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About the Chapter
Heather C. Brislen, MD, FACP
Dr. Brislen serves as the official representative of the College for the New Mexico Chapter, providing a link between members at the local level and leadership at the national level. To learn more about Dr. Brislen, read her bio.
Dr. Eileen Barrett selected for advancement to Mastership
Dr. Barrett was officially recognized with ACP Mastership during the 2021 Internal Medicine Meeting. Masterships are awarded because of “personal character, positions of honor, contributions towards furthering the purposes of the ACP, eminence in practice or in medical research, or other attainments in science or in the art of medicine.” Dr. Barrett is an Associate Professor of Medicine and Director of Continuing Medical Education at the University of New Mexico. She served as a Regent and as Governor of the ACP New Mexico Chapter. Her professional interests and expertise are in hospital medicine, disaster and pandemic response, clinician wellbeing, improving the care of people with substance use disorders, and in increasing diversity and inclusion in the physician workforce.
New Mexico Chapter receives 2020 Chapter Excellence Bronze Award
We are pleased to announce that our chapter is in receipt of the Bronze Level of the 2020 Chapter Excellence Award! The award recognizes chapters that achieve basics in chapter management. In order to achieve the Chapter Excellence Award, chapters must meet twenty-one Bronze criteria. Criteria include such activities as being involved in advocacy activities, communicating with members, having a chapter/regional scientific meeting along with a planning committee, having a sound financial structure in place, recruiting and advancing members and having an awards committee that identifies candidates for local or national awards.
Amanda (Mandy) Collar, an MD/PhD student at University of New Mexico School of Medicine who serves as our HPPC Chair, has been appointed to the national ACP Council of Student Members as Vice-Chair. Congratulations, Amanda!