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NMSU’s spring 2014 community college and American Indian Program outstanding graduates announced

The New Mexico State University has named the community college and American Indian Program Outstanding Graduates for spring 2014. The NMSU Alumni Association selected a recipient from each of NMSU’s four community colleges and the American Indian Program based on outstanding scholarship, leadership and participation in university and community activities. The Outstanding Graduates are: American…
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Twin sisters, first generation college students to celebrate NMSU Commencement Saturday

Twin sisters Cristal and Ruby Aguayo have exceeded hometown expectations as first generation college students, and will graduate from New Mexico State University with bachelor’s degrees in community health. The pair from Palomas, Chihuahua, Mexico, is eagerly anticipating walking across the stage as part of the College of Health and Social Services at NMSU’s first…
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NMSU Professor Sue Forster-Cox appointed to U.S.-Mexico Border Health Commission

New Mexico State University College of Health and Social Services associate professor Sue Forster-Cox has been appointed to the United States-Mexico Border Health Commission (USMBHC) by President Barack Obama. The bi-national presidential commission is co-chaired by the Secretaries of Health of the U.S. and Mexico. The goal of the commission is to provide international leadership…
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Best Online Colleges Announces the 2014 Best Online Masters in Public Health Degree Programs

Best Online Colleges, the premier site behind the rankings of top online programs and online schools, has released its annual findings for the Best Online Masters in Public Health Degree Programs. (PRWEB) MARCH 31, 2014 BestOnlineColleges.org is a web-based educational resource. The site helps students make informed decisions about their college educations by providing analysis…
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NMSU College of Health and Social Services student groups receive grant for ACA education

Three student organizations in the New Mexico State University College of Health and Social Services received a grant for Affordable Care Act education. The College of Health and Social Services Student Ambassadors, Student Nurses’ Association and Public Health Student Organization each received $3,000 to provide literature and information on enrolling in healthcare coverage to NMSU’s…
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NMSU’s new Fulton Chair to direct center for improving health in border region

As the newly named Stan Fulton Endowed Chair in Health Disparities Research, Jill McDonald is utilizing her extensive background in maternal and child health research to develop a center dedicated to studying health disparities across southern New Mexico and the border region. The center is based in New Mexico State University’s College of Health and…
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Anup Amatya Receives Award

Anup Amatya, an assistant professor in the department of public health sciences at New Mexico State University, has received a sub award from the Mountain West Research Consortium to help researchers with biostatistical support. As a faculty member in NMSU’s College of Health and Social Services, Amatya is the lone professor at NMSU to receive…
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Breast Cancer Prevention Knowledge, Attitudes, and Behaviors among College Women and Mother-Daughter Communication

Dr. Cindy Kratzke is an Assistant Professor at New Mexico State University (NMSU) Department of Public Health Sciences. She received her Ph.D. in Health Services Research from Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA. At NMSU she teaches courses in the undergraduate Community Health program and Health Communication courses in the Master of Public Health Program. Dr….
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Health Hero: NMSU researcher Rebecca Palacios seeks answers to improve the health of border communities

Rebecca Palacios is passionate about community involvement. Her road to the merger of academic excellence and community service began when she participated in a National Institutes of Health-funded program called MARC (Minority Access to Research Careers), which introduces minority students to medical research. A first-generation Mexican-American, second to youngest in a family of eight children,…
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NMSU researcher studies bird flu, intrigued by current cases in China

Health officials in China are looking into a serious bird flu outbreak that has killed at least 17 people and sickened dozens more. While such outbreaks pop up from time to time around the world, one researcher at New Mexico State University finds this one particularly intriguing. “From a research perspective, this is a new,…
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