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TTUHSC Alumni Association -- Join the Family

TTUHSC Alumni Association -- Join the Family

NEW! TTUHSC Alumni Association

The newly formed TTUHSC Alumni Association is growing at a rapid pace, with members from Anchorage, Alaska, to Suwanee, Georgia. The association has a new website, national advisory board and support staff.

NEW! TTUHSC Alumni Association website

From the new website, you can join the association, update your contact information, stay updated on events and access class notes. Once you have created a profile and paid alumni association dues ($50 annually for alumni and honorary alumni; $30 annually for 2010-2015 graduates), you are provided access to TTUHSC library resources, complimentary continuing education courses, career services and countless networking opportunities. With over 20,000 TTUHSC alumni worldwide, you can stay connected with your school wherever life takes you.
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NEW! TTUHSC Alumni Association National Advisory Board

The inaugural members of the TTUHSC Alumni Association National Advisory Board met for the first time last month. TTUHSC President Tedd L. Mitchell, M.D., provided an update that emphasized the size and reach of TTUHSC, which has now graduated more health care professionals than any other school in Texas. TTUHSC El Paso President Richard Lange, M.D., M.B.A., gave an overview of the El Paso campus, noting that it is the only medical center that sits on a border.  President’s Select students representing each of the five TTUHSC schools offered a glimpse into the life of a current student. The next scheduled advisory board meeting is in spring 2016.

Pictured (back row, from left): Matthew Grisham, Ph.D., (GSBS '82); Logan Price, Au.D., (SOHP '13, 09); Bob Dent, DNP, MBA, (SON '10); Jason Ross, M.D., (PLFSOM '13); Chris Schwab, Ph.D., (GSBS '02); and Amberly Hix, Pharm.D., (SOP '10); Front row, from left): TTUHSC El Paso President Richard Lange, M.D., MBA; TTUHSC President Tedd L. Mitchell, M.D.; and Gregory Thompson, MBA, (SOHP '02); Not pictured: Tom Fogarty, M.D., (SOM '80); Cynthia Garza, M.D., (PLFSOM '14); W.H. Harris, (GGHSON '13); Cynthia Jumper, M.D., (SOM '88); Stephanie Lomuscio, BSN, (GGHSON '14); Cynthia Powers, DNP, (SON '14); Sara Robison, Pharm.D., (SOP '04); 

NEW! TTUHSC Alumni Staff

Julie Doss and DaLana Williamson have joined the alumni team.


Senior Director of Alumni Relations Julie Doss, Director of Alumni Relations DaLana Williamson, and Unit Coordinator Laura Ray


School News

Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

Vandivel Ganapathy, Ph.D., professor and chair of the Department of Cell Biology and Biochemistry, moved his cancer research from Georgia Regents University to TTUHSC about a year ago. His studies focus on cancer cells’ source of nutrients – and cutting off that supply in order to kill the cancer without harming normal cells. READ MORE

School of Health Professions

Healthy aging is more than just a buzzword for baby boomers. In fact, a key factor in aging healthily is functional mobility and physical activity. Roger James, Ph.D., FACSM, director for the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) Center for Rehabilitation Research and professor in the School of Health Professions, believes the work being conducted at the center can give insight into how people can stay active as they get older. READ MORE

School of Medicine

Under the supervision of School of Medicine faculty volunteers, medical students have been treating homeless and uninsured patients at The Free Clinic in Lubbock, Texas for seven years. A five-member leadership team who each serve one-year terms leads the team of volunteers. This year’s team is led by Kyra Schmidt, Mitchell Ackerman,
Daphne Arena, Patricia Dushku
and Molly Rooney. READ MORE

School of Nursing

With grant support from the Health Resources and Services Administration, the School of Nursing has established the TTUHSC Abilene Community Health Center, the first federally qualified health center (FQHC) for the community. The center will offer quality care, specifically focusing on primary care and management of chronic disease, to all residents, with income eligible patients paying on a sliding fee scale. Nurse practitioners and an Abilene medical director will provide health care, and nursing, physician assistant and pharmacy faculty and students will gain clinical education there. READ MORE

School of Pharmacy

The Texas Panhandle Poison Control Center, a community outreach of TTUHSC School of Pharmacy, wrapped up its fall Medication Cleanout last month. This year’s efforts were boosted by a grant from Xcel Energy Foundation, which will support costs associated with the Amarillo event. The center provides disposal of prescription medications to prevent potential abuse and promote environmental safety. READ MORE