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TTUHSC El Paso university operating policies and procedures and ambulatory clinic policies and procedures are available for download on the Policies and Procedures page.

The TTUHSC El Paso Difference

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Welcome Back Barbecue Kicks Off the 10-Year Anniversary Celebration of the Hunt School of Nursing

Lone Star Title announces a $45,000 gift for nursing scholarships.

TTUHSC El Paso Hosts Grand Opening of MSB II

The building houses research labs, the Dental Learning Center, state-of-the-art classrooms and an entire floor devoted to student services.

CPRIT Renews Funding for Cancer Prevention Programs

State agency gives $5 million to combat breast and colorectal cancer in our region.

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.

Values-Based Culture Toolkit

Download and use the new email signature graphics for TTUHSC El Paso and TTP El Paso.

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 the value of finding atrial fibrillation in those at risk for stroke, social factors in USPSTF recommendations, giving a flu shot to those who've had an MI, and treating carotid stenosis.

Community Corner

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

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.

10K Steps for 100 Days

Get active and register for the individual challenge to complete 1 million steps. Last day to register is Sept. 29.

Pediatric Environmental Health Grand Rounds - Sept. 16

"Medically Relevant Arthropods – Bites, Stings and Eeew!" presented by Sarah Watkins, D.O., and Scott Crawford, M.D.

Simulation Virtual Grand Rounds - Sept. 17

"T3: Terminology Technology Talks," presented by Lori Lioce, D.N.P.

El Paso County Medical Society Grand Rounds - Sept. 21

"COVID-19 in 2021: Hospital CEOs’ Perspective, Lessons Learned and Future Directions," presented on Webex.

Psychiatry Grand Rounds - Oct. 8

"Anti-Suicidal Treatments: The Role of Psychopharmacology and Psychotherapy," presented by Maria A. Oquendo, M.D., Ph.D.

Save the Date: Breast Cancer Symposium - Oct. 21

The 6th Annual Breast Cancer Care Symposium will be presented in person and via Webex.

Medical School Application Workshop - Oct. 22

Presented by the Foster School of Medicine Office of Admissions.

Save the Date: 2nd Annual Sun City Cardiovascular Summit - Nov. 5-6

Scan the QR code on the flyer for abstract guidelines and submission information.

Current Best Practices in Patient Blood Management, Transfusion and Hemostasis - Nov. 19

Download the conference brochure.

Save the Date: 22nd Annual Rio Grande Trauma Conference and Pediatric Update - Dec. 2

Look for the conference brochure, coming soon.

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.

Project ECHO: Safer Clean During COVID-19 - July 7 - Sept. 22

The SWCPEH and TTUHSC El Paso present six modules focused on COVID-19 and exposure risks from cleaning, disinfecting and sanitizing agents. 

2021 Pediatric Environmental Health Grand Rounds Schedule

Presented by the Southwest Center for Pediatric Environmental Health and TTUHSC El Paso.

Know Your COVID-19 Antibody Status

As part of a research study, Texas CARES is providing up to three free COVID-19 antibody tests over a six-month period to Texans 5-80 years of age.

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: Sept. 17

"Community Outreach/Engagement," presented on Webex.

LDA II: Sept. 24

"Leadership Among Peers, Part I," presented by A. Peter Catinella, M.D., M.P.H., Salvador Cruz-Flores, M.D., and Peter Thompson, M.D.

LDA II: Sept. 29

"Essential Concepts of ACGME," presented by Armando Meza, M.D.

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 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.

Preventing Harassment and Discrimination: Title IX Training for Employees

Faculty and staff due to complete the required training will be notified by Human Resources.

Faculty and Staff Photo Day - Sept. 23

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

Fall 2021 Residents' Forum - Oct. 6

The House Staff Association invites residents and fellows to attend the forum.

Facilities and Services Introduces New Email Address will serve as the primary line of communication between WebTMA users and Facilities and Services.

New Hires - July 2021

Welcome to the TTUHSC El Paso family!

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.

TTUHSC El Paso Brand Training 2021

Learn about the proper use of university logos, stationery, PowerPoint templates and other branding assets. Virtual trainings are once a month on Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m.

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.