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Past Events

  • Substance Use Disorders Presentation
    Opioid Prescribing Trends, Patient Characteristics, & Associated Outcomes Among Youth in New Mexico

    May 9, 2019, 11:00am, Dominici Center North, Room 2740
    Melissa Pielech, UNM Department of Psychology, Brown University Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior

    To see a recording of this event, please click here.

  • Substance Use Disorder Guest Presentation
    Cost-effectiveness of extended-release naltrexone versus buprenorphine-naloxone to prevent opioid relapse

    Thursday, April 11, 11:00 am at CASAA
    Dr. Sean Murphy will present on Thursday April 11 at 11:00am, on “Cost-effectiveness of extended-release naltrexone versus buprenorphine-naloxone to prevent opioid relapse”. Dr. Murphy is an Associate Professor of Research in the Division of Comparative Effectiveness & Outcomes Research Department of Healthcare Policy & Research at Weill Cornell Medical College and is widely recognized for his work documenting the relative costs and benefits of alternative opiate replacement strategies for individuals struggling with opiate addiction. Currently, Dr. Murphy is supported by 11 active awards from the National Institute on Alcoholism and Alcohol Abuse (NIAAA), National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), and Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).

  • Substance Use Disorder Guest Presentation
    Identifying and intervening with self-control lapses: A focus on emotional intolerance and working memory capacity

    Friday, March 22, 11:00 am at CASAA
    Dr. Michael Otto will present on Friday, March 22 at 11:00am, on “Identifying and intervening with self-control lapses: A focus on emotional intolerance and working memory capacity”. Dr. Otto is a Professor of Psychological and Brain Sciences and Senior Fellow at the Institute for Health System Innovation and Policy at Boston University. He has been identified as a “top producer” in the clinical empirical literature, with particular attention to investigating the brain-behavior relationships to treat individuals suffering with addiction as well as for health behavior promotion. Currently, Dr. Otto is supported by 5 active awards from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) and National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID).

  • Grand Challenges: Out of the Box Event

    February 22, 2019. 9:00 am in SUB Ballroom C
    Join us as we refine our approaches for tackling these three great challenges. You are invited to help us discuss and hone our Grand Challenges research and education plans. During this 90 minute interactive event, team leaders for each of the Challenges will present their goals, teams and plans, and will respond to audience questions. We will also utilize small group discussions to provide additional insights to the teams and the University regarding research suggestions, new partnerships to foster, and methods for leveraging these Challenges to enrich undergraduate and graduate learning at UNM.

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  • Grand Challenges RFP Question & Answer Sessions
    If you are planning to submit a Grand Challenges proposal, the first two weeks of January are crunch time. If you have last minute questions as you wrap up your proposals, please feel free to email, and we’d be happy to chat one-on-one by email, by phone or in person.
    We will also be hosting two online Grand Challenges RFP Question & Answer sessions during the week of January 7, 2019:
    January 8, 2019, 1:00-2:00 pm
    January 9, 2019, 10:30-11:30 am

  • Grand Challenge Convening: Challenging Structural Inequity in Education, Health and Wealth. Wednesday December 19th, 1:30pm - 3:30pm, Domenici North Wing 2720

  • Empowering Our STATE of Minds

    November 14, 2018 / 9:00am / SUB Ballroom C

    Research, innovation and collaboration are part of our institutional DNA. Increasingly, our peer-institutions are tapping into their research power to effect meaningful change for their communities - supporting policies and advocating investments that will revolutionize cities, states and the world. As our state's leading research institution, and the University for New Mexico, we will soon be contributing to these advancements through the pursuit of our own institutional Grand Challenges. The UNM Grand Challenges Initiative (GCI) is an opportunity to broaden our student and faculty perspectives and better serve New Mexico by providing opportunities to collaborate through interdisciplinary research and problem solving. We will launch this effort on Nov. 14 at 9 a.m. in SUB Ballroom C, with an introduction to our Grand Challenges Initiative, including facilitated discussion to determine broad areas of inquiry.

Request For Proposal Webinar

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Phone: (505) 277-1761