Friday, October 21, 2011

UNM Med Students Present @ AHAHS

Albuquerque - Two 4th year UNM med students, Melanie Baca and Maria Montoya, presented to Ms. Cox's AP Government class and Ms. Hoose's Forensics class on 10-20-2011. As part of their coursework med students are required to create and formulate a legislative policy project and a community project.
The soon-to-be doctors presented as follows: Maria Montoya, Policy Project: Teen Health Proposal for State of NM; Ms. Montoya graduated from Valley High School and received her B.S. from UC San Diego, where she was a varsity soccer player! Melanie Baca's community presentation, based upon her own life experience relayed "How to achieve your dream of going to college and becoming a doctor". Ms. Baca is a graduate of Capitol High in Santa Fe and received her B.S. from NMSU, she has interned at Harvard and LANL.

Saturday, October 8, 2011

UNMH-AHA Health Academy Collaborative

UNMH Medical Simulation & Certification: a Joint Educational Collaborative w/ Senior Interns

Albuquerque, Fall 2011 – AHAHS’s joint educational collaboratives with UNM continue! As part of their senior internship twenty-three Health Academy senior students’ have been working with UNMH’s nurse-professor Connie Fassler, Program Administrator-Community Outreach @ UNM Hospitals. As part of a special grant, students receive training and certification in: CPR, Bloodborne Pathegens and Wilderness First-Aid. Health & Social Science Academy senior Math teacher, Rosemary Harding, is the group’s Teacher Supervisor: “This is an incredible opportunity for our students to not only receive college-level training, but they graduate with certifications needed to work in the health professions.” Included in this program is lab time at UNMH’s medical simulation lab at the “BATCAVE” where medical students work on “dummies” simulating different health issues.

(pictued above: Laura Flores & Diana Juarez; to right-Amanda Otero w/ Mrs. Cox; all photos by D. Leh)

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Health Academy Senior Internships & Community Service Projects

Our pre-qualified Class of 2012 students are participating in community internships all around the Albuquerque area:
doctor's offices, animal shelters, hospitals and non-profit organizations!
Partners include: UNMH, Presbyterian Hospital, American Red Cross, local doctor & veterinarian offices, City of ABQ and the Veteran's Administration.

UNM BA/MD registration: week of 09/26/2011
AHAHS College Fair 09/29/2011

Dream Makers/MESA 2011-2012, meeting E bldg w/ Mrs. Russell & Ms. Elwess 09/26/2011.

Friday, August 5, 2011

Bienvenidos 2011-2012

from desk of the Academy Head
Karen Dz. Lucero Cox, M.A.

Welcome back students & teachers.
Welcome to our newest academy team members!

Seniors: What a journey they have had, from those first days at the Bernalillo County Courthouse in downtown Albuquerque to classes in our brand-new multi-million dollar facility on the southwest mesa! Best of luck as you head towards graduation. See link below for more internship or community service information.
Juniors: UNM med students are interested in collaborating a Health Fair with you...more soon.
Sophomores: Welcome to the Health Academy. Many of you will have the opportunity to participate in our 3rd annual UNM Med student educational collaborative.
News: Felicidades Yanitzel Rivas, Daisy Mendoza, Crystal Perez, Vanessa Lopez & Nayeli! Who graduated from UNM Office of Diversity/Med School's Health Careers Academy Summer Program. Congrats to Dr. Sanchez-Griego and UNM health partners who recently received federal funding to build a health facility on the AHA campus...this is wonderful news for future health academy students and community members at large!

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Looking towards the future! 2011-2012

Seniors: Internships & Community Service Projects

Juniors: 1st Annual Community Health Fair Day?

Sophomores: 3rd Annual UNM Med School Educational Collaboration?

Friday, March 25, 2011

Dream Makers 2010-2011

Congratulations goes out to Ms. Russell & Ms. Leyba for a great program this year. As we approach year's end Dream Makers student projects will be on display in Health Academy during Grandparent's Day open house (April) @ AHA's Family Center. Special thanks to MESA & Ms. Elwess for spear-heading a great club collaboration that successfully combined health sciences and math/science program. Students will conclude this school year with a graduation ceremony and banquet at UNM.

Eating Disorders In-house seminar

Health Academy teachers collaborated on a "Eating Disorders" Unit that explored both the scientific and psychology aspects of many disroders. Three classes of students (Hoose-Nutrition, Cox-Psychology & Leh-Psychology) created powerful and emotional powerpoint presentations on the subject matter.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

UNM BA to MD Program Presentation

Albuquerque - On March 3rd, 2011, BA to MD Medical School representative, Alex Ribeau, discussed health careers and college preparation foundations with 150 Health Academy students. AHA's College Go-Center counselor, Angelica Padilla, coordinated this informative event and also addressed ACT and SAT questions. Other programs our students have successfully praticipated in included Dream Makers Health Careers Program, Health Careers Summer Academy and MESA.

Spring academic curriculum collaborative include:
+online web-project & focus groups with UNM's CASAA research program on substance abuse
+'Eating Disorders & Media Literacy' with Health Academy Team teachers

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Health Student Spotlight

Sock puppets are still cool! This is an awesome presentation from Ms Hoose's 4th Period Nutrition class. Great job Karena and Anette!

Friday, January 28, 2011

La Academia de Salud

Registration for 2011-2012 is underway. New courses being offered in the Health & Social Sciences Academy include Sports Medicine & advanced biology; courses that will continue are anatomy & physiology, forensics, health ed II, health careers, nutrition, nursing, medical spanish, sociology & psychology. The Class of 2012 will also have the opportunity to pursue real-world experience with internships with health/medical professional partners in the greater Albuquerque community.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Welcome to 2011

Health Academy Students Enjoy Two Collaboratives in January!

Albuquerque, January 26th, 2011 - Dream Makers/MESA club members and AHA students participated in pig dissections with UNM medical students. Special thanks to UNM-Office of Diversity's Jeanette Stahn and AHA teachers Diane Russell, Joan Leyba & Jo Elwess for spearheading this educational event.

Albuquerque, January 13th, 2011 - Forensics and Health Sciences teacher, Pablo Gabaldon, hosted Dr. Waldman of UNM-H who lectured our second week into the new year. This lecture was attended by 100+ Health Academy students who enjoyed a unique look into the world of Pathology. A special thank you to our team of teachers who also participated. Gabaldon is also the school's professional Sports Trainer and enjoys incorporating these areas of interest in the classroom and out on the field.

Dream Makers Health Careers Program and MESA (math & science club) combined efforts to promote math and science literacy for our AHA students. Club sponsors and veteran teachers Diane Russell, Joan Leyba and Jo Elwess sat down with UNM Office of Diversity program outreach coordinators Jeanette Stahn and Veronica Harding to collaborate and work out a complimentary curriculum. Great job everyone! Special thank you to Jeanette & Veronica who met with club facilitator and Academy Head, Karen Cox to articulate club successes thus far!