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      • NSF grant allows international collaboration of scientists to create a predictive model for emerging pandemics
        New Mexico scientists lead effort on $1 million planning grant. A collaborative partnership of researchers at the University of New Mexico, Los Alamos National Laboratory, New Mexico State University, University of Kansas, Gorgas Memorial Institute in Panama, and the Center for Research on Health in Latin America in Quito, Ecuador, are developing a new model for predicting pandemics thanks to a $1 million planning grant from the National Science Foundation's Predictive Intelligence for Pandemic Prevention Phase I program. Currently in the planning phase, the goal of the Pathogen Informatics Center for Analysis, Networking, Translation Education, or PICANTE! is to move from a purely reactive approach to pandemics to an approach that is both predictive and proactive. Using tissues from the UNM Museum of Southwestern Biology's mammal collection and from other collaborating biorepositories, scientists in PICANTE will develop screening and genetic sequencing methods to isolate pathogens.
        Posted: February 13, 2023

      • Department of Anthropology highlights Black History Month
        The Department of Anthropology at The University of New Mexico is celebrating Black History Month in February with a website page full of resources that include the history of Black History Month, Black scholar biographies, the African-American community at UNM, events, videos, research, and more.
        Posted: February 01, 2023

      • UNM archaeologist Patricia Crown named 2022 AAAS Fellow
        The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) announced that Patricia Crown, the Leslie Spier Distinguished Professor of Anthropology Emerita at The University of New Mexico, has been elected as a 2022 AAAS Fellow. Election as a Fellow honors members whose efforts on behalf of the advancement of science or its applications in service to society have distinguished them among their peers and colleagues.
        Posted: January 31, 2023