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Wed, Apr 19

Questions About Available Medical Plans?

By UNM CC robin

BlueCross BlueShield, Presbyterian, and UNM Health representatives will be available on campus to meet with individuals one-on-one.  If you are an active employee with questions about your current insurance plan and/or claims issues, this is your opportunity to speak personally with an insurance representative.

For appointment dates and times, please visit:
https://hr.unm.edu/post/medical-plan-representatives-campus/

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Wed, Apr 19

Be Wary of Phishing E-mails

By UNM CC robin

With the increase in sophistication of phishing attacks, be wary of phishing emails – correspondence that attempts to trick you into divulging your UNM NetID and password.

Official UNM communication (e.g., email messages, phone calls, or computer support consultation) will never include a request for your NetID password.

Tips to avoid phishing scams

  •  Beware of email messages from unknown people, or with a strange subject line
  • Do not click suspicious links
  • Inspect sites that ask for your username and password for authenticity
  • Confirm the authenticity of a suspicious request with senders before responding
  • Scan all email attachments with Symantec Endpoint Protection (SEP)       

For more information on avoiding phishing and other information security issues, please visit https://ispo.unm.edu/. 

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Mon, Apr 17

The Cancer Letter April 14, 2017

By msequeira msequeira

Read the latest cancer news in this week's The Cancer Letter - 04.14.2017

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Mon, Apr 10

Targeting tumors with toxins

By msequeira msequeira

Jim Liu, PhD

Arsenic is a naturally occurring toxin found in groundwater that is absorbed into what we eat and drink – including foods such as rice and apple juice – and New Mexico has some of the highest concentrations of the metallic mineral in the U.S.

It’s considered a co-carcinogen, because it promotes the activity of other cancer-causing agents. Despite this, UNM researcher Jim Liu, PhD, thinks arsenic has potential as an anti-cancer treatment. Read more ...

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Mon, Apr 10

UNM CCC Pilot: Cancer Research Grant

By UNM CC robin

Gabrielle’s Angel Foundation is seeking outstanding junior faculty members  – one who is conducting mainstream or conventional research and one who is conducting complementary or integrative research.

Due date: Internal Competition – due May 31, 2017
Full application (if selected):  due August 18, 2017, 5PM EST/3PM MST

Download the grant guidelines.  See more about UNM CCCs Pilot Project Program.

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Mon, Apr 10

UNM CCC Pilots: BRCA 1,2 Collaborative Team Award

By UNM CC robin

The V Foundation is seeking grant applications for high risk, high reward multi-disciplinary convergence research and innovative translational research for BRCA 1,2 research.

Due Date: Internal Competition – due May 1, 2017
Full application (if selected):  due June 12, 2017, 5PM EDT/3PM MST
Download RFP, cover sheet and instructions.  
See more about UNM CCCs Pilot Project Program.

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Mon, Apr 10

MISSION: Excellence Forums

By UNM CC robin

Hear from senior leaders what's happening at the UNM Health System! Upcoming forums close to or at UNM CCC:

Monday, April 17 - 7:30 to 8:30 am - UNM CCC Education Wing
Wednesday, April 19 - 2:30 to 3:30 pm - Domenici Center Auditorium
Thursday, April 20 - 7:30 to 8:30 am - Domenici Center West, 3010
Friday, April 21 - 2:00 to 3:00 pm - Domenici Center West, 3010

Register for the session via Learning Central - there are many more than the ones listed above. Once logged in, search “MISSION: Excellence Quarterly Forums”, select “View Course Dates” and then register for the session of your choice.

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Fri, Apr 7

The Cancer Letter — April 7, 2017

By msequeira msequeira

Read the latest cancer news in this week's The Cancer Letter 04.07.2017 .

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Thu, Apr 6

Registration Now Available for Cardio Kickboxing and Fitness Boot Camp

By UNM CC robin

Cardio Kickboxing

  • 6 week class (please plan on attending all sessions)
  • Starts April 24, 2017 for Mon/Wed
  • Classes will take place on Mon/Wed from 11:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
  • Classes will be held on the grass in front of HSLIC
  • Cost is only $30 per person (for the entire 6-week class)

Fitness Boot Camp

  • Tuesdays and Thursdays (April 25- June 1)
  • 6 week fitness boot camp (please plan on attending all sessions)
  • Class will be held from 11:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
  • Class will be held outside on the grass in front of the library (weather permitting)
  • Cost is only $30 per person (for the entire 6-week boot camp)

How to Enroll

Space is limited so enroll early. Here are the details on how to enroll:

  • Create an account online through SignUpGenius (which only take a few minutes).
    • Please be sure you sign-up with the email address you want to receive additional instruction on for the fitness boot camp
    • If you’ve created an account in the past, you do not need to create an additional one.
  • Once you have an account enrollment is easy.
  • Cardio Kickboxing enrollment link: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d4ba5a82ca0f58-cardio3
  • Fitness Boot Camp enrollment link: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d4ba5a82ca0f58-fitness4
  • Once all slots are filled, you will see one of these three messages “ALL SLOTS FILLED,” “NO SLOTS AVAILABLE” or “there are no remaining slots available for this item”.

Please Note: Full payment for either class and necessary paperwork must be completed by Friday, April 14th at 5:00 p.m. Once enrolled in the class, you will receive additional information on payment, paperwork and class details.

 

If you have any questions please contact HSC Wellness @ HSC-BeWell@salud.unm.edu. Brought to you by the HSC Wellness Program.

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Thu, Apr 6

Quarterly Staff Meeting – April 20

By UNM CC robin

UNM Cancer Center leadership invite all faculty and staff to attend the Quarterly Staff Meeting on Thursday, April 20.   Breakfast will be served in the Foyer starting at 7 am.

Quarterly Staff Meeting
April 20, 7:30 am
UNMCC Auditorium

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Wed, Apr 5

Welcome Deanna Rhodes, Medical Abstractor

By msequeira msequeira

New Employee

Deanna Rhodes

Medical Abstractor, UNMCCC Cancer Registry Team

Deanna Rhodes, Medical Abstractor

Deanna began her journey with UNM 6 ½ years ago with the Office of the Medical Investigator.  Prior to her work with UNM she lived in Wisconsin with her geriatric puppy, Princess, and is currently working toward her undergraduate degree in Evolutionary Anthropology. Deanna is our newest medical abstractor, and will be working on obtaining her certification as a Tumor Registrar.

Welcome!

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Wed, Apr 5

Mayor Berry Proclaims “Cancer Registrar’s Week”

By msequeira msequeira

Mayor Richard Berry proclaimed April 10 through April 14, 2017, as "Cancer Registrar's Week" to honor the work Cancer Registrars accomplish in battling cancer.

Read the Mayor's Proclamation.

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Wed, Apr 5

Governor Proclaims “National Cancer Registrar’s Week”

By msequeira msequeira

Governor Susana Martinez proclaimed April 10 to April 16, 2017, as "National Cancer Registrar's Week" throughout the state of New Mexico.

Read the Governor's Proclamation.

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Tue, Apr 4

Nominate a Co-worker for a PAWS Award

By UNM CC robin

Do you know a staff employee who strives for excellence and serves as your role model? They deserve to be recognized! The Staff Council is now accepting nominations for the PAWS Award for the month of May. To download a short nomination form, visit the Staff Council website.

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Tue, Apr 4

BeWell Offers Fitness Boot Camp and Cardio Kickboxing

By UNM CC robin

UNM HSC Wellness Program is offering discounted Fitness Boot Camp classes starting April 25th and Cardio Kickboxing classes starting April 24th. Here are a few details on the classes:

Fitness Boot Camp

  • Tuesday’s and Thursday’s (April 25th thru June 1st)
  • 6 week fitness boot camp (please plan on attending all sessions)
  • Classes will be held from 11:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
  • Classes will be held outside on the grass in front of the library (weather permitting)
  • Cost is only $30 per person (for the entire 6-week boot camp)

Cardio Kickboxing

  • 6-week class (please plan on attending all sessions)
  • Starts April 24, 2017
  • Classes will take place on Mon/Weds from 11:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
  • Classes will be held on the grass in front of HSLIC
  • Cost is only $30 per person (for the entire 6-week class)

Enrolling for both classes will take place online through SignUpGenius. You can create an online account today so when registration opens it will be much quicker (please be sure you sign-up with the email address you want to receive additional instruction on for the fitness boot camp). If you’ve created an account in the past, you do not need to create an additional one.

As previously mentioned, there are only a limited number of spots. Registration will begin on Thursday, April 6th at 2:00 p.m. The direct link to signup will be included in an email once registration is officially open.

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