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UNM Rainforest Forum – Dr. Hengameh Raissy, UNM Health Sciences

May 15 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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Join us to learn more about research at The University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center.

The UNM Rainforest Forum was created by the UNM Rainforest Innovations Board of Directors to bring together UNM and business community members to enhance and strengthen UNM’s role in economic development.

For the next Rainforest Forum, join us to hear from Hengameh Raissy, PharmD, interim Vice President for Research at The University of New Mexico Health Sciences.

The University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center is thriving in an increasingly challenging biomedical research landscape, having attracted $200 million in extramural funding. Our funding success is a tribute to the inspired work of our faculty, students and staff, who continue to break newnew ground in so many areas and have done a terrific job of putting UNM on the map as a center of research and innovation. This achievement caps more than a decade of continual growth in extramural funding and highlights our focus on developing major new discoveries that improve the health and well-being of New Mexicans.

Dr. Raissy was appointed interim Vice President for Research at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences in November 2022. She joined the Department of Pediatrics in July 2001. Over the past 22 years, she has had an opportunity to contribute to advancing health science throughout New Mexico, as well as nationwide. She has been a principal investigator for more than 100 clinical trials contributing to new therapeutic interventions for asthma and cystic fibrosis; in addition, she has lead NIH funded Networks such as Childhood Asthma Management Program, the Childhood Asthma Research and Education Network and AsthmaNet.

Dr. Raissy is currently co-PI for the IDeA State Pediatric Trial Network, part of the Environmental influences on Child Health Outcomes (ECHO) Program, funded by National Institutes of Health Office of the Director. The ECHO Program’s goal is to understand the effects of a broad range of early environmental influences on child health and development.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, she led efforts to secure funding and participate in the Researching COVID to Enhance Recovery study.

Dr. Raissy joined the Clinical & Translational Sciences Center leadership in July 2010 when UNM Health Sciences sought its first NIH Clinical and Translational Science Award and she is currently the director of Network Capacity.


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