The Scope Weekly News Letter

Placeholder for cover image on this page

Did you know?

Scope announcement requests are made through the IT department's SysAid support ticket system. Click here to visit the IT service portal and select Scope Announcement Request under the Website section.

The TTUHSC El Paso Difference

The TTUHSC El Paso Difference image placeholder

Stay in-the-know by attending TTUHSC El Paso events, lectures and presentations, and learning about initiatives and trainings on campus.

AT&T Foundation Donates $20,000 to Assist Nursing Students

The gift will help undergraduate students facing financial hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Foster School of Medicine’s Class of 2024 Receives White Coats

The school welcomed 116 new students with the time-honored White Coat Ceremony. 

New Residency Programs at THOP Transmountain Campus

Recruitment for internal medicine and psychiatry residencies begins this fall. 

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 a look at transmission of SARS-CoV-2 in South Korea, a review of studies relative to transmission of SARS-CoV-2, inappropriate use of cardiac stents, and risk of breast cancer death after DCIS.

Community Corner

Community Corner image placeholder

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

Notice to Patients: Shivani Mehta, M.D., is Leaving Texas Tech Physicians of El Paso

Effective Oct. 31, 2020, Dr. Mehta will no longer see patients at TTP El Paso.

Coalition Quarterly Newsletter - September 2020

In this issue, the Border Coalition for Fitness offers readers highlights from the Step Bootcamp, fitness success stories, trail suggestions, a Q&A about the benefits of walking, and more.

Red Raiders Give Back Blood Drive - Sept. 30 and Oct. 1

Make an appointment to donate blood 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. in the Subway Lounge.

10,000 Steps for 100 Days - Oct. 1-Jan. 8

Be a step millionaire: Maintain 10,000 steps a day for 100 days to hit 1 million. 

Psychiatry Grand Rounds - Oct. 2

"Gender Dysphoria: The Role of a Psychiatrist," presented by Shivani Mehta, M.D., and Charles Odom, M.D.

Faculty Wellness Series - Oct. 7

"Chronophysiology of Sleep," presented by David F. Briones, M.D. and Karinn Chambers, M.D.

2020 Pediatric Grand Rounds - Oct. 7

"The Gatekeepers’ Essential Guide for Spinal Dysraphism," presented by Mark M. Souweidane, M.D.

Virtual Launch: Woody and Gayle Hunt - Aspen Institute Fellowship - Oct. 7

The Aspen Institute Latinos and Society Program is looking for the first cohort of Woody and Gayle Hunt - Aspen Institute Fellows.

Save the Date: Breast Cancer Care Symposium - Oct. 15

Presented on Webex.

Save the Date - 21st Annual Rio Grande Trauma Conference and Pediatric Update - Dec. 3

Presented on Webex.

Save the Date - 2nd Annual Neoplastic Disease: Update for Practitioners - Dec. 7-8

Presented by the Department of Pathology, this conference is designed to familiarize health care professionals with real-life cases of neoplastic diseases, their diagnosis and treatment.

2020 Pediatric Environmental Health Grand Rounds Schedule

These virtual sessions will take place twice a month from through December 2020.

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.

Institutional Faculty Development Course XVIII - CME Enduring Material

"Initiation of a Telehealth Visit," presented by Diego De La Mora, M.D., FACP. 

Institutional Faculty Development Online Modules - CME Enduring Material

This online activity is intended for TTUHSC El Paso faculty and requires no fees for receiving credit upon completion.  

Community Partner Discounts and Hotels for Front-Line Health Care Professionals

Free hotel rooms, special offers and discounts for El Paso health care workers.

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 Adult Teaching and Learning Schedule

Upcoming live teleconferences that will complement online adult teaching and learning courses.

IFDP 19 Live Teleconference - Oct. 2

"Program Overview; Housekeeping and Networking; Introduction to the Adult Teaching and Learning Course," presented by Sanja Kupesic Plavsic, M.D., Ph.D.

IFDP 19 Live Teleconference - Oct. 7

"The Educational Cycle," presented by Sanja Kupesic Plavsic, M.D., Ph.D. 

IFDP 19 Live Teleconference - Oct. 14

"Learning Formats," presented by Sanja Kupesic Plavsic, M.D., Ph.D. 

Culture and Diversity

Culture and Diversity image placeholder

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

Working With Learners With Disabilities in Medical Training - Oct. 2

The Diversity and Global Health Perspectives Lecture Series welcomes guest speaker Nalinda Charnsangavej, M.D.

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

Acheiving Excellence image placeholder

Stay up-to-date with campus announcements, informational sessions, and trainings.

Virtual Town Hall with TTUHSC El Paso President Richard Lange, M.D., M.B.A

Click here to register for a town hall session presented by Dr. Lange, discussing COVID-19, MSB II and task force remmendations to address the dismantling of racism across our university.

New Hires - Aug. 2020

Welcome to the TTUHSC El Paso family!

Faculty and Staff Picture Day – Oct. 8

Photos will be taken from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the AEC 202 Faculty Lounge. Please note the special instructions for reserving a time and masking/social distancing.

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.