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University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center

The University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center is located in Albuquerque, New Mexico. As a result of a major expansion which led to a 10-fold increase in NIH-funded research, UNM-HSC hosts an NCI-designated Cancer Center, a Clinical and Translational Science Center (CTSC), a Spatio-Temporal Modeling Center, a Brain and Behavior Health Institute (which is getting a Bruker 7T system, thanks to funding from an NIH S10 award (S10 OD021598), and an NIH Roadmap-funded high throughput molecular screening center. World-class shared facilities include flow cytometry, microscopy, genomics and bioinformatics. Nearby institutions include the UNM main campus including Departments of Biology and Chemistry and School of Engineering and Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute, and Sandia and Los Alamos National Labs which fuel many projects related to engineering or requiring massive computing power. Albuquerque is in the high desert, between 5,000 and 6,000 ft above sea level and offers an outstanding arid climate with over 300 sunny days per year. It was recently ranked by Kiplinger magazine as #3 amongst 50 smart places to live in the U.S. and offers nearby hiking, mountain biking, skiing, camping, fly fishing and many other outdoor activities.

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