The University of New Mexico Center for Participatory Research (CPR) has received a $2 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to address key gaps in how community-engaged research projects are evaluated.
UNM’s School of Medicine PIE Program is a six-week clinical experience at the end of the first year in medical school. During PIE, students work in rural communities caring for patients and evaluating their problems as a springboard for studying the sciences basic to medicine. Students also have the opportunity to view medicine from a community perspective and to experience the lifestyle of the community physician.
In her long career, Evelyn Rising has worked as a medical assistant, college advisor and newspaper editor – and somehow found time to serve as president of a national organization – but her latest job may be the most rewarding of all.
UNM health sciences students gain real world experience, providing care for some of Albuquerque's most vulnerable residents. The student-led, physician-supervised Healthcare Resource Center for the homeless is the first of its kind in New Mexico.
Project ECHO, the transformative model for lifelong medical education and collaborative care based at the UNM Health Sciences Center (UNMHSC), recently received two major grants: one to establish an institute for replicating the ECHO model nationally and globally and the second to pilot an innovative community-based approach for expanding access to behavioral health care.