Dale Alverson, MDORG University of New Mexico Title BIO Dr. Alverson is a Professor of Pediatrics and Regents' Professor on faculty at the University of New Mexico, School of Medicine.
Since 1995, he has been the Medical Director of the Center for Telehealth and Cybermedicine Research at the University of New Mexico, Health Sciences Center. In that role, he has been involved in the planning, implementation, research and evaluation of Telemedicine systems for New Mexico, primarily serving its rural communities using information technologies, videoconferencing and the internet to provide access to clinical services and health education.
He is Project Coordinator of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Rural Health Care Pilot Program; Southwest Telehealth Access Grid, serving New Mexico, Arizona and the Southwest IHS Area Offices, funded at $15.5 million.
He is on the Board of the New Mexico Telehealth Alliance that provides a platform for public-private collaboration and formation of a Telehealth "network of networks" in the state.
Appointed by the Governor as a Commissioner on the New Mexico Telehealth and Health Information Technology Commission.
In 2007, the UNM Center for Telehealth was given the American Telemedicine Association (ATA) President's Institutional Award for its efforts in advancing telehealth locally, nationally, and internationally.
On a national level, Dr. Alverson is on the Boards of ATA and the Center for Telehealth and e-Health Law (CTeL) based in Washington DC and he was elected Vice President of ATA in 2008 and will become President in 2010.
He is a founder and prior chairman of the Four Corners Telehealth Consortium addressing regional interstate coordination between Arizona, Colorado, Utah and New Mexico.