Tag: UNM College of Pharmacy

UNM radiopharmacy program continues pioneering ways

UNM radiopharmacy program continues pioneering ways

March 15, 2016
In 1972, UNM’s on-campus nuclear pharmacy opened for business – the only licensed nuclear pharmacy in the world. Today, UNM is one of only a few pharmacy schools that offer radiopharmacy education and training, has an active research arm, and offers students practical experience in the on-campus pharmacy that once again fills orders and prepares doses for customers in Albuquerque.
UNM to study Native American health impacts of abandoned mines

UNM to study Native American health impacts of abandoned mines

By Luke Frank | October 20, 2015
Nearly half of the U.S. Native American population lives in 13 western states among an estimated 161,000 abandoned hardrock mines, more than 4,000 of which are abandoned uranium mines. These abandoned mines left behind vanadium, arsenic, copper, lead, manganese, nickel and other metals in water and soil. Such mines have received increased national scrutiny since August, when 3 million gallons of toxic wastewater were accidentally released from the Gold King Mine, an abandoned gold mine in Colorado’s San Juan Mountains.
Warmer weather signals start of snake season

Warmer weather signals start of snake season

June 17, 2015
The most important first-aid tip if bitten by a snake is to call the NM Poison Center and get to the nearest hospital right away. “Do not try any other first-aid methods because they are often useless and may cause more harm,” cautions Dr. Steven Seifert, medical director of the New Mexico Poison Center.