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School of Medicine in the News

Health Watch: A Day At The Museum


On May 7, 2016 The School of Medicine at UNR will participate in a free family-friendly event "Day at the Museum." Mary Shultz and Dr. Andy Sohn stopped by the KUNR studios to talk about the event.

Health Watch: Chest Pains


For this segment of Health Watch, Dr. Kirk Bronander, a hospitalist with the School of Medicine at Renown Health spoke to Anne McMillin about some of the types of chest pain an adult may experience.

More Medical Clerkships, Residencies In Works For Reno


By summer of 2017, the University of Nevada School of Medicine in Reno will have more local offerings for what are called clerkships, which students do in their third year, rotating through half a dozen specialties to figure out what they like best. In the past, students have had to leave the area for these opportunities.

Medicare advocacy group meets to discuss patient care

• Elko Daily Free Press

"The biggest issue isn't that they can't get in to see somebody," said Assistant Dean of the University of Nevada school of medicine Gerald Ackerman. "Sometimes when I'm, sick I want to see a doctor tomorrow. Most of us don't see a doctor until we're sick."

Put Obese Patients in a Bind To Improve CIT

• General Surgery News

When it comes endoscopy, gastroenterologists outperform surgeons in the eyes of the nurses and technicians who observe the procedures, according to a recent survey from researchers at the University of Nevada School of Medicine, in Las Vegas.

Florida Hospital Physician Group Welcomes New Sports Medicine Physician

• CBS 19 (Tyler, TX)

Dr. Shah earned his medical degree from the American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine in Cupecoy, St. Maarten before completing his internship and residency in Family Medicine at New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington, North Carolina. He then completed his fellowship in Sports Medicine at the University of Nevada School of Medicine in Las Vegas, Nevada

Residents Encouraged To Participate In Douglas County Community Health Survey

• Carson Valley Times

Carson Valley Medical Center and the Regional Public Health Partnership between Douglas County and Carson City Health and Human Services have partnered with the University of Nevada School of Medicine to develop a survey that will be available from April 4 – May 6, 2016.

Health Watch: Clinical and Translational Research


Dr. Thomas L Schwenk wrote an editorial for the School of Medicine website about it and Susan Hill, also with the school, took some time with Dr. Schwenk to get into more detail about what this means and how the school is moving forward to increase it's research programs.

Parkinson’s disease patients seek relief

• Las Vegas Review-Journal

The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke said Parkinson’s disease results from the loss of dopamine-producing brain cells. In Southern Nevada, 15,000 to 18,000 people are believed to suffer from Parkinson’s, a progressive movement disorder, University of Nevada School of Medicine associate professor of neurology Dr. Eric Farbman said.

Ranking the health of Nevada's counties


John Packham is the Director of Health Policy Research at the University of Nevada School of Medicine. He told KNPR's State of Nevada that were you live has a bigger impact on your health than your genetics. The reasons for that are varied.

Health Watch: Good Nutrition Choices


Anne McMillin of the University of Nevada School of Medicine leads the discussion with Aimee Brock, a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and Certified Diabetes Educator with the School of Medicine's Wellness and Weight Management Center.

Wilson chosen for residency

• Cottonwood Chronicle

One of the 10 chosen is Kelby Wilson, formerly of Cottonwood, Idaho. He is the son of Emmett and Cindy Wilson and graduated from Prairie High School. Wilson had attend the University of Nevada School of Medicine.

It's complicated why you can't find a primary care doctor in Nevada

• KRNV Ch. 4

The Silver State has long struggled with a shortage of doctors, including primary care physicians. Dr. Daniel Spogen, Chair of the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of Nevada School of Medicine, said, "We could double the number of primary care physicians in the state and still have needs. It is a big deal."