New Director of Ethics and Rust Professorship Named at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine

Anne Simpson, M.D. has been named the Director of the Institute of Ethics at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine.  Simpson was honored at the 2004 University of New Mexico School of Medicine Endowment Dinner on February 11, 2004.  She received the Jack and Donna Rust Professorship in Biomedical Ethics. 

Simpson is a faculty member with the Department of Internal Medicine/ Division of Gerontology.  Simpson is currently the Chair of the Biomedical Ethics Committee at the University of New Mexico Hospital and the Co-Facilitator of the Service Core of the UNM Health Sciences Center Institute for Ethics. 

Simpson also serves as the Medical Director for Manzano Del Sol Long Term Care Facility and the Physician Champion for the New Mexico Medical Review Association.  Simpson focuses on long-term care, homecare, hospice and palliative care, as well as special attention to elder abuse and mistreatment.

Simpson completed both her MD and Gerontology fellowship at the University of New Mexico.  She joined the UNM School of Medicine faculty in 1998 and currently practices at the Senior Health Center.

Jack and Donna Rust of Albuquerque donated funds to establish the Rust Endowed Professorship in Biomedical Ethics at UNM School of Medicine, Institute of Ethics.  The Institute was established in 2001 on the Health Sciences Center Campus.

Contact: Jennifer Riordan, 272-3322