Past Events

  • September 9, 2011 - 6:00am
    September 9, 2011 - 10:00am

    Counting "Race": Racial and Ethnic Measurements in the 2020 Census

    When:  Friday, September 9, 2011  from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

    Where: UNM SUB Ballroom A

  • September 8, 2011 - 11:00am
    September 8, 2011 - 12:30pm

    Please join the RWJF Center for Health Policy
    The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Program at UNM

    For a Reception Honoring
    New and Returning Doctoral Fellows

    Featuring "Healing Spirits"
    by Pueblo Artist Gregory Analla

    Thursday, September 8, 2011
    5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
    1909 Las Lomas on the UNM Campus
    (Yale and Lomas)

    For more information call (505) 277- 0130

  • September 8, 2011 - 8:15am
    September 8, 2011 - 8:45am


    RWJF Center for Health Policy
    Fall 2011 Lecture Series
    "Plural Perspectives on Health and Health Policy"

    Why Does "Good" Social Science Go Unused in Policymaking?  A Contrarian Perspective.

    Kenneth Prewitt, PhD
    Carnegie Professor of Public Affairs and Vice-President for Global Centers
    Columbia University

    Thursday, September 8, 2011 2:15 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.
    George Pearl Hall Auditorium
    UNM School of Architecture, Room 101


  • July 11, 2011 - 6:30am
    July 11, 2011 - 7:30am

    Fall 2011 Women's Health Policy Unit Brown Bag Series

    "Stellar Medicine: A Journey Through the Universe of Women's Health"

    Presented by
    Saralyn Mark, MD
    President, SolaMed Solutions, LLC

    Monday, July 11, 2011
    12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

    RWJF Center-Lower Level Conference Room
    Jonson Gallery Building
    1909 Las Lomas NE

  • May 31, 2011 - 9:00am
    May 31, 2011 - 1:00pm

    PH 560: 2011 UNM Summer Institute in Community Based Participatory Research (CBPR)

    Community Based Participatory Research and Indigenous Knowledge

    Master of Public Health Program, School of Medicine, University of New Mexico

    (2 or 3 graduate credits: Registration will open in March, 2011)

    Contact Gayle at to put your name on the wait list.


    Nina Wallerstein,

    Tassy Parker,

    Lorenda Belone,

    Victoria Sanchez,

    Co-Sponsors: Center for Participatory Research, Office for Community Health; Robert Wood Johnson Center for Health Policy at UNM; Center for Native American Health; Partnership for Health Research Unit, CTSC; NM CARES Health Disparities Center, UNM Health Sciences Center.

    2011 Summer Dates:

    On-site:  Tuesday, May 31st,   3 - 7 pm and Wednesday – Saturday, June 1-4th :  9 - 5 pm

    Off-site:  TBD (within a few weeks): Friday 9-12 noon, Webinar for project presentations

    Invitation to Participate: 

    Graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, faculty, community partners, academic-community teams, and others are all invited to participate. This will be an intensive co-learning institute to explore how CBPR intersects with indigenous knowledges and methodologies, including the challenges for academics and community members to co-construct knowledge for improved community health.  Enrolled students will receive two credits for participating in readings and discussion. A third credit will be given for those completing a CBPR paper based on your own current or potential research project. Enrollment is limited to 40 participants. UNM tuition plus $30.00 student fees; or $200.00 to attend Institute if not enrolled for credit. 


  • May 24, 2011 - 2:30am
    May 24, 2011 - 9:30am


    5th Annual Women's Health Policy Forum
    Economic Security for Women and Families: Achieving Work-Life Balance

    Invitations will  be sent for this event.

    May 24, 2011
    lunch provided

    CNM Workforce Training Center
    5600 Eagle Rock Avenue NE, Albuquerque, NM 87113

    Keynote Speaker:
    Jody Heymann, author of Profit at the Bottom of the Ladder, is founding director of the Institute for Health and Social Policy at McGill University in Montreal.

    Sponsored by NM Women's Health Office, RWJF Center for Health Policy at UNM, Women's Health Services, and Southwest Creations Collaborative

  • May 16, 2011 - 9:30am
    May 16, 2011 - 11:00am


    Community Engagement Seminar Series
    CTSC Health Disparities Pilot Grant Awardees (co-sponsored by UNM CARES HD)

    "Reducing Disparities in CDBHS Utilization"
    Tamar Ginossar, Ph.D, Assistant Professor, UNM Internal Medicine, Hematology/Oncology

    "Youth Health Access Project"
    Veronica Plaza, M.D., M.P.H., Assistant Professor, UNM Institute of Public Health

    Monday, May 16, 2011
    CTSC Building, Conference Room


  • May 4, 2011 - 6:30am
    May 4, 2011 - 8:00am

    RWJF Center for Health Policy
    Spring 2011 Lecture Series
    "Plural Perspectives on Health and Health Policy"

    Bodies Tell Histories: Embodiment of Micro-Aggression Distress

    Karina Walters, PhD
    Associate Professor, School of Social Work
    University of Washington

    Wednesday, May 4, 2011 12:30 - 2:00 p.m.
    UNM SUB Luminaria Room

  • April 26, 2010 - 6:00pm
    April 27, 2011 - 5:59pm

    Details TBA

  • April 22, 2011 - 2:00pm
    April 22, 2011 - 2:00pm

    The Robert Wood Johnson Center for Health Policy at UNM is pleased to co-sponsor the WAC Spring 2011 Events.

    Save the Date!

    Writing Across Communities at the University of New Mexico will host several exciting events this Spring, and you’re invited! Please mark your calendars for the following date. We hope to see you there.  See:

    April 22, 2011 – Second Annual Earth Day Conference
    “Constructing Space: Making Our Homes in the 21st Century”

    Dr. M. Jimmie Killingsworth, co-author of Ecospeak, joins us as the keynote speaker for this interdisciplinary, graduate student conference.
    Contact: Erin Penner, WAC Events Coordinator,