MEDIA OPPORTUNITY - Thursday, July 24

UNM SCHOOL OF MEDICINE CELEBRATES 50 YEARS “FOUNDERS DINNER” RECOGNIZES PIONEERS

WHO

Dr. Paul Roth, UNM Chancellor for Health Sciences/School of Medicine Dean

Tom Popejoy, son of UNM President Thomas L. Popejoy (1948-‘68), who lobbied the NM State Legislature to fund a medical school.

John “Mel” Eaves, prominent Albuquerque attorney and member of the UNM HSC Board of Directors, who as a young member of the New Mexico House in 1965, helped gain votes for expanding the new School of Medicine to a four-year program.

Nan Burroughs, daughter of NM Gov. John Burroughs (1959-’61), who supported the creation of the School of Medicine when the New Mexico Legislature appropriated funding.

Michael Campbell, son of NM Gov. Jack Campbell (1963-’67), who voted in favor of founding a two-year medical school in 1961 while he was a state legislator. Later, as governor, he spearheaded the ex­pansion to a four-year school. He also viewed the medical school as contributing to the state’s economic stability.

 

WHEN

Thursday, July 24

5:30 p.m. mixer; program begins at 6 p.m.

 

WHERE

Albuquerque Hotel Andaluz, 125 Second St. NM

Categories: School of Medicine

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