Faculty & Staff Support

As a faculty or staff member, your work to instill values of equity and inclusion at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center (UNM HSC) helps students learn cultural competency and practice patient-focused care. Be part of UNM HSC’s commitment to address health and educational disparities by participating in programming that builds your skills and supports our diverse community.

Join equity-focused organizations at UNM HSC such as:

  • Diversity Mavens – Promotes equity through staff hiring, promotion and retention.
  • Faculty Leadership Development Program - Leadership training sessions help improve workplace environments.
  • Faculty of Color Mentorship Program – Develops junior and senior faculty through research, training and mentoring.
  • Minority Women in Health Sciences - Promotes interdisciplinary networking in a supportive environment.
  • Recruitment, Retention, and Outreach Committee – Represents UNM HSC offices, colleges and programs that strengthen collaborations to increase student recruitment, retention and outreach efforts throughout New Mexico.

Benefit from professional development opportunities and sharpen your skills as a leader. Take part in engaging leadership training sessions throughout the year on topics such as:

  • Communication, negotiation and mediation skills
  • Financial management
  • Health care administration across UNM HSC
  • Myers-Briggs personality assessments
  • Team building
  • Unconscious bias

Enjoy a networking opportunity for faculty, residents and medical students across disciplines within the health sciences. In a supportive and confidential environment, discuss issues surrounding the experiences of women and people of color in medicine and the health sciences.

During this program, you’ll also:

  • Identify how the institution can support minority women in medical and health science careers, such as advancement in scholarly endeavors and advancement in academics.
  • Acknowledge accomplishments of faculty and staff.
  • Provide role modeling and mentoring.

Faculty Mentorship Program

Advancing Institutional Mentoring Excellence

The AIME team’s work lays out a clear path for enhancing the HSC’s cultural diversity by investing in human capital, realizing a longtime dream of mine. I strongly believe that transforming our culture along these lines will benefit our patients, learners and the community at large — and it reflects our maturity as an institution.

We all owe the AIME team a debt of gratitude for their thoughtful recommendations and a job well done.

Warm regards,

Paul B. Roth, MD, MS
Chancellor for Health Sciences
CEO, UNM Health System
Dean, UNM School of Medicine

AIME Pilot Project

As the co-directors of the AIME Mentorship Pilot Project, we are deeply grateful to the many collaborators, partners, and, most emphatically, the participants who shared their stories and gave time and expertise to this initiative. We have endeavored to be faithful to the aspirations articulated by faculty of color who provided the impetus for this mentoring project. We conclude that AIME increases the capacity of the HSC to recognize and cultivate the range of competencies and untapped talents of a diverse faculty.

As an Institutional Review Board-approved pilot project, AIME was by design small and time-limited, with 14 mentees and 24 mentors who interacted over one year. Even so, the project’s outcomes provide fresh information, new tools and evaluation metrics that can be used to strengthen mentoring relationships throughout the HSC.

Margaret Montoya, J.D.
Professor Emerita of Law and
Former Senior Adviser to Chancellor

Valerie Romero-Leggott, M.D.
Vice-Chancellor for Diversity
Principal Investigator, AIME

AIME Final ReportAIME Executive Summary

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