From the Desk of the President

Match Day – Paul L. Foster School of Medicine fourth-year medical students reach a huge milestone tomorrow – Match Day – as they join their fellow medical students around the U.S. in opening their envelopes to get a glimpse of what the future holds. Join me in the AEC, Misenhimer Auditorium, at 9:45 a.m., to witness this momentous event.

Kidney – Texas Tech Physicians of El Paso kidney specialist (nephrologist) and associate professor of internal medicine, German Hernandez, M.D., discusses kidney disease in this month’s taping of ‘The Doctor Will See You Now’. Considering that one in three Americans is at risk for kidney disease — and there are no early symptoms of the disease — it is important to learn the risk factors associated with it and healthy habits that prevent it.

Tour – Today, the RedSky Board of Directors toured Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) El Paso. Red Sky is an El Paso based business incubator that helps health care startups succeed, and it is backed by the Medical School of the Americas Foundation. The tour provided its board with a better understanding of the breadth of our objectives as a health sciences center and our role in creating positive growth throughout the region.

Mighty Mujer Triathlon – It’s time for another Mighty Mujer Shout Out! TTUHSC El Paso Audit Director Amy Sanchez made staying fit a priority six months after her youngest child was born. Signing up for events, such as the Mighty Mujer Triathlon, motivate her to fit exercise into her schedule. Amy says a Mighty Mujer is a woman who sets a goal and works to accomplish it no matter how hard it may be. Read more about Amy in this week’s Tech View blog.