From the Desk of the President

A Wish Comes True – A selfless wish to have a pediatric nephrologist recruited to El Paso to care for children with kidney disease was granted and revealed to 20-year-old Cynthia Reyes last week. During a surprise luncheon, Reyes, who had made the request through the Make-A-Wish North Texas program when she was 18, was introduced to German Lozano-Guzman, M.D., who began last August. Lozano-Guzman, a pediatric nephrologist and an assistant professor with the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) El Paso Department of Internal Medicine, was honored by the request, and said he has already experienced the impact of her wish. Reyes, who is currently a student at UTEP, plans to attend medical school and become a pediatric nephrologist. We thank Reyes and wish her the best. Read more about the surprise reveal in this week’s Tech View blog.
Promotions – The Texas Tech Police Department held a badge pinning ceremony this week to honor several police department staff that were recently promoted. Congratulations to each of the police officers and guards honored this week and thank you for all you do to keep our campus safe. See who was honored and view photos in this week’s Tech View blog.
El Paso Physician Show – Next Thursday, Jan. 28 at 7 p.m., on The El Paso Physician show (KCOS/Channel 13), Ogechika Alozie, M.D., MPH, CPHIMS, assistant professor with the TTUHSC El Paso Department of Internal Medicine and chief medical informatics officer, will discuss the impact of hepatitis C infection and the importance of finding a cure. This blood-borne viral infection that causes liver disease currently affects 130-150 million people globally. Paul L. Foster School of Medicine students will be on hand to answer calls from viewers with questions regarding the virus. The viewer line is 915-594-5329.