February 4, 2013
On January 24, 2013, the RWJF Center for Health Policy coordinated and convened a series of presentations to a joint session of the NM State Legislature.
January 22, 2013
Professor Nancy López, Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, and Director of the Institute for the Study of “Race” & Social Justice housed in the RWJF Center for Health Policy, was recently featured as a guest commentary in the National Institute for Latino Policy (NiLP) Census Network.
September 17, 2012
Professor Celia Iriart, Associate Professor, Department of Family and Community Medicine, and RWJF Senior Fellow, was recently featured in UNM Today. Her work with Latino children and the nutritional and health challenges they face addresses the connection between social determinants and health, as well as the quality of nourishment and how it contributes to overall health. To read the article in full, click here.
September 13, 2012
Four UNM faculty members from the Department of Sociology, all of whom are RWJF Senior Fellows, were recently recognized for their academic publications. Dr. Sharon Nepstad, Department Chair; Dr. Howard Waitzkin, Distinguished Professor Emeritus (featured photo); Dr. Christopher Lyons, Assistant Professor; and Dr. Maria Velez, Assistant Professor, were featured in UNM Today in recognition of their publishing accolades. Click here to read the UNM Today article in full.
September 11, 2012
Angelina Gonzalez-Aller, RWJF Doctoral Fellow and doctoral student in political science, was recently awarded the prestigious Women's Research & Education Institute (WREI) Fellowship. Chosen from a large pool of national applicants, Angelina was selected as a legislative aide for the WREI and will complete this fellowship in WREI's congressional offices in Washington, DC January through August 2013.
August 8, 2012
Congratulations go out to Dr. Justina Trott, FACP, RWJF Senior Fellow, Clinical Professor of Medicine-Department of Internal Medicine, and Director of Policy, Research and Education at Women's Health Services. Dr. Trott's work in sex and gender medicine and in women’s health policy earned her the Women’s Health Leadership Award from Women’s Health Services earlier in 2012. The award recognizes established leaders who advance excellent skillful care for women and highlights women’s health programs in northern New Mexico. Click here to read the article on her work and recent award.
July 20, 2012
Dr. Gabe Sanchez, Associate Director, RWJF Center, and Associate Professor, Political Science, was featured on today's RWJF Human Capital Blog. Dr. Sanchez's article discusses the potential effect of the recent Affordable Care Act ruling on the Latino population in the United States. To read the article in full, click here.
July 17, 2012
Dr. Marie Lobo, PhD, FAAN, RWJF Senior Fellow and Professor, College of Nursing, was recently featured in the Albuquerque Journal. Her op-ed, titled "Invest In Kids Now to Save Money Later," details the benefits of the Affordable Care Act on programs designed to educate new parents and prevent and minimize child abuse. The op-ed was picked up by the Pew Institute, a nationwide site dedicated to policy issues. Click here to read the article in full.
July 11, 2012
RWJF Senior Fellow and Associate Professor, Political Science, was featured in today's Albuquerque Journal. Her op-ed, "Political Science Plays Crucial Role in Public Policy," discusses the importance of political science in developing public policy and how policies are implemented. Click here to read the op-ed in full. Article reproduced with permission of the Albuquerque Publishing Company.
June 28, 2012RWJF Center Statement on ACA Ruling and Supreme Court Official Brief on the Affordable Healthcare Act
Today's Supreme Court ruling raises many important implementation questions that still require research and perspectives on policy solutions from underrepresented communities. We stand ready to engage in that research and assist local, state, tribal, and national leaders improve financing and delivery of health and social services vital for a healthy (re)public. View the U.S. Supreme Court's brief in its entirety here.