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Nevada's graduating medical students matched to residency programs

• Reno Gazette-Journal

Kaleb Wartgow was one of the nearly 30,000 medical students in the U.S. matched to residency programs at hospitals around the country. But Wartgow, 28, from the 2016 graduating class of the University of Nevada School of Medicine, is likely just one of a few absolutely sure he wants to someday practice family medicine in rural Nevada.

Health Watch: Proposed Physician Assistant (PA) Program


Anne McMillin of the University of Nevada School of Medicine spoke to two authorities to find out more. Brian Lauf is the founding director of the proposed PA program. Joining them is Ruth Ballweg who is internationally known in PA education and a consultant for the proposed program.

What’s hiding behind many low-fat food claims

• Las Vegas Review-Journal

To start finding the truth, said Miriam Een, assistant professor of nutrition at the University of Nevada School of Medicine, you have to summon your inner nutrition wonk. Flip the package on its side and take a close look at the nutrition facts. That’s where the good stuff is.

Stefani Richards, Anne McMillin

• Northern Nevada Business Weekly

Stefani Richards has been named executive assistant to the dean and vice president, Thomas L. Schwenk, M.D. at the University of Nevada School of Medicine and Division of Health Sciences, while Anne McMillin has been promoted to editor, News & Publications, for the school.

Community wellness clinic brings 'Hopes' to downtown Reno

• Reno Gazette-Journal

"We're seeing unprecedented demand for primary care services," said John Packham, director of health policy research at the University of Nevada School of Medicine. "That clinic is an important addition to meeting that demand."

Dystonia patients in Las Vegas find relief through Botox injections

• Las Vegas Review-Journal

Dystonia’s effects are not totally resolved by an injection, but they can certainly be improved, said Eric Farbman, University of Nevada School of Medicine associate professor of neurology and movement disorders center director.“It doesn’t work for everybody, but for the right people, it works really well,” he said.

New PA Program Aims To Ease Healthcare Access


The School of Medicine and Renown Health are moving forward with the Master of Physician Assistant Studies degree they proposed back in December. Founding Program Director Brian Lauf says this can help make more health care professionals available to Nevadans.

LVMS names infield care center in honor of Dr. Dale Carrison

• Speedway Digest

He currently serves as the Las Vegas Regional Medical Director and Chairman of the Department of Emergency Medicine at University Medical Center of Southern Nevada and is also the professor and chairman of the Department of Emergency Medicine for the University of Nevada School of Medicine.

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.