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.
Brain injury survivors are using art to give voice to their injuries. New Mexico survivors recently made masks at the Unmasking Brain Injury Project, organized by UNM Center for Development and Disability's New Mexico Brain Injury Resource Center. The national project, started by the Brain Injury Association of North Carolina, is showcasing masks from New Mexico and other states at www.unmaskingbraininjury.org/new-mexico/
Julia Garcia, A UNM College of Nursing student is educating her peers on the somber picture of suicide in New Mexico. Garcia, who also volunteers at the Agora Crisis Center on UNM campus, hopes her work brings a sense of urgency and help for New Mexicans on the verge of life and death.
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.
A Kenyan woman dying from advanced breast cancer prompted Judith Harris, a family nurse practitioner and assistant professor at UNM College of Nursing, to bring awareness on breast self-exams to Kamuga, a rural community in Western Kenya.
As a first step to detecting abnormalities Harris says some women have stepped up to educate women and girls on conducting regular breast checkups.
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.
What is public health? It can mean getting populations immunized against flu, or keeping restaurant kitchens clean, or making sure everyone has access to quality care. And so much more. With the help of student advocates, HSC TV produced this video to explain what it is and why it's so important.
The next decade will see the most dramatic changes in healthcare in more than half a century. The UNM Health Sciences Center has a plan to thrive amid such change: Vision 2020. It states that the UNM Health Sciences Center will work with community partners to help New Mexico make more progress in health and health equity than any other state by the year 2020. HSC TV put together this video to explain how.
In recognition of UNM School of Medicine faculty and remembering those faculty who have died during the medical school's first 50 years, a memorial design was commissioned that immortalizes those values espoused by the UNM School of Medicine in the education of today’s and tomorrow’s physicians. HSC TV shows us the recent memorial groundbreaking for "Corazones de Nuevo Mexio" (Hearts of New Mexico), designed by UNM architecture and planning student Christine Williams.
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.