The University of New Mexico's Center for Native American Health hosts a Student Networking Reception at the Sandia Golf Center Event Center Tuesday, Oct. 29 from 5 to 7:30 p.m. as a part of the Native Controlling Hypertension and Risk through Technology (Native Chart) Symposium.

The event is an opportunity to meet other Native health profession students, and also share ideas with tribal health representatives attending a Center for Native American Health on controlling hypertension and risk through the use of technology in Native communities.

Native-CHART is an acronym for Native-Controlling Hypertension and Risk through Technology. The Center for Native American Health (CNAH) at The University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center is the Southwest Research Satellite Center for Native - Chart. Native-CHART aims to improve control of blood pressure and other risk factors for cardiovascular disease in American Indian, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders with diagnosed hypertension.

This one-day symposium will focus on two areas related to hypertension, followed by a networking session:

  • Morning session (8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.): Diabetes and kidney disease

  • Afternoon session (1 - 4:30 p.m.): Stroke and vascular dementia

  • Networking session with UNM Leaders, Faculty, Students (5:30 - 7:30 p.m.)

The event is free and open to Native pre-health and health profession students only. The symposia are supported by the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities of the National institutes of Health.

The UNM Center for Native American Health is requiring attendees to RSVP by Oct. 18. For more information and to RSVP, visit Student Networking reception.