Regents Approve Appointment with Tenure

During its December meeting, the Texas Tech University System Board of Regents approved the recommendation to grant tenure to Peter Thomson, M.D., concurrently with his appointment as professor in the TTUHSC El Paso Paul L. Foster School of Medicine Department of Psychiatry.

Dr. Thomson has had a distinguished career in the field of psychiatry with well-rounded experience in administration, research, education, and clinical affairs. His research on improving treatments for bipolar disorders has been continuously funded and published in leading neuroscience and psychiatric research journals.

Dr. Thomson holds a board certification in psychiatry. He joined TTUHSC El Paso from the University of Texas Health Sciences Center San Antonio where he served as a tenured professor of psychiatry and medical director. Dr. Thomson earned his medical degree from Tufts University School of Medicine. He also received his M.S. in cellular and molecular biology from California State University. He completed post-doctoral fellowships in molecular biology training and psychopharmacology and psychobiology research.

D. Thomson’s appointment with tenure was effective Nov. 1, 2015.