Domenici Center photo by David Groth

Domenici Center for Health Sciences Education

Building and Room Information

Educating Tomorrow's Health Care Providers

The Domenici Center for Health Sciences Education serves all of the education programs at the UNM Health Sciences Center : Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Health Professions and Public Health Programs and Biomedical Sciences. The Center incorporates state-of-the-art classroom technology to facilitate and enhance interdisciplinary education and is a focal point of the Health Sciences Center campus. The Center is managed by the Health Sciences Library and Informatics Center.

Hours and Location

Monday - Friday, 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

After-hours access is scheduled through and must be arranged ahead of time. For more information, read our Weekend and Evening Checklist.

Student Lounge
HSC Students have 24-hour proximity ("prox") card access to the Student Lounge in the east building and to the seminar and group study rooms in the northeast building with their Student ID badge.

The Domenici Center is located on the southwest corner of Tucker and Stanford. Public parking is available for a fee west of the complex in the "M" parking lot along the row of trees in the center of the lot. Public spaces have pay stations that accept credit and debit cards. Building entrances are at the east end of the west building. The Medical‑Legal Bookstore is located on the south side of the west building.

Reservations for Common Spaces

Room Reservations
Student education is the first priority for the building. Guidelines for scheduling space in the Center were established by the Education Deans representing the College of Pharmacy, College of Nursing and School of Medicine. On the third floor of the west building is meeting space created for administrative functions and events. For information about reserving classrooms in the Domenici Center, see the policy on use of the Domenici Center for Health Sciences Education.  

Poster session in lobby of Domenici Center West building by Paul AkmajianAll requests must be scheduled with 48 hours' notice. "Browse for space" in the Event Management System under HSC Domenici Center to see if space is open, and send an email request to In your request, please include the following information:

  • Desired date/time
  • Duration
  • Instructor's name
  • Course/class/meeting name
  • Number of attendees
  • Equipment needed

Please be advised that circumstances may arise when the University leadership, Regents and/or the Chancellor for Health Sciences may require a meeting room for critical University business at a date and/or time that conflicts with your meeting. If this occurs, you will be notified immediately, and it will be your responsibility to find an alternate location for your meeting.

About the Domenici CenterHuman anatomy lab. Photo by Sally Bowler-Hill

The east and west buildings of the Domenici Center for Health Sciences Education officially opened for classes in January 2007. The Center was constructed through the generous support of New Mexico taxpayers and federal funding. The northeast building, which opened in January 2010, houses the Leonard M. Napolitano Ph.D. Anatomical Education Center (human anatomy lab), a 50-seat classroom and a 28,000-sq.-ft. Interprofessional Healthcare Simulation Center (IHSC). The IHSC contains a mock community pharmacy, sterile/nonsterile compounding areas, simulated in-patient rooms, a drop-in skills lab, examination rooms for assessment, simulation and procedure rooms, and debriefing rooms. The North Wing opened in August 2017 and includes a variety of classrooms, two active learning rooms, seminar rooms, small group/PBL rooms, class laboratories for phramacy, physical therapy and occupational therapy, a computerized testing center and a variety of student gathering areas.

Senator Pete DomeniciThe Domenici Center for Health Sciences Education was named in recognition of Senator Pete Domenici's extraordinary contribution toward quality education and health care in New Mexico. Through his efforts in the U.S. Senate, Sen. Domenici made Phase I of this building possible. 

Leonard M. Napolitano, Ph.D.The Leonard M. Napolitano Ph.D. Anatomical Education Center was named in recognition of Leonard Napolitano, an anatomist and a founding member of the School of Medicine (SOM) faculty in 1964. He was the SOM Dean from 1972 to 1993 and is largely credited with developing many of the school's unique medical educational programs.