facility honors senators commitment to mental health
and Nancy Domenici Hall’ dedicated
Health Sciences Center has named one of its facilities after
Senator Pete Domenici and his wife Nancy.
left: Health Sciences Center Vice President Dr. Phil Eaton,
Nancy Domenici, Sen. Pete Domenici, New Mexico First Lady
Barbara Richardson and UNM President Louis Caldera.
building will be expanded to house three programs focused on
research and treatment for mental illness and other neurological
conditions -- the UNM MIND Imaging Center, The MIND Institute
and the UNM BRAIN Center.
is an honor for UNM to call this building the Pete and Nancy
Domenici Hall, said UNM President Louis Caldera. This
naming does not adequately express our gratitude for Senator
Domenicis support of mental health research and UNM broadly.
Throughout his nearly 30 years of public service to New Mexico,
he has been an avid supporter of the university. In addition
to his steadfast support of mental health research, Senator
Domenici has been instrumental in obtaining funding for our
law school, telemedicine, high technology research, as well
as the renovation and expansion of Zimmerman Library, to name
but a few.
Institute was founded by Domenici in 1999 as a partnership between
UNM and laboratories, schools of medicine, scientific organizations
and research universities across the country including Harvard
University and the University of Minnesota.
and I have long been committed to making sure those who suffer
from mental illness and brain injuries have access to the diagnoses
and treatment that they need. And, while we have witnessed many
advances in diagnosis and treatment, we still have much more
to do, Domenici said.
expansion of the University of New Mexico facilities will truly
help expand care and improve the quality of life for those suffering
from medical conditions related to the brain, Domenici
said. These unique facilities will help to develop functional
technology to study the brain and it will help enhance the lives
of individuals who are suffering. We can all look forward to
the many advances that will take shape at this new facility.
Nancy and I are truly humbled by the recognition we are receiving.
Nancy Domenici Hall is located on the UNM north campus at 1101
Yale Blvd. NE.