From the President’s Activity Report (November 12-18)

Office of the Dean

  • HSS Advisory Board member, Dr. John Andazola, was one of the recipients of a 2016 New Mexico Distinguished Public Service Awards. Dr. Andazola, Director of the Southern New Mexico Family Medicine Residency Program and physician at Memorial Family Medicine Center, was honored at a gala hosted by Governor Susana Martinez this week. He has championed public health causes and health education that reach far beyond our region and state, including the nationally acclaimed Nuestra Vida program which taught better eating and healthier lifestyles to underserved areas of Dona Ana County where diabetes is exceptionally high. Dr. Andazola also developed the Healthy Kids New Mexico program. Congratulations to Dr. Andazola on this well-deserved honor.

School of Nursing

  • Assistant Professor, Evangelina Ramirez, recently weighed in on the concern and health risks when obtaining a tattoo. The Las Cruces Sun News article was published to raise awareness regarding safety measures to take if you are interested in a tattoo, and also helpful suggestions people should consider when hiring a tattoo artist.  For the full article, follow the link here.

Department of Public Health Sciences

  • Professor Satya Rao and PHS graduate students coordinated an important discussion this week at Domenici Hall titled, “Blackout- Remembering the Things I Drank to Forget”. The speaker was author Sarah Hepola, who spoke on the dangers of binge drinking.  The successful event was sponsored by ASNMSU, the Department of Public Health Sciences, and other community partners and graduate students Dylan Pell, Hoda Ali and Kimberly Hill all assisted in planning the event.

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