Friday, October 29, 2010

UNM Med Student-HSC Office of Diversity Collaboration

Albuquerque - On October 20, 2010 AHA Health Academy students successfully hosted approximately 70 UNM medical students in their Health classes. Third year med students joined Health Academy teachers Val Hoose (Science/Nutrition), Diane Russell (Health Science), Joan Leyba (Science) and Karen Cox (Psychology) for seminar on Perspectives in Medicine-Health Disparities in the Community.

Some med students also conducted individual interviews with administration, counseling, athletics and the local community including Principal Dr. Karen Sanchez-Griego, Vice-principal John Hammil, Atheletic Director Mark Garcia, Head Boys Soccer Coach Jessica Villalobos, Family Center Liaisons, Sports Trainer Pablo Gabaldon, and School Counselor Helen Trujillo. Among the UNM doctor/professor participants were Dr. Valerie Romero-Leggott, Dr. Felisha Rohan-Minjares and Dr. Margaret Montoya.