d e t c e n on c g n i St a y March/April 2011
Medical Society President
In this issue PAGE 1— LCGCMS PRESIDENT
PAGE 2— ACADEMIC RESEARCH COLUMN
The Lubbock Crosby Garza County Medical Society recently welcomed E. Steve Robinson, M.D. as the 2011 President. Dr. Robinson took the oath in December during the annual meeting and will lead the Society on a challenging legislative year. Members of the 2011 Board include President‐Elect Mike Ragain, M.D.; Vice President Carlos Rizo‐Patron, M.D.; Secretary/Treasurer Harry Hall, M.D.; and Immediate Past Presi‐ dent Juan Fitz, M.D. Among the many things implemented recently in‐ clude “Friends of Medicine” and a medical student adoption program. The medical society is a great supporter and partner of the community Dr. E. Steve Robinson and the school of medicine. www.lcgcms.org. President LCGCMS
Preceptor Development Program
Page 4— DEADLY MEDICINE
The preceptor development program was created to provide faculty development training to our increasing and busy community‐based medical educators. These easy reading modules will help meet the challenges of teaching and assessing students and offer .5 AMA PRA Category 1 creditTM. www.ttuhsc.edu/som/educator/community/modules.aspx.
First Tuesdays at the State Capitol On April 5 more than 60 TTUHSC medical students joined other community physi‐ cians in the traditional white coat invasion at the state capitol in Austin. Since its inception in 2003, physicians and medical students invade the capitol wearing white coats to meet with representatives and lobby for health care funding. The American Medical Association/Texas Medical Association club officers Michael Aterno, MSI and Michelle McClelland, MSI have been instrumental in organizing the trip. David Reynolds, Texas Medical Association Political Action Committee [Texpac] director for Political Education and treasurer, was in Lubbock to present the TMA’s 2011 Legislative Agenda to students traveling to Austin. Linda Adkins, President‐elect of the TMA Alliance also presented an orientation on First Tuesday etiquette. The School of Medicine and community physicians help to fund the trip for the medical students. www.texmed.org.
The Texas Tech University Health Organization
Management program presents the 48th Semi‐ Buesseler Annual John Aure Buesseler, M.D., MSBA Distin‐ guished Lectureship. Keynote speaker, Nir Lectureship Menachemi, Ph.D., MPH, associate professor at the University of Alabama‐Birmingham, will pre‐ sent “Management and Medicine: Why leaders
trained in both are vital to the future of our healthcare system.” The lecture will be at 11:45a.m. on Saturday, April 9 in the McInturff Conference Center at University Medical Center, 602 Indiana Ave. Call (806) 742.1236 or visit http://www.hom.ba.ttu.edu/rsvpform.asp.
ACADEMIC RESEARCH at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
TTUHSC Research Group Looks at Memory, Aging, & Rural Health
What factors influence the development and progression of Alzheimer’s disease? Do these factors change by ethnicity or geographic location? Is there something that can be done to identify Alzheimer’s sooner? These are the kind of questions being asked by two ongoing research projects being run by Dr. Sid O’Bryant and the Research Division of the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center F. Marie Hall Institute for Rural & Community Health. Project FRONTIER is a longitudinal rural aging study currently being conducted in three West Texas Counties (Cochran, Parmer, and Bailey). This study primarily focuses on cognition (memory and thinking), cardiovascular health, and environmental exposures. With a Community Advisory Board established in each county, contracts with the local hospitals to do the lab work and medical exams, community members hired as research staff, and regular events and presentations hosted in each of the study counties, Project FRONTIER epitomizes the Research Group’s commitment to collaboration and community‐ driven scholarship. TTUHSC is also one of five state‐wide study sites of the Texas Alzheimer’s Research & Care Consortium (TARCC), a group established by the State of Texas to study the origins, progression, detection, and treatment of Alzheimer’s disease by looking at genes and blood chemicals. Dr. O’Bryant and TTUHSC is leading the TARCC effort in creating a blood test that has shown the potential to detect Alzheimer’s disease earlier in its development, thus allowing for earlier treatments. Further testing with new cohorts will show if these results stand across a wide variety of participants from different backgrounds and loca‐ tions. A recent recruitment push for Mexican‐Americans and a partnership with Project FRONTIER will also allow the TARCC researchers to learn more about how ethnicity and rural residence affect Alzheimer’s disease processes. As primary investigator on both of these projects, Dr. O’Bryant has built a translational research platform that will be seeing approximately 1,000 research participants annually. In addition to this local work, Dr. O’Bryant and his research team are now expanding both the scope and the depth of their work through collaborations with national and international aging studies.
Sid O’Bryant, Ph.D. is the Director of Rural Health Research for the F. Marie Hall Institute for Rural and Community Health at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. www.ttuhsc.edu/ruralhealth/researchgroup/. (806)743.5601.
WELCOME NEW CLINICAL FACULTY ∼ Scott Miller, M.D.; Dermatology, High Plains
Dermatology Center, Amarillo ∼ Thomas Darter, M.D.; Family Medicine, Childress Regional Medical Center, Childress ∼ Jorge Burgueno, M.D.; Internal Medicine, Covenant Health System, Lubbock ∼ Donald Conklin, M.D.; Internal Medicine, Lubbock ∼ Gerad Troutman, M.D.; Surgery, UMC Emergency Care, Lubbock ∼ Kirk Tiemann, M.D.; Family Medicine, LakeRidge Health Center, Lubbock ∼ Ruth Rector Wright, D.O.; Family Medicine, Covenant Hospital ‐ Plainview ∼ Joy Tenpenny, M.D.; Pediatrics, Lubbock
TTUHSC Libraries present “Global Infec‐ tious Disease & Epide‐ miology Network”. GIDEON provides cur‐ rent, evidence‐based content for diagnosis, treatment and teaching in the fields of Tropical and In‐ fectious Diseases, Epidemiology and Microbiology in all countries. GIDEON consists of three modules: Infectious diseases, microbiology and toxicology. Medical profes‐ sionals will:
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ETHICS SERIES The TTUHSC and UMC Health System Ethics Commit‐ tee present an ongoing Ethic Series which has been approved for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit TM. The lectures are held from noon to 1 p.m. at TTUHSC Academic Classroom Building, 3601 Fourth St. room 110. Upcoming lectures are scheduled on April 18 and May 16 from noon to 1 p.m. For more informa‐ tion, call (806) 743.2820 ext. 229.
Diagnose and obtain treatment information for specific conditions Obtain up‐to‐date global information about all diseases and disease outbreaks Overcome information overload and save time by providing quick diagnosis and access to a vast source of high‐quality medical content Use the information as a teaching tool for health care workers, students, residents and fellows
Instructions and additional information are available at the TTUHSC Preston Smith Library. Discover GIDOEN @www.ttuhsc.edu/libraries/databases—under “G” for GIDEON. (806) 743.2200. email@example.com.
Volunteer at TTUHSC—Lubbock Impact Free Clinic A partnership between TTUHSC School of Medicine and Lubbock Impact, Inc., led to the opening of a free clinic in the Family Church Building located at 2707 34th Street. The TTUHSC student‐run free clinic at Lubbock Impact serves the working poor and homeless popula‐ tion of Lubbock. The Clinic offers common urgent care medical needs such as abrasions, aches/pains, colds, minor injuries, headaches with lab services such as blood, urine, stool and EKGs. Other features include diabetes education, dental screenings [once a month], resource counseling for assistance programs, nutrition information, and provides most medications free of charge. Clinic hours are every Wednesday from 6 p.m.
to 9:30 p.m. The clinic is run by medical stu‐ dents with the supervi‐ sion of volunteer phy‐ sicians. Interested in volunteering? Email firstname.lastname@example.org or Kelly Bennett, M.D. at Kelly.email@example.com. Since opening in August 5th, 2009, Lubbock Impact has served 1100+ patients. TTUHSC Clinical Faculty malpractice is covered by the school for volunteering. Your help is needed and greatly appreciated.
Community Health Center of Lubbock (CHCL) Arnett‐ Benson Medical and Dental Clinic is adding 3,000 square feet to the facility at 3301 Clovis Road. Three dental op‐ eratories, one medical exam room, a mental health coun‐ seling room and a health educational conference area are among the additions in this project. CHCL provides primary and preventive health services to medically un‐ derserved populations. Physicians at CHLC clinics serve as a teaching site for medical students at TTUHSC. www.chclubbock.org
The Lubbock Crosby Garza County Medical Society celebrated 100 years of physicians providing health care for the South Plains. The society was established to unite physicians in the region and has over 1000 members. Special guest speakers were Dr. Susan Bailey, President of the Texas Medical Association and U.S. Congressman, Dr. Michael Burgess from Ft. Worth. Related links: www.texmed.org and http://burgess.house.gov.
during the Holocaust from 1033‐1945 by Nazi German government. TTU Museum is located at 3301 Fourth St. Log in for more information:
Deadly Medicine: Creating the Master Race The Texas Tech University Museum will host the travel‐ ing exhibition, “Deadly Medicine: Creating the Master Race” thru August 7. The exhibition, produced by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washing‐ ton, D.C., focuses on eugenics, also known as racial hy‐ giene. It explores how the Nazis developed racial health policies that began the mass sterilization of genetically diseased persons that nearly ended annihilation of Euro‐ pean Jews which ultimately killed six million people
Looking ahead •
8 am to 3 pm., April 16. 4th Annual Pre‐Medical
contact information: www.ttuhsc.edu/som/educator/community
U.S. Holocaust memorial museum‐ www.ushmm.org/museum/exhibit/traveling.
Noon to 5:30p.m., April 1 and April 2, 8 a.m. to 4:45p.m. 3rd Annual Update in General Internal Medicine. TTU International Cultural Center. 601 Indiana Ave. 11.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits TM. 6 p.m., April 2. LCGCMS Centennial Celebration. Overton Hotel & Conference Center 785.7917. 6:30 p.m., April 8. Texas Tech Frazier Alumni Pavil‐ ion. Student National Medical Association Scholar‐ ship Banquet, “A Celebration of Cultures”. firstname.lastname@example.org. Noon to 1:20 p.m. TTUHSC Academic Classroom Building room 220.Cell Biology & Biochemistry Dept Seminar Series.
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Conference. TTUHSC Academic Classroom Bldg. 6p.m. to 8 p.m., April 19, International Cultural Center, 601 Indiana Ave. Second Annual Poverty Banquet. 8 a.m., May 6, Rawls Golf Course. 7th Annual Lubbock City Lights Golf Tournament. Call (713) 503.0798 or email: email@example.com. 7 p.m., May 7, Lubbock Country Club. 14th Annual Lubbock City Lights Charity Ball. Call, (713) 503.0798 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
3 p.m., May 20; School of Medicine Convocation. Civic Center Exhibit Hall, 1501 Mac Davis Lane.
10 a.m., May 21. TTUHSC Commencement, United Spirit Arena.
New CMO at UMC Michael Ragain, M.D., MSEd. began as the Chief Medical Officer at University Medical Center on April 1. Ragain has served as the Braddock Chair of the Department for Family and Community Medicine since 2002. He is board certified in Family Medicine and Palliative Care. Ragain completed medical school at the University of Texas South‐ western School of Medicine and residency at TTUHSC. www.umchealthsystem.com.