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Meet our new faculty!

Please welcome three new faculty members to the College of Health and Social Services. Two of them have joined the School of Social Work while the third has joined the Department of Public Health Sciences.

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Public health sciences professor joins team to explore healthier eating habits

Dr. Rebecca Palacios, an assistant professor of public health sciences, is part of a team of researchers that is looking for ways to encourage Mexican American families to eat healthier.

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Recent achievements, acknowledgements, and honors

Dean Adera has accepted an appointment to the Paso del Norte Health Foundation Board of Directors. The Foundation promotes health and prevents disease in the region through leadership in health education, research, and advocacy. Donna Wagner, associate dean for academic affairs in the college and a veteran gerontologist, conducted the 2012 study, Best Practices in…
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NMSU’s School of Nursing receives $810,000 for geriatric education

Story by Justin Bannister, University Communications New Mexico State University’s College of Health and Social Services will receive $269,989 for each of the next three years to train nurses in comprehensive geriatric education. The project, Enhancing Capacity for Aging on the Border, is funded by the Health Resources and Services Administration, part of the U.S….
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Dr. Satya Rao elected as new chair of New Mexico Injury Prevention Coalition

Department of Public Health Sciences Associate Professor Dr. Satya Rao has been unanimously elected as the new chair-elect of the New Mexico Injury Prevention Coalition. Dr. Rao will serve as chair-elect from 2012-2013 and as chair from 2013-2014.  The coalition’s work includes education, awareness, and prevention efforts in reducing the number of injuries in the…
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Congratulations to Cassie Jewell

Congratulations to Cassie Jewell! Cassie, an incoming freshman at NMSU who will major in pre-nursing, received a $1000 scholarship from the Helen and Frank Griswold Scholarship Fund. The scholarship fund was established by the donations of the Griswold family, former local business owners. Cassie’s parents are Ray and Catherine Jewell. The scholarship was awarded on…
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School of Nursing reaccreditation

The College of Health and Social Services School of Nursing has been reaccredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). The reaccreditation is good until June 30, 2022. Dr. Pam Schultz, associate dean and director of the School of Nursing, said the accreditation team visited the school last fall and gave the school excellent…
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