Research

RESEARCH FIELDS

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HERE, IDEAS ARE EVERYWHERE.

At The University of New Mexico, faculty from 115 units across 14 colleges and our four branch and one satellite campuses lead a vast array of sponsored and non-sponsored research efforts. Class projects, scholarly activities and creative works add immensely to the equation.

GRAND CHALLENGES

The University of New Mexico is dedicated to improving lives in New Mexico. To help meet this goal, UNM has identified three Grand Challenges that will build upon the expertise, commitment and focus of our faculty and staff to address three of the state’s most important issues. These research projects will leverage partnerships with other researchers, communities and stakeholders around the state to focus on Sustainable Water Resources, Substance Use Disorders and Successful Aging.

New Mexico’s Grand Challenges affect us all. From our smallest communities to our largest cities, from all four corners and every place in between, we all feel the need to develop sustainable water resources, reduce the prevalence of substance use disorders, and ensure a high quality of life for our aging friends and family members.

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SUSTAINABLE WATER RESOURCES
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SUBSTANCE USE DISORDERS
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SUCCESSFUL AGING

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SUSTAINABLE WATER RESOURCES

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SUBSTANCE USE DISORDERS

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SUCCESSFUL AGING


READ MORE AT VISIT.UNM.EDU/GRANDCHALLENGES

BIG IDEAS. BIG IMPACT.

As New Mexico’s flagship university, we feel a deep responsibility to take on the myriad of challenges our state is facing, and to create opportunities and build better lives for the people who live here. The vital research we’re conducting at UNM is helping address local, national and global concerns, changing countless lives and even the way we see the world and the universe.

DISCOVERIES

  • Hidden Galaxies Behind the Milky Way
  • New Technique for Sequencing DNA
  • How Parents’ Behavior Impacts Children
  • Laser Temperatures Colder than the Arctic Circle
  • The Reason for the Sea Turtle’s Decline
  • Intestinal Bacteria’s Effect on Brain Health
  • Advances in Reduced-Emission Engines
  • Detection of Orbiting Supermassive Black Holes
  • How Stress Affects Infant Size
  • New Treatments for Addiction
  • Ocean Anoxia Cause of Mass Extinction
  • Effect of Global Warming on Sea Levels
  • Consequences of Housing Segregation
  • Ability of Cannabis to Treat Health Conditions
  • New Method to Diagnose Schizophrenia
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