The Scope Weekly News Letter

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A campus parking map is available on the Parking and Transportation Services site at this link.

The TTUHSC El Paso Difference

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

El Paso Locomotive FC Supports the Foster School of Medicine’s 10-Year Anniversary

$4,000 gift will go toward medical student scholarships.

Wells Fargo Helps Hunt School of Nursing Students Enter the Workforce

$25,000 grant supports safety net for students.

PodMed TT – A Look at the Latest Medical News and Research

This week’s topics include removing blood clots for cerebellar bleeds, clinician burnout and patient quality outcomes, keeping people with COPD out of the hospital, and joint injections for osteoarthritis. 

Community Corner

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TTUHSC El Paso Community Partners Offer Discounts for Students and Employees

Local restaurants are celebrating the Foster School of Medicine's 10-year anniversary with discounts and special events for the TTUHSC El Paso community.

Health 101 Series

Learn more about nutrition, physical activity and the risks of obesity.  



Health 101 Series: The DL on Physical Activity – Oct. 17

Learn more about physical activity recommendations and overcoming common barriers. 

Surgery/Trauma Grand Rounds – Oct. 17

"Hope In Hell: Lessons and Growth From Trauma," presented by Brian Davis, M.D., and David Briones, M.D.

TTUHSC El Paso Blood Drive – Oct. 17

Donate blood from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. at AEC Room 211.

Cyber Security Awareness Month - Oct. 18

Join the information security team for a discussion on cybersecurity.

SOCRA West Texas Chapter: Is it Quality Improvement or Clinical Research? - Oct. 18

The event's guest speaker is Toni Denison, TTUHSC's director of Quality Improvement Review.

Internal Medicine Grand Rounds – Oct. 23

"Marijuana: The Grass Isn't Always Green!" presented by Sanjeet Panda, M.D., M.B.B.S, FAAP.

Sip and Snack for Scholarships - Oct. 24

Join Lost & Found to help support the future generation of physicians! 

Research Compliance Committees Open Office Hours - Oct. 24

Committee administrators and compliance personnel will be available.

Tom Lea Month – Oct. 25

Alan Tyroch, M.D., FACS, will discuss the practice of combat medicine in World War II.

Office of General Counsel – Oct. 25

Doctors and the Law: Learning to Navigate and Appreciate the Law, presented by Joanna Harkey, J.D., and Billy Webster, J.D.

Say Boo to Cancer - Oct. 26

Learn about health and well-being while trick-or-treating.

Fundamentals of Biomedicine Seminar Series – Oct. 30

Targeting mPGES-1 and 5-LOX for Prevention and Treatment of Colon Cancer by Chinthalapally V. Rao, Ph.D.

Meet and Learn: Understanding Autism in Children - Oct. 30

A free seminar for parents and caregivers.

Pumpkin Carving Contest - Oct. 31

Stop by the President's Office for registration forms.

Psychiatry Grand Rounds: Disasters and Mental Health - Nov. 1

Impact, Vulnerability and Early Interventions.

Lunch and Learn: Assess retirement needs - Nov. 5

Lunch will be provided for attendees.

Save The Date: 20th Annual Rio Grande Trauma Conference and Pediatric Update – Dec. 5

Click for more information about this event.

1st Annual Simulation Educator and Operations Conference: Southwest Region - Jan. 31

Save the date for the inaugural conference. 

3rd Annual West Texas Down Syndrome Health Symposium – Feb. 1, 2020

Save the date for this health symposium. 

Save The Date: 20/20 Borderland Vision Symposium – Feb. 7 - 8

Mark your calendars for this symposium. 

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 and Global Health Perspectives Film Series: Tribal Justice - Nov. 14

Lunch will be provided for first 50 attendees.

Inaugural Global Health Conference - Dec. 11: Call For Abstracts

Submissions are due Nov. 15, 2019.

Inaugural Global Health Conference – Dec. 11

Mark your calendars for this conference. 

9th Annual Cultural Competence Conference – Feb. 28, 2020

Save the date for this conference. 

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. 

Achieving Excellence

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

New Hires – Oct.1 

Welcome to the TTUHSC El Paso family!

Notice: Influenza Vaccines Available in Late September

TTUHSC El Paso will receive partial shipments beginning late September and expects to have all requested vaccines no later than the end of November.

Shuttle Etiquette Reminder

Reminders for students, faculty and staff.

Parking Reminder – Overflow

Click here for more information on parking at the TTUHSC El Paso campus. 

Medical Coding Education Seminar – Oct. 21 

This is a medical coding training session for coders, billers and all other interested staff and faculty. 

Faculty and Staff Photos – Oct. 22

New faculty and staff are required to take photos for the institutional website. 

TTUHSC El Paso Border Coalition For Fitness – 10,000 Steps For 100 Days

The coalition is challenging teams of employees to walk at least 10,000 steps every day for 100 days. 

Reminder from Information Technology: Think Before You Click! 

Some things to consider before clicking any suspicious links.

Holiday Schedule for 2019-2020

Click here to view the holiday schedule for 2019-2020.