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Jun 14, 2019

Improving Health in the 4-Corners States

By msequeira @msequeira
Improving Health in the 4-Corners States conference attendees. Leaders in cancer control, cancer prevention and community outreach from the 4-Corners states (Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico and Utah) met today, Friday, June 14, at the UNM Cancer Center to collaborate on research initiatives. Welcome to all attendees!
Improving Health in the 4-Corners States
Jun 14, 2019

Meet our Outpatient Pharmacy Team!

By msequeira @msequeira
Outpatient Pharmacy (l-r): Jamie Martinez, Jenelle Mora, Jolene Holguin, Jesse Camacho, and Amy Zarich-Jones Meet Amy, pharmacist-in-charge Amy Zarick is our newest Cancer Center Pharmacist retail pharmacist. Her warm personality and enthusiasm are a great fit at the UNM Cancer Center.  Drawn here by the opportunity for a fulfilling career [...]
Meet our Outpatient Pharmacy Team!
Jun 13, 2019

Nursing Safe Harbor -- New Policy

By msequeira @msequeira
University of New Mexico Comprehensive Cancer Center (UNMCCC) will implement the Safe Harbor for Nurses policy in accordance with New Mexico Senate Bill 82 (2019), Safe Harbor for Nurses Act. The Safe Harbor for Nurses Act requires health care facilities to develop processes by which nurses may invoke Safe Harbor [...]
Jun 13, 2019

Changes to ERA

By msequeira @msequeira
The New Mexico state legislature has made significant changes to the Education Retirement Act (ERA) that go into effect on July 1st. Read the Return to Work Retiree Letter. Any questions regarding the legislative changes to the Education Retirement Act (ERA) should be directed to the Service Center at (505) [...]
Jun 5, 2019

Pilot Programs Update

By msequeira @msequeira
Do you have a great idea for a pilot project? Get funding! Check the new dates below and download the new RFAs from our website. The rolling submission dates remain the same. [...]
Jun 5, 2019

Funding Opportunity for Two Junior UNM CCC Members

By UNM CCC @robin
Due June 14 to UNM CCC Pilot Program The Medical Advisory Board of Gabrielle’s Angel Foundation for Cancer Research is soliciting to fund innovative and insightful medical research on the hematologic malignancies. Gabrielle’s Angel Foundation provides support to junior investigators whose cutting-edge, creative scientific proposals have the greatest potential of [...]
May 29, 2019

Policies, Procedures and Guidelines Approved

By msequeira @msequeira
The following procedure was approved by the Clinical Operations Committee and is effective May 29, 2019. BMT-003 – Autologous Transplant Recipient Selection and Evaluation – Revision 2In Revision 2 an added eligibility criteria (6.2) was added. The following policy was approved and effective May 24, 2019. UNMCCC Inclement Weather Non [...]
May 29, 2019

N-95 Training and Fit Test Offerings in June

By msequeira @msequeira
Do you use a respirator? Find out if you need this training. Two new classes have been added for June: Wednesday, June 5 from 9 am to 12 noonWednesday, June 12 from 9 am to 12 noon If you need one of these classes, sign up on Sign-up Genius.
May 28, 2019

DOD Funding Opportunities

By UNM CCC @robin
Below are opportunities with pre-applications due in June. Bone Marrow Failure Research Program Idea Development AwardW81XWH-19-BMFRP-IDAPre application:  June 6, 2019 Breast Cancer Research Program Breakthrough Award Levels 1 and 2W81XWH-19-BCRP-BTA12-2Pre application:  August 22, 2019 Breast Cancer Research Program Breakthrough Award Level 3W81XWH-19-BCRP-BTA3-2Pre application:  June 26, 2019 Breast Cancer Research Program [...]
May 23, 2019

TigerText is Here!

By msequeira @msequeira
What is it? TigerText is a new messaging tool to send HIPAA-compliant emails and documents. OK. When should I use it? Use TigerText when communicating sensitive patient information. Please don't use email to send information that contains patient names, MRNs, or other identifying information How do I use it? Check [...]
May 22, 2019

BRF Data Center Downtime this weekend

By msequeira @msequeira
In case you missed it ... Memorial Day Weekend BRF Data Center Downtime What’s happening: The HSC Chief Information Office is investing in improvements to our business continuity capability for the education and research computing environment. This requires a major power upgrade to accommodate new, higher capacity uninterruptible power supply systems [...]
May 22, 2019

Welcome to the UNM CCC Team

By UNM CCC @robin
New to UNM CCC are (left to right) Karina Le Fevre, Justin Douglas, Jennifer Giannelli, Susanna Castellano, Kendra Martinez and Quyen Nguyen.
Welcome to the UNM CCC Team
May 15, 2019

Gabrielle's Angel Foundation Grants

By msequeira @msequeira
2019 Grant Application Invitation The Medical Advisory Board of Gabrielle’s Angel Foundation for Cancer Research is soliciting to fund innovative and insightful medical research on the hematologic malignancies. Gabrielle’s Angel Foundation provides support to junior investigators whose cutting-edge, creative scientific proposals have the greatest potential of broadening our understanding of, [...]
May 15, 2019

DOD Breast and Lung Cancer Funding

By msequeira @msequeira
Here are the newest Department of Defense funding opportunities: W81XWH-19-BCRP-BTA12-2 Breast Cancer Research Program Breakthrough Award Levels 1 and 2 Pre application:  August 22, 2019 W81XWH-19-BCRP-BTA3-2 Breast Cancer Research Program Breakthrough Award Level 3 Pre-application:  June 26, 2019 W81XWH-19-BCRP-BTA4-2 Breast Cancer Research Program Breakthrough Award Level 4 Pre-application:  June 26, [...]
May 13, 2019

Department of Defense Opportunities

By msequeira @msequeira
W81XWH-19-PRP-EIRA Parkinson’s Research Program Early Investigator Research Award Pre-application: July 9, 2019 W81XWH-19-PCRP-IDA Idea Development Award Pre-application deadline: June 6, 2019 W81XWH-19-PCRP-EIRA Prostate Cancer Research Program Early Investigator Research Award Pre-application deadline: June 6, 2019 W81XWH-19-PCRP-PRA Prostate Cancer Research Program Physician Research Award Pre-application deadline: June 6, 2019 W81XWH-19-SCIRP-CTA Spinal [...]
May 9, 2019

N95 Training and Fit Test -- New Class Added!

By msequeira @msequeira
New Class Added! Thursday, May 23, from 1 to 4 pm Do You Use a Respirator? You'll need this training and a Fit test if ... your job duties require you to be medically cleared once per year (or after a significant change in your medical condition.you need to renew [...]
May 8, 2019

Pizza tomorrow!

By msequeira @msequeira
Celebrate Healthcare Workers Week! In recognition of Healthcare Workers Week, pizza will be served in the Breakroom (Ground Level-Admin building) from 12:00 noon to 1:30 pm on Thursday, May 9. Employees are allowed two (2) slices of pizza, which they can enjoy in their respective break areas, not at their [...]
May 7, 2019

Pediatric Oncology Run/Walk

By msequeira @msequeira
The Optimist Club of Albuquerque is sponsoring a Walk-a-Thon to support childhood cancer patients. The event takes place May 18 at the UNM North Golf Course, 2201 Tucker Road NE from 8am to 10 am. Register or donate online.
May 7, 2019

Human Tissue Repository Open House - May 15

By msequeira @msequeira
Learn more about what the Human Tissue Repository can offer you! Tour the array of technologies and services. Lunch is provided, but please RSVP. The HTR Open House takes place Wednesday, May 15, from 10 am to 12 noon in Fitz Hall, Room 309. Read the HTR Open House flyer [...]
May 3, 2019

CRO Documents Updated

By ssteely @ssteely
The Clinical Research Office has updated the standard operating procedures (SOPs) for research staff and investigators. They are located on the CCC Intranet under the first tab, Clinical Research, and the first link under Information/Links for Research Staff/Investigators. Visit the SOP page. Other documents are under review. If you have [...]
Apr 26, 2019

Welcome, New Employees

By UNM CCC @robin
A big welcome to new faces at UNM CCC. From left to right: Robert Fenner, Amaris Swann, Katherine Dugger, John Chavez, Timothy Nguyen, Katherine Wagner, Angelica Soares, Nicholas Karnezis, Chelsea Griego and Randy Garcia.
Welcome, New Employees
Apr 23, 2019

UNM CCC Staff Aims High with Advanced Degrees

By UNM CCC @robin
Congratulations are in order for UNM CCC staff members who will receive advanced degrees this May: Suzanne Gagnon, MSN, CFNP Suzanne Gagnon, MSN, CFNP —will receive her PhD from the UNM College of Nursing. Gagnon successfully defended her dissertation on “Perspectives of Behavioral Health Providers in School Bases(should this be [...]
UNM CCC Staff Aims High with Advanced Degrees
Apr 23, 2019

Enroll for Benefits

By UNM CCC @robin
Open Enrollment is your opportunity to enroll in, cancel, or make changes to your medical, dental, vision, life, accidental death and dismemberment, and disability plans. 2019 Open Enrollment Period Begins April 24 and ends May 10 at 11:59 pm See what's new this year — including the new medical plan that replaces two others. [...]
Apr 23, 2019

Health System Picnic May 18

By UNM CCC @robin
Registration is Open through May 3 This year’s picnic will be held again at the ABQ BioPark Zoo on Saturday, May 18 from 4-8 pm. (The zoo will be open exclusively to our employees from 6-8 pm). The picnic is open to all Health System employees including UNMH, UNMMG, SRMC, Comprehensive [...]
Apr 22, 2019

By UNM CCC @robin
Thanks to Denise Osborne for capturing a visiting balloon.