University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center

Mission Statement

The mission of the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center Clinical and Translational Science Center (CTSC) is to support high quality collaborative translational science locally, regionally and nationally; foster scientific and operational innovation to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of clinical translational research; and create, provide and disseminate domain-specific translational science training and workforce development.

Our vision is to catalyze scientific discovery into improved health by enabling high quality clinical and translational research (CTR)—locally, regionally and nationally.

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Funded Years
2012 - 2020
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Health Experiences Research Virtual Training May 12th-14th Are you interested in bringing patient stories into your research, using rigorous, team-based, qualitative methods? The Health Experience Research Network (HERN) brings patients’ voices to American health care. HERN uses the specific qualitative research methodology Database of Individual Patient Experience (DIPEx) developed by Oxford

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Objective: The SARS-COV-2 pandemic resulted in a shutdown of most in-person clinical research as social quarantine measures were implemented. To inform start up procedures for research related to substance use disorders (SUD) we held a Roundtable event with clinicians who remained in practice during the quarantine. The Roundtable aimed to bring perspectives from multiple specialties on how

Publications

The cross-sectional association of renal dysfunction with tests of cognition in middle-aged adults with early type 2 diabetes: The GRADE Study

The association of renal dysfunction with tests of cognition in type 2 diabetes has been examined in individuals with moderate and advanced renal disease. Here we examine the association of renal dysfunction with tests of cognition in a cohort of middle-aged adults with short duration diabetes (mean

Hepatitis C virus infection and polysubstance use among young adult people who inject drugs in a rural county of New Mexico

We assessed prevalence and correlates for hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection in young adult people who inject drugs (PWID) in rural New Mexico, where opioid use has been historically problematic. Participants were 18-29 years old with self-reported injection drug use in the past 90 days. We conducted

Interactive Effects of Omega-3 Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids and Secondhand Smoke in Mice and Human Subjects

Active smoking and secondhand smoke (SHS) exposure increase the risk of cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. Active smoking is associated with reduced levels of omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (n-3 PUFA) and studies show that n-3 PUFA supplementation can improve smoking-induced vascular