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Institutions Receive Support from Midland and Amarillo Development Corporations

 August 6, 2018 | Texas Tech University & TTU Health Sciences Center

The Texas Tech University System saw two of its impactful initiatives receive significant support during the first half of 2018. The Midland Development Corporation approved a partnership with Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center to create a child and adolescent psychiatry fellowship program in Midland to improve mental health services for children and adults in West Texas. The Amarillo City Council approved an amendment to a 2016 agreement between the TTU System and the Amarillo Economic Development Corporation to fund up to $69 million for a TTU School of Veterinary Medicine.

The MDC will provide $8.4 million which will fund four fellowships and up to 16 medical residents. In return, TTUHSC will serve a minimum of 9,720 patients each year, approximately 40 patients per day.

AEDC’s amended agreement with the TTU System ensures funding for the construction of the TTU School of Veterinary Medicine. The TTU SVM will be the only veterinary school in the country co-located with a pharmacy and medical school on the same campus, thus expanding opportunities to combine research efforts impacting both human and animal health.