Staff from across The University of New Mexico campus shared their research, innovations and discoveries at the first Staff Research Expo held in the lobby of the Domenici Center for Health Sciences Education on Jan. 27.
The event was co-sponsored by the Staff Council Health Sciences Center Staff and Student Success Committees. Staff Council President Danelle Callan opened the event by introducing Dr. Richard Larson, HSC Vice Chancellor of Research, who spoke about the broadening of roles at the University, including a research role for staff and the importance of research in general in creating a greater impact by the University in the community.
Staff researchers were solicited to participate in the event through the weekly Staff Council email to all UNM staff and a HSC Office of Research and the Clinical Translation Science Center email to their researchers.
18 staff researchers and their co-authors presented posters at the Expo on a wide variety of topics, many also indicating that they would like to participate in future events. Presenters came from departments across campus including College of Nursing, Earth Data Analysis Center, Maxwell Museum and Internal Medicine.
Staff’s significant contribution to research is often overlooked. This event showcased how important and dedicated staff are to the research mission of UNM.