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October 19, 2011

UNM La Tierra Sagrada Society Presents Annual Scholarship

ALBUQUERQUE, NM – Santa Fe’s Christina Brady, UNM School of Medicine Class of 2013, has been awarded a $7,500 La Tierra Sagrada Society (LTSS) Scholarship for her dedication to improving communities through research and community projects.

Before attending UNM's School of Medicine, Brady spearheaded scientific outreach programs for disadvantaged youth with the help of Los Alamos National Laboratory, the Santa Fe Alliance for Science and New Mexico Science and Technology. She initiated a behavioral health community project in Poaque, and currently is involved in clinical research at UNM Hospital analyzing Methicillin-resistant Staphlococcus Aureus, or MRSA.

"I consider becoming a physician a privilege and life-long responsibility to improving the health of my community," Brady offers. "This scholarship helps me to become a physician built from others' generosity to improve their community."

The UNM School of Medicine's La Tierra Sagrada Society, Spanish for "The Sacred Earth," was established in 1996 by Paul Roth, M.D., MS, FACEP, Chancellor for Health Sciences and Dean, School of Medicine. It is a member-driven organization dedicated to medical education, research and healing.

The society focuses on bringing together members of the UNM medical community, its partners, and the public to pool membership funds for greater impact. Annually, the society funds community grants and medical student scholarships, all selected through rigorous, competitive review processes. The Society's mission is to promote the excellence of the UNM School of Medicine within the New Mexico community and to provide financial assistance, fellowship, and volunteerism through membership. For more information on LTSS, visit http://hsc.unm.edu/som/development/latierra.shtml.


Contact: Luke Frank, 272-3322