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Medicine is a blend of science and art. It’s through collaborative and translational research that we seek the incredible — new treatments, therapies, cures and vaccines to improve your life. That’s our purpose.
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Providing comprehensive and affordable care to residents in more than 108 counties is no small task, but it’s a mission-critical component of our overall commitment to keeping you healthy. As we move into the next 50 years, we’re combining state-of-the-art technology with traditional values — making your life, our purpose.
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We’re demonstrating the real value of education by transforming scholars and scholarships into the very lifeblood of our region, our nation and the world. Last year, we disbursed nearly $80 million in grants, scholarships and loans to future health care professionals. This investment will continue to yield dividends for decades to come. At TTUHSC, we believe that accolades and rankings indicate how much your generosity really counts. Thank you for your support.
Mental Health CheckUpTTUHSC's leads collaborative efforts for greater access to mental health care
Mental health disorders, also called mental illness, are a wide range of conditions that affect mood, thinking and behavior. Nearly, one in five adults live with a mental illness, which means millions are affected each year.
Even still, mental health is often misunderstood, according to Sarah Wakefield, M.D., chair of the Texas tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) School of Medicine Department of Psychiatry.
“When people say mental illness, they often think of it as something easily controlled or changed, like an emotional reaction to a bad day,” Wakefield said. “This is not the case. Mental illness is another inflammatory or hormone-mediated condition like diabetes. It’s a health condition. We need to respond to it as such.” LEARN MORE