Project ECHO has created four patient care and education "superhubs" in various parts of the world. The superhubs will help improve health care by replicating the virtual ECHO model in underserved communities.
University of New Mexico's Truman Health Services recently debuted its pharmacy for HIV and hepatitis C patients. The new onsite service provides patients with rapid and convenient access to their medications.
The UNM Health Sciences Center is New Mexico's only academic health center and includes the state's only teaching hospital. In this video, Chancellor Paul Roth, MD, and other HSC leaders describe the HSC's crucial role in training the next generation of healthcare professionals and its mission to improve the health of all New Mexicans.
MetaECHO, a global conference organized by University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center Project ECHO (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes), brought together more than 400 participants involved in the global ECHO movement. Under the ECHO model, developed at the UNM Health Sciences Center, primary care providers in rural and underserved areas can discuss a patient's clinical care with specialists in large medical centers, using teleconferencing technology. Project ECHO is working with more than 200 global partners in at least 12 countries to expand its reach to global rural communities.
Leo Gonzales sits down for what appears to be an ordinary eye exam. Arup Das asks him to look up, then down; and asks how his eye is doing. Then, as Leo reclines on a bed, Das leans over with a syringe and carefully delivers an injection directly into his right eye.
Read the full story in the 2013 HSC Annual Report of Contracts and Grants at: http://hsc.unm.edu/research/sites/default/files/documents/ResearchAnnual-2013.pdf
In conjunction with a toy drive organized by KOOLFM, kids at UNM Children's Hospital were treated to early holiday excitement with repelling outdoor window cleaners dressed as Spiderman, Batman, and the Hulk!
They are heartbreaking stories that have become all too common across the country and here in our own communities: stories of teenagers or even younger children who have been traumatized by bullying, sometimes to the point of suicide. Dr. Scott Carroll, a child psychiatrist at UNM and director of child psychiatric consultation services at UNM Hospital, recently talked to me about these tragic kinds of cases, how they relate to bullying and how they might be prevented.
A look back at some of the stories featured on HSCTV in 2013.
The drive-thru flu immunization clinics at the UNM Health Sciences Center vaccinate thousands of children and adults every fall. Dozens of UNM health sciences students and medical professions, along with Medical Reserve Corps, volunteer to set up and run the event, now in it's fifth year. HSC TV takes a look at why the clinic is so popular, year after year.
The U.S. Army army is taking a new approach to the way it treats an old foe - pain. The military is enlisting the help of the UNM Health Sciences Center and its groundbreaking Project ECHO program to help fight it.
From TV to smart phones to social media, the lives of U.S. children and families are dominated by 24/7 media exposure. Despite this, many children and teens have few rules around their media use. That needs to change, says Dr. Victor Strasburger, a University of New Mexico pediatric physician who is behind an effort by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) to revise its policy statement on how parents and pediatricians should manage children’s and adolescent’s media use.
Through acupuncture, massage, healing touch and other CAM (complementary and alternative medicines) services, the UNM Center for LIfe is able to help support the whole person in their healing process. But not all of integrative services are paid by a patient’s insurance benefits. So UNM pediatric oncologist Dr. Linda Butros and David Lang, Center for Life director of advanced manual therapies, have organized Kids Supporting Kids, an initiative to raise funds for integrative oncology services for children fighting cancer.