Announcements From Our Office

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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.