McGrew named executive vice dean

McGrew named executive vice dean

University of New Mexico family medicine physician Martha Cole McGrew, MD, has been named executive vice dean for the UNM School of Medicine. McGrew, currently chair of the Department of Family and Community Medicine, will assume her new role Jan. 1.

Massive tumor partially removed by pediatric team

Massive tumor partially removed by pediatric team

A UNM medical team has removed a significant portion of a watermelon-sized tumor from an 11-year-old boy, who is recovering in an intensive care unit at the hospital.

Cancer Center trains next generation of scientists

Cancer Center trains next generation of scientists

Starting a new scientific research program is like starting a new business. But scientists' formal training doesn't always include business classes. To bridge this gap, Michelle Ozbun, PhD, at the UNM Cancer Center, is improving a program that helps new scientists learn nuances of conducting science.

Using math to customize breast cancer therapy

Using math to customize breast cancer therapy

Math could unlock more powerful and tailored treatments for breast cancer patients. Vittorio Cristini, PhD, a world-renowned UNM cancer researcher, explains.

Dept. of Psychiatry assesses behavioral health resources

Dept. of Psychiatry assesses behavioral health resources

The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences has completed a comprehensive review of the resources available in Bernalillo County to deal with behavioral health issues. In a new report, 'Meeting Challenges, Finding Opportunities: Bernalillo County Behavioral Health Services Assessment,' UNM faculty identify both the strengths and weaknesses in Bernalillo County's behavioral health care network.

First Class

Education

First Class

They started out as high school students in Albuquerque, Santa Fe, Stanley, Gallup and Rio Rancho. Today UNM's first BA/MD graduates are medical doctors, ready to embark on residency programs and careers in medicine. Read more (HSCNewsBeat).

Diabetes

Clinic and Community

Diabetes tests for New Mexicans

A recent study from the American Journal of Preventive Medicine finds that few Hispanics and Mexican Americans are getting screened for diabetes. Mark Burge, MD, a professor in the UNM School of Medicine, explains why. Read more (HSCNewsBeat).

ACCESS

Research

ACCESS for rural healthcare

Neurologists and neurosurgeons at UNM Hospital can now help treat patients in rural communities, thanks a $15 million grant to test and expand a video network that is providing much needed specialty care to rural New Mexico hospitals. Read more (HSCNewsBeat).