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New lab helps researchers tackle chronic pain

Severe chronic pain presents a special kind of suffering. A multidisciplinary team of UNM researchers is tackling this problem with the help of a new, state-of-the-art laboratory that will help them pinpoint how the nervous system responds to potential therapies. “We want to focus on pain mechanisms,” says Hugh Martin, MD, chair of the Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care, who spearheaded construction of the new Anesthesiology Pain Research Laboratory. “What are the deep-down neuronal injuries when you have a bone spur that constricts a nerve that comes out of the spinal cord?” Read more.

UNM School of Medicine continues to be ranked among 'America’s Best Graduate Schools'

US NewsThe University of New Mexico School of Medicine ranks third in the nation for its Rural Medicine Program in the current issue of U.S. News & World Report's "America’s Best Graduate Schools" for 2016. UNM's medical school has maintained this top-five national ranking since 1996. Read more.

Project ECHO has created four patient care and education "superhubs" in various parts of the world to help improve health care by replicating the virtual ECHO model in underserved communities. Read more.

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