From the Desk of the Founding President and Dean

From the Desk of the Founding President and Dean

Podmed – Did you know that for almost nine years I have been doing a 10-minute podcast with a colleague and friend of mine, Elizabeth Tracey, MS, a medical journalist at Johns Hopkins? The podcast is for busy medical professionals, students, or anyone with an interest in medicine and health. On Podmed, we discuss the latest in medicine and scientific studies in a weekly 10-minute podcast. Want to listen? Simply click on the purple iTunes podcast icon or orange RRS icon on the right or listen at http://elpaso.ttuhsc.edu/elpaso/president/podcasts.aspx.

Want to get even more in-depth information on the topics we discuss? PodMed is accompanied each week by PodBlog, a more in-depth discussion of the data from one of the studies with hyperlinks to all the literature citations featured in PodMed. Here is the link: http://podblog.blogs.hopkinsmedicine.org/2014. I hope you enjoy it.

Faculty Appointment Changes – I am pleased to share some important faculty appointment changes in the Paul L. Foster School of Medicine Department of Medical Education.  Tanis Hogg, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Biochemistry and Vice-Chair in the Department of Medical Education, has been appointed to serve as Assistant Academic Dean for Medical Education with primary responsibility for the operational aspects of our basic science education. Maureen Francis, M.D., Associate Professor of Medicine and College Master in the Department of Medical Education, has been appointed to serve as Assistant Academic Dean for Medical Education with primary responsibility for the operational aspects of our clinical education. I believe these changes will positively impact the school of medicine as we approach the Liaison Committee on Medical Education re-accreditation process.  Learn more about Drs. Hogg and Francis in this week’s Tech View blog.

Student Profile – This week’s blog has a touching profile from two Paul L. Foster School of Medicine students……who just happen to be twins.  Kiran and Natalia Sidhu not only share a similarity in their looks – but also in their motivation to become physicians. They provide heart-warming insight into the relationship that sparked them to fulfill their potential, and in the end, influence the world around them to care more.