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									                        Tech News
  The employee newsletter of the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center at the Permian Basin

   July 2009            Family Medicine Doctors Named Associate Professors
                        Permian Basin Doctors Promoted
                        Peter Valenzuela, M.D., M.B.A., regional chair
                        for the department of Family Medicine and Chau
                        Le, M.D., program director for the Geriatric
                        Fellowship, were both appointed associate
                        professors by Steven Berk, M.D., dean of the
                        School of Medicine.
                        Valenzuela was also recently approved to be
                        a Certified Physician Executive (CPE) by the
                        Certifying Commission on Medical Management.
                                                                                  Peter Valenzuela,      Chau Le, M.D.,
                                                                                  M.D., M.B.A,           associate
                                                                                  regional chair         professor Family
                                                                                  Family Medicine        Medicine

                                               Family Medicine Faculty Member Elected to
                                               Local Board
                                               Charles Sponsel, D.O., has been elected to the 2009 Permian Basin
                                               Healthcare Network Board of Directors.
                                               Sponsel is an assistant professor and the clerkship director for the
                                               department of Family and Community medicine.

                          Exceptional Employees at the Permian Basin

                           Jan Lummis as recognized by John Jennings, M.D.     Iola Cunningham accepts
                                                                               the award from Bill Finical.
To submit information
for upcoming issues       Jan Lummus, clerkship coordinator for the                                     executive associate
                                                                             On March 24 Bill Finical, execu
of Tech News, email:      Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology,           dean for hospital and community relations,
carrie.j.andrews@         was named Employee of the Quarter by               presented Iola Cunningham with an award in
                          John Jennings, M.D., regional dean, on             recognition of her years of excellent service to
                          February 23.                                       TTUHSC Permian Basin.
Dean’s Faculty Awards
On May 12 Steven Berk, M.D., dean of the School of Medicine, presented Permian
Basin faculty members with awards.
James K. Burks, M.D., professor of Internal Medicine; received the Clinical Teaching Award.          Reeves County
Recipients must have several years of sustained excellence in teaching as demonstrated in student
and peer evaluations, evidence of strong commitment to the educational process, innovation and/      Health Fair
or originality in teaching.
                                                                                                     Submitted by
Rama Chemitiganti, M.D., Internal Medicine; received the
                                                                                                     Travis Real
Educational Innovation Award. This award recognizes a
faculty member who has developed and introduced a new
                                                                                                     Debby West and
program or process that has contributed significantly to
                                                                                                     Travis Real, librarians
helping the Medical School meet its educational mission.
                                                                                                     at the Permian Basin
Craig Spellman, D.O., PhD., associate dean of research,                                              campus exhibited the
received the Research Award. This award recognizes                                                   online resources of
accomplishments in research/scholarship demonstrated                                                 the National Library
by original, high-impact publications, external funding,                                             of Medicine at the
national/international peer recognition, and research                                                22nd Annual Reeves
awards.                                                          Steven Berk, M.D., dean of the      County Hospital
                                                                 School of Medicine, presents        District Health Fair
Charles Sponsel, D.O., Family Medicine, received the             Charles Sponsel, D.O., with the
Distinguished Service Award. Recipients are recognized           Distinguished Service award.        in Pecos. Debby and
for outstanding service to the institution and the community                                         Travis encouraged the
that exceeds performance of normal responsibilities and has                                          nearly 400 attendees
greatly contributed to the development and progress of the                                           to take advantage of
School of Medicine.                                                                                  the NLM’s free health
                                                                                                     information resources.
                                                                                                     Most popular were
                                                                                                     the Household
                                                                                                     Products Database
Stretch Your Dollars with Employee Merchant Discounts                                                (MSDS for every day
The following discounts are offered to Permian Basin TTUHSC employees                                products) handouts
This information is offered as a courtesy to employees and should not be considered an               that Aurora Subia,
endorsement of any companies listed below. Each company may change its rates at any time             Internal Medicine
                nd                                                      below.
without notice and may choose not to honor the rates or programs listed below                        Clerkship Coordinator,
AT&T                                                  Odessa College Fitness Center                  had translated into
Employee Discount and Phone Pricing Personal          $80.00 – 16 week program from “the             Spanish.
plans – all have a 20% discount (only the primary     works” including the Super Circuit and all
line which is the main charge on the Family Talk      extra classes offered.
Plan is provided the 20% discount). This discount
was previously 18%. You must present your             $35.00 per semester. Includes weight room,
TTUHSC photo id badge                                 gym, pool, racketball and jogging track. For
                                                      more information call 432-335-6688.
Dell Computers
Receive up to a 12% discount on Dell computer         YMCA
purchases online. Go to       20% Discount. For more information call
                                                      432-362-4301.                                  TTUHSC Librarian Travis
Clink on Faculty/Staff link near end of page                                                         Real at the Reeves County
To order by phone, call Dell at 866-257-4711.                                                        Health Fair
Please be sure to mention your Member ID:             World Gym
                                                      Must sign a two year contract. $27.06 per
                                                      month plus a $10.00 sign up fee. For more
Hotels                                                information call 432-362-1229.
Many hotels offer reduced rates for State
                                                      Midland College
employees. Check with individual companies to
                                                      Weight room – free
see what rates may be available.
Laquinta Inns & Suites offers a direct website for
business and leisure stays. If you book your room
through or
enter TXTECH in the promotion rate field.
                            SON Announces Expansion
                            Traditional undergraduate program announced
                                                                                                        One SMART
                            The Anita Thigpen Perry School of Nursing will expand its traditional       Cookie
                            nursing program to students in the Permian Basin, El Paso and Abilene.
                            This is the first time the SON has offered a traditional classroom program
                            at the regional campuses.
                            Recently, the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board announced
                            the Perry School of Nursing as number one in the state for 2008
                            graduation performance.
 Dr. Sharon Cannon,
 regional dean of the       The Permian Basin campus will recruit up to 20 undergraduate students
 School of Nursing          who are expected to begin July 2009.

                                                                                                        The office of Medical
                                                                                                        Education awarded Jan
                                                                                                        Lummus the Smart
Assistant Dean for Clinical Affairs                                                                     Cookie award for her
Virginia Rauth, M.D., M.B.A                                                                             excellence in the
John Jennings, M.D., regional dean for the School of Medicine recently announced the appointment        department of OB/GYN.
of Virginia Rauth, M.D., M.B.A, associate professor of OB/GYN, as the assistant dean for clinical
Dr. Rauth joined TTUHSC-PB in April prior to that she served as associate professor of OB/
GYN at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston.
Dr. Rauth is a member of the Texas Medical Association, American College of Obstetricians
and Gynecologists, and the Texas Associaton of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.

                          Dora Ancaya, M.D., Assistant Professor, Internal Medicine
                          Martin Caliendo, M.D., Associate Professor,OB/GYN
                          Leslie Chupp, M.D., Director Laura W. Bush Institute for Women’s
                          Health at the Permian Basin
                          Christina Farrell, Student Assistant, Medical Records-Midland
                          Teresa Guerrero, Resource Nurse, Central Clinic Support
                          Vincent Hagman, Medical Records
                          Marisa Lopez, Internal Medicine
New Employees             April Marquez, Medical Records
                          Priscilla McIntire,Specialist IV, Medical Records-Midland
                          Krishn Mohan, M.D., Assistant Professor, Internal Medicine
                          Alan Neff, Guard, Police
                          Cecilia Puckett, Specialist IV, Medical Records-Midland
                          Virginia Rauth, M.D., Associate Professor, OB/GYN
                          Tonya Root, SBA, Facilities
                       New Staff House Association Officers
Training               Terms begin on July 1st
                       Tina Leal, unit manager for the
Opportunities          Office of Medical Education,
                       announced the election of
                       House Association officers for
                       the Permian Basin. The offers
New Employee           are elected by the residents to
Orientation            serve as their representatives
August 3 & 4           and to voice their issues.
HR Conference Room                                       Dr. Banda,          Dr. Usman, vice      Dr. Libreros,
                                                         president, from     president from       secretary, from
                                                         Internal Medicine   Family Medicine      Internal Medicine
Microsoft Outlook
August 17
1:00 - 4:00            The Core Competency of Medical Knowledge
Library Computer Lab   An excerpt from A Practical Guide to Teaching and Assessing the ACGME Core
Microsoft              A Message from the Office of Graduate Medical Education
Powerpoint             Because the agenda of residency training is professional development, it is appropriate that Medical
September 3 & 9        Knowledge is one of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education’s (ACGME) six
1:00 - 4:00            general competencies. ACGME’s outcome project requires residents to demonstrate knowledge about
Library Computer Lab   established and evolving biomedical, clinical and cognate(e.g., epidemiological and social behavioral
                       sciences and the application of this knowledge to patient care. According to the ACGME, residents are
Facing Forward         expected to
September 15                • Demonstrate an investigatory and analytic thinking approach to clinical situations
10:00-12:00                 • Know and apply the basic and clinical supportive sciences which are appropriate to their
2C12                           discipline.

                       Source: Rider, Elizabeth MSW, MD., FAAP., Ruth Nawotnick MS, CTAGME., and Gary Smith, EdD., A
Fish Training
                       Practical Guide to Teaching and Assessing the ACGME Core Competencies. 2007.
September 29
2:00 -- 4:00
2C12                    Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine Students Complete Rotation
                                                                               Pictured is the final class of TCOM students
                                                                               w completed the OB/GYN and Pediatrics
                                                                               rotation at TTUHSC at the Permian Basin.
Departmental Resident Recognition
Ceremonies                                                                                                SON Scholarship
Family and Community Medicine                                                                             Reception
Friday, May 22, 2009 the Department of Family
                                                                                                          Students and
Medicine held their resident recognition ceremony.
The following graduates were recognized:
    Rosanna Y. Catalasan, M.D.
    Vandana Naithani, M.D.
    Marichi O. Ong, M.D.
    Vandana Panda Goyle, M.D.
    Alberto Ruiz, M.D.                                     Rosa Vizcarra, M.D. with graduating resident
    Mohd Uddine, M.D.                                      Vandana Panda Goyle, M.D.
    Elenita Loreni Usher, M.D.
    Asfia A. Sayeed-Geriatric Fellowship Graduate

                                                    Obstetrics and Gynecology
                                                                                                          Nursing student
                                                    The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology           Sarah Ponville with
                                                    honored graduates Lorelei Capocyan, M.D. and          Sharon Cannon, Ed.D,
                                                    Ana Rodriguez, M.D. on Friday, June 19.               explains how receiving
                                                    OBGYN residents presented the following               scholarships has helped
                                                    awards to faculty:                                    her complete her
                                                        Elisa Brown, M.D. -CREOG National                 nursing education
                                                            Faculty Award
                                                        Martin Caliendo, M.D.- Excellence in
                                                            Teaching Award
   OB/GYN graduating residents Ana Rodriguez,           Irvin Reiner, M.D. - APGO Excellence in
   M.D. and Lorelei Capocyan, M.D. with SOM
   Regional Dean, John Jennings, M.D.
                                                    Teaching Award presentations from Texas
                                                    College of Osteopathic Medicine students
                                                        Jennifer Moss, M.D. - Excellence in
                                                        Teaching by Residents
                                                        Christopher Maguire, D.O.- Excellence in
                                                        Teaching by Faculty

    Internal Medicine
    Internal Medicine recognized their graduating residents on June 13.
    The following graduates were recognized:
        Abu-Ali, Al-Muntaser, M.D.
        Abu-Al-Foul Ahmed, M.D.
        Alhourani Hazem, M.D.
        Arora Sutheo, M.D.
        Gutierrez Gary, M.D.
        Li Ronald, M.D.
        Mallu Venkata, M.D.
        Salahuddin, M.D.
        Shakil Jawairia, M.D.
        Umesh Harsha, M.D.
                           2009 Quality Service Award Recipients
Burgers on the             5 Years of Service                                      15 Years of Service
Green Volunteers           Patricia Aguilar            Internal Medicine           Rudy Perez                              Facilities
                           Bradley Erwin         Information Technology            Dorothy Jackson                  School of Nursing
A special thanks to this   Graciela Flores        Rural Health OB/GYN              Irene Gonzales                     Business Office
year’s volunteers:         Jessica Garza               Internal Medicine           Veronica Contreras                       OB/GYN
Mel Bullock                William Hefner                        Security          Judy Ellison                                   WIC
                           John Jennings, M.D.      SOM Administration
Susan Burditt
J.C. Copeland              Alice Martinez                       OB/GYN             20 Years of Service
                           Elvin Maxwell     Physician Assistant Program           Cindy Shumard Kager           Rural Health Admin
Margaret Delao
                           Evangelina Santiago         Internal Medicine
Steven Gates
Augustine Gomez
                           Justin Stewart        Information Technology            Quality Service Awards
                                                                                   Lorena Tarin                Central Clinic Support
Fernando Grado
                           10 Years of Service                                     Elisa Gonzalez                  Internal Medicine
Leon Gonzalez
                           Tonya Clark                 WIC Administration
Bill Hefner
                           Christina Gonzalez          WIC Administration
Ashley Henderson
                           Terry Hurt                     Business Office
Terry Hurt
                           Soila Mansanales               Business Office
Janet Killian
                           Lisa Morgan                   Family Medicine
Tina Leal
                           Sheryl Redman                       Pediatrics
Art May
                           Irvin Reiner                         OB/GYN
Melissa McCall
Daniel Moreno
Rudy Perez
Luis Sanchez
Sarah Shellenberger
Debby West

                           2009 Burgers on the Green
                                                                                           William Davis, M.D., regional chair,
                                                                                           Internal Medicine and Quality Service
                                                                                           Award winner Elisa Gonzalez

                           Employees at TTUHSC celebrated the 5th annual burgers
                           on the green on Friday, May 29.

                                                                                        Volunteers Janet Killian, Melissa McCall and Terry Hurt

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