Pa u l L . Fo s t e r S c h o o l O f M e d i c i n e - E l Pa s o ' s M e d i c a l S c h o o l Tech View Patient Care Education Research Weekly News - JUNE 5, 2008 From the desk of the Founding Dean Our Faculty Recognition Banquet last Friday evening at the Camino Real was a wonderful way to honor M a r k Yo u r our deserving faculty, and gave everyone a chance to have some fun! TTUHSC President John Baldwin, M.D. C a l e n d a rs joined me in presenting the very first Paul L. Foster School of Medicine Dean’s Awards. The honorees were: The Dean’s Excellence in Teaching Award - Pratibha Shirsat, M.D., Department of Pediatrics Employee Awards Dean’s Young Investigator Award - Rajkumar Lakshmanaswamy, Ph.D., Department of Pathology The 2008 Employee Service Dean’s Research Achievement Award - Zuber Mulla, Ph.D., Department of OB/GYN Appreciation and Quality Dean’s Distinguished Professor Award - Darryl Williams, M.D., Founding Dean's Office Service Awards will be held Dean’s Community Engagement Award - Oscar Noriega, M.D., Department of Family and Community Health June 13, starting at 3:15 p.m., Dean’s Distinguished Clinician Award - Alan Tyroch, M.D., Department of Surgery in the Misenhimer The Faculty of the Year winner was also announced. Stanislaus Ting, M.D., from the Department Auditorium. of Pediatrics took home the big honor. Finalists were Paul Casner, M.D., Ph.D., Department of Internal Employees with 5, 10, 15, Medicine, and Bahij Nuwayhid, M.D., Ph.D., Department of OB/GYN. Congratulations to all honorees, 20, 25, and 30 years of and to everyone who made this event a success. service will be honored, as Monday, June 1, I traveled to the Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon in Monterrey, Mexico with well as employees who have Dr. John Haynes, our very own toxicologist who is nationally and internationally renowned, to discuss a joint been selected for a Quality Toxicology Training Program. Dr. Haynes, TTUHSC Emergency Medicine, is also Medical Director of the Service Award. A reception West Texas Regional Poison Center. The meeting involved preliminary agreements between our institution from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., will and UANL to collaborate in various educational and health related areas, including: binational training in follow the program. medical toxicology, occupational and environmental medicine projects for the U.S./Mexico border region, pediatric accident prevention research, developing emergency medicine, and healthy border projects in line with goals expressed by the binational EPA Border 2012 programs. Wednesday, I hosted a table for key faculty and staff to attend the State of the City and Keynote Address at the El Paso Convention Center. Once again, the mayor noted that the medical school would be a driving force for economic development in El Paso's immediate future. He called the Paul L. Foster School of Medicine and Children’s Hospital at Thomason definite diamonds in the Medical Center of the Americas’ crown. This week I'd also like to introduce two new faculty members for the Paul L. Foster School of Medicine -- David Lee Osborne, Ph.D., and Tania Arana, Ph.D. Please read their bios included in this Tech View. And one last note: As the temperature hits triple digits, please remember that the dress code is still in effect! You may wear jeans ONLY on Fridays - Spirit Day – as long as you also wear Texas Tech colors or logo shirts. Stay cool! - Jose Manuel de la Rosa, M.D. New Faculty for Paul L. Foster School of Medicine David L. Osborne, Ph.D., has been appointed Professor of Physiology. Dr. Osborne received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Elon University in North Carolina with a double major in biology and chemistry. He also received a Master of Arts degree on biology from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and a Ph.D. in physiology from East Carolina University School of Medicine. He served two Post-Doctoral Research Fellowships--the first in the gastroenterology Department of Wayne State University School of Medicine and the second in the Physiology Department of Louisiana State University Medical Center in Shreveport. His research specialty is in the regulation of growth and repair of the gastrointestinal mucosal lining and the effects of extracellular factors on the growth of GI epithelial cells. Dr. Osborne says he is interested in delivering better scientific knowledge to students and increasing their long term recall of that knowledge. He has taught for 26 years and most recently taught at the University of West Georgia where he directed the pre-medical program. He has taught courses in human physiology, biochemistry, histology, comparative environmental physiology, anatomy and physiology, scientific methodology, as well as several seminar-based courses. Tania Arana, Ph.D., has been appointed Assistant Professor of Behavioral Sciences and SIDELINES Neurosciences. Prior to joining the Paul L. Foster School of Medicine as assistant professor, Librarians Talk Health Dr. Arana served as a postdoctoral fellow at University of Texas Health Science Center in Resources at Wal-mart San Antonio in the Department of Pharmacology. She pursued two undergraduate degrees in Texas Tech University Health Biological Sciences and Experimental Psychology (magna cum laude) at University of Ottawa, Sciences Center librarians returned Ottawa, Canada. Dr. Arana received her doctoral training from the University of Ottawa in to the Westside Wal-Mart recently behavioral neurosciences, and was the recipient of various scholarships, including Admissions on a Saturday to exhibit free Scholarships, Excellence Scholarships and an industrial postgraduate scholarship in collaboration National Library of Medicine with Merk-Frosst & Co. in Montreal, Canada. resources, including MedlinePlus - Lt. Gov. Announces Appointments to Higher Ed and Global a consumer health website. More Competitiveness than 100 store customers visited the Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst announced the following appointments to the Select Commission booth to receive health information on Higher Education and Global Competitiveness: during Wal-Mart's annual "Speaking of Women's Health" event. - Dr. John Baldwin, President, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Lubbock, Texas Librarians Linda Schaake, - Ernest Cockrell, Chairman, Cockrell Interests, Inc., Houston, Texas Milagros Gonzalez and Lillian Carl, - Lowry Mays, Chairman, Clear Channel Communications, San Antonio, Texas representing the TTUHSC Delia - Bobby Ray, President, Hovnanian Enterprises, Plano, Texas Montes-Gallo Library of the Health - Beth Robertson, President, Cockspur, Inc., Houston, Texas Sciences promoted the resource and "Each of these appointees shares my belief that higher education is the key to unlocking gave out Paul L. Foster School of a future of limitless opportunity for any Texan who seeks it," Lt. Governor Dewhurst said. Medicine promotional items. "The business success and academic expertise each of these appointees brings to the commission will help Texas provide the higher education necessary to a growing workforce and will keep our Free Self Defense state a leader in the global marketplace." Workshop for Women The Select Commission on Higher Education and Global Competitiveness was established Women and young girls, age 12 by the 80th Legislature in HCR 159. The Commission will submit its final report, including and up, can learn counter assault recommendations, by November 1, 2008. tactics for self defense in just a few hours through a free self-defense Faculty Recognition Banquet 2008 workshop Saturday, June 28, from The Faculty Recognition Banquet honors Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Paul L. 1 to 5 p.m. at El Paso Community Foster School of Medicine new faculty, faculty that have been promoted, and the Faculty of the Year College’s Valle Verde campus winner – selected by his or her peers. At this year’s banquet, the first Paul L. Foster School of Medicine cafeteria. Dean’s Awards were also presented by Founding Dean Jose Manuel de la Rosa, M.D. and TTUHSC President Women and children are easy John Baldwin, M.D. Alan Tyroch, M.D., Department of Surgery, was the Master of Ceremonies. targets for predators and criminals. 2008 Teaching Awards Self defense is empowering and to The Lifetime Teaching Award was presented to Harry Davis, M.D. The Outstanding Faculty of the be effective, women do not have to Year was awarded to Christopher Powers, M.D., formerly of the Department of OB/GYN. be stronger than their assailant, they just have to know what to do 2008 Research Colloquium Awards according to Nancy Bittle, Founder Uel Hansen, M.D., resident in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery won first place. Fatuma of A.W.A.R.E, (Arming Women Aisha Kromah, M.D., resident in the Department of Surgery won second place, and Preetpal Grewal, Against Rape and Endangerment). D.O., Department of OB/GYN, won third place. Space is limited and Promotions reservations are required. Fadi Hanbali, M.D., to Associate Professor of Neurosurgery Register at www.hsinlutao.com. Alison Day, M.D., to Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics For more information, contact the Daniel Lacerte, M.D., to Associate Professor of Neurosurgery Hsin Lu Tao Academy of Martial Irma Medina, M.D., to Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics Arts, (915) 856-6560. Marie Leiner, Ph.D., to Research Associate Professor of Pediatrics Alan Tyroch, M.D., to Professor of Surgery Tech View is published weekly by Communications & Marketing, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Tech View Center at El Paso. Please submit news in writing to Communications & Marketing, 4800 Alberta Ave., El Paso, Texas, 79925; fax (915) 545-6432 or email email@example.com. Deadline is 10 a.m., Wednesday. For information, call 545-6527.