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Sayyed Shah

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HSC fights mining-related lung disease

UNM researchers are helping miners in New Mexico get treatment for different diseases as well as get compensation from their employers. Researchers are collaborating with Miners' Colfax Medical Center to screen coal and uranium miners in the state for different diseases and to facilitate their treatment. The researchers are also providing education on how to prevent lung related diseases that are associated with mining.

Students discuss safety issues and potential solutions Tuesday evening in a SUB ballroom. The event was organized by LoboRESPECT to address concerns raised at ASUNM’s recent Safety Day.

Safety summit opens forum on campus security issues

The UNM LoboRESPECT team arranged an open forum on Tuesday evening to discuss with students security issues on campus and possible solutions on how those issues could be resolved. At least 30 students showed up for the Safety Solution Summit, held in the SUB Ballrooms, where they shared their opinions on campus security as well as their concerns with the LoboRESPECT officials. Rob Burford of UNM's Safety Committee was also present.


College of Pharmacy recognized for educating New Mexicans

The University of New Mexico’s College School of Pharmacy has received the 2015 FBI Director’s Community Leadership Award for its efforts to educate residents of New Mexico about the misuse and abuse of prescription medications. Frank Fisher, media coordinator for the FBI's Albuquerque Division, said the award was in recognition of UNM’s contributions to the improvement of life standards of the people of New Mexico.

U.S. Attorney Damon Martinez discusses a public awareness campaign aimed at tackling the state's opioid addiction crisis.

HSC partners with U.S. Attorney's Office to fight heroin, opioid abuse

The UNM Health Sciences Center and the U.S. Attorney’s Office are partnering together to fight the epidemic of heroin and opioid prescription drug abuse. The New Mexico HOPE Initiative aims to target the abuse of heroin and opioid drugs through a comprehensive strategy that focuses on “prevention and education, treatment, law enforcement, re-entry and strategic thinking,” UNM and U.S. Attorney’s Office’s officials said.

Rakotoarijaona Mino waters her seedlings Monday evening at the garden plot located at UNM's Student Family Housing. The garden consists of individual plots for different families to take care of during growing season. 

UNM Student Family Housing gives residents chance to have their own garden

Aleemud Din, a resident of UNM Student Family Housing, used to work in his gardens in Pakistan for hours to grow flowers and vegetables. When he left Pakistan to join his family in the U.S., he thought he would have to give up having a garden of his own. He said he could not even imagine having a garden in America, since his wife was a student, and knew living in America was expensive. “I missed organic food. I thought I (wouldn't) be able to buy organic food or grow some for myself and my family,” he said.

A sign for the UNM Health Sciences Center resides on north campus in this undated photo. UNM Hospitals continued its run of being recognized as a leader in LGBTQ equality. 

UNMH recognized for LGBTQ equality

UNM Hospitals has been declared one of the 496 leaders in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation, in its 2016 Healthcare Equality Index. UNMH was recognized as a leader in LGBTQ equality for the fourth consecutive year. The organization recognized UNMH for meeting non-discrimination and training criteria and showing commitment to “equitable, inclusive care for LGBT patients, and their families,” according to a statement.

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