From the Desk of the President

Chancellor’s Council Awards Presentation – Next Tuesday, Feb. 3, from 10 – 11 a.m., Texas Tech University System Chancellor Robert Duncan will present four of our faculty members with the most prestigious honors the system bestows. Please join me as we recognize the exemplary roles Drs. Harry “Pete” Davis, Janet Piskurich, Rajkumar Lakshmanaswamy and Richard McCallum have played in research, education and patient care. The presentation will take place in the Medical Education Building (MEB), Room 1150.

GGHSON Ribbon Cutting – The brand new Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) Gayle Greve Hunt School of Nursing (GGHSON) building will officially open with a ribbon cutting at its new location, 201 N. Concepcion, at 1 p.m. on February 3. Afterwards, GGHSON students will provide tours to guests attending the event. Everyone is welcome to attend the event.

Grant Awarded – Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) El Paso has been awarded a grant to establish and manage the Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Unit (PEHSU) for Federal Region 6 by the American College of Medical Toxicology. The PEHSU will be established under the TTUHSC El Paso Department of Emergency Medicine, Division of Medical Toxicology, and overseen by Dr. Stephen Borron, professor at the TTUHSC El Paso Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. I want to thank Dr. Borron and everyone who played a role in bringing this resource to life. Read more in this week’s Tech View blog. 

Walkin’ the Talk – Next Month’s Walkin’ the Talk lecture is Wednesday, Feb. 4, from noon – 1 p.m., in the Medical Education Building (MEB), room 1110. The “Beginner Briefing” lecture is geared toward individuals interested in training for a triathlon, such as the Mighty Mujer’s Triathlon, where faculty and staff will be manning the Texas Tech Physicians Athlete Expo. Since a triathlon consists of running, biking and swimming, it’s an opportunity to learn proper techniques in any of those areas. Race El Paso Director Gabriela Gallegos will present tips and tricks to stay in the game. This is a chance to kickstart your New Year’s goal of getting fit. Make sure to mark your calendars!