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The University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center has named Karen Carlson associate dean of academic affairs at the College of Nursing. She will replace Barbara L. Rees, who is retiring in October.
Carlson has been a professor at the college since 1983 and dean from 1983 to 1986. She's worked at the hospital since 1975, when she received her master's degree in nursing. She recently was named Regents Research Lecturer; her research is on the psychological needs of children during painful procedures.
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Matthew K. Silva has been appointed director of New Mexico Tech's Environmental Evaluation Group.
Silva was previously a chemical engineer in the group and earned his bachelor's and master's degrees from New Mexico Tech. Previously Silva was a research engineer with the school's Petroleum Recovery Research Center.
Silva replaces Robert H. Neill, who retired earlier this year.
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Beverly R. Singer has been appointed director of UNM's Alfonso Ortiz Center for Intercultural Studies.
Singer comes to UNM from the American Museum of Natural History in New York City, where she served as director. She is also an award-winning video maker and previously served as an American Indian film specialist for the Film and Video Center at the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian in New York.
Singer earned her Ph.D. in American Studies from UNM and has also taught at UNM and the College of Santa Fe.
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Monique Chenoweth Uher has been named communication officer for the Public Information Office of Albuquerque Technical Vocational Institute.
Before joining TVI, Chenoweth Uher served as director of marketing and promotions for St. Joseph Healthcare. She received her bachelor's degree from UNM and serves as president-elect of the Public Relations Society of America.