College of Pharmacy

Rapid diagnostic test takes on tuberculosis and other deadly diseases

Rapid diagnostic test takes on tuberculosis and other deadly diseases

January 11, 2016
“What I kind of do is put unusual things together,” says Graham Timmins, an associate professor in the College of Pharmacy’s Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences. His research focuses on using stable isotope-related compounds and free radical biology – the unusual things he puts together – to better diagnose and treat some common and deadly diseases.
NM Poison Center offers tips to prevent holiday poisonings

NM Poison Center offers tips to prevent holiday poisonings

December 22, 2015
In 2014, the NMPDIC received 196 calls regarding carbon monoxide. Also referred to as the “silent killer,” carbon monoxide is an odorless and colorless gas released through defective generators, gas furnaces and heaters, gasoline-powered vehicles and equipment and other fuel-burning appliances.

Pledge a donation for #GivingTuesdayNM

November 30, 2015
The University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center is supporting the spirit of #GivingTuesdayNM, part of the coordinated national day of giving to celebrate generosity.
NM Poison Center offers Halloween safety tips

NM Poison Center offers Halloween safety tips

October 27, 2015
As thousands of children around the state prepare for a night of costumes and trick-or-treating, the New Mexico Poison and Drug Information Center, part of the University of New Mexico College of Pharmacy, has some tips to make it a safe Halloween.
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.
UNM pharmacy students greet morning commuters

UNM pharmacy students greet morning commuters

By Furhana Afrid | October 01, 2015
Students from University of New Mexico College of Pharmacy hope to bring more visibility to their profession by creating a sea of white for morning commuters this week.

DEA taking back unwanted prescription drugs at sites throughout New Mexico

By Luke Frank | September 23, 2015
This Saturday, September 26, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public its sixth opportunity in three years to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs.This service is free and anonymous; no questions asked.
Upcoming HSC Open House features tours, career information, free cake

Upcoming HSC Open House features tours, career information, free cake

By Luke Frank | September 22, 2015
Participants can learn about medical imaging in radiologic services, participate in an interactive occupational therapy session, see a medical simulation lab and receive a hands-on overview from medical laboratory sciences about tests that help diagnose disease in patients. Tours of various HSC departments will be held 10 a.m.-noon and 1-3 p.m.