Leonard Napolitano, a founder and influential dean of UNM’s School of Medicine for more than 20 of the school’s formative years, was honored today with a dedication on North Campus of the Leonard M. Napolitano, Ph.D., Anatomical Education Center.

Napolitano, who was surrounded by family at the ceremony, including daughter, Homeland Security Director Janet Napolitano, is largely credited with developing many of the school’s unique medical educational programs, including its nationally renowned Primary Care Curriculum. Incoming Health Sciences Center students will have more than 53,000 square feet of state-of-the-art standardized patient space, mock exam rooms, computerized simulation rooms, anatomy labs and classrooms in the $20 million facility.

The Anatomical Education Center carrying Napolitano’s name will be used by medical, physical therapy, nursing and pharmacy students, as well as for a variety of continuing medical education courses. For more information on theLeonard W. Napolitano Ph.D. Anatomical Education Center,visit http://hsc.unm.edu/DomeniciCtr/index.shtml or call 272-8823.


Contact: Luke Frank, 272-3322