From the President’s Activity Report (September 10-16)

Office of the Dean   The Southern Area Health Education Center (SoAHEC) held two trainings recently to educate health professionals and health students in the diagnosis and treatment for common hand problems and suturing techniques.  More than two dozen people participated in these educational events and earned required continuing education credits.

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School of Nursing   Many students in the School of Nursing attended the Domenici Conference this week as an obligation for their clinical requirements. The students found the public health and mental health forums to be a thought-provoking and enriching experience.

School of Social Work   The School of Social Work’s Family and Child Welfare Project presented the 2016 New Mexico Children, Youth and Families Department (CYFD) Foster Parent Conference last week. The conference, held at Hotel Albuquerque, was attended by Governor Susanna Martinez. Over 500 attendees participated in workshops such as infant mental health, youth engagement, bio-family relating, the impact of trauma, and grief and loss. To view the coverage of the conference, follow this link.

Department of Public Health   Research teams from the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center (FHCRC) and NMSU participated in a weeklong training on Enhancing Connections, a cancer education program for mothers diagnosed with cancer.  FHCRC’s Dr. Fran Lewis and NMSU’s Dr. Rebecca Palacios are Co-PI’s on a U54 NMSU-FHCRC Pilot Project which will adapt the program to serve Hispanic mothers diagnosed with cancer in our border region.

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