UNM Health Sciences Center faculty, staff and students are invited to a “Future of NM Healthcare Interprofessionalism Panel Discussion” this Friday, October 17. The UNM Health Sciences Student Council (HSSC) is hosting, Reaching Our Potential: The Future of Interprofessionalism in Healthcare in New Mexico moderated by the Albuquerque Journal’s Winthrop Quigley and featuring panelists:

Mark Epstein, MD, CMO, New Mexico Health Connections

Suzanne Quillen, RN, CNP, MPA, chair, HSC Board of Directors & CEO Advanced Care Hospital of Southern New Mexico

Diane Evans-Prior, MSN, RN, Academic Affairs director of nursing, Central New Mexico Community College

Senator Gerald Ortiz y Pino, state senator and vice chair of Legislative Health and Human Services Committee

Michel Disco RPh, MBA, assistant dean of external programs, College of Pharmacy and HSC director of interprofessional education

Panel discussion runs 5:30-7 p.m. in Domenici Center Auditorium. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, visit the website or contact Kyle Leggott ktleggott@salud.unm.edu or Clint Collier collierc@salud.unm.edu.

 

2nd Annual Fit For Fun 5K Set for Saturday, October 18 at UNM North Golf Course

The HSSC also is hosting the 2nd Annual Fit For Fun 5K, a fundraiser to benefit the Carrie Tingley Healthy and Fit Children's Clinic to help combat childhood obesity. Last year, students raised nearly $3,000 for this cause, and this year we are hoping to increase HSC and community participation. Following the 5K will be a student-led health fair open to the community. Please register for the 5K at the website provided.