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School of Medicine in the News

The Notes: July 31-Aug. 6

• Vegas Inc

The MountainView Hospital/University of Nevada School of Medicine residency program welcomed its first class of residents. There are 38 internal medicine residents and 14 general surgery residents.

School of Medicine makes an impact

• Nevada Business Weekly

In addition to training future physicians and conducting cutting-edge research, the University of Nevada School of Medicine (UNSOM) also creates a positive impact to Nevada’s economy.

Clark County students explore medical field at CampMED

• Las Vegas Review-Journal

“I asked a question last night just before they were all ready to go to bed, ‘So who wants to be a doctor?’ and every one of them raised their hands,” said Gerald Ackerman, assistant dean for rural programs at UNR’s medical school.

Nevada’s doctor shortage affects Clark County

• Las Vegas Sun

Clark County has just 185 physicians for every 100,000 people, compared with 279 in Washoe County and 346 nationally, according to the University of Nevada School of Medicine.

Highlighting achievements, July 21, 2016 — PHOTOS

• Las Vegas Review-Journal

Medical students honored: The Clark County Medical Society honored Jessica Kim from University of Nevada School of Medicine and Nervik Roy from Touro University Nevada College of Medicine with its 2016 Student Rising Star Award.

Trauma center sees ‘worst’ every day

• Mojave Valley Daily News

Carrison is known for his bedside manner, but his diverse background may be what helps him get along with a wide array of patients. Medical director of Las Vegas Motor Speedway, chairman of the University of Nevada School of Medicine’s Department of Emergency Medicine and former FBI agent, he instantly strikes up a conversation with able patients — asking them about their lives, work and families.

UNLV’s vision for medical school moving closer to reality

• Las Vegas Review-Journal

That’s not accounting for about 120 faculty members who are expected to transition from the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine to the UNLV School of Medicine as the Reno school shifts its focus to Northern Nevada.

14 New Faculty Join 6 Medical School Departments

• University at Buffalo - The State University of New York

Juanne M. Osigweh, MD, is a clinical assistant professor. She was a general surgery resident and conducted postdoctoral research on gastrointestinal surgery at Yale University School of Medicine. She completed fellowships in critical care surgery at University of Nevada School of Medicine and in burn surgery at Cincinnati’s Shriners Hospital for Children.

First class from the University School of Medicine receive white coats

• KTNV Ch. 13

This marks the first class from the University of Nevada School of Medicine. Thirty-eight of the new physicians will work in internal medicine; the other 14 will work in general surgery.

UNSOM Changes Name To Focus On Northern Nevada


The University of Nevada School of Medicine has changed its name to the University of Nevada, *Reno* School of Medicine. Let's turn to our news director Michelle Billman to learn why.

County health board to discuss hospital prices

• Elko Daily Free Press

The board also will receive an update on the community health needs survey from the state office of Rural Health and the University of Nevada School of Medicine.

Town hall on misuse of prescription drugs set for July 12 at UNR

• KRNV Ch. 4/Fox 11

Join Together Northern Nevada (JTNN) and the Community Opioid Response Alliance are hosting a community town hall on the misuse of prescription drugs. The event is scheduled to take place on Tuesday, July 12, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the University of Nevada School of Medicine.

Commentary: New name. Same outstanding school

• Elko Daily Free Press

The School of Medicine has a new name: we now are the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine. The Health Sciences Committee of the Nevada System of Higher Education Board of Regents on June 10 approved a proposal from the school for the new name to be effective July 1.

Meet St. James Healthcare's orthopedic physicians

• Montana Standard

Dr. Blavatsky transferred to Carroll College in Helena graduating in 1977 with a degree in biology. He completed medical school at the University of Nevada School of Medicine in Reno in 1981.