Terry Wu, PhD

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Nanoparticles transforming medication delivery

Tularemia, a life-threatening flu-like illness, can spread naturally to humans who come into contact with infected animals, like rabbits. But Francisella tularensis, the bacteria that causes the disease, can also be harnessed in a bomb. The UNM Health Sciences Center's Terry Wu, PhD, is collaborating with Sandia National Laboratories on biotechnology that could help protect soldiers exposed to such a weapon.

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Terry Wu, PhD

Nanoparticles transforming medication delivery

January 27, 2015 — Tularemia, a life-threatening flu-like illness, can spread naturally to humans who come into contact with infected animals, like rabbits. But Francisella tularensis, the bacteria that causes the disease, can also be harnessed in a bomb. The UNM Health Sciences Center's Terry Wu, PhD, is collaborating with Sandia National Laboratories on biotechnology that could help protect soldiers exposed to such a weapon.

Hands-on with The Perry Initiative

UNM Department of Orthopaedics to host 3rd annual Perry Initiative

January 14, 2015 — The Perry Initiative, a national nonprofit organization, encourages young women to pursue engineering and medical careers, through day-long workshops designed to give high school and undergraduate college students an idea of what it's like to be a surgeon or engineer.

Thomas Williams, MD

Former exec. vice dean Williams passes

January 12, 2015 — A memorial service will be held Saturday, Jan. 17, beginning at 2 p.m., with a reception to follow. The service will be held in the auditorium of the Domenici Center for Health Sciences Education, 1001 Stanford NE, in Albuquerque.

Leslie Strickler, DO

New center would help UNM docs diagnose child abuse

January 12, 2015 — As medical director of UNM’s Child Abuse Response Team (CART), Leslie Strickler, D.O., is one of just a handful of physicians in New Mexico with expertise in diagnosing and treating child abuse. The New Mexico Legislature will consider a proposal during its 2015 session to build upon Strickler's work by creating a new Child Maltreatment Center at UNM.

Joanna Katzman, MD

Education program successful in reducing opioid abuse, UNM study shows

January 07, 2015 — New Mexico has the highest rate of opioid drug overdose death in the U.S. Perhaps more sobering, almost every county in New Mexico has a higher drug overdose death rate than the rate for the entire U.S., with Rio Arriba and Mora counties’ overdose death rates at five times the national rate.