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Commentary: Improving access to health care for Elko County

• Elko Daily Free Press

There are several reasons why Elko County faces an access to care challenge. While the percentage of residents with health insurance is high, the number of doctors, particularly primary care physicians is low. According to the University of Nevada School of Medicine, our state is severely short or generalists and specialists.

Interview: How to Survive Burning Man


As the Burning Man festival has grown, so, too, has its healthcare delivery system. To learn more, our contributor Luiza Vieira spoke with Dr. Gary Johnson. He works for the University of Nevada School of Medicine, but he's also known as Dusty Doctor G-Man out on the playa.

Grandma with Attitude: Senior 411

• Reno Gazette-Journal

With the goal of providing more services for the medically uninsured in Washoe County, the University of Nevada School of Medicine has scheduled Student Outreach Clinics for the following dates in March.

Pediatric Geneticist - Dr. Colleen Morris

• Vegas Seven

Morris is appointed to the pediatrics department at the University of Nevada School of Medicine and is a founding fellow of the American College of Medical Genetics, a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and a member of the American Society of Human Genetics.

Physician Assistant Program

• KTVN Ch. 2

With the growing need for more health care providers in our region, the University is creating a new Physician Assistant Program at the School of Medicine.

Health Watch: Migraine Headaches


Dr. J. Ivan Lopez gives us an overview of the signs, risks, treatments and prevention of migraine headaches. Lopez is a professor of neurology, medicine and pediatrics and is the Chair of the Department of Neurology at the University of Nevada School of Medicine.

Dr. Jay Fisher, pediatric ER physician

• Daily News

Throughout the evening, Fisher works alongside Dr. Kevin Mailland, a third-year family medicine resident at the University of Nevada School of Medicine, providing the younger doctor with key insights on a variety of cases. “I really appreciate the time he takes to teach you,” Mailland says.

People on the Move: Feb. 21

• Reno Gazette-Journal

The University of Nevada School of Medicine welcomed Veronica G. Shearin as its new human resources generalist.

Health Watch: Cultural Considerations In Healthcare


To learn more, Anne McMillin with the University of Nevada School of Medicine spoke to two of the event organizers, Rachel Blinn and Miriam Volpin, for this week’s Health Watch segment.

Project Med Student

• KTVN Ch. 2

Imagine cramming four years of medical school into just one day. That's what they are doing up at the University today.

Researchers Take Aim at Metastatic Breast Cancer

• Wall Street Journal

Iain Buxton, head of the pharmacology department at the University of Nevada, Reno, says current funding levels are “draconian.” His lab discovered what he says could be “a cure for breast cancer” in mice last year when it pinpointed a protein that seems to be a precursor to metastasis, as well as two drugs that effectively block it from moving.

Opinion: Growing up at Lake Tahoe — a 10-year perspective

• Sierra Sun

I returned to Northern Nevada to receive my B.S. in Biology from the University of Nevada, Reno, before being admitted to the University of Nevada School of Medicine to pursue my dream of becoming an OB/GYN.

Dr Raffi Hovsepian Awarded Top Doctor 2016 by Castle Connolly

• WMC Action News 5 (Memphis, TN)

Dr. Raffi Hovsepian graduated medical school with a Doctor of Medicine and two Master’s degrees in Science, and Pathology and Physiology—all while remaining in the top 10% of his class. He graduated as Chief Resident in general surgery at the University of Nevada School of Medicine.

One Nation: 8 things to know about Nevada doctors

• Reno Gazette-Journal

To help you brush up on physician issues for the Silver State, here are some key facts from the University of Nevada School of Medicine’s physician workforce report.

One Nation: To meet demand, up to 90,000 more doctors needed by 2025

• Reno Gazette-Journal

That means the country will need by anywhere between 46,000 to 90,000 more doctors by 2025. Nevada alone will need to increase its number of physicians by 46 percent just to reach the national rate of 327 doctors per 100,000 people, according to 2014 physician workforce report from the University of Nevada School of Medicine.

Millennials are changing health care. Is your hospital ready?

• The Advisory Board Company

Millennials, those born between 1980 and the mid-2000s, represent a quarter of the U.S. population. Given their numbers and purchasing power, the health care industry needs to change to win their business, says John Packham, director of health policy research at the University of Nevada School of Medicine.

Health Watch: Zika virus


Dr. James Wilson, a research associate professor and infectious disease expert in the School of Community Health Sciences gives us insight about the Zika virus that goes beyond what is being mentioned by world health organizations. Leading this discussion is Anne McMillin of the School of Medicine at the University of Nevada, Reno.

AT&T internet issues to be addressed in near future

• The Ely Times

The hospital now has a 100mb circuit through which it shares radiological images and health information with the University of Nevada School of Medicine in Reno and Sunrise Hospital in Las Vegas.

One nation: How millennials could change the health care system for everyone

• Reno Gazette-Journal

Dr. Daniel Spogen, who chairs the University of Nevada Department of Family Medicine, is already seeing a difference in doctors' relationships with patients. Older generations, for example, develop a personal relationship with their doctor, who they expect to be there for them 24/7 in case of an emergency.

School of Medicine looks ahead

• Northern Nevada Business Weekly

The University of Nevada School of Medicine is a statewide public medical school that has been training future physicians in Nevada, conducting groundbreaking research and working with Nevada’s healthcare institutions for the past 47 years.

Medical Students Offer Free Clinic at UNR


The Student Outreach Clinic at the University of Nevada, Reno has been around for 20 years. Yet, there's still a lot of people that don't know about it.