Life, Purpose, and Vision

Life, Purpose, and Vision

A Fiftieth Anniversary History of the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center

Edited by Margaret Vugrin, Thomas F. McGovern, and Richard Nollan

  • 6/7/2019
  • 9781682830413
  • 978-1-682-83043-7
  • Cloth
  • 1 lbs.5 oz.
$ 50.00

Description

“Today, our faculty, staff, students and alumni are busy creating the next chapter for the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. Our impact today reaches far beyond West Texas. Indeed, our folks are literally impacting lives around the globe.” –Tedd L. Mitchell, M.D., from the foreword

On May 27, 1969, Texas Governor Preston Smith signed into law House Bill No. 498, establishing a school of medicine at Texas Technological College in Lubbock. The governor had long seen the need for educating and training high-quality doctors and medical professionals to serve the West Texas region, and many able hands and hearts set about making this important vision into a reality. Today, after fifty years of innovation, dedication, and excellence, the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center has grown into the region’s preeminent medical institution.

This volume commemorates the fifty-year anniversary of the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, and it celebrates the incredible work done by expert professionals in multiple medical fields. Individual chapters explore the history and achievements of the School of Medicine, the School of Nursing, the School of Health Professions, the School of Pharmacy, and the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, along with the many Institutes, Centers, and innovative programs that make the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center the nexus of medical innovation that it is today.

Continuing in the spirit of pioneers such as Governor Preston Smith and Dr. Marvin Overton--the eager young physician who in 1901 made his way to the dusty plains of Lubbock to practice medicine--the Texas Tech University Health Science Center today honors its history and expands its vision, fulfilling a mission as bright and open as the West Texas skies.

Margaret Vugrin, MSLS, AHIP, MPH, MPA, is Research Librarian at the Preston Smith Library, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center.

Thomas F. McGovern, EdD, is Professor Emeritus Psychiatry and Director Emeritus of the Center for Ethics, Humanities, and Spirituality at the School of Medicine, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center.

Richard Nollan, PhD, MLS, AHIP, is Executive Director of Libraries, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center.

 

 

A Co-Publication of the Texas Tech University Press and the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center

Publication made possible by the generous support of the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Office of the President


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