The Scope Weekly News Letter

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The Fall/Winter 2019 issue of TTUHSC El Paso Alumni & Friends magazine is available online at

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.

TTUHSC El Paso Receives $165,000 to Help Launch a New Mental Health Program for Youngsters

Grant will help establish the West Texas regional hub of the Child Psychiatry Access Network. 

Foster School of Medicine Student Presents at ACS Clinical Congress

Fourth-year student Ashtyn Barrientes presented her team’s research on bile cancer surgery outcomes at the prestigious conference.

Employee Giving Campaign: A TTUHSC El Paso Amiga, Yoli Betancourt

A friend, ambassador and recruiter for the university.

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

This week’s topics include arthritis and depression, AI and physician decisions in hospitalized patients, five ways for doctors to practice presence with patients, and health care hotspotting.

Community Corner

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UPDATED - TTUHSC El Paso Community Partners Offer Discounts for Students and Employees 

Local restaurants celebrate the Foster School of Medicine's 10-year anniversary with discounts and special events.

Health 101 Series

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

Internal Medicine Grand Rounds – Jan. 15 

"Lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM): Where Endocrinology, Immunology and Cancer Biology Collide," presented by Stephen R. Hammes, M.D., Ph.D. 

Hunt School of Nursing White Coat Ceremony - Jan. 17

The school welcomes the class of 2021.

Internal Medicine Grand Rounds - Jan. 22

"Vitamin D Mythology," presented by Ratna Charishma Boppana, M.D.

Cafe y Pan Dulce - Jan. 24

Join the El Paso Hispanic Chamber of Commerce for this business networking event at the MEB.

Fundamentals of Biomedicine Seminar Series - Jan. 29

"Genomics of Cardiometabolic Diseases in Mexican Americans," presented by Bertha Hidalgo, Ph.D., M.P.H.

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

Download the brochure for the inaugural conference. 

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

Download the brochure for this health symposium. 

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

Mark your calendars. 

10th Annual Service Learning Symposium - Feb. 11

Presented by the Foster School of Medicine's Society, Community, and the Individual (SCI) course, the symposium features a keynote address and student oral and poster presentations.

Pressure Injury Conference - Feb. 28 

Download the conference brochure. 

5th Annual Oncology Update – March 26

Save the date for this conference at TTUHSC El Paso. 

2nd Annual Neoplastic Diseases: Update for Practitioners – May 1

Save the date for this interprofessional joint conference.


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.


9th Annual Cultural Competence Conference Call for Abstracts

Abstract submissions are due by Jan. 31.

Global and Border Health Society Lecture Series - Feb. 5

Ethical issues in short-term medical work in the developing world.

9th Annual Cultural Competence Conference – Feb. 28

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 – Jan. 6

Welcome to the TTUHSC El Paso family!

Academic Education Center Library 24/7 Access

The AEC is now open 24/7 to TTUHSC El Paso students, residents, faculty and fellows.  

Self-Care and Managing Stress after the Holiday Season – Jan. 17

Learn about stress management techniques for the workplace.

Research Compliance Committees Open Office Hours – Jan. 23

Committee administrators and compliance personnel will provide assistance with navigating iRIS and answer general research questions. 

Institutional Faculty Development Course XVIII – Jan. 24

"Exploring and Creating Opportunities for Community-Engaged and Community-Based Participatory Research in the Paso del Norte Region and Beyond."

Cash Receipts Training - Jan. 30

Learn how to access the Cash Receipt System and get an overview of other cash receipts procedures.

Medical Coding Education Seminar – Jan. 30

This training is for coders, billers and all other interested staff and faculty at TTUHSC El Paso. 

Institutional Faculty Development Course XVIII – Jan. 31

"Teaching Today's Learners: Are You Ready?"

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.

Holiday Schedule for 2019-2020

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