Health Sciences Center Student, Resident, Faculty Receive Awards From Global Health Care Publisher

DATE: April 27, 2006
CONTACT: Julie Toland,
(806) 743-2143

LUBBOCK – A leading global health care and scientific publisher, Elsevier, has announced the winners of two distinctive new U.S. award programs established to foster innovation and acknowledge the vital role of health care professionals.

First prizes in the Elsevier “Medical Information Can ...” Awards went to Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center medical resident Clifford Pereira and to medical student Gregg Schmedes. Their winning essays address the critical link between access to medical information and improving quality of life as medical professionals.

In addition to the award, recipients will receive prizes including thousands of dollars in cash, a year of free Elsevier textbooks, online subscriptions and charity donations. Only 18 first prizes were awarded nationally.

Valerie Gregory, instructor in the Health Sciences Center School of Nursing, received a first prize in Elsevier’s Student & Faculty Awards for Nursing Excellence.

In an era where distance education hinders the human touch of classroom participation, Valerie Gregory exemplifies the basic nursing philosophy of caring and radiates excellence in nursing to those privileged to be called her students,” said distance nursing student Teresa Jones, who nominated Gregory for the award.

Nationally, 20 first-prize winners were selected for the nursing excellence award.