Author Archives: College of Health and Social Services
Public Health Sciences’ Rebecca Palacios was named to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s The Good Neighbor Environmental Board, an independent federal advisory committee. Its mission is to advise the President and Congress of the United States on good neighbor practices along the U.S. border with Mexico. Its recommendations are focused on environmental infrastructure needs within…
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Donna L. Wagner has been named dean of the New Mexico State University College of Health and Social Services. She served as the interim dean for the college since Aug. 1, 2014. Wagner’s tenure at NMSU began in January 2011. As associate dean of academic affairs for the college, she taught courses, conducted research and…
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Under the Affordable Care Act, social workers and care coordinators are an important component, and the New Mexico State University College of Health and Social Services is helping to fill the need. The full article can be seen at http://newscenter.nmsu.edu/10043/nmsu-college-of-health-and-social-services-scholarship-helps-care-coordinators
NMSU’s Master of Social Work student Karen Longenecker, left, reviews information about her practicum with field instructor Monica Armas Aragon. Longenecker is working at UNM Hospital’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit for nine months. Longenecker is one of 45 students at the NMSU-Albuquerque Center providing non-paid services at various community agencies during their practicum. (NMSU photo…
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People need water every day to survive. Unfortunately, clean water isn’t always available to many people living in undeveloped or underdeveloped areas in Dona Ana and El Paso counties, areas better known locally as colonias. That’s why a researcher from New Mexico State University is teaming with colleagues from the University of Texas-El Paso to see what can be done.
About 15 percent of the U.S. workforce is involved in providing care and support to an older relative or friend, a percentage that is only expected to increase over the coming years. A researcher at New Mexico State University says not all employers provide support for these employees, even though it’s something that could save everyone money in the long run.
Rose Nava, a New Mexico State University student who graduated with a dual master’s degree, started her 15-week internship yesterday (Sept. 10) with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration in Washington, D.C. Read more about this former Peace Corps volunteer in the following story!