Announcements From Our Office

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January 28, 2021

Honoring the Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Presented by UNM HSC Office for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, in partnership with the Albuquerque NAACP, and the New Mexico Martin Luther King, Jr. State Commission. View recording


January 18, 2021

APA's Apology to Black, Indigenous and People of Color for Its Support of Structural Racism in Psychiatry
Today, the American Psychiatric Association (APA), the oldest national physician association in the country, is taking an important step in addressing racism in psychiatry. The APA is beginning the process of making amends for both the direct and indirect acts of racism in psychiatry. The APA Board of Trustees (BOT) apologizes to its members, patients, their families, and the public for enabling discriminatory and prejudicial actions within the APA and racist practices in psychiatric treatment for Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC). The APA is committed to identifying, understanding, and rectifying our past injustices, as well as developing anti-racist policies that promote equity in mental health for all.

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January 14, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccination: It Matters in Saving Black Lives
Minority Health Institute and UCLA BRITE Center for Science, Research and Policy invite you to attend a virtual town hall with some of the nations' premier COVID-19 experts and historically Black institution and organization leaders to address facts, fears and myths pertaining to COVID-19 vaccination as we fight to protect and save Black lives.



December 17, 2020

Latino Medical Student Association (LMSA)
This holiday season, student LMSA leaders, faculty, and staff from the UNM Health Sciences Center participated in a national campaign to educate others on local cultural practices during the holidays. Learn the highly-contested history of luminarias or in some families, farolitos and how they have become a mainstay for holiday celebrations in New Mexico and throughout the southwest:

Featured in the video: UNM LMSA Chapters Leaders - Fermin Prieto and Priscilla Mendoza; LMSA Chapter Co-Advisor Dr. Patrick Rendon; HSC DEI Staff Members Vice Chancellor Valerie Romero-Leggott, Mrs. Teresa Madrid, and Mr. Jose Rodriguez; and UNM SOM Interim Executive Diversity Officer Dr. J.P. Sanchez

November 25, 2020

2020 Building the Next Generation of Academic Physicians Pre-Faculty Award
On Sept. 26, 2020, UNM SOM trainees Ashley Jaramillo-Huff (Ob-Gyn Resident), Mirella Galvan de la Cruz MSIV, and Christian Mateo Garcia MD (EM Chief Resident) were awarded the 2020 Building the Next Generation of Academic Physicians (BNGAP) Pre-Faculty Award. This national award recognizes medical students, residents, and/or fellows that exhibit exceptional early educational, research, and/or service scholarship, and have strengthened their foundation to serve as a future faculty member. You can view the winners' acceptance speeches via the video link below.

 is a national organization dedicated to supporting diverse trainees' awareness of, interest in, and preparedness for academic careers. Vice Chancellor Romero-Leggott has sponsored membership for UNM HSC to serve as inaugural member of BNGAPs National Center for Pre-Faculty Development. Through this membership, UNM HSC diverse learners will have access to workshops to enhance their trajectory towards an academic career.