COVID-19 in a New Mexico Lab: A Conversation with Experts

Virtual Education Program

Date: Wednesday, September 2, 2020

Wednesday, September 2, 2020
12:00 noon – 1:00 p.m.
Virtual Education Program with Zoom

 

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Registration is open to Lifetime Members!
(Registration will be available for all other alumni on

Wednesday, August 19th.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Karissa Culbreath, PhD

Dr. Karissa Culbreath is a clinical microbiologist at the University of New Mexico and the Director of Infectious Diseases at TriCore Reference Laboratories. Karissa holds a PhD in Microbiology and Immunology. She serves the community in various capacities and has been recognized for her roles in leadership and community development. Karissa is a sought after speaker and author of her first children’s book, Daddy’s Little Girl which has been nominated for an NAACP Image Award. Karissa has a passion to empower individuals to achieve spiritual, emotional and personal balance and seeks to provide people of all ages with the tools to achieve this challenging task. By far, her greatest achievement is in her personal life — she is blessed to share her life with her husband, daughter, and son.

 

David G. Grenache, PhD

Dr. Grenache is the chief scientific officer for TriCore Reference Laboratories in Albuquerque, New Mexico. In that role, he leads the TriCore Research Institute and works cooperatively to develop and implement TRICOR’s scientific research strategy. He is also the medical director of the chemistry, immunology, and esoteric analytic chemistry labs, a clinical professor of pathology at the University of New Mexico, and president of the American Association for Clinical Chemistry. Dr. Grenache earned his PhD in biomedical sciences from Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Worcester, Massachusetts, and completed postdoctoral training in clinical chemistry at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri.

 

Registration

This event is open to dues-paying Alumni Members and Lifetime Members. Event is limited to 100 attendees. Registration is first-come, first-served. This event WILL fill up – don’t delay!

 

Thank you to our sponsors:

 

 

The past few months have been difficult for everyone but continued support from our donors allows us to bring educational programs to leaders across the state.

 

Zoom Education Program Sponsorship 

Current Issues in Higher Education

Virtual Education Program

Date: Thursday, August 20, 2020

Current Issues in Higher Education
Dr. John D. Floros

Thursday, August 20, 2020
4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Virtual Meeting with Zoom

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Speaker – Dr. John D. Floros, President of New Mexico State University

Renowned food scientist and academic leader John Floros became President of New Mexico State University on July 1, 2018. Prior to his current role, he was dean of the College of Agriculture and Director of K-State Research and Extension at Kansas State University. Dr. Floros served as professor and head of the department of food science at Pennsylvania State University (2000-2012), as professor at Purdue University (1988-2000), and worked as an international industry consultant for more than 35 years. He earned his PhD in food science and technology from the University of Georgia.
Recently, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration recognized him for his “Distinguished service to the people of U.S.A.” as a member of the Science Board to the FDA.

Registration

Event is limited to 100 attendees. Registration is first-come, first-served. This event WILL fill up – don’t delay!

 

The past few months have been difficult for everyone but continued support from our donors allows us to bring educational programs to leaders across the state.

 

 

Zoom Education Program Sponsorship 

Connect Program Class of 2020

NEW MEXICO

Date: September 2019 - January 2020

Session 1 – Los Alamos, September 25-28, 2019

The Connect Class of 2020 began with their first session on September 25-28 in Los Alamos. The program began with lunch and tour of the Valles Caldera, followed by a welcome dinner hosted by Roger Waterman & Emily McGay, Core Class of 2006 and 2009, respectively. On Thursday at Pajarito Mountain Ski Lodge, the class participated in introductions and a personal leadership skill building workshop with Phil Bryson, On the Edge Productions. The day concluded with dinner at the Bandelier National Monument. On Friday, the class heard presentations on a variety of subjects from respected experts in their field, followed by dinner at Bradbury Science Museum. The session concluded on Saturday with more presentations at the Pajarito Mountain Cliffs County facility.

Thank you to the following Sponsors of the Los Alamos Session: TechSource, Inc., Los Alamos National Laboratory, Bandelier National Monument, Crystal Springs Bottled Water, Janet Blair Consulting, Lexus of Albuquerque / Lexus of Santa Fe, Los Alamos County, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Phil Bryson – On the Edge, Ltd., and the University of New Mexico – Los Alamos.

 

Session 2 – Las Cruces, November 13-16, 2019

The Connect Class of 2020 met for the second time in November in Las Cruces. The program began with a Golf Clinic at the NMSU driving range and was followed by dinner at La Posta de Mesilla Restaurant. On Thursday, the class participated in a tour and Command Brief of White Sands Missile Range with presentations on a variety of topics from respected experts in their fields. The day concluded with dinner at Allen Theatres’ Launchpad Cafe. On Friday, the class heard more from industry experts on critical issues facing New Mexico, and New Mexico State College of Agricultural, Consumer & Environmental Sciences. The day closed with dinner at the Bobby Lee Lawrence Academy of Wine – Gerald Thomas Hall. On Friday, the final day of the session, the class met at the Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine to continue learning from speakers.

Thank you to the following sponsors of the Las Cruces Session: Allen Theaters, Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine, Crystal Springs Bottled Water, La Posta de Mesilla Restaurant, Lexus of Albuquerque/Lexus of Santa Fe, New Mexico State University, Spence Asset Management, and STS of New Mexico.

Session 3 – Roswell, January 14-17, 2020

The final program session of 2020 was held in Roswell. The program began with a tour of Dean Baldwin painting and was followed by dinner at Pioneer Bank. On Wednesday, the class gathered at Eastern New Mexico University – Roswell to hear from speakers on topics relating to municipal, county, and state level issues and structures. Dinner that evening was held at the home of Bill & Sandra Davis. Thursday’s educational component was held at Roswell Museum and Art Center and featured speakers on the topic of education, including K-12 and higher ed. The class then toured MISTIC Inc. Matrix International Security Training Intelligence Center and Three Amigos Dairy.  The group finished the day with dinner at at the Historical Society of Southeast New Mexico. Friday’s activities included team building exercises at the New Mexico Military Institute led by Phil Bryson. The group then toured and had dinner at the Anderson Museum of Contemporary Art with their graduation ceremony following!

Thank you to the Sponsors of the Roswell session: New Mexico MEP, Pioneer Bank, Ragsdale Law Firm, Roswell Chaves County EDC, and Xcel Energy. As well as the In-Kind Sponsors: Anderson Museum of Contemporary Art, Crystal Springs Bottled Water, Bill and Sandra Davis, Dean Baldwin Painting, Eastern New Mexico University – Roswell, New Mexico Military Institute, Pioneer Bank, and Three Amigos Dairy.