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Posted: Friday, June 25, 2010 2:54 pm

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano joined her father, Leonard Napolitano, at a dedication ceremony Friday where the University of New Mexico's Health Sciences Center named a $20 million building after him.

The anatomical education center was named for the elder Napolitano, a founder of UNM's School of Medicine who served as dean for more than 20 years. He is credited with developing many of the school's medical education programs, including its primary care curriculum.

Inside the new building, students can use more than 53,000 square feet of standardized patient space, mock examination rooms, computerized simulation rooms, anatomy laboratories and classrooms.

It will be used by medical, physical therapy, nursing and pharmacy students, as well as for continuing medical education courses.

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