UNM Health Hour

UNM Health Sciences Center

The University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center is the premiere health care practice and learning institution in the state. Every Sunday at 11am on KKOB 770 AM and 94.5 FM the staff of Health Sciences talk with UNM faculty to bring you informative and entertaining insights on how you can stay healthy in New Mexico.

All Episodes

Feel like your social skills are rusty? If so, you’re not alone. As pandemic restrictions loosen and more people become vaccinated, many are feeling anxious about re-entering society. After all, we’ve spent the last year in quarantine, communicating with others through a screen or from behind a face mask. Dr. Laura Medina addresses this anxiety, whole health, & community in our latest #HealthCast episode      

Jun 2

25 min 18 sec

Sitting at a computer for long periods of time can be tough on our bodies - and that goes for children, too. Listen to our latest podcast to learn tips for creating a workspace for your at-home learner that tailored to their size and individual needs.

Apr 14

27 min 55 sec

The UNM Center for Life integrates conventional and complementary medicines and practices to focus on healing through massage, acupuncture, mindful eating, and yoga. Director, Dr. Laura Medina, joins us in our latest #HealthCast to discuss their services and how they offer quality care that combines conventional medicine with alternative medical options. Learn more: bit.ly/2PMEeDU

Apr 9

21 min 19 sec

In this first episode of the revamped UNM Health Hour, (now the UNM Healthcast), Elizabeth Dwyer talks with UNM Dr. Steven Bradfute about the differences between Covid and the flu. Resources mentioned during the show: Coronavirus hotline: 1-855-600-3453 http://www.tricore.org/ https://hsc.unm.edu/covid-19/ https://hsc.unm.edu/news/  

Nov 2020

26 min 31 sec

In this special segment of the UNM Health Hour, UNM School of Medicine MD students Crina Peterson, Dominique Price, and Anastasia Haponyuk explore research related to COVID-19. For the third and final episode, the gang discusses why response to the virus includes so many restrictions, and how/when our lives might return to some semblance of normalcy. Faculty supervisors for this project are Jerica Johnson, MD and Tom Markle, PhD

Apr 2020

11 min 44 sec

In this special segment of the UNM Health Hour, UNM School of Medicine MD students Crina Peterson, Dominique Price, and Anastasia Haponyuk explore research related to COVID-19. For episode two, the conversation turns to the virus as it relates to temperature and surface life.

Apr 2020

13 min 53 sec

In this special segment of the UNM Health Hour, UNM School of Medicine MD students Crina Peterson, Dominique Price, and Anastasia Haponyuk explore research related to COVID-19. For episode one they discuss the questions around immunity and recurrence of the virus.

Apr 2020

14 min 18 sec

Nancy Mance, MA, LPCC, Grief Counselor with the Office of the Medical Investigator, joins Jett Loe to talk about how to grieve and deal with the loss of normalcy in these trying times.

Apr 2020

43 min 48 sec

Dr. Elaine Thomas and HSC's Jett Loe on health and social distancing tips during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Apr 2020

43 min 20 sec

UNM Health Sciences' Jett Loe talks with Dr. Tracie Collins, Dean of the College of Population Health ("like public health, but on steroids") about important COVID-19 information for all New Mexicans.

Mar 2020

46 min 15 sec

Jett Loe and Michael Haederle from UNM Health Sciences talk with Dr. Tracie Collins, Dean of the College of Population Health, about why social distancing matters and other ways we can all #FlattentheCurve.

Mar 2020

41 min 56 sec

HSC's Michael Haederle has an in-depth conversation with epidemiologist Dr. Megan Brett and Assistant Professor Steven Bradfute, PhD about coronavirus COVID-19.

Mar 2020

44 min 21 sec

Elizabeth Dwyer from UNM's HSC chats with Olivia Dearholt, neonatal Nurse Practitioner and Coordinator of Lifeguard Emergency Services Children's Specialty Team, about the unique work of flying around the region to provide emergency transport for UNMH's smallest patients.

Mar 2020

44 min 35 sec

HSC's Michael Haederle talks with Dr. Pankaj Vohra and registered dietician Renee Euler about the myths and facts of gluten sensitivities and Celiac's disease.

Mar 2020

44 min 18 sec

Joined by Bob Frank, Director of the Center for Innovation in Health & Education, Heather Canavan, Professor in the SOM's Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, and BioMedical Engineering student Nica Mitchell, HSC's Elizabeth Dwyer discusses creative innovations in health care and UNM's annual health Hackathon.

Feb 2020

45 min 18 sec

HSC's Elizabeth Dwyer talks with Dr. John Durkin, Assistant Professor of Dermatology at the UNM School of Medicine, about free skin cancer screenings around the state and how to safely enjoy New Mexico's abundant sunshine.

Feb 2020

45 min 51 sec

Welcoming Nichole Rogers, Education Specialist/Staff Development in the UNMH Department of Nursing Excellence, and Fabian Armijo, Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and Interpreter Language Services at UNMH, HSC's Elizabeth Dwyer discusses the persistent significance and celebrations of Black History Month.

Feb 2020

45 min 53 sec

HSC's Michael Haederle talks with UNM resident Dr. Rebecca Williams-Karnesky about her innovative program - teaching mindfulness to medical students.

Jan 2020

44 min 14 sec

Recipients of the UNM School of Medicine Research Education Office Student Ambassador Award - Perenkita Mendiola, Selina Garcia, and Erica Pascetti - talk with HSC's Elizabeth Dwyer about their studies and adventures as PhD students in UNM's BioMedical Sciences program.

Jan 2020

44 min 1 sec

HSC's Elizabeth Dwyer talks with Jennifer Gillette, PhD, Associate Professor of Pathology at the UNM School of Medicine, along with two of her graduate students, Sebastian Restrepo and Muskan Floren. Discussing the Gillette Lab and Gillette's recent Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, the conversation highlights the collaborative nature of scientific research.

Jan 2020

48 min 22 sec

The Health Sciences Center’s Jett Loe talks with Dr. Mauricio Tohen, Professor and Chairman at University of New Mexico Department of Psychiatry about expanding mental health outreach in New Mexico.

Dec 2019

43 min 6 sec

Dr. Justin Baca, Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at the UNM School of Medicine talks with the Health Sciences Centers Elizabeth Dwyer about the practice of Emergency Medicine in New Mexico.

Nov 2019

43 min 20 sec

HSC's Jett Loe talks with Dr. Sharon Phelan, Dr. Jean Cox, and Jeanine Peek of UNMH's Maternity & Family Planning, now in its 50th year of service. 

Nov 2019

43 min 23 sec

Naima Tokunow from the UNM Women’s Resource Center and the Health Sciences Center’s Dr. Ami Levi, Vice-Chancellor for Academic Affairs, talk with the HSC’s Elizabeth Dwyer about a significant new grant that will help improve women’s health in New Mexico.

Oct 2019

45 min 4 sec

The Clinical Manager of UNM Hospital’s Home Care Program, a representative from the City of Albuquerque’s Office of Senior Affairs and the Captain of the Heart Program with Albuquerque Fire and Rescue, talk the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center’s Elizabeth Dwyer about the collaborative project Helping Hands for Seniors.

Oct 2019

43 min 12 sec

Dr. Jon Marinaro, the Director of the UNM Center for Surgical Critical Care, and the Founding Director and President of the Society of Critical Care Medicine New Mexico Chapter talks with the Health Sciences Center’s Elizabeth Dwyer about emergency medicine, critical care and the UNM’s use of the first pre-hospital ECMO procedure in the United States.

Oct 2019

42 min 53 sec

Unlock the mysteries and misconceptions of what it means when someone donates their body "to science." Elizabeth Dwyer talks with Rebecca Hartley, PhD, instructor in the UNM School of Medicine Anatomy Labs, and Amy Rosenbaum, Director of UNM's Anatomical Donations Program.

Oct 2019

42 min 2 sec

Dr. Ursa Brown-Glaberman of the UNM Comprehensive Cancer Center talks with Elizabeth Dwyer about breast cancer, Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and why early detection and prevention matter.

Sep 2019

41 min 57 sec

Elizabeth Dwyer talks with Amy Gundelach, RN, and Dr. Sarah Adams about the importance of Women's Cancers Awareness. 

Sep 2019

41 min 59 sec

Shining a light on risk factors, warning signs, and community resources, HSC's Elizabeth Dwyer discusses Suicide Prevention Awareness with Molly Brack, Director of the Agora Crisis Center, Dr. Liz Lawrence, Chief Wellness Officer and Assistant Dean for Professional Wellbeing at the UNM School of Medicine, and Steve Nuanez, Manager of Employee Wellbeing at UNMH.

Sep 2019

42 min 13 sec

Rattlesnake bites, exploding vape pen batteries, toxic pesticide exposure, poisonous mushrooms, unexpected drug interactions... Susan Smolinske, Director, and Jacqueline Kakos, Health Education Coordinator, talk with Michael Haederle about their work at the New Mexico Poison & Drug Information Center.

Sep 2019

42 min 30 sec

HSC's Elizabeth Dwyer talks with Chief Administrative Officer Rae Ann Paden and Program Operations Director Amy Liotta about the Comprehensive Cancer Center at UNM, and their annual fundraising event, the Lobo Cancer Challenge.

Aug 2019

42 min 7 sec

HSC’s Jett Loe talks with Becky Dakin, Program Manager for the New Mexico Nursing Education Consortium about our state’s singular coordinated nursing education system – the only one of its kind across the U.S.

Aug 2019

43 min 18 sec

People are working together throughout UNM Health to combat the opioid crisis. HSC’s Elizabeth Dwyer discusses a new grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration with Julie Salvador, PhD, Assistant Professor with the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, and Sindy Sacoman, the Grant Evaluation Director.

Aug 2019

39 min 32 sec

Dr. Leslie Strickler, Director of UNM’s Child Abuse Response Team (CART) and New Mexico's only board-certified child abuse pediatrician, talks with Elizabeth Dwyer about the expansion of health system programs designed to identify child abuse and offer essential treatment and support.

Jul 2019

44 min 9 sec

HSC’s Elizabeth Dwyer talks with Certified Nurse Midwives Noelle Borders, Thanh-Tam Ho, and Tamara Gardner about their award-winning services, recently recognized by the American College of Nurse Midwives.

Jul 2019

43 min 12 sec

Host Elizabeth Dwyer talks with physical therapist Marybeth Barkocy, NM LEND Director Sandy Heimerl, and occupational therapist Gerri Duran about the Early Cerebral Palsy Risk Detection and Intervention task force.

Jul 2019

41 min 25 sec

Kathryn Frietze, PhD, assistant professor in UNM’s Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology, talks with Elizabeth Dwyer about combating substance use disorders through the development of an opioid vaccine.

Jun 2019

32 min 30 sec

Avelena-Rose Ortega, RN, BSN, and Coordinator of the Patient & Family Advisory Council, talks with host Elizabeth Dwyer and Patient Advisors Anthony Sanchez and Nancy Hansen about the essential, innovative work of the council.  

Jun 2019

42 min 56 sec

Bullies aren't just a challenge faced by middle-schoolers. RN Educator Rebecca Brown talks with Elizabeth Dwyer about the importance of building a culture of support and inclusivity at work.

Jun 2019

42 min 14 sec

Elizabeth Dwyer and Michael Haederle talk with Dr. Vic Strasburger, Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Pediatrics, about his book "The Death of Childhood: Reinventing the Joy of Growing Up."

Jun 2019

22 min 4 sec

Dr. Rachel Chamberlain of the Sandoval Regional Medical Center talks sports medicine with HSC's Michael Haederle.

May 2019

42 min 50 sec

Host Elizabeth Dwyer talks with Surya Pierce, MD, Assistant Professor with UNM's Department of Internal Medicine and Acting Medical Director at the UNM Center for Life. The discussion highlights the benefits of integrative medicine - treating the person, not the symptoms - and services offered at the Center for Life.  

May 2019

41 min 59 sec

Michael Haederle talks with family nurse practitioners Van Roper and Aaron Skiles about their work with New Mexico communities. 

May 2019

44 min 5 sec

Michael Haederle talks with Nichole Rogers and Toyese Oyeyemi about the PATH emerging leaders program. The PATH program exposes, engages and inspires African American youth and other underserved youth from all over New Mexico to pursue science, technology, engineering, math and health (STEM-H) careers.

Apr 2019

43 min 49 sec

Elizabeth Dwyer talks with Alexandra Davis, Assistant Professor of Family and Child Studies at the University of New Mexico, about her research connecting the prosocial behavior of teenagers – for example, kindness, helpfulness, altruism – and their relationship with their primary caregiver.

Apr 2019

43 min 20 sec

In this episode of the UNM Health Hour, Elizabeth Dwyer chats with Hollie Medina and Christina Garcia-Tenorio, Residency/Fellowship Program Coordinators with the departments of Radiology and Pathology at UNMH. Much more than paper pushers, Medina and Garcia-Tenorio help guide medical professionals through key stages in their burgeoning careers.

Apr 2019

44 min 28 sec

Elizabeth Dwyer and Michael Haederle talk with Professor and Chair of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the UNM School of Medicine.

Apr 2019

45 min 5 sec

Dr. Kristen Ostrem, Dr. Kim Cox and Katrina Nardini join UNM’s Alex Sanchez to talk about the world of midwifery.

Apr 2019

42 min 54 sec

During the UNM Health Hour for March 30, Alex Sanchez interviews Dominic Rodriguez from the NM Department of Health and Francisco Ronquillo from UNM's Office for Community Health.

Mar 2019

42 min 30 sec