Professional Affiliation

Please Join Us in Our Mission

The Laura W. Bush Institute for Women's Health of the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center invites you to join a progressive and growing multi-campus and multi-disciplinary organization focusing on women's health and sex and gender-based medicine.

Our Mission

Because differences matter, the Laura W. Bush Institute for Women's Health is dedicated to improving the lives of women and girls through:

  • Research by supporting scientific discoveries unique to women's health and particularly those that distinguish sex and gender difference;
  • Education by advancing the knowledge of health care professionals through evidence-based resources that lead to more personalized medicine;
  • Outreach by connecting with communities to share knowledge, resources, and solutions.

Professional Affiliate Program Benefits

  • Network with fellow TTUHSC/TTU/ASU faculty of all disciplines
  • Apply for exclusive seed grants by the Institute (applicants for these funds must be affiliate members)
  • Apply for inclusion in our Speakers Bureau for external speaking opportunities with potential stipend and national recognition
  • List your affiliate membership and connection to the Institute on your CV and credits
  • Access innovative Sex and Gender Health resources
  • Potential promotion of research in the Institute's bi-annual IMPACT Report
  • Possible travel stipend when presenting institute research or information at professional meetings - contact Linda Gilmore at linda.gilmore@ttuhsc.edu for details
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Classifications of Membership

The Laura W. Bush Institute for Women's Health of the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center invites you to join a progressive and growing multi-campus and multi-disciplinary organization focusing on women's health and sex and gender-based medicine.

Membership Responsibilities

Members may be asked to serve the Institute in various activities such as:

  • Reviewing slide sets for sexandgenderhealth.org
  • Participating in a speaker's bureau
  • Serving on a symposium committee
  • Serving on an outreach activity committee
  • Reviewing membership requests
  • Advising the Institute
  • Enhancing the public relations/marketing of the Institute
  • Other requests as needed by each campus

You're invited to attend our local Women's Health Symposiums. These free events feature experts from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center and other local health organizations who present the latest in Sex and Gender Specific Health to a lay audience. Check our Upcoming Events to see when the next seminar will be in your town.

Our Faculty & Staff Members

Dr. Rama Chemitiganti

Internal Med | Odessa

Dr. Ross Hampton

OB/GYN | Odessa

Dr. Craig Spellman

Internal Med | Odessa

Dr. Bobby Zain

Dept. of Psychiatry | Odessa

Dr. Natalia Schlabritz-Lutsevich

OB/GYN | Odessa

Stacy Martinez

Medical Ed | Odessa

Dr. Mairy Carillo

OB/GYN | Odessa

Dr. Kennth L. Stewart

Psychology, Sociology, and Social Work | San Angelo

Michelle Hanby

Psychology, Sociology, and Social Work | San Angelo

Dr. Jungeun Jay Lee

Psychology, Sociology, and Social Work | San Angelo

Nicholette Winn

Psychology | San Angelo

Dr. Cheryl Stenmark

Psychology, Sociology, and Social Work | San Angelo

Dr. Dinah Harriger Cummings

Nursing | San Angelo

Dr. Ronald Hall

Clinical Sciences and Research Division | Dallas

Richard Leff

Clinical/Translational Research | Dallas

Carlos Alvarez

Pharmacy Practice | San Angelo

Shelagh Larson

OB/GYN | Fort Worth

Connie Tyne

Laura Bush Institute | Dallas

Dr. Ninh (Irene) La-Beck

Department of Immunotherapeutics & Biotechnology | Abilene

Dr. Maciej Markiewski

SOP; Research Lab | Abilene

Dr. Magdalena Karbowniczek

SOP; Pathology | Abilene

Dr. Duke Appiah

Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences | Abilene

Dr. Kevin Bridge

Plastic Surgery | Abilene

Dr. Pearl Merritt

Laura Bush Institute | Abilene

Dr. Courtney M. Queen

Dept. of Public Health | Abilene

Dr. Leslie Ramos Salazar

Human Communication | Canyon

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