Inauguration Festivities Begin with Academic Symposia

“Inspire: Flag­ship in Com­mu­nity,” a dis­cus­sion of how research uni­ver­si­ties affect and inter­act with their com­mu­ni­ties in the 21st cen­tury, will fea­ture a keynote, Joseph Platero, pres­i­dent, Uni­ver­sity of Ten­nessee, from 9 to 11 a.m. in SUB Ball­room C on UNM’s main campus.

A sec­ond sym­posia titled, “Inspire: Flag­ship in Com­mu­nity, Health Sci­ences Cen­ter,” a dis­cus­sion of how aca­d­e­mic med­ical cen­ters affect and inter­act with their com­mu­ni­ties in the 21st cen­tury, will be held from 2 to 4:30 p.m. in the Domenici Audi­to­rium at the UNM Health Sci­ences Cen­ter on north cam­pus. It will fea­ture Charles Rice, pres­i­dent, Uni­formed Ser­vices, Uni­ver­sity of the Health Sci­ences, who will give the keynote.

A num­ber of UNM pan­elists will par­tic­i­pate in each symposia.

Morn­ing pan­elists include:
• Ellen Bab­cock, Friends of Orphan Signs, Depart­ment of Art and Art His­tory
• Angelo Gon­za­les, The Unidos Project, New Mex­ico Learn­ing Alliance, Cen­ter for Edu­ca­tion Pol­icy Research
• Clau­dia Isaac, Afford­able Hous­ing and neigh­bor­hood plan­ning, Com­mu­nity and Regional Plan­ning
• Melanie Moses, Project GUTS, Com­puter Sci­ence
• Chris­tine Sierra, Com­mu­nity Based Research and Learn­ing Ini­tia­tive, Polit­i­cal Science/SHRI & Irene Vasquez, Amer­i­can Studies/CHMS

After­noon pan­elists include:
• Arthur Kauf­mann, Vision 2020, Fam­ily and Com­mu­nity Med­i­cine
• San­jeev Arora, Project ECHO, Inter­nal Med­i­cine
• Felina Ortiz & Bar­bara Over­man, Fam­ily Health Part­ner­ships, Col­lege of Nurs­ing
• Valerie Romero-Leggott, Edu­ca­tion pipeline/BAMD, Fam­ily and Com­mu­nity Med­i­cine
• Mario Pacheco, North­ern New Mex­ico Fam­ily Med­i­cine Res­i­dency Pro­gram, Fam­ily and Com­mu­nity Med­i­cine
• Michel Disco, Inter­pro­fes­sional edu­ca­tion, Fam­ily and Com­mu­nity Med­i­cine
• Deb­o­rah Altschul, Health dis­par­i­ties research, Psy­chi­a­try
• Nina Waller­stein, Com­mu­nity based par­tic­i­pa­tory research, Fam­ily and Com­mu­nity Med­i­cine
• David Sklar, Health pol­icy, Emer­gency Medicin

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