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Chancellor Names TTUHSC El Paso Faculty Award Winners

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Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso is the fourth and newest member of the Texas Tech University System.

Established in 2013, the university is home to the Paul L. Foster School of Medicine, the Gayle Greve Hunt School of Nursing and a regional Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences.

Four faculty members from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso receive the Chancellor's Council Distinguished Teaching, Research Awards.  

February 3, 2015 | Written by Jaryn Kilmer 

Texas Tech University System Chancellor Robert Duncan today (Feb. 3) announced the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso recipients of the annual Chancellor’s Council distinguished faculty awards. Recognizing excellence in academics and research, these awards represent the most prestigious honors granted to faculty members throughout the TTU System.

“It is truly exciting to be able to present our dedicated faculty members with these honors,” Duncan said. “In my first months as chancellor when visiting our campuses, one of the first things I noticed was the strength of our faculty, especially here at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso. The accomplishments of our faculty and the impact they leave on our students make them a vital asset to our team.”

Additionally, six faculty members from Texas Tech University, two faculty members from Angelo State University, and four faculty members from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center received the honors for a total of 16 recipients.

Since their established in 2001, these honors have been awarded to only seven members of the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso faculty. Each winner receives a commemorative medallion and a $5,000 award. The Chancellor’s Council raises funds for student scholarships and recruitment, faculty awards and support, and other programs of excellence.

The Distinguished Teaching Awardswent to the following individuals:

TTUHSC El Paso Faculty WinnersChancellor Robert L. Duncan, right, stands with, from left, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso President Richard A. Lange, Dr. Richard McCallum, Dr. Rajkumar Lakshmanaswamy, Dr. Harry Davis and Dr. Tammy Salazar, who received the honor in Dr. Janet Piskurich's absence. 

The Distinguished Research Awards went to the following individuals: 

 

About the Texas Tech University System 
The Texas Tech University System is one of the top public university systems in the nation, consisting of four component institutions —Texas Tech UniversityTexas Tech University Health Sciences CenterAngelo State University and Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso—and operating at 12 academic sites and centers.  Headquartered in Lubbock, Texas, the Texas Tech University System has an annual operating budget of $1.7 billion and approximately 17,000 employees focused on advancing higher education, health care, research and outreach around the globe.

In 2014, the Texas Tech University System endowment exceeded $1 billion, total research expenditures were approximately $200 million and total enrollment approached 47,000 students. Whether it’s contributing billions of dollars annually in economic impact or being the only system in Texas to house an academic institution, law school and medical school at the same location, the Texas Tech University System continues to prove that anything is possible.

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