TTUHSC F. Marie Hall Institute for Rural Health
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F. Marie Hall Institute Timeline

  • Telemedicine program established, with first consult to Alpine,Texas, to provide emergency specialty care to a newborn

  • 1994
  • Telemedicine Program expands to provide medical care to correctional population

  • 1997
  • Office of Rural and Community Health established at the Vice President level to coordinate TTUHSC rural health focus

  • 2001
  • Texas Legislatrue establishes annual funding for TTUHSC rural-focused efforts

  • 2002
  • Opened the AHEC of the Plains (Plainview)
  • Initiated Telemedicine burn care to expand specialty resources to El Paso and surrounding region

  • 2003
  • Obtained federal funding for the West Texas AHEC Program to support western half of Texas

  • 2004
  • Opened the Panhandle AHEC (Amarillo) and Permian Basin AHEC (Midland)
  • Initiated development of rural research program with NIH funding

  • 2005
  • Opened the Big Country AHEC (Abilene)

  • 2006
  • Ms. F. Marie Hall established the Institute for Rural and Community Health

  • 2008
  • Launched Phase II of Project FRONTIER, formerly the Cochran County Aging Study.
  • Opened the Borderland AHEC (El Paso) to complete AHEC coverage for the State of Texas

  • 2009
  • Project FRONTIER expanded into Parmer County
  • Deployed expanded Texas HOT Jobs web resource for State of Texas
  • Launched community-based telemedicine expansion through HHSC project

  • 2010
  • Established the West Texas Health Information Technology Center to support regional EHR implementation
  • Established a collaboration of Project FRONTIER and TARC (Texas Alzheimer's Research Consortium) for the recruitment of Mexican-Americans to participate in Alzheimer's research

  • 2011
  • Received EPA grant study groundwater arsenic exposure and impacts on health