Reunion! Aug. 1-3: Alumni reunion was held at Sandia Resort and Casino, honoring all School of Medicine classes for the past 50 years.

Aug. 1: The Basic Medical Science Building was dedicated as Reginald Heber Fitz Hall in honor of of the first dean of the School of Medicine.

Sept. 26: Join us for an Open House and walking tour of the HSC Campus.

UNM Ebola expert: despite worries, large U.S. outbreak unlikely

Bradfute

Dr. Steven Bradfute's work focuses on improving the effectiveness of experimental Ebola vaccines. (Photo: John Arnold)

John Arnold | HSC Newsbeat

A new poll released last week shows that nearly 40 percent of U.S. adults are worried there will be a large Ebola outbreak in this country. But such fears aren't justified, Ebola experts say.

A large, lengthy Ebola outbreak like the one happening in West Africa would be unlikely in the United States, according to Dr. Steven Bradfute, a University of New Mexico scientist who has studied the virus for years.

Bradfute, a research assistant professor at the UNM School of Medicine, says that the disease isn't nearly as transmissible as some other viruses, like influenza. Ebola is spread only through close contact with bodily fluids, rather than through the air.

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, hospitals in 27 states have investigated 68 possible Ebola cases – with samples from at least 10 of those cases going to the CDC for testing. All have been negative and there has never been a confirmed case of Ebola transmission in the U.S. Read more.

Calling all cooks!

School of Medicine faculty and staff are invited to submit recipes for our 50th Anniversary Cookbook. All who submit a recipe and the required release form by Aug. 31 may have their recipe and name published in the cookbook, which will be available for sale in November.

Email SOM50thcookbook@salud.unm.edu or see the cookbook website to download the forms.

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Reunion Highlights: CME by Richard Larson, MD, PhD

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Book

In honor of its 50th anniversary, the UNM School of Medicine has commissioned a commemorative history, The Daily Practice of Compassion: A History of The University of New Mexico School of Medicine, Its People and Its Mission 1964-2014. Learn more, or pre-order your copy online now at Amazon.com or BarnesandNoble.com.

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