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Health Sciences

UNM in 2020 has a single governance, leadership and organizational structure serving an integrated academic health center with a shared mission, vision and strategic plan.  Through shared principles and values among colleges, hospitals and practice plans, the academic health center has a culture that increases diversity in the workforce, trainees and faculty; promotes interprofessional opportunities; and, provides outreach to the community, including an emphasis on sites in communities that deliver clinical, research and educational services and opportunities.

The health sciences are a renowned center of discovery and innovation with strong, collaborative bridges throughout UNM garnering a rank among the top 50 U.S. academic health centers in total research funding.  Translational science, clinical effectiveness research and interdisciplinary programs are primary research activities in service to New Mexico and beyond. 

UNM has an integrated health care delivery system with geographically distributed services and partnerships that make it the premiere health care choice for payors and the general population.  The value provided in terms of quality, cost and access permits the overall academic health center to remain financially balanced in the primary missions of education, research, patient care and community service.