Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center officially launched the Julia Jones Matthews School of Population and Public Health.

The school, which is the sixth at the university, aims to train future health care leaders in population and public health, a sector of health care that has been elevated in public awareness and prominence by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Julia Jones Matthews School of Population and Public Health officially will reside on the TTUHSC Abilene, Texas, campus, and will offer students and researchers a collaborative educational experience, emphasizing research and use of large data sets to understand needs in health care delivery.

The school is named in honor of Julia Jones Matthews, a longtime supporter of the Abilene community and the university.

In 2017, TTUHSC officially named the Department of Public Health in honor of Matthews and carried that namesake to the school.

The university will host a special ceremony celebrating the launch of the school on the Abilene campus in June.

For more information visit ttuhsc.edu

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