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A number of useful resources for organizational effectiveness are available from the Office of Institutional Research and Effectiveness (OIRE) web 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.

TTUHSC El Paso Awarded NIH Funds to Explore Effects of COVID-19 on Stomach

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso is one of six research centers tasked by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to study how COVID-19 may have long-term effects on the stomach and other regions of the GI tract.

TTUHSC El Paso Receives $45,000 Gift from El Paso Electric for Dental School, Clinic and University Initiatives

Majority of funds are for Hunt School of Dental Medicine, Texas Tech Dental Oral Health Clinic.

Faculty and Staff Highlight: Nergiz Rossetti, CMA

Nergiz Rossetti, CMA, is an occupational health clinical assistant in the Department of Occupational Health.

Vice Provost Dr. Richard Brower Addresses Medical Education Conference in Taiwan

Dr. Brower presented a virtual keynote address at the inaugural International Conference in Medical Education at National Sun Yat-sen University.

Dr. Fernando Aviles-Cevasco Named Community Faculty Physician of the Year

2020 community faculty award recipients were honored through virtual ceremonies.

Dr. Salvador Cruz-Flores Completes Prestigious Neurology Leadership Program

Dr. Cruz-Flores participated in the AAN Institute's 2020 Diversity Leadership Program.

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

Recharge in the Wellness and Relaxation Tent for Front-Line Health Care Heroes

Front-line health care professionals are invited to use the tent, located outside TTP El Paso on Alberta Avenue. 

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 convalescent plasma for early COVID-19, new dietary guidelines, a diabetes drug for graft-versus-host disease, and parsing COVID-19 vaccines.

Community Corner

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

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.

Take the Breast Cancer Awareness Survey

Women 40 years of age or older can be eligible for a $25 Visa gift card by completing the Breast Cancer Education, Screening and Navigation Program (BEST) survey.

Frontline Workers Virtual Support Group - Every Wednesday

Hosted by Rio Vista Behavioral Health from 6 to 7 p.m. every Wednesday.

January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month

Every year, more than 12,000 new cases of cervical cancer are diagnosed, according to the American Cancer Society.

Pediatric Grand Rounds - Jan. 20

"Pediatrics Through The Lens of a Plastic and Hand Surgeon: Bringing The Invisible to Light," presented by Shawn Diamond, M.D.

Pediatric Environmental Health Grand Rounds - Jan. 21

"Pediatric Submersion Injuries," presented by Michael D. Parsa, M.D.

Robert J. Kleberg, Jr. and Helen C. Kleberg Foundation Call for Letters of Intent - Feb. 12

All questions regarding this internal competition should be submitted to

3rd Annual 20/20 Borderland Vision Symposium - Feb. 27

Presented on Webex.

Save the Date: Mental Health and Substance Use in the Time of COVID-19: A Border Perspective - April 8

Presented on Zoom.

Save the Date: 6th Annual Surgical Oncology Update - May 27

Presented on Webex, this event will give health care providers a forum to discuss therapeutic options for cancer treatment.

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.

Institutional Faculty Development Course XVIII - CME Enduring Material

"Initiation of a Telehealth Visit," presented by Diego De La Mora, M.D. 

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 Overview 2020-2021

An overview of program blocks and online courses.

IFDP 19 Course Schedule: Adult Teaching and Learning

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

IFDP 19 Course Schedule: Building a Quality Online Course

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

IFDP 19 Course Schedule: Teaching a Quality Online Course

Presentations provide knowledge and skills for effective online teaching.

IFDP 19 Course Schedule: Technology of eLearning

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

IFDP 19 Course Schedule: 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 Live Teleconference - Jan. 20

"Graduate Medical Education During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Opportunities for Improvement," presented by Armando Meza, M.D.

IFDP 19 Live Teleconference - Jan. 27

"From Face-to-Face to Remote Education: Opportunities and Challenges of the COVID-19 Era," a panel discussion moderated by Courtney M. Queen, Ph.D.

IFDP Live Teleconference - Feb. 3

"Creating and Submitting an iRIS Application," presented by Myrna Arvizo.

IFDP Live Teleconference - Feb. 10

"Addressing IRB stipulations via iRIS," presented by Myrna Arvizo.

IFDP Live Teleconference - Feb. 17

"Leading Your Lab Team," presented by Anna M. Eiring, Ph.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.

Introducing the New Leadership of the Council on Diversity and Inclusion (CDI)

Dr. Blake Busey selected as chair; Dr. Nagela Sainté-Thomas selected as chair-elect.

Introducing the TTUHSC El Paso Council on Diversity and Inclusion

Get to know the members of the new council.

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.

Buy Your Official TTUHSC El Paso Apparel

Hoodies, polo shirts and caps are available from Proper Print Shop's online store. 

New Hires - Oct. 2020

Welcome to the TTUHSC El Paso family!

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.