GO Bond C to help state address shortage of health care professionals

GO Bond C to help state address shortage of health care professionals

The School of Medicine and the Colleges of Nursing and Pharmacy all hold classes in the Domenici Center. GO Bond C would help fund construction of the third phase of the project, an 85,700 square-foot facility that could open in the Spring of 2017. (Photo: Sara Mota)

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)

2014 Winners

  • Debra Roybal
  • Elizabeth Duran-Valdez
  • Elizabeth Sanchez
  • Janell Valdez
  • Margaret Saiz
  • Marilyn Rhodes
  • Melissa Nuttall
  • Tina Lujan
  • Venita Wolfe

School of Medicine Dean's Staff Award winners announced

The 2014 winners of the School of Medicine Dean's Staff Award were announced on Oct. 24. Nominations came from the School of Medicine community, recognizing a UNM School of Medicine employee who has demonstrated exceptional service. According to the rules, nominees must have made significant contributions to the University through innovative ideas or action resulting in quality improvements, reduced cost, or wider acceptance of university operations.

This year's nominees were Pam Anstine, Kate Austin, Amanda Bassett, Gina Cardinelli, Andrea Chapman, Erin Dabney, Susan Dillinger, Amy Dunlap, Elizabeth Duran-Valdez, Mary Fenton, Kate Fox, James Frieberg, Alicia Garcia, Jeff Gibson, JoAnn Glasoe, Tina Gomez, Miria Kano, Lynn Lessard, Tina Lujan, Theresa Mack (Crawford), Stephen Mathias, Rebecca McCain, Angela Miller, Jennifer Montoya, John-Paul Montoya, Melissa Nuttall, Michelle Otero, Pauline Padilla, Juan Carlos Pena-Philippides, Lori Peterkin, Teresa Quintana, Kelly Ramirez, Marilyn Rhodes, Nancy Risenhoover, Alicia Rodriguez, Debra Roybal, Margaret Saiz, Elizabeth Sanchez, Pam Sedillo, Barbara Shortman, Lisa Sundvall, Janell Valdez, and Venita Wolfe.

The nine recipients will be honored at a luncheon on Nov. 6 hosted by Paul Roth, MD, Dean of the School of Medicine and Chancellor of the UNM Health Sciences Center. Winners will receive a plaque and a monetary award of $1,000.


50th Anniversary Speakers in the Departments of the UNM School of Medicine

50th Anniversary

Pathology

Merlin

Toby Merlin, MD
Director, Division of Preparedness and Emerging Infections in the National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Disease at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Atlanta, GA

50th Anniversary Keynote Seminar
Oct. 9, 2014; 3:30 p.m.
Domenici Auditorium, Room 1220 Read more.

Internal Medicine

Weil

Andrew Weil, MD
Director of the Center for Integrative Medicine of the College of Medicine, University of Arizona; Clinical Professor of Medicine and Professor of Public Health and Lovell-Jones Endowed Chair in Integrative Rheumatology, University of Arizona

50th Anniversary Keynote Speaker
Oct. 12, 2014 (ticketed event) Read more.


Brunak

Søren Brunak, MD
Founding Director of the Center for Biological Sequence Analysis ; Chair , Department of Systems Biology, Technical University of Denmark

50th Anniversary Guest Speaker
Oct. 17, 2014 Read more.

Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

DeLuca

Hector DeLuca, PhD
Professor of Biochemistry, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Omdahl Memorial Lecture
Topic: Vitamin D: A Fountain of Health
Nov. 7, 2014; noon
Fitz Hall Room 303


Bissell

Mina Bissell, PhD
Distinguished Scientist, Life Sciences Division, Lawrence Berkeley Laboratories

50th Anniversary Guest Speaker
Topic: Why don't we get more cancer? The crucial role of Extracellular Matrix and Microenvironment in metastasis and dormancy.
Nov. 11, 2014; 4:00 p.m.
Domenici Auditorium
Reception to follow: Domenici West, Third Floor