UNM School of Medicine

UNM School of Medicine
MSC09 5040
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131

Research Milestones

1966: New Mexico Tumor Registry established

1971: State Legislature designates UNM’s cancer center as “the Official Cancer Center of the State of New Mexico”

1977: National Institutes of Health funds new General Clinical Research Center

1982: First implantable insulin pump is invented at UNM

1993: Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome identified as School of Medicine works with health departments, Indian Health Service, the Navajo Nation and Centers for Disease Control

2003: Project ECHO telehealth service established, becoming an internationally replicated model for improving access to specialized medical care in rural and underserved areas

2005: UNM Cancer Center becomes one of just 67 National Cancer Institute-designated sites

2010: Clinical and Translational Science Center created under National Institutes of Health grant