Division of Molecular Medicine
Department of Internal Medicine
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87131

Division to Improve and Treat Human Diseases

The Division of Molecular Medicine is an academic unit of the Department of Internal Medicine

Our researchers work through the University of New Mexico Comprehensive Cancer Center and are located at the Cancer Research Facility. The University of New Mexico Comprehensive Cancer Center is the Official Cancer Center of New Mexico and the only National Cancer Institute-designated Cancer Center in a 500-mile radius. One of the premier cancer centers nationwide, the UNM CCC has more than 125 board-certified oncology physicians, forming New Mexico’s largest cancer care team. It treats about 60 percent of adults and virtually all the children in New Mexico diagnosed with cancer — more than 10,000 people— from every county in the state in more than 135,000 clinic visits each year. Through its partnership with the New Mexico Cancer Care Alliance, an “exemplary national model for cancer health care delivery,” the UNM CCC offers access to more than 175 clinical trials to New Mexicans in every part of the state. Annual research funding of almost $60 million supports the UNM CCC’s 130 cancer scientists. Working with partners at Los Alamos and Sandia National Laboratories, Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute, and New Mexico State University, they have developed new diagnostics and drugs for leukemia, breast cancer, ovarian cancer, prostate cancer, liver and pancreatic cancer, brain cancer, and melanoma. Learn more at www.cancer.unm.edu.

Molecular Medicine Mission

The mission of the division is the continued success and growth in all mission areas (to discover the molecular mechanisms of human disease, to rapidly develop new diagnostic, therapeutic, imaging, and prevention targets for human disease; to rapidly evaluate promising new targeted agents in pre-clinical models; to translate novel agents to early phase human clinical trials with UNM and industry partners; and to elucidate mechanisms of action and resistance of novel agents) of the established Division of Molecular Medicine in the Department of Internal Medicine (DoIM) are of paramount importance to the UNM School of Medicine, and the UNM Comprehensive Cancer Center (UNMCCC).

Molecular Medicine and Basic Science

The Researchers that make up the division of Molecular Medicine provide cutting-edge translational research to bridge the gap between bench work and clinical care.