The Regents of the University of New Mexico and the Dean of the School of Medicine had both planned to present recognition awards to Joseph Scaletti in the spring and fall of 2010, respectively. After the accident that caused his death in March 2010, both parties chose to go forward with their plans to recognize his work, and they presented the awards to his family in his memory:

The University of New Mexico Board of Regents Meritorious Service Award 2010

The University of New Mexico School of Medicine Legacy Award

After his death, Joseph Scaletti was also honored for his support of Casa Esperanza (a home away from home for cancer patients and their families), by being named an Amigo de Casa:

For his contributions to Polio eradication and for spearheading a Hepatitis C Awareness campaign, Joseph Scaletti was named a Legend of Rotary by the Albuquerque Rotary Club:

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