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College of Population Health

A Word From Dean Tracie C.  Collins

Dear COPH students, faculty and staff:

Welcome to the Fall 2020 semester. I wish we could all greet each other face to face as we had hoped, but as the challenges of in person courses continue, we begin our new academic year with zoom and remote scheduled courses. I am inspired by the resilience of many within the COPH and UNM community to overcome the obstacles of remote learning and to work towards physical but not social distancing through this ever-changing environment that seems to be our new normal – at least for now.

We continue our focus on “Bringing Back the Pack” with updates and plans for everyone as we begin the transition back to campus. This website will assist all Lobos in accessing reliable information quickly and conveniently for any questions related to UNM operations and COVID guidance.

Our fall course offerings at the College of Population Health have all started with remote learning. We will keep an eye on the pandemic and update the learning modalities if things change. Fall break will be observed on October 7 and November 3. Please remember to use your time away from class on November 3 to vote. All classes will be remote learning after November 25, 2020 and we will update you on the Spring 2021 semester.

As always, students should stay connected with their faculty, and both faculty and students can address questions to the director of education and dean. Please know that we recognize the stress created by the transition to remote instruction and we continue to welcome ideas and feedback about how best to serve our students in their varying circumstances.


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Tracie C. Collins MD, MPH, MHCDS
Dean and Professor
College of Population Health