The Scope Weekly News Letter

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Our Hunt School of Nursing alumni are enjoying success in all types of nursing careers. Read more about our nursing alumni in the latest issue of  TTUHSC El Paso Alumni & Friends Magazine.


The TTUHSC El Paso Difference

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National Breast Cancer Foundation Supports the Medical Student Run Clinic

A $5,000 grant will enable the clinic to offer breast exams and screening mammograms.

Firstlight Announces New Virtual Branch at TTUHSC El Paso Campus

The branch features an interactive video teller and offices for private, live video banking. 

TTUHSC El Paso’s Values-Based Culture

Watch Dr. Lange’s video to learn more about our Values-Based Culture initiative.

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 vaccinating adolescents for COVID-19, atrial fibrillation monitoring and stroke, the Indian COVID-19 variant in the U.K., and vaccinations and public health measures to control COVID-19 infection.

Community Corner

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

Disaster Recovery Workshop - June 10

"Children’s Health Risk Associated with Flooding," presented by Sarah Watkins, D.O. 

Obstetrics and Gynecology Grand Rounds - June 11

"Picking the Right Pill: A Practical Guide to Prescription of Oral Contraceptive Pills," presented by Aparna Sridhar, M.D., M.P.H., FACOG.

Pediatric Grand Rounds - June 16

"Diagnosis and Management of Preschool ADHD," presented by Patty Huang, M.D.

Pediatric Environmental Health Grand Rounds - June 17

"Street Drugs in the House: Misuse of Household Products, Over-the-Counter Medications and Vape Juices by Adolescents," presented by Stephanie T. Weiss, M.D., Ph.D.

Surgery/Trauma Grand Rounds - June 17

"Resuscitation with Whole Blood in Trauma, Beneficial in Other Surgical Disciplines? What’s New with Anemia Management?" presented by Bradford Ray, RABT, and Jesse Qiao, M.D.

Simulation Virtual Grand Rounds - June 18

"Cultural and Diversity Considerations Within, Through, and Adjacent to Simulation-Based Experiences in Health Professions Education," presented by Matthew Charnetski, Ph.D.c, CHSE, CHSOS.

Notice to Campus and Patients: Eduardo D. Rosas Blum, M.D., is Leaving TTP El Paso

Effective May 31, Dr. Rosas Blum will no longer see patients at TTP El Paso.

Save the Date: Current Best Practices in Patient Blood Management, Transfusion and Hemostasis - Nov. 19

Make plans for the inaugural symposium.

The Southwest Center for Pediatric Environmental Health and the Department of Emergency Medicine presents this Webex educational series.

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

Learn how wearing a mask and other mitigation practices drive virus transmission rates down and how these practices affected the 2020-2021 flu season.

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.

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 Courses

IFDP 19 Overview 2020-2021

An overview of program blocks and online courses.

IFDP 19 Adult Teaching and Learning

How to design and deliver effective in-person or online sessions with a positive impact on adult learners.

IFDP 19 Building a Quality Online Course

How to develop a quality online course in four phases: planning, designing, developing and implementing.

IFDP 19 Teaching a Quality Online Course

Presentations provide knowledge and skills for effective online teaching.

IFDP 19 Technology of eLearning

This course provides information on eLearning technology available to TTUHSC El Paso faculty and staff.  

IFDP 19 Library Skills Course

Learn how to access and navigate the library website, use EndNote Online and the Cite While You Write plugin, write copyright permissions and identify predatory publishers.

IFDP 19 Interprofessional Education Course

How faculty can successfully apply adult teaching and learning principles in face-to-face and online learning environments.

IFDP 19 Fundamental Research Skills Course 

An introduction to epidemiology, biostatistics, and social science research. 

IFDP 19 Writing Interest Group Course

This course will guide participants through the process of writing a scientific article and submitting it to a peer-reviewed journal.

IFDP 19 Clinical Skills in Simulation-Based Education Course

This course provides information on the overview of simulation and its use across all fields of health care training.

IFDP 19 Leadership Skills Course

Improve your leadership skills through self-discovery, group discussions and collaborative networking.

IFDP 19 Conflict Resolution and Negotiation Course

Learn about effective communication and active listening skills, difficult conversations, disruptive behavior, dealing with disruptive students and conflict management skills.

IFDP 19 Succeeding and Advancing as Faculty Course

Onboarding, career stages, retirement planning, time management, mentoring skills, career and scholarship planning, and more.

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.

Pride Alliance Cupcake & Cookie Social - June 16

Get to know the TTUHSC El Paso Pride Alliance student group and enjoy some delicious treats.

The Garden Left Behind - June 25

The TTUHSC El Paso Pride Alliance presents a film about a Mexican trans woman's struggles to build a life for herself as an undocumented immigrant in New York City.

Impact of COVID-19 on Health and Access to Health Care and Social Services Among Sexual and Gender-Diverse Texans by Race, Ethnicity, and Gender - June 30

The TTUHSC El Paso Pride Alliance student group hosts a Webex presentation featuring UTEP epidemiologist Oralia Loza, Ph.D., and Phillip W. Schnarrs, Ph.D., an associate professor in the Department of Population Health at Dell Medical School at UT Austin.

Save the Date: Cultural Competence Conference - Aug. 13

Make plans for the 10th annual conference.

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.

Parking and Transportation Services Update

Campus parking and shuttle service changes will take effect on June 1.

New Employee Orientation Photo Day - June 17

Welcome to TTUHSC El Paso! Reserve your spot to have your photo taken for the academic website.

Faculty and Staff Photo Day - June 24

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

New Hires - April 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.

New “30-10-5-2” Proposal Submission Policy - Effective May 1

The Office of Sponsored Programs has updated the policy to offer flexibility for principal investigators, department chairs/deans and grant administrators.

One Month Free With a 12-Month Lease at Montecillo

Apartment community welcomes TTUHSC El Paso faculty, staff, students and residents.

Walk the Walk Team Challenge 2021

Join this employer-based team walking challenge.

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.

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.