1. NTI - "Pentagon Eyes WMD-Fighting Nanotechnology"
From an ABQ Journal report, the Pentagon is funding development of a microscopic drug-release mechanism for use inside the human body to help fight WMD assaults. The four-year project begins at UNM, where the protocell's use in cancer therapy has been under evaluation.

2. FOX 23.com - "What 'Brain-Dead' Means"
Critical care specialist Isaac Tawil, MD, assistant professor at UNM School of Medicine, and bioethicist Arthur Caplan, PhD, director of the Division of Medical Ethics at NYU Langone Medical Center explain what it means when doctors say a person is brain-dead.

3. CDC Online - "Community-Based Participatory Research: Its role in Future Cancer Research and Public Health Practice"
UNM part of a research study to address impact that participatory approaches might have in reducing cancer disparities across diverse ethnic/minority populations.

4. Media Monitoring from Thursday, Jan. 2

2 KASA               9:00 PM                  News

UNIVERSITY LEADERS TOOK A TRIP TO FLORIDA THAT SPARKED A MAJOR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PROJECT IN THE HEART OF ALBUQUERQUE. "INNOVATE ABQ" PROMISES JOBS AND A MORE VIBRANT CITY -- THAT IS... IF IT WORKS. NEWS 13'S KATIE KIM IS ON SPECIAL ASSIGNMENT WITH WHAT'S ALREADY BEEN DONE AND WHAT'S IN STORE FOR AN IDEA THAT TOOK ALBUQUERQUE LEADERS DR. ROBERT FRANK / UNM PRESIDENT AND OUR NEWS CREW 15- HUNDRED MILES AWAY LAST YEAR... NATS AIRPORT SEQUENCE -- BAG ROLLING ON GROUND, BOARDING PASS IS TAKING ON ITS OWN LIFE HERE IN THE DUKE CITY. KATIE STANDUP - INNOVATE THE WHOLE IDEA IS TO TAKE INVENTIONS CREATED IN UNIVERSITY LABS -- MAKE THEM HERE AND THEN SELL THEM HERE GOOD MORNING CINDY NATS -- WS OF LOBBY IT'S MODELED AFTER THE UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA IN GAINESVILLE. ED POPPELL/UF - WE PROVIDE ALL THE INFRASTRUCTURE, ALL THE SUPPORT SYSTEMS, ALL THE MENTORING AND ADVISORY SERVICES TO THESE YOUNG COMPANIES. EVERYTHING STARTUPS NEED -- LIKE ACCOUNTING AND LEGAL SERVICES... EVEN INVESTORS... IS LOCATED IN ONE BUILDING. AROUND THAT HUB -- ARE MORE BUILDINGS WITH OFFICE SPACE.. PLANS FOR LUXURY APARTMENTS, HOTELS, RESTAURANTS AND A GROCERY STORE. FLORIDA'S INNOVATION SQUARE HAS BEEN ABLE TO CREATE JOBS, KEEP GRADUATES AND ATTRACT BUSINESSES. DR. ROBERT FRANK UNM PRESIDENT- WE'RE THERE, WE JUST HAVE TO MATERIALIZE THIS GREAT POTENTIAL HERE. PRESIDENT FRANK, ALONG WITH MAYOR RJ BERRY AND OTHER BUSINESS LEADERS IMMEDIATELY PUT THE WHEELS IN MOTION AFTER THEIR TRIP TO GAINESVILLE LAST JANUARY. AND ONE YEAR LATER -- INNOVATE ABQ IS A LOT FURTHER ALONG THAN ANYONE IN THIS GROUP IMAGINED. MAYOR RJ BERRY - IS IN PROXIMITY TO THE UNIVERSITY. STAKEHOLDERS CHOSE THE OLD FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH BUILDING DOWNTOWN AS THE CENTRAL HUB WHERE 7-MILLION DOLLARS TO BUY IT. ALBUQUERQUE TAXPAYERS APPROVED 2-MILLION FOR THE PROJECT, A PRIVATE INVESTOR IN ANOTHER THREE... THE FEDS GAVE THE PROJECT A MILLION AND A HALF DOLLAR GRANT WITH THE UNIVERSITY FOUNDATION PITCHING IN FOR THE REST. DR. ROBERT FRANK / UNM PRESIDENT - THAT'S JUST A PHENOMENAL GAME CHANGER IN THIS PROCESS. BUT IT HASN'T BEEN ALL SMOOTH SAILING. THE BOARD OF REGENTS SLAMMED ON THE BRAKES -- AFTER RAISING SOME SERIOUS ENVIRONMENTAL CONCERNS WITH THE BUILDING SITE... AND QUESTIONING WHAT WILL HAPPEN IF MONEY DOESN'T COME IN AS PLANNED. JAMIE KOCH/ UNM  REGENT - I THINK THE PROJECT IS GREAT. I THINK IT SHOULD BE THAT JUST RENOVATING THE CHURCH SITE WILL COST 16-MILLION DOLLARS. BUILDING MORE OFFICE SPACE AND PARKING STRUCTURES IS TAGGED AT ANOTHER 50- MILLION. THE HOPE IS ALL THE FUNDING WILL COME FROM THE PRIVATE SECTOR. KATIE THE WORST CASE SCENARIO HAPPENS, WHO IS RESPONSIBLE FOR PICKING UP THE TAB FOR ALL OF THIS? JAMIE KOCH/ UNM REGENT -THE UNIVERSITY DR. ROBERT FRANK / UNM PRESIDENT - IT'S A DOESN'T PAN OUT... ALL THE MONEY WILL BE RETURNED. DR. ROBERT FRANK / UNM  PRESIDENT - THE WORST CASE SCENARIO IS THE UNIVERSITY ENDS UP BUYING FIRST BAPTIST AND WE OWN AN ASSET THAT WE END UP SELLING IN THE FUTURE IN AN EMERGENCY MEETING BEFORE THE HOLIDAYS -- REGENTS GAVE THE FINAL GO-AHEAD FOR THE PROJECT... GIVEN ENVIRONMENTAL CONCERNS ARE ADDRESSED. SO WHAT'S NEXT FOR THE PROJECT'S SECOND YEAR? MAYOR RJ BERRY -  WE NEED TO GET LAND PURCHASED FROM THERE -- PROJECT LEADERS WILL DEVELOP A MASTER PLAN START RENOVATING BUILDINGS AND SOLICIT COMPANIES AND INVESTORS. THEY HOPE THIS NEW YEAR WILL BE AS PRODUCTIVE FOR THE PROJECT AS THE LAST. DR. ROBERT FRANK / UNM PRESIDENT – IT'S SIMPLY A MATTER OF REALIZING WHAT NEW MEXICO HAS TO MAKE NEW MEXICO THE GREATEST INNOVATION STATE IN THE COUNTRY ON SPECIAL ASSIGNMENT, KATIE KIM, KRQE NEWS 13. THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO ALSO HAS ITS SIGHTS SET ON... THIS BUILDING. IT'S THE APERTURE BUILDING LOCATED AT MESA DEL SOL... JUST SOUTH OF THE SUNPORT. THAT WOULD SERVE AS THE IMMEDIATE INCUBATOR FOR STARTUPS TO MOVE INTO.. WHILE THE FIRST BAPTIST SITE IS UNDER CONSTRUCTION. REGENTS AREN'T EXPECTED TO DISCUSS BUYING THAT BUILDING UNTIL LATER THIS MONTH.

KRQE-13            12:00 PM                            News    

THERE'S GOOD AND BAD NEWS ON NEW MEXICO'S JOB MARKET. THE GOOD-- WE HAVE GAINED JOBS OVER THE PAST YEAR-- THE BAD-- IT'S BEEN VERY SLOW COMPARED TO OTHER STATES. NEWS 13'S LYSEE MITRI BREAKS DOWN THE NUMBERS FOR US-- SHE'S IN THE NEWSPLEX. JOB GROWTH IN NEW MEXICO HAS BEEN THE SLOWEST AMONG NINE OTHER STATES, INCLUDING ARIZONA, COLORADO AND TEXAS. WORKFORCE SOLUTIONS NUMBERS SHOW NEW MEXICO GAINED ABOUT 17-HUNDRED JOBS FROM NOVEMBER 20-12 TO NOVEMBER 20-13. THAT'S ABOUT POINT-TWO PERCENT COMPARED WITH A NEARLY TWO PERCENT GROWTH NATIONALLY. BUT THE REPORT SAYS ALBUQUERQUE IS DOING SOMETHING RIGHT. THE DUKE CITY SAW JOB GROWTH FOR EIGHT CONSECUTIVE MONTHS. THE METRO AREA ADDED ABOUT 32-HUNDRED JOBS OVER THE YEAR. WHERE IT SAW LOSSES WAS IN MANUFACTURING, EDUCATION AND HEALTH SERVICES--A THOUSAND LOST IN MANUFACTURING AND 200 IN EDUCATION AND HEALTH SERVICES. BUT WITH INNOVATE A-B-Q--AN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PLAN THE CITY AND  UNM  IS LAUNCHING TO SUPPORT STARTUPS-- WORKFORCE SOLUTIONS IS HOPEFUL FOR 20-14. GOVERNOR SUSANA MARTINEZ WILL BE IN ALBUQUERQUE TOMORROW TO TALK JOBS. SHE'S MAKING AN ANNOUNCEMENT ABOUT REFORMING TAX CREDITS TO PROMOTE JOB GROWTH AND STARTUPS IN THE FIELD OF TECHNOLOGY. LAS CRUCES AND FARMINGTON WERE ALSO AMONG THE NEW MEXICO CITIES THAT SAW JOB GAINS.

KRQE-13              10:00 PM           News

IT'S BEEN MORE THAN TWO WEEKS SINCE THIS FIRE ON SECOND AND GOLD THAT DESTROYED THE NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF FLAMENCO. TODAY THE INSTITUTE ANNOUNCED IT IS MOVING FORWARD, RELEASING THEIR SPRING DANCE SCHEDULES. THEY START LATER THIS MONTH. CLASSES WILL TAKE PLACE AT TIERRA ADENTRO OF NEW MEXICO, AND THE CARLISLE GYM ON THE UNM CAMPUS. THE INSTITUTE IS TAKING DONATIONS AND SLOWLY LOOKING TO REBUILD.