ASERT program aims to boost diversity in biomedical research workforce

ASERT program aims to boost diversity in biomedical research workforce

The University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center will get a boost in its efforts to enhance the scientific career training of students from underrepresented backgrounds with its share of $31 million in new grant funding from the National Institutes of Health.

UNM Cancer Center wins $12 million grant renewal for biology research

UNM Cancer Center wins $12 million grant renewal for biology research

The Spatiotemporal Modeling Center (STMC) at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center recently won a 5-year $12 million grant renewal. The grant enables the STMC to continue its research in systems biology. Image: Signaling for Innate Immune Fungal Recognition (From the lab of STMC member Aaron Neumann)

Yonas receives Presidential Award of Distinction

Distinction at the University of New Mexico is defined by two characteristics: a long meritorious career and a bold defining professional moment. The recipients of the 2014 UNM Presidential Awards of Distinction exemplify both. President Robert G. Frank has announced New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez and Howard Yonas, MD, distinguished professor and chair of the UNM Department of Neurosurgery, as this year's honorees.

"Both Governor Martinez and Dr. Yonas have made critical contributions to the health and well-being of New Mexicans – one through policy, the other through practice," Frank said. "I am pleased to recognize their outstanding accomplishments and to express the high regard we have for the impact they have made on the lives of so many in our state." Read more (HSCNewsBeat)

New Mexicans should get diabetic tests

A recent study finds that few Hispanics and Mexican Americans are getting screened for diabetes. Read more (HSCNewsBeat)

HSC Employee Influenza Immunization Requirements

UNM Health Sciences Center recognizes its responsibility to protect patients, visitors, employees, our family members, and the greater community from the potentially devastating effects of influenza infection. The most effective way to prevent infection from the influenza virus is through annual influenza immunization.

The decision has been made to request all UNMHSC employees get a flu shot. The deadline for receiving the flu vaccine is December 1, 2014. Exemptions may be requested based on medical or personal reasons.

Please contact your Department Administrator for further information concerning the Influenza Campaign and exemption forms. For vaccination questions, contact to your primary care-provider and for HR procedures, contact your designated Human Resources Consultant.