The Scope Weekly News Letter

Did you know?

In 2007, the patient clinics of El Paso’s regional school of medicine (now TTUHSC El Paso) united under the name Texas Tech Physicians of El Paso. 

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.

Tech Talk: HSC El Paso – April 15

Thanks to a partnership between the El Paso Independent School District and TTUHSC El Paso, students at Maxine Silva Health Magnet High School can take part in a program in which they will be given conditional acceptance to the Hunt School of Nursing’s Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing program.

Collegiate Double T Students Shine at HOSA Competition in San Antonio

Eighteen El Paso-area college students representing the Collegiate Double T Health Professions Honor Society placed in the Top 5 or better in the Competitive Events Program at the HOSA-Future Health Professionals state Spring Leadership Conference, held March 28-30 in San Antonio.

Gastrointestinal Cancers Discussed on 'The Exam Room'

Texas Tech Physicians of El Paso surgical oncologist Ioannis Konstantinidis, M.D., brought his expertise on gastrointestinal cancers to the latest episode of “The Exam Room,” on Tuesday, April 9.

Kristina Flores: Artist, Scientist and Future Physician

Rotary Club of El Paso scholarship helps Foster School of Medicine student follow her dreams.

School of Nursing’s Early-Admission Program Expands to Silva Magnet High School

Maxine Silva Health Magnet High School students now have a fast track to a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, thanks to a partnership between the El Paso Independent School District and Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso.

PodMed TT – A Discussion on Multiple Physician Involvement in a Diagnosis and Heart Disease in Sudden Cardiac Death

This week’s topics include best treatment after sudden cardiac death, getting more physicians involved in diagnosis, low-dose aspirin and lung cancer prevention, and reducing amyloid and Alzheimer’s disease.

Spring into Wellness 2019 – April 26

Spring into Wellness 2019 information on parking, attire, and acitivites.

Community Corner

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Participate in and share information about our events, conferences, and continuing medical education activities that are open to the public.

Grand Rounds – Preparing Your Curriculum Vitae, Personal Statement and Biosketch – April 16

Three presenters will review how to properly prepare an NIH biosketch and compare a personal statement with an executive summary.

Pediatric Grand Rounds – April 17 

Clinical Manifestations of Childhood Tuberculosis. Breakast: 7:30 a.m – 8 a.m. 

Manuel Schydlower, M.D., Retirement Reception – April 17

Please join us as we celebrate 42 years of dedication to our university and wish a happy retirement to Manuel Schydlower, M.D. 

Move! El Paso – April 17

Come to this session and learn more about the City of El Paso walking trails, the health benefits for walking, and taking short breaks at work for mental wellness. 

Grand Rounds: Mindfulness in Medicine – April 18

This session will inform participants on how to define mindfulness and mindful practice, and describe how mindfulness can be used to prevent burnout and cultivate compassion in the physician-patient relationship. 

Surgery/Trauma Grand Rounds – April 18

Monitoring Volume and Fluid Responsiveness. Participants will learn how to review the principles of volume monitoring in the critical and non-critical patient. 

CBME and EPAs in the Pre-Clerkship Curriculum – April 23

Prospects for pre-clerkship curriculum alignment with AAMC's vision for entrustable professional activities as a framework for the transition to competency-directed medical education. 

Internal Medicine Grand Rounds – Calm and Smart: Healing the Healer – April 24

The participant will learn how to recognize the symptoms of burnout, the difference between burnout and stress, and will review the science behind it.  

Meet and Learn – ADHD in Children: What Every Parent Should Know – April 25

Participants will learn important information from our medical specialist, behavioral therapist and parent advocate, such as: ADHD diagnosis and treatment, tips for families on how to help a child with ADHD, school accommodations and parent resources.

TTUHSC El Paso Blood Drive – April 25

TTUHSC El Paso cardholders will be given out, while supplies last.

11th Annual Spectrum of Healthcare from Mother to Child – April 26

Save the date for the 11th Annual Spectrum of Healthcare from Mother to Child.

Fundamentals of Biomedicine Seminar Series – May 1

Metabolic Stress Hormone FGF21: From Thirsty to Thin. Hosted by Peter Rotwein, M.D. 

Class of 2019 Gayle Greve Hunt School of Nursing Commencement and Pinning Ceremony – May 11

Commencement and pinning ceremony will be held at The Plaza Theater at 10 A.M.

Class of 2019 Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences Commencement Ceremony – May 11

Commencement will be held at The Plaza Theater at 2 P.M.

Neoplastic Diseases for the Practitioners – June 14

An Interactive Pathology-Oncology Joint Conference 

Summer Medical Camp

This year's Summer Medical Camp will be from June 24 – July 31. Applications avaliable April 19. 

Grand Rounds: Transitioning From Resident/Fellow to Faculty Positon – July 9

This session will teach participants how to identify one or more resources for financial planning and for personal improvement in regard to professional development. Lunch will be provided for the first 30 participants.

Achieving Excellence

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

New Hires – April 16

Welcome to the TTUHSC El Paso family.

University Medical Center of El Paso Parking Announcement for TTUHSC El Paso Employees

Effective immediately, vehicles parking within the UMC visitor garage belonging to TTUHSC El Paso employees will be subject to a citation or impoundment by use of an auto boot.

TTUHSC El Paso Libraries Offer $50 Credit During Switch to Credit/Debit Cards

Starting on April 15, 2019, the TTUHSC El Paso libraries will only accept credit/debit cards for payment of library fines, fees and services. Click for more information.

A Message from the Office of the Vice President for Research

We are excited to announce that upon completion of several transition steps involving the federal government during the first months of 2019, TTUHSC El Paso is now a fully independent university with the authority to submit its own grant proposals.

Reminder from Information Technology: Think before You Click! 

Some things to consider before clicking any suspicious links. 

Complete the OIRE Satisfaction Survey for a Chance to Win a $50 Gift Card

Your feedback is very valuable. Annual aggregated results are shared with senior leadership to inform decision-making and strategic planning.

Research Committee Open Office Hours – April 18

The first open-office-hour event of the year! Committee Administrators and compliance personnel will be available to answer questions. Snacks and beverages will be available. 

Let's Grow With the Office of Faculty Development – April 24

Discuss services provided by the Office of Faculty Development at TTUHSC El Paso.

Scholarship and Research Consultation Lab (SARCL)

Consultation services start April 1 for scholarly and research projects.

Active Shooter Awareness – April 24

Come to this important training session to learn how to prepare for and respond to this emergency situation. 

Faculty and Staff Picture Day – April 25

Faculty and staff photos will be taken from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the AEC Faculty Lounge.

Institutional Faculty Development Course XVII – Faculty Burnout and Conflict Resolution – May 1

Learn about Faculty Burnout and Resilience and the Faculty Wellness Program, as well as Conflict Resolution and Negotiation.

Neurology Research Physician Team and Neurology Residents at the TTUHSC El Paso Paul L. Foster School of Medicine Present Abstracts – May 4

Abstracts will be presented in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Medical Coding Education Seminar – May 6

This is a medical coding training session for coders, billers and all other interested staff and faculty. The intent of this training is to refine the skills of our coding and billing staff as well as our faculty.

Breast Cancer Alliance Limited Submission Request for Applications Internal Review Announcement 

The Breast Cancer Alliance is accepting applications for funding for its Young Investigators Grants program. Deadline to submit information to the Office of Vice President for Research (OVPR) is May 15, 2019.

Kaltura MediaSpace Update

Kaltura MediaSpace will push an important security update on May 5.  

OVPR Seed Grant Applications Are Now Available – Application Deadline – June 3

OVPR Seed Grant Applications Are Now Available. Application Deadline is 3 p.m. on June 3. 

PedPOD – TTUHSC El Paso’s Pediatrics Podcast

In episode No. 2, host Ajay Pratap Singh, M.D., FAAP, and his guest Thomas C. Mayes, M.D., M.B.A., discuss influenza, available treatments and strategies to prevent the illness.