Giving Opportunities

Development and Alumni Relations

Thank you for your interest in supporting the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine

For nearly half a century, the School of Medicine has prepared physicians, who are leading the way to better health for Nevada, the nation and the world! Your support ensures we will continue to educate best-in-class medical professions, bring global research to northern Nevada and provide top-quality patient care to our community.

For more information on any of the giving priorities listed below, please contact Shari Netzel, Director of Development.

student scholarships


Scholarships offer a meaningful way to support medical education. They can serve as a means to establish a legacy, honor a loved one or mentor and they directly support student success. Scholarship support can be structured in a number of ways, including endowments or termed pledges. There are also several existing scholarship funds to which gifts of any amount can be made.

Faculty giving opportunitiy


A named or endowed position in higher education is a primary means of recognizing academic distinction, and enables the university to attract, retain and honor distinguished faculty. This type of position is supported by multi-year pledged annual gifts or with income from an endowed fund established through gifts from private sources. The School of Medicine received one of the earliest endowed positions in the University of Nevada system, and would be greatly strengthened by the addition of more named positions through which faculty achievements in research, teaching, and service could be recognized and rewarded.

Research giving opportunities


With a mission to advance medical discovery and innovation, we are a research-intensive medical school. The School of Medicine holds nearly $60 million in multi-year, National Institutes of Health (NIH) research grants for studies into the causes and treatments for diseases including muscular dystrophy, gastrointestinal disorders, HIV, fertility, cancer, infectious diseases, and battlefield injuries. Your gift toward research can support students, faculty, ideas and discoveries that will improve health locally, nationally and globally.

student and faculty enrichment giving

Student & Faculty Enrichment

From the Student Outreach Clinic and medical missions abroad to initiatives that support our students physical, mental and emotional wellness, student enrichment programs enhance traditional medical school offerings developing high-achieving, high-quality, compassionate and healthy future physicians. Likewise, faculty development opportunities allow for those shaping our future physicians to continue learning and growing so that they can be more innovative and effective in their teaching.

capital project giving opportunities

Capital Projects and Equipment

Medicine is a field of rapid advancement. To keep pace with discovery, technology and evolutions in health care, there are ongoing equipment needs and capital projects to advance the School of Medicine's commitment to education, research and patient care.