The University of New Mexico’s Clinical and Translational Science Center (CTSC) has been awarded a five-year, $23 million grant renewal by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) following a competition in which it received one of the highest scores in the nation, it was announced Friday.
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.
Summer fun included science, engineering and technology for hundreds of New Mexico students, who gathered at the University of New Mexico over the weekend for the UNM Health Sciences Center's inaugural STEAM-H Career Exploration Extravaganza.
The UNM Hospitals North Valley Center for Family and Community Health holds its grand opening ribbon cutting at 1 p.m. on Friday, May 15. Speakers from community organizations and entertainment from students of St. Theresa’s Elementary will be part of the ceremony.
In New Mexico, half of the 10 exposure calls this year for adverse reactions to these drugs have been made in the month of April, data that seems consistent with the national trend, reports New Mexico Poison and Drug Information Center Health Educator Jacqueline Kakos.
The New Mexico Poison and Drug Information Center (NMPDIC), a public service program of the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center, needs your support in raising awareness about the dangers of poisons and what can be done to prevent poisonings.