Banquet Recognizes TTUHSC El Paso Faculty

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso faculty were recently honored during a recognition banquet themed “Our Stars Have Aligned.”  The awards and dinner were held Oct. 29 at the El Paso Convention Center.

Richard Lange, M.D., M.B.A., TTUHSC El Paso president and dean of the Paul L. Foster School of Medicine presented Dean’s Awards in five categories as well as the Faculty of the Year Award. The masters of ceremony were Alan Tyroch, M.D., chair of the Department of Surgery, and Veronica Mallett, M.D., chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

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The Faculty of the Year award was presented to Rajkumar Lakshamanaswamy, Ph.D., Department of Biomedical Sciences.

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Jorge Arango, M.D., Department of Family and Community Medicine won the Community Faculty of the Year award.

 

 

The Dean’s Excellence in Teaching Award was presented to Maureen Francis, M.D., Department of Medical Education; Dean’s Young Investigator Award to Himanshu Garg, Ph.D., Department of Biomedical Sciences; Dean’s Excellence in Research Award to Alok K. Dwivedi, Ph.D., Department of Biomedical Sciences; and the Dean’s Distinguished Service Award to Alan Tyroch, M.D., chairman of the Department of Surgery.

Associate professor promotions included Aamer Abbas, M.D., Department of Internal Medicine; Maria Teresa Ambat, M.D., Department of Pediatrics; Alberto Maud, M.D., Department of Neurology; and Haoquan Wu, Ph.D., Department of Biomedical Sciences.

Faculty granted tenure were Stephen Borron, M.D., Department of Emergency Medicine; Tanis Hogg, Ph.D., Department of Medical Education; and Navkiran Shokar, M.D., Department of Family and Community Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.

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