Health Hackathon seeks creative solutions to health care problems
HSC Exhibit Marks African American History Month
January 25, 2011
NEWS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 26, 2011 Contact: Luke Frank, Media Relations Manager, 505/272-3679 ALBUQUERQUE, NM – The UNM Health Sciences Library and Informatics Center (HSLIC) is hosting a new exhibit entitled,Opening Doors: Contemporary African American Academic Surgeons. The exhibit celebrates the contributions of African American academic surgeons to medicine and medical education, telling the stories of four pioneering African American surgeons and educators who exemplify excellence in their fields and believe in continuing the journey of excellence through the education and mentoring of younger physicians and surgeons. The exhibit will be on display in the Domenici Center for Health Sciences Education main lobby, February 2-March 29, 2011. Domenici Center, located at the corner of Stanford NE and Marble NE, is open Monday-Friday, 6 a.m.-6 p.m. An opening reception is slated Friday, February 25, 4:30-6 p.m. in Domenici Center’s main lobby.Opening Doorswas developed and produced by the National Library of Medicine and The Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History and Culture. In conjunction with the exhibit, a symposium will be held Saturday, February 26, with panel discussions from 9-10:30 a.m. and from 10:45 a.m.-noon in Domenici Center. The symposium will feature an interdisciplinary panel that will examine the way in which multi-level social and cultural influences, including economic resources, education, and racial discrimination,fundamentally shape and impact health and health behavior in the United States. The exhibit and symposium are free and open to the public. For more information, please call 272-6518.
Polly’s Run, a fundraiser to support pancreatic cancer research, will take place Sunday, June 3, at Tiguex Park near Albuquerque’s Old Town. The event will feature a 5K run/walk and a Kid’s K. All proceeds benefit the Polly Rogers Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund at the UNM Comprehensive Cancer Center.
Gallup native hones her skills as a resident at Johns Hopkins University.