1. ABQ Journal - "Politics Notebook: UNM regent to run for House again"
UNM regent and former Republican Rep. Conrad James says that he plans to wage a 2014 bid to win back the Albuquerque-based House District 24 seat he lost last year to Democratic Rep. Elizabeth Thomson.|

2. Las Cruces Sun-News - "Gov. Susana Martinez seeks $2.5M for medical provider training"
Gov. Susana Martinez plans to ask the Legislature for nearly $2.5 million next year to train more family practice physicians and nurse practitioners.

            Story featured in numerous publications

3. News 4 Charleston - "Cardinal Health Foundation Helps Local Non-Profit Organizations Fight Prescription Drug Abuse, Misuse"
The Cardinal Health Foundation awards more than $350,000 in grant funding to 29 non-profit organizations dedicated to the fight against prescription drug abuse. UNM College of Pharmacy is a recipient.

             Story featured in numerous publications

4. Pharmacy Choice - "It's Not rocket Science Seven Common Sense Steps from LifeWings to Stop the Most Commonly Reported Patient Harming Event of 2013"
UNMH among hospitals that have adopted LifeWings use of aviation-based safety tools to improve patient safety.

5. Today in PT - "After concussion symptoms fade, brain injuries remain"
According to a study conducted by Andrew Mayer, UNM research scientist at the MIND Imaging Center, concussion victims could experience problems with brain activity long after obvious symptoms pass,.

6. The Daily Cougar - "Visible tattoos prove controversial at local businesses"
Forbes magazine article claims that tolerance for tattoos seems to be increasing at corporate, medical and educational facilities including UNM.

7. Media Monitoring from Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013

2 KASA                9:00 PM +          News
KOB-4
                  7:00 AM +          News
KOAT-7
                7:00 AM +          News

 
MORE THAN A THOUSAND PEOPLE WERE EVACUATED FROM THREE UNM BUILDINGS THIS MORNING AFTER A MAN CALLED TO SAY HE PUT BOMBS IN THEM. STUDENTS, ADMINISTRATORS AND PROFESSORS HAD TO EXIT POPEJOY, ORTEGA AND MITCHELL HALLS ... AND HUNDREDS O SCHOOL CHILDREN WHO WHERE THERE TO SEE THE NUTCRACKER AT POPEJOY HALL DIDN'T GET TO SEE THE BALLET. THE THREAT CAME IN AROUND 8 THIS MORNING TO UNM POLICE. NO EXPLOSIVES WERE FOUND AND POLICE ARE TRYING TO FIGURE OUT WHERE THE CALL CAME FROM. CLASSES RESUMED AT 11 THIS MORNING.

KOB-4                 12:00 PM           News     

SHE'S PROPOSING A 2- POINT-FIVE MILLION DOLLAR EXPANSION IN THE NUMBER OF NURSE PRACTITIONER AND RESIDENCY SLOTS AT UNM SHE WILL ALSO TALK ABOUT HER RECENT PROPOSAL TO INVEST 600- THOUSAND DOLLARS IN TELEMEDICINE FOR RURAL AREAS. THE ANNOUNCEMENT IS HAPPENING IN JUST ABOUT 15-MINUTES FROM NOW AT UNM HOSPITAL'S CHILD LIFE CENTER.

KOB-4                       5:00   6:00   and   10:00 PM     News

WE REPORTED HOW UNM HOSPITAL TOLD ITS EMPLOYEES THEY HAD TO GET FLU SHOTS. IF THEY DIDN'T, THEY COULD BE PUNISHED ... OR EVEN FIRED. BUT AS ERICA ZUCCO SHOWS US... THAT MANDATE IS NOW ON HOLD. IN OCTOBER WORKERS GOT A MEMO SAYING IF THEY DIDN'T GET FLU SHOTS, THEY'D GET PUNISHED. BUT THE HOSPITAL'S UNION PROTESTED, SAYING THEY WANTED -BARGAINING RIGHTS ON THE ISSUE, -PROTECTION FOR ALL EMPLOYEES, NOT JUST THOSE WITH MEDICAL OR RELIGIOUS EXCEPTIONS, -GUARANTEES EMPLOYEES WOULD STILL GET PAID IF THEY WERE OUT OF WORK BECAUSE OF REACTIONS TO THE SHOTS, -AND A SIMILAR POLICY TO OTHER HOSPITALS, WHICH ALLOW EMPLOYEES TO WEAR A FACE MASK INSTEAD OF GETTING THE SHOT. A COURT HAS RULED THE HOSPITAL WILL HAVE TO HOLD OFF ON ANY DISCIPLINARY ACTION FOR WORKERS WHO REFUSE TO GET THE SHOT... UNTIL AFTER A LABOR BOARD HEARING ON DECEMBER TWELFTH. SO EMPLOYEES CAN STILL GET FREE SHOTS -- BUT THEY CAN'T GET IN TROUBLE FOR NOT GETTING THEM...FOR NOW. THE HOSPITAL SAYS THAT AS A RESULT OF THE POLICY, SO FAR 95 PERCENT OF EMPLOYEES GOT SHOTS THIS YEAR -- UP 20 PERCENT FROM LAST YEAR.

EVERYTHING IS BACK TO NORMAL ON THE UNM CAMPUS - AFTER A BOMB THREAT THIS MORNING. THREE BUILDINGS WERE EVACUATED SHORTLY AFTER 8- AM. THE APD BOMB SQUAD CANINE UNIT CHECKED OUT MITCHELL, ORTEGA AND POPEJOY HALLS. THEY DIDN'T FIND ANYTHING - AND THE BUILDINGS WERE CLEARED TO REOPEN. IF A STUDENT IS FOUND TO BE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE BOMB SCARE - THEY COULD BE EXPELLED AND PROSECUTED.

KOAT-7                5:00 AM                News

DRIVING AT THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO "DESIGNATED LOBOS" BEGAN IN 2012 AND NOW - WE'RE CHECKING IN TO SEE HOW THE PROGRAM HAS MADE AN IMPACT. KOAT ACTION 7 NEWS REPORTER ANGELA BRAUER IS LIVE AT UNM WITH THE DETAILS. MARISA THIS PROGRAM IS DESIGNED TO REWARD RESPONSIBLE AND SOBER STUDENTS. EVERYTIME A STUDENT ACTS AS A DESIGNATED DRIVER, OR USES A DESIGNATED DRIVER ...THEY CAN GET FREE MOVIE TICKETS...A FREE IPAD...EVEN TRIPS TO VEGAS! "TURNING KEY IN CAR" THE STATISTICS... "STARTING CAR" DON'T LIE. " DRINKING AND DRIVING AND DWI IS STILL PREVALENT IN THE STATE OF NEW MEXICO." PREVALENT...AND A HUGE PROBLEM. EVERY YEAR WE NOT ONLY SEE THOUSANDS OF DWI ARRESTS IN NEW MEXICO, BUT SEVERAL DEATHS...DUE TO DRINKING AND DRIVING. NOW...THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO IS STEPPING UP, TRYING TO STOP THE STATISTICS FROM GETTING WORSE. "ITS CALLED DESIGNATED LOBOS." IT'S A DESIGNATED DRIVER PROGRAM THAT IS FUNDED THROUGH UNM’SSTUDENT FEE REVIEW BOARD. THE WAY IT WORKS IS THIS: REGISTERED STUDENTS, YOUNG AND OLD, GO OUT...AND IF THEY CAN PROVE WITH A PICTURE THAT THEY HAVE A SAFE WAY TO GET HOME THAT NIGHT... THEY AUTOMTICALLY GET A FREE MOVIE TICKET ...AND ENTERED TO WIN BIG PRIZES. THE IDEA: "GIVE STUDENTS INCENTIVES SO THEY WANT TO MAKE GOOD CHOICES" THIS MORNING, WE'RE LEARNING THAT THE PROGRAM IS WORKING. IN 2012, THERE WERE ABOUT 100 STUDENTS SIGNED UP FOR DESIGNATED LOBOS. THESE DAYS... THAT NUMBER...HAS TRIPLED. "ITS BEEN PRETTY GOOD" WE'RE TOLD, TOO, THAT UNM HAS SEEN A DRASTIC DECREASE IN STUDENTS GETTING IN TROUBLE FOR ALCOHOL, BEING SANTIONED TO DRUG AND ALCOHOL WORKSHOPS... UNM ALSO REPORTS THAT THE NUMBER OF STUDENTS RELYING ON D-DS RATHER THAN TAKING THE WHEEL THEMSELVES...HAS INCREASED...20 PERCENT!

KOAT ACTION 7 NEWS ANCHOR ROYALE DA IS LIVE TO EXPLAIN THE NEW STRATEGY. OFFICIALS SAY HEALTH CARE REFORM WILL MEAN MORE PEOPLE SEEKING HEALTH CARE. NEARBY STATES COULD HAVE THE MAN POWER NEW MEXICO NEEDS. GOV. SUSANA MARTINEZ/NEW MEXICO: "IT'S NOT JUST OKLAHOMA, WE ARE GOING TO BE PROPOSING $220,000 FOR ADVERTISEMENT FOR VARIOUS STATES ." GOV. SUSANA MARTINEZ WILL ASK LAWMAKERS NEXT YEAR FOR THAT MONEY. SHE WANTS IT TO RECRUIT NURSE PRACTITIONERS IN OTHER STATES. TELLING THEM... THEY CAN DO A LOT MORE, IF THEY WORK IN NEW MEXICO. DR. CAROLYN MONTOYA/PEDIATRIC NURSE PRACTITIONER: "YOU WANT INDEPENDENT PRACTICE, YOU WANT TO HAVE FULL PRESCRIPTION AUTHORITY, COME TO NEW MEXICO." DR. CAROLYN MONTOYA SAYS THERE ARE PLENTY OF NEW MEXICANS WHO WANT TO BE NURSE PRACTITIONERS, BUT EDUCATORS DON'T HAVE THE SPACE TO TRAIN THEM. MONTOYA: "WE HAVE TO SAY NO AND THOSE PEOPLE GO OUT OF STATE AND THEN THEY STAY OUT OF STATE." THE GOVERNOR IS ALSO ASKING THE LEGISLATURE FOR MILLIONS OF DOLLARS TO EXPAND NURSE PRACTITIONER TRAINING AT THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO FOR NOW... REACHING OUT ACROSS STATE LINES IS THE ANSWER. SHE SAYS HEALTH CARE REFORM IS PUTTING A MASSIVE STRESS ON A SYSTEM THAT'S ALREADY STRUGGLING... AND ALMOST EVERY COUNTY IS GRAPPLING WITH MEDICAL STAFF SHORTAGES. RURAL AREAS OF NEW MEXICO ARE ESPECIALLY STRUGGLING. ACCORDING TO THE PEOPLE WE SPOKE WITH TODAY, NURSE PRACTIONERS ARE KNOWN FOR GOING INTO THESE AREAS A MAKING A DIFFERENCE. GOVERNOR MARTINEZ ALSO RECENTLY PROPOSED TO ESTABLISH 600-THOUSAND DOLLARS IN GRANTS, TO CONNECT RURAL NEW MEXICO'S PATIENTS AND PROVIDERS WITH TELE-MEDICAL SERVICES.

KOAT-7                10:00 PM           News     

A PROGRAM MEANT TO DETER DRINKING AND DRIVING AT THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO APPEARS TO BE DOING ITS JOB. "DESIGNATED LOBOS" STARTED LAST YEAR, FUNDED THROUGH UNM’S STUDENT FEE REVIEW BOARD. STUDENTS REGISTER BEFORE GOING OUT. IF THEY CAN PROVE WITH A PICTURE, THAT THEY HAVE A SAFE WAY TO GET HOME THAT NIGHT, THEY GET A FREE MOVIE TICKET, AND ARE ENTERED TO WIN BIG PRIZES. "GIVE STUDENTS INCENTIVES SO THEY WANT TO MAKE GOOD CHOICES" "DRINKING AND DRIVING AND DWI IS STILL PREVALENT IN THE STATE OF NEW     MEXICO." AND THE PROGRAM SEEMS TO BE WORKING. IN 2012, THERE WERE ABOUT 100 STUDENTSIGNED UP FOR DESIGNATED LOBOS. THE NUMBER HAS TRIPLED SINCE THEN, AND UNM SAYS IT'S SEEN A DRASTIC DECREASE IN STUDENTS GETTING IN TROUBLE FOR ALCOHOL.

KRQE-13              5:00 AM            News

INNOVATE ALBUQUERQUE ---THE BRAINCHILD OF THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO TO DEVELOP A BUSINESS INCUBATOR HERE COULD BE IN LINE FOR A MAJOR CASH INFUSION. AT ITS REGULAR MEETING FRIDAY...THE UNMBOARD OF REGENTS WILL REVIEW PROPOSALS TO INVEST 13-MILLION DOLLARS IN THE INITIATIVE. THIS WILL BE THE REGENTS' FIRST OPPPORTUNITY TO FULLY VET THE PROJECT.. LAST MONTH THE NEW MEXICO EDUCATORS CREDIT UNION DONATED THREE MILLION DOLLAR. PLUS...A BOND ISSUE PASSED THIS FALL ANTE'S UP ANOTHER 2 MILLION DOLLARS. AND...A FEDERAL GRANT FOR A MILLION AND A HALF IS IN THE WORKS. THE PLAN IS TO BUY THE FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH AT BROADWAY AND CENTRAL.

KRQE-13              5:30 PM            News     

UNM HOSPITAL WORKERS WHO FACED DISCIPLINARY ACTION IF THEY DID NOT GET A FLU SHOT WON'T BE FORCED TO GET ONE... AT LEAST FOR NOW. IN LATE SEPTEMBER ... ALL 6-THOUSAND EMPLOYEES WERE SENT AN EMAIL ORDERING THEM TO GET VACCINATED OR FACE DISCIPLINE... WHICH COULD INCLUDE POSSIBLE TERMINATION. THE UNION REPRESENTING MORE THAN 3- THOUSAND OF THE HOSPITAL'S WORKERS FOUGHT THE ORDER... SAYING IT VIOLATED THE UNION CONTRACT BECAUSE THE UNION WAS NOT CONSULTED. TODAY THE UNION TOLD NEWS 13 THAT A DISTRICT COURT JUDGE HAS GRANTED A TEMPORARY STAY OF THE MANDATORY FLU SHOT POLICY. THIS MEANS, UNM-H EMPLOYEES WHO DO NOT GET A FLU SHOT WILL NOT FACE ANY DISCIPLINE UNTIL THE LABOR BOARD RULES ON THE MATTER LATER THIS MONTH.

KLUZ-41               5:00 PM News   

COMENZAMOS CON EL SUSTO QUE ESTUDIANTES Y PERSONAL DE LA UNIVERSIDAD DE NUEVO MEXICO SE LLEVARON ESTA MANANA.. CERCA DE MIL-800 PERSONAS TUVIERON QUE PERMANECER ALEJADORS DE TRES EDIFICIOS EN EL CAMPUS UNIVERSITARIO DURANTE CASI TRES HORAS. SEGUN LA POLICIA DE LA UNIVERSIDAD DE NUEVO MEXICO ALREDEDOR DE LAS OCHO DE LA MA}ANA, UN HOMBRE INDICO POR TELEFONO HABER PUESTO BOMBAS EN TRES DE LOS EDIFICIOS DE LA ESCUELA... POR LO QUE AUTORIDADES DECIDIERON EVACUAR DICHOS LUGARES HASTA QUE LA UNIDAD DE BOMBAS DE LA POLICIA INSPECCIONARA CADA RINCON. "TODAS MIS CLASES ESTAN EN ESTE EDIFICIO, ASI QUE TENGO QUE ESPERAR HASTA QUE NOS DEJEN REGRESAR, PORQUE HASTA AHORITA NO SE HAN CANCELADO LAS CLASES DE LA TARDE... INDICO ESTA ESTUDIANTE" AFORTUNADAMENTE NO SE ENCONTRO NADA, PERO LAS CLASES Y ALGUNOS EVENTOS PUBLICOS TUVIERON QUE SER CANCELADOS DEBIDO A ESTE INCIDENTE... AUTORIDADES CONTINUANN INVESTIGANDO LO OCURRIDO.

KLUZ-41                                 10:00 PM                 News    

CERCA DE MIL-800 PERSONAS TUVIERON QUE PERMANECER ALEJADOS DE TRES EDIFICIOS EN EL CAMPUS UNIVERSITARIO DURANTE CASI TRES HORAS. SEGUN LA POLICIA DE LA UNIVERSIDAD DE NUEVO MEXICO ALREDEDOR DE LAS OCHO DE LA MA}ANA, UN HOMBRE INDICO POR TELEFONO HABER PUESTO BOMBAS EN TRES DE LOS EDIFICIOS DE LA ESCUELA... POR LO QUE AUTORIDADES DECIDIERON EVACUAR DICHOS LUGARES HASTA QUE LA UNIDAD DE BOMBAS DE LA POLICIA INSPECCIONARA CADA RINCON...AFORTUNADAMENTE NO SE ENCONTRO NADA, PERO LAS CLASES Y ALGUNOS EVENTOS PUBLICOS TUVIERON QUE SER CANCELADOS DEBIDO A ESTE INCIDENTE... AUTORIDADES CONTINUANN INVESTIGANDO LO OCURRIDO.

EN OTRAS NOTAS DEL DIA...EL HOSPITAL DE UNM NO PODRA OBLIGAR A SUS EMPLEADOS A VACUNARSE EN CONTRA DE LA GRIPE, TRAS UNA DECISION TEMPORAL TOMADA POR LA DISTRITO DE ALBUQUERQUE EL REQUERIMIENTO LEGAL PERMANECERA EN EFECTO HASTA QUE LA JUNTA DEL MANEJO DE LABOR DE UNM, ESCUCHE LAS QUEJAS DEL SINDICATO DE EMPLEADOS....POR CONSIGUIENTE EL HOSPITAL, NO PODRA TOMAR ACCIONES DISCIPLINARIAS EN CONTRA DE QUIENES NO HAYAN VACUNADO EN CONTRA DE LA INFLUENZA ANTES DEL PRIMERO DE DICIEMBRE, COMO HABIAN INDICADO EN UN MEMORANDUM A SUS EMPLEADOS....AUN ASI, REPORTES INFORMAN QUE EL 95 POR CIENTO DE LOS EMPLEADOS DEL HOSPITAL DE UNM SE HAN VACUNADO DESDE QUE IMPLEMENTARON ESTA NORMATIVA.