $50,000 gift for scholarships from the Aguilar Family Foundation.

A Year-end Perspective From the Pandemic Front Line

2019 Hunt School of Nursing grad Veronica Ruiz offers insight on the crises affecting El Paso health care workers.

Video: Updated COVID-19 Guidelines

Check out Dr. Lange's message for the campus 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.

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 final results on a Chinese adenovirus vector COVID-19 vaccine, early use of remdesivir in outpatients with COVID-19, use of convalescent plasma in COVID-19, and the impact of boosters in COVID-19 disease.

Community Corner

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

Pediatric Environmental Health Grand Rounds 2022 Schedule

Presented by the Southwest Center for Pediatric Environmental Health.

Pediatric Environmental Health Grand Rounds - Jan. 20

"Asthma, Air Pollution and the Updated WHO Air Quality Guidelines," presented by Sarah R. Glick, M.D.

Surgery/Trauma Grand Rounds - Jan. 20

"Palliative Care," presented on Webex.

Walk With a Future Doc - Jan. 23

Join future docs for a walk while learning about a health topic.

Internal Medicine Grand Rounds - Jan. 26

"The Evolution of Cardiac Markers," presented by Jude Abadie, Ph.D.

TTUHSC El Paso Blood Drive - Jan. 27

TTUHSC El Paso goodies will be available to blood donors while supplies last.

El Paso County Medical Society Grand Rounds - Jan. 27

"Physician Burnout: What To Do About It," presented by David Briones, M.D.

1st El Paso Clinical Pathology Symposium - Jan. 28

The symposium welcomes laboratory professionals and students in medical laboratory technology programs. 

Psychiatry Grand Rounds - Feb. 4

"Benzodiazepines and Anxiety: Myths, Management Strategies, and Alternate Medications," presented by Christina Girgis, M.D.

Save the Date: 4th Annual 20/20 Borderland Vision Symposium - Feb. 5

Look for the symposium brochure, coming soon.

"I Love El Paso," featuring Dr. Lange and his wife, Bobette - Feb. 11

In celebration of Valentine's Day, the Tom Lea Institute presents a special evening with the Langes at MSB II. 

Surgery Critical Care Fellowship at TTUHSC El Paso

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

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.

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 - Jan. 26

"Strategies To Implement Change in GME," presented by Armando Meza, M.D.

LDA II - Feb. 4

"Quality, Part I," presented on Webex.

Institutional Faculty Development Program (IFDP) XX

IFDP XX Overview 2021-2022

Get details on the program's courses and teleconferences.

IFDP XX - Jan. 25

"Predatory Journals," presented by Lisa Beinhoff, Ph.D.

IFDP XX - Feb. 1

"Advancing Health Equity Through Embedded Research in a Safety-Net Health System," presented on Webex.

IFDP XX - Feb. 8

"Creating and Submitting an iRIS Application," presented by Myrna Arvizo, CIP.

IFDP XX - Feb. 15

"Addressing IRB Stipulations via iRIS," presented by Myrna Arvizo, CIP.

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.

Raider-Aid 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.

Safety Escort Service

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

Grant Writing Workshop

The Office of Research invites researchers to participate in an R Grant-Writers Workshop for the June 5, 2022, NIH submission cycle.

New Hires - December 2021

Welcome to the TTUHSC El Paso family!

Faculty and Staff Photo Day - Jan. 20

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

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.