News and Information for UNM Comprehensive Cancer Center Employees

Events from Staff Council

September 29: Howling Good Salsa and Chips, 2 – 3 p.m., HSC Plaza
In partnership with the UNM Alumni Office the HSC Staff Committee is celebrating Homecoming with Salsa & Chips on the Plaza (or in the Domenici Lobby in case of rain) – while supplies last.  Lobo Salsa provided by Gilly Loco, the official salsa of the Lobos.  So good it will make you howl! For more information, contact Lori Peterkin.

September 30: HSC Staff Committee Fall Book Exchange, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Domenici West B112
Calling all bibliophiles! The HSC Staff Committee invites you to contribute (Sept. 15 – 29), browse and choose books to enjoy. Those who donate books prior to the day of the event are eligible for early-bird entry beginning at 9:00. See attached flyer for details and drop-off locations.

Nominate a Staff Member for the School of Medicine Dean’s Staff Award 

Up to 10 recipients will be honored with a luncheon hosted by Dr. Paul Roth, a plaque and $1,000. Please nominate a deserving staff member for his/her dedication and hard work. Submission deadline is October 7. Click for more information or to complete a nomination form.


Get Your 2016 Flu Vaccine

It's that time of year again! We have received enough flu vaccine to start vaccinating all our staff and patients.

The official flu campaign will run from October 1 through December 1, 2016. The Cancer Center will offer its employees influenza vaccines through Friday, November 11, 2106. After Friday, November 11, 2016, employees will need to find their own source for getting a flu shot through December 1, 2016. All staff working at the Cancer Center and CRF are strongly encouraged to get the flu vaccine as early as possible as you are the first line in caring for our patients.

We are required to document whether or not you received the vaccine.

STARTING Monday, October 3, 2016

Staff: 1201 Camino de Salud
Where: 4th floor Infusion Suite - check in at reception desk
When: Monday - Friday – Starting Monday, October 3, 2016 – November 11, 2016*.
Time: 4:00 – 6:00 pm ONLY as to not interfere with patient care.

Where: Room G25
When: Friday, October 28, 2016
Time: 1:30 – 4:00 pm

Please see the attached for more information on: exceptions, strains covered, allergies and documentation.

Quarterly Staff Meeting

Tuesday October 11, 2016
UNMCC Auditorium

UNM Comprehensive Cancer Center Leadership invite all faculty and staff to attend the Quarterly Staff Meeting on Tuesday October 11 at 7:30am in the auditorium.   

Join us for the Annual Staff Awards as we recognize outstanding co-workers and colleagues!  The winners are selected on merit of excellence and talent in the areas of research, education/prevention, patient care, or administration/finance.

The IT Department will be broadcasting our Quarterly Staff Meetings Live online!

  1. Click on this link (or Copy/Paste this IP address into your browser):
  2. Click on the “Live Meeting” video
  3. Need Assistance?  Call David Burk at 505.934.1336

Breakfast will be served in the Foyer starting at 7 am.


Palliative Care Conference — Oct. 29

This conference will teach palliative care skills to non-palliative care practitioners as well as offer benefits to those working in both Hospice and Palliative Care. Medical professionals of every discipline are invited. Participants will develop skills in the areas of communication (Breaking Bad News and Running A Family Goal Setting Conference), pain and symptom management, and cultural, spiritual and ethical issues in care for patients with serious illness. In addition, strategies to reduce burnout for caregivers will be explored.

This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 credit(s)™. For additional information contact: UNM Continuing Medical Education & Professional Development, Phone: (505) 272-3942, See the flyer

El Oso de Salud Updates

Read about latest UNMCC news from the Cancer Moonshot to the success of free 3D mammograms.