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Methadone therapy for young injection-drug users reduces hepatitis C, study shows

By Luke Frank | October 28, 2014
Methadone and buprenorphine maintenance therapies used to treat opioid use disorders, like heroin addiction, are significantly reducing the incidence of hepatitis C infection, according to a research team that includes University of New Mexico School of Medicine’s Kimberly Page, PhD, along with colleagues at the University of California San Francisco and Boston University.
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CDC Ebola expert/UNM Pathology alum presents public lecture Oct. 9

October 09, 2014
"Ebola, Anthrax, and MERS . . . Oh, My!" will be presented by Toby L. Merlin, MD, with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Merlin’s lecture, part of a slate of 50th Anniversary events, is free and open to the public. The full-day symposium begins with opening remarks from 8-9 a.m. to include U.S. Congresswoman Michelle Lujan Grisham.
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UNM awarded $1.3 million to study Hepatitis C in rural NM

By Luke Frank | August 26, 2014
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and Centers for Disease Control (CDC) want UNM’s Dr. Kimberly Page to investigate how extensive the Hepatitis C epidemic is in New Mexico’s risk population – young and recent initiates to drug injections – and evaluate access to care and prevention services, with a $1.3 million grant.
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UNM medical students learn and serve in N.M. communities

By Luke Frank | August 13, 2014
Through the UNM School of Medicine’s Practical Immersion Experience (PIE), medical students are placed in outlying primary care practices – predominantly family medicine practices, but also internal medicine practices and occasionally rural emergency rooms – to experience medical practice in New Mexico’s rural communities.
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Former Lobo standout stars in a new role: UNM doctor

Former Lobo standout stars in a new role: UNM doctor

By UNM Athletics Communications | August 11, 2014
Lana Melendres-Groves used to get an adrenaline rush on the soccer field. Now it happens in her UNM clinic. The internal medicine physician likens the medical profession to the soccer world: "You have to work as a team, you have to rely on everyone around you and you have to make decisions at a moment’s notice.”
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Connecting people to possibility

Connecting people to possibility

By Michele Sequeira | July 26, 2014
Equally comfortable in the lab and in the clinic, Dr. Olivier Rixe’s face lights up as he talks about how he brings the discoveries of basic science to his cancer patients. Rixe recently joined the UNM Cancer Center as the associate director for clinical research and will help develop the early phase clinical trials and the neuro-oncology programs.
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UNM School of Medicine kicks off 50th celebration

UNM School of Medicine kicks off 50th celebration

By Luke Frank | July 25, 2014
The University of New Mexico School of Medicine is marking its first 50 years, celebrating the visionaries who cobbled together $25,000 dollars in state funding, a former soda bottling plant and an abandoned mortuary to launch a badly needed medical school in 1964.
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A legacy of art and medicine

A legacy of art and medicine

By Cindy Foster | July 22, 2014
Dr. Jonathan Abrams, who died in Albuquerque this month, served the UNM School of Medicine for more than three decades before his retirement in 2008. But medicine was only part of his legacy. A life-long art collector, he was the founder of the UNM Health Sciences Center's extensive art collection.
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