The UNM Health Sciences Center (HSC) is pleased to announce the recipients of its 2003 Community Partnership Awards.
The Community Partnership Awards recognize and honor organizations and individuals who have worked in partnership with the HSC to help address important questions in health care, mentor the next generation of biomedical scientists and health care professionals, expand the frontiers of research and scholarship, explore new ways to deliver patient care, and improve the quality of life for all New Mexicans.
The awards were presented last month at a special ceremony at the Old Albuquerque Airport Terminal.
The awards and this year's recipients are:
Cornerstone Award: Maralyn Budke
The Cornerstone Award recognizes outstanding contributions over the career of an individual who has fostered the growth and development of the HSC. As former director of the New Mexico State Legislative Finance Committee staff, Budke shepherded several major initiatives that led to the creation of the UNM School of Medicine and to legislation authorizing the UNM Board of Regents to lease what is now
Philanthropy Award: Milton Rosenbaum, M.D., and the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation
The Philanthropy Award recognizes significant gifts from individuals and private foundations in support of the
Pathways Award: Rep. Henry "Kiki" Saavedra, D-Albuquerque
The Pathways Award recognizes an individual or organization that has served as an advocate for the HSC to the business community or government. Saavedra became a champion of the HSC several years ago after seeing first-hand what the Newborn Intensive Care unit at
Corporate Support Award: Pfizer
The corporate support award recognizes outstanding gifts or other forms of support from corporations or businesses. Pfizer Incorporated has contributed almost $400,000 for projects such as a cardiovascular risk reduction clinic and
Building Bridges Awards: Jonathan Abrams, M.D. and Duke City Civitans
The Building Bridges Award recognizes outstanding service from a community volunteer or volunteer or preceptor faculty or a from a civic or community organization. Abrams, a professor of cardiology in the UNM School of Medicine, founded the
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