August 2, 2013
Congratulations to Annette Crisanti, PhD, who has just been named a New Mexico CARES Health Disparities Center Senior Fellow. According to the honor’s notification, “This fellowship is awarded in recognition of your work and research focused on finding new solutions to the complex problems that contribute to health disparities that affect New Mexicans. By forming lasting collaborations with interested persons like yourself, throughout the University of New Mexico and across the state's diverse communities, we will work to find health interventions that are community-driven, culturally relevant, and sustainable for diverse peoples who live in this beautiful state.”
In addition to other accomplishments, Dr. Crisanti recently received a PCORI research award.
The New Mexico Center for the Advancement of Research Engagement and Science on Health Disparities (NM CARES Health Disparities Center) is a National Institutes of Health and National Institute for Minority Health and Health Disparities funded center at the University of New Mexico
From NM CARES website: “Health disparities, and their effects on the health and well-being of New Mexicans, are intolerable yet widespread, affecting many of the people and communities throughout the state. While research over the last 15 years indicates that disparities associated with ethnicity, race and gender tremendously affect New Mexicans, we also know that traumatic life conditions resulting from the chronic strains of poverty and marginalization contribute to cumulative health concerns as well.”