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Med Students Help Prepare El Pasoans for Solar Eclipse

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

In preparation for last week’s solar eclipse, the Ophthalmology Student Interest Group gave a presentation on proper eye care during an eclipse. The presentation, prepared by students in…

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Tech Talk: HSC El Paso – 08/28/17

Monday, August 28, 2017

Tech Talk: HSC El Paso brings you up to speed on this week’s news and events. Check it out!

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Tech Talk: HSC El Paso – 08/21/17

Monday, August 21, 2017

Tech Talk: HSC El Paso brings you up to speed on this week’s news and events. Check it out!

Navkiran Shokar, M.A., M.P.H, M.D., has received nearly $1.5 million from the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) to reduce the burden of cervical cancer in West Texas. “Hispanic women in our region have a 30 percent higher risk of dying from cervical cancer,” says Dr. Shokar, a physician and professor at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso (TTUHSC El Paso). “They also have a higher incidence of cervical cancer and are typically diagnosed at later stages.” Dr. Shokar will use the grant to expand De Casa en Casa, a program that helps uninsured or underinsured Latinas access free cervical cancer screenings, or pap smears. Since its establishment in 2013, De Casa En Casa has provided more than 1,500 pap smears to women in El Paso and Hudspeth Counties.

TTUHSC El Paso Awarded $3.7 Million Colorectal Cancer Prevention Grant

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Navkiran Shokar, M.D., M.P.H., M.A., has received $3.7 million from the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) to reduce the impact of colorectal cancer in West…

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Clinical Informatics Hosts STEM Symposium for Local High Schoolers

Thursday, August 24, 2017

In May, the Office of Clinical Informatics (OCI) hosted a STEM Symposium for local high schoolers showing interest in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. A joint effort between…

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TTUHSC El Paso Home to Region’s Only Orthopaedic Oncologist

Monday, August 21, 2017

Orthopaedic oncologists are a rare breed. Scattered throughout the most populous cities in the U.S., their expertise is hard to come by. That’s why Lisa Kafchinski, M.D., is…

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Nurses Begin Rotations at Transmountain Campus

Friday, August 18, 2017

In July, nursing students in the Gayle Greve Hunt School of Nursing (GGHSON) began their first clinical rotations at The Hospitals of Providence Transmountain Campus. The group of…

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Student Run Clinic Provides Free Mammogram Screenings

Thursday, August 10, 2017

In July, the Medical Student Run Clinic (MSRC) provided 28 free clinical breast exams and mammograms to qualifying women in need in the Sparks community. The mammogram drive…

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ACCME Grants TTUHSC El Paso Accreditation With Commendation

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

The Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) has granted full accreditation of the Paul L. Foster School of Medicine (PLFSOM)’s Continuing Medical Education program—with commendation, the highest…

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Tech Talk: HSC El Paso – 08/07/2017

Monday, August 7, 2017

Tech Talk: HSC El Paso brings you up to speed on this week’s news and events. Check it out!

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McCallum Named Honorary Professor at The University of Queensland

Thursday, August 3, 2017

In recognition of his outstanding international contributions to the field of gastroenterology, Richard McCallum, M.D., has been appointed honorary professor at The University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia….