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Newswise: TTUHSC El Paso Professor Receives Award for Research on Diabetes-Related Digestive Disorder
Released: 11-Dec-2019 4:00 PM EST
TTUHSC El Paso Professor Receives Award for Research on Diabetes-Related Digestive Disorder
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso

Munmun Chattopadhyay, Ph.D., M.Sc., an assistant professor at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso’s Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, has been awarded a $100,429 grant from the Edward N. and Margaret G. Marsh Foundation for her research project, “Gastroparesis, a Mysterious Stomach Disorder and its Prevalence in Women.”

Newswise: Minimally Invasive Procedure Fixes Hole in Heart
Released: 6-Jun-2019 3:45 PM EDT
Minimally Invasive Procedure Fixes Hole in Heart
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso

Texas Tech Physicians of El Paso now performs a safe and minimally invasive treatment for a heart birth defect that affects up to 25% of people.

Newswise:Video Embedded 150-000-grant-will-help-finance-research-on-spinal-muscular-atrophy
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Released: 2-May-2019 1:10 AM EDT
$150,000 Grant Will Help Finance Research on Spinal Muscular Atrophy
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso

Cure SMA recently awarded a $150,000 research grant to Laxman Gangwani, Ph.D., associate professor of Molecular and Translational Medicine, Center of Emphasis in Neurosciences, at TTUHSC El Paso’s Paul L. Foster School of Medicine.

Newswise: $1.5 Million Will Fund Jim and Julie Cardwell Endowed Chair in Neurology
Released: 20-Mar-2019 5:05 PM EDT
$1.5 Million Will Fund Jim and Julie Cardwell Endowed Chair in Neurology
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso

Thanks to a generous $750,000 gift from the Jim and Julie Cardwell Fund and the Cardwell Family Foundation, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso (TTUHSC El Paso) is establishing an endowed chair in the department of neurology.

Newswise: Geriatric Psychiatry Training Program Aims to Ease Shortage
Released: 12-Mar-2019 1:05 PM EDT
Geriatric Psychiatry Training Program Aims to Ease Shortage
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso

After recently gaining accreditation from the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso, along with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, will soon begin offering the first training program in the El Paso area for geriatric psychiatry.

Newswise:Video Embedded grant-expected-to-push-sepsis-research-forward
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Released: 5-Mar-2019 4:05 PM EST
Grant Expected to Push Sepsis Research Forward
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso

The 2019 Society of Critical Care Medicine Weil Research Grant will allow a TTUHSC El Paso professor to continue research that focuses on how different immune cells contribute to the body's response during sepsis, which has a mortality rate of up to 50 percent.

Newswise: TTP El Paso ALS Clinics Complete First Year of Service
Released: 26-Jan-2019 5:25 AM EST
TTP El Paso ALS Clinics Complete First Year of Service
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso

Few words can be as surprising and heartbreaking as when a doctor tells a patient, “I wish I could tell you that you have cancer, because at least we could do something about that.”

Newswise: Water T2 Biomarker Could Help Stop Diabetes Before It Starts
Released: 14-Nov-2018 12:05 PM EST
Water T2 Biomarker Could Help Stop Diabetes Before It Starts
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso

“Eureka” moments still happen in scientific research. David P. Cistola, MD, PhD, had his moment in August 2014 when he and his research team discovered a blood biomarker that identifies individuals who could be at risk for Type 2 diabetes and prediabetes. That discovery could revolutionize how the early changes that lead to diabetes are detected—giving patients the opportunity to make lifestyle modifications or initiate therapies that prevent the disease from developing in the first place.

Newswise: Dean named to Texas Graduate Education Advisory Committee
Released: 1-Nov-2018 1:05 PM EDT
Dean named to Texas Graduate Education Advisory Committee
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso

Rajkumar Lakshmanaswamy, Ph.D., dean of TTUHSC El Paso’s Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, has been appointed to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board’s Graduate Education Advisory Committee. The 24-member committee, which meets up to four times a year, reviews issues relating to graduate education at public universities and health-related institutions in Texas.


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