October 19, 2005

Contact: Angela Heisel (505) 272-3651; Courtney Smith (505) 272-3690

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

As an influx of students look to the College of Nursing for enrollment, additional faculty support is critically important. The College of Nursing is pleased to announce the addition of two visiting clinical instructors, Paul Mann, Ph.D. and Lauri Montanez, RN, MSN, ACNP.

Lauri Montanez, RN, MSN, ACNP received her Bachelor's of Science in Nursing from Eastern New Mexico University in Portales in July, 1998. In September 2002, Montanez acquired her Master of Science in Nursing from the University of Phoenix and in May 2004, graduated from the University of New Mexico 's College of Nursing with her Post Master's Certificate as an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner. Montanez worked at the Lovelace Medical Center cardiology department managing acutely ill hospitalized patients. Montanez was honored in 2004 as the March of Dimes Critical Care Nurse of the Year for New Mexico . Montanez will be educating acute care nurse practitioner students.

Paul Mann, Ph.D, published scholar and researcher, received his BS in 1968 in Chemistry and 1971 obtained his MS in Chemistry from the University of Victoria in Wellington , New Zealand . In 1975, Dr. Mann attained his Ph.D in Immunology from the University of Toronto, Canada. Dr. Mann officially retired from the University of New Mexico five years ago as an associate professor for the School of Medicine and College of Pharmacy in addition to his role as director for educational development and research at the Health Sciences Center . Dr Mann will be teaching normal and abnormal anatomy and physiology for the college.