From the Desk of the Founding President and Dean

Global Health Perspective Film – The Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) El Paso Office of Global Health kicks off a new season of its Perspectives Film Series with a screening of the award-winning documentary “Saving Face” on Thursday, September 25, from noon to 1 p.m. in the Medical Education Building, Room 1200.  The documentary examines the worldwide practice of acid violence — the deliberate use of acid to harm and disfigure another human being, in most cases women. I urge you to attend.

State Employees Charitable Campaign (SECC) – Each year, state employees are asked to donate a portion of their earnings to charitable organizations that are striving to effect positive change, whether by feeding the hungry or providing a voice for a child in court.  Whatever you are able to donate, I am asking for 100 percent participation in this year’s United Way SECC.  As a whole, TTUHSC El Paso faculty, staff and students have the power to make a difference.  Please contact your department’s SECC coordinator for a SECC form or Vanessa Solis at Vanessa.solis@ttuhsc.edu with any questions.

The Fight Is On! – September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month.  In this week’s Tech View blog, Dr. Salvador Saldivar, associate professor in the TTUHSC El Paso Division of Gynecology Oncology, Department of OB-GYN, provides insight on what you should know to beat this cancer in its tracks.  Next month, the Third Annual Fighting Cancer with Knowledge and Research Symposium will take place on October 3 from noon until 5 p.m. in the TTUHSC El Paso Clinical Science Building at 4801 Alberta Ave.  This free symposium is an opportunity for health care professionals, along with the general public, to hear directly from those working closely to eradicate this disease.  To register, email ccrc@ttuhsc.edu or call 915-783-1280.