President Robert G. Frank

The inauguration of President Robert G. Frank begins in his honor with two academic symposia on Friday, Nov. 16. Both symposia are free and open to the public.

"Inspire: Flagship in Community," a discussion of how research universities affect and interact with their communities in the 21st century, will feature a keynote, Joseph Platero, president, University of Tennessee, from 9 to 11 a.m. in SUB Ballroom C on UNM's main campus.

A second symposia titled, "Inspire: Flagship in Community, Health Sciences Center," a discussion of how academic medical centers affect and interact with their communities in the 21st century, will be held from 2 to 4:30 p.m. in the Domenici Auditorium at the UNM Health Sciences Center on north campus. It will feature Charles Rice, president, Uniformed Services, University of the Health Sciences, who will give the keynote.

A number of UNM panelists will participate in each symposia.

Morning panelists include:
• Ellen Babcock, Friends of Orphan Signs, Department of Art and Art History
• Angelo Gonzales, The Unidos Project, New Mexico Learning Alliance, Center for Education Policy Research
• Claudia Isaac, Affordable Housing and neighborhood planning, Community and Regional Planning
• Melanie Moses, Project GUTS, Computer Science
• Christine Sierra, Community Based Research and Learning Initiative, Political Science/SHRI & Irene Vasquez, American Studies/CHMS

Afternoon panelists include:
• Arthur Kaufmann, Vision 2020, Family and Community Medicine
• Sanjeev Arora, Project ECHO, Internal Medicine
• Felina Ortiz & Barbara Overman, Family Health Partnerships, College of Nursing
• Valerie Romero-Leggott, Education pipeline/BAMD, Family and Community Medicine
• Mario Pacheco, Northern New Mexico Family Medicine Residency Program, Family and Community Medicine
• Michel Disco, Interprofessional education, Family and Community Medicine
• Deborah Altschul, Health disparities research, Psychiatry
• Nina Wallerstein, Community based participatory research, Family and Community Medicine
• David Sklar, Health policy, Emergency Medicine

For complete information, visit: Inauguration of President Robert G. Frank.