Dream Makers Health Career Program

Dr. Christina Salas’ reputation as a distinguished biomedical engineer helps attract various STEM-related outreach opportunities to our department. One such opportunity arose when Dr. Salas was contacted by Rosa Samudio from the Office of Diversity at The University of New Mexico (UNM) Health Sciences Center (HSC). Rosa invited our participation in a tour of students throughout north campus facilities, as part of the Dream Makers Health Career Program. This program—a collaboration between UNM HSC Office of Diversity and school districts throughout New Mexico—aims to expose middle- and high-school students to professions in healthcare.

Naturally, we jumped aboard the chance to talk about engineering, medicine, research, and (of course) the Perry Outreach Program. We participated on the following days in 2017: February 10 (Robertson High School); March 10 (Highland High School); April 7 (Cleveland High School and Valley High School); and April 14 (Navajo Pine High School). Dr. Salas and her team of engineers toured the curious students throughout our Orthopaedic Biomechanics & Biomaterials Laboratory, speaking about the observed devices (eg, our 3D Printer) and applications to current biomedical research. In another room, members of our research team spoke about careers in healthcare, ranging from orthopaedic surgeons to graphic designers—and everything in between. We hope to show the students of New Mexico that pursuing a career in healthcare can simply be a matter of choice, not circumstance!


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Orthopaedics & Rehabilitation

MSC10 5600
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001

Phone: 505-272-2231 (clinic hotline) 505-272-4107 (academic office)
Fax: 505-272-8098