Project ECHO founder Arora receives Heinz Award
Add the prestigious Heinz Award to Dr. Sanjeev Arora's long list of accolades. The University of New Mexico physician is one of five recipients of the $250,000 award for his work in creating and expanding Project ECHO, the innovative telemedicine program that increases access to high quality specialty medical care in rural and underserved communities.
Project ECHO, or Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes, is a growing national and global model that uses widely available video conferencing technology and case-based learning to help primary care clinicians manage chronic, complex conditions that they – as generalists – were not trained to manage in school. These conditions include Hepatitis C, HIV, chronic pain, rheumatoid arthritis and psychiatric disorders. Read more (HSC NewsBeat).
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Nominations open for 2014 Alumni Awards
Nominations are now open for the 2014 School of Medicine Alumni Awards, including the Distinguished Alumni Award and the Leonard M. Napolitano, PhD, Award. Deadline for submissions is May 31. All awardees will be honored at the 50th Alumni Reunion at Sandia Resort and Casino on August 2, 2014. Read more.