College of Pharmacy

FBI honors UNM pharmacy students for tackling prescription drug abuse

FBI honors UNM pharmacy students for tackling prescription drug abuse

By Furhana Afrid | April 13, 2016
The FBI has recognized a University of New Mexico College of Pharmacy program for its work combating prescription drug abuse in the state. At a ceremony in Washington, D.C., FBI Director James Comey presented the Director’s Community Leadership Award to Generation Rx, educational outreach prevention program led by pharmacy students.
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.
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.