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Strategic Centers

Centers and Institutes Executive Summaries

Brain and Behavioral Health Institute 
The Brain and Behavioral Health Institute harnesses the efforts of the top UNM researchers, clinicians and educators along with our New Mexico community of patients, families, advocates and providers to deliver state-of-the-art treatment, research initiatives and education about brain and behavioral health.

  • Center for Geriatrics 
    This new center will focus on providing excellent clinical care of older adults in multiple settings including outpatient, inpatient, nursing home, home care and palliative care in order to improve independence and quality of life in our patients. 
  • The Center for Healthcare Equity in Kidney Disease (CHEK-D) 
    This new research center focuses on comparative effectiveness and disparities research, especially among members of minority and other vulnerable groups. The center fosters support for scientists and clinicians in basic, clinical and translational research and helps them to translate their research into high-quality kidney care that’s accessible to all patients, especially those with chronic and end-stage kidney disease.

    Current Postdoc Fellow Job Opportunity
  • Center for Memory and Aging
    An estimated 43,000 New Mexicans suffer from Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia. The Memory and Aging Center was created in 2016 to specifically help patients with various types of neurologic conditions that affect cognition and behavior, with an emphasis on disorders that affect older individuals. It is the only center devoted to Alzheimer’s and dementia research and treatment in New Mexico or the Mountain West region.
  • Institute for Resiliency, Health and Justice
    This institute works with UNM School of Law graduates to help at-risk families navigate social and economic hardships that may be creating stress and impeding their health.