Awards and Honors

Congratulate our staff or faculty receiving awards, promotions, and more.

October 8, 2019

PAWS Award — Congrats to Elizabeth Espinosa!

By msequeira msequeira

Elizabeth Espinosa, RN, recently won the Staff Council PAWS award. Congratulations! The PAWS (People Appreciate Wonderful Staff) Award is awarded each month to staff who provides exceptional service to the UNM community. These employees exemplify University values and shows initiative outside of their job scope.  Elizabeth cares for her patients with professionalism, compassion, and love. […]

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September 19, 2019

Honor a Co-Worker!

By UNM CCC UNM CCC

Nominate them for a Staff Award by Sept. 29 Do you know a UNMCCC staff employee who has made an outstanding contribution to the mission of the UNM Comprehensive Cancer Center? Would you like to recognize an employee for receiving a professional certification this past year? Nominate them for a Staff Recognition Award. Recipients are […]

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August 15, 2019

Congrats to our CURE students!

By msequeira msequeira

Editors’ Note: Some of the information in this post was previously reported incorrectly. Our apologies. The information has been corrected below. Thank you for continuing to send us updates and corrections.

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April 8, 2019

UNM CCC Doctoral Candidate Rivera Awarded Grant to Study GTPases in Ovarian Cancer

By UNM CCC UNM CCC

Melanie Rivera has been awarded an NCI F31 grant. Rivera is a member of the Wandinger-Ness Lab and will be studying “The Role of Rac1 in Ovarian Cancer Metastasis and Niche Interaction.” The project’s narrative: Women with ovarian cancer have a high mortality rate and there is great need for new therapeutic targets. The proposed studies […]

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Tags: award, NCI grant, postdoctoral, Research


March 21, 2019

Congratulations to our Cancer Genetic Counselors!

By msequeira msequeira

Congratulations to Shawnia Ryan, MS, LCGC, and Lisa Mohler, MS, LCGC, on the acceptance of their poster presentation at the European Conference of Human Genetics 2019 in Gothenburg, Sweden June 15-18.

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Tags: award, conference, genetic


March 19, 2019

Congratulations to our ‘Top Docs’!

By msequeira msequeira

Albuquerque the Magazine recently published their list of Top Docs, as chosen by local physicians. Here are all the UNM Cancer Center physicians who made the list (listed here alphabetically by last name). Congratulations to all!

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February 22, 2019

Congrats to the Quality Improvement Poster Team!

By msequeira msequeira

Congratulations to Harmony Bowles; Bernard Tawfik, MD; Janet Abernathy; Zoneddy Dayao, MD! Harmony is presenting their poster, which was one of four selected for oral presentation at the Annual Quality Improvement & Patient Safety Symposium. The symposium took place today

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Tags: patient, quality, safety


January 7, 2019

January Employees of the Month

By msequeira msequeira

Congratulations to our January 2019 Employees of the Month, Emerson Gonzalez and Ashley Grant!

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Tags: Clinic, employee, staff


December 4, 2018

Congrats to our 2018 ‘Hope and Healing’ Honorees

By msequeira msequeira

Cancer Support Now held its ‘2018 Hope and Healing Honors’ celebration Dec. 1. UNM Cancer Center staff and faculty were among the honorees. The awards “celebrate those who have played a meaningful role in the live of cancer survivors and caregivers.” Congratulations to:

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December 3, 2018

December Employees of the Month

By msequeira msequeira

Congratulations to our Employees of the Month, December 2018!

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Tags: employee, staff