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Project ECHO

Antibiotic Stewardship

Third Thursday of each month • 12:15-1 p.m.

This clinic team consists of:

  • Charles Krasner, M.D. Dr. Krasner is an internist and infectious disease specialist with clinical specialty in all aspects of HIV and AIDS care including infections and anti-retroviral drug resistance. He also treats patients with Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, staph aureus, tuberculosis, osteomyelitis, and other challenging infectious diseases. He is board certified in internal medicine and infectious diseases and holds special certification in HIV and AIDS.
  • Jessica Thompson, PharmD.
  • Michael Stander, PharmD.
Disclosures

As an accredited provider of continuing medical education through the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine must ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all its educational activities. In order to assure that information is presented in a scientific and objective manner, The University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine requires that anyone in a position to control or influence the content of a continuing medical education activity disclose relevant financial relationships with any commercial or proprietary entity producing health care goods or services relevant to the content being planned or presented. Following are those disclosures.

All presenters, planners or anyone in a position to control the content of this continuing medical education activity have indicated that neither they nor their spouse/legally recognized domestic partner has any financial relationships with commercial interests related to the content of this activity.

Cardiology

First Tuesdays of the month • 12-1 p.m.

This clinic is led by:

  • Lorrel Brown Toft, M.D. Dr. Toft is a graduate of the University of California, Irvine with a BS in Biology (summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa) and received her M.D. from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in 2007 (Alpha Omega Alpha). She completed her internal medicine residency training at Johns Hopkins in 2010 and was selected to serve as Assistant Chief of Service/chief resident. She then completed her cardiology fellowship training at Johns Hopkins and joined the faculty at the University of Louisville in 2014.
Disclosures

As an accredited provider of continuing medical education through the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine must ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all its educational activities. In order to assure that information is presented in a scientific and objective manner, The University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine requires that anyone in a position to control or influence the content of a continuing medical education activity disclose relevant financial relationships with any commercial or proprietary entity producing health care goods or services relevant to the content being planned or presented. Following are those disclosures.

All presenters, planners or anyone in a position to control the content of this continuing medical education activity have indicated that neither they nor their spouse/legally recognized domestic partner has any financial relationships with commercial interests related to the content of this activity.

Complex Pediatrics

Second Friday of each month • 12-1 p.m.

This clinic team consists of:

  • Kathryn Eckert, M.D. Dr. Eckert is a pediatric endocrinologist in Reno, Nevada. She received her medical degree from the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine and has been in practice for more than 20 years.
  • Amy Hughes Lansing, Ph.D. Dr. Amy Hughes Lansing is an assistant professor of psychology at the University of Nevada, Reno. She is a child and adolescent clinical health psychologist (pediatric psychologist) conducting research that examines behavioral, biological and family processes underlying self-regulation and adolescent health.
  • Tara Prokop, M.D. Dr. Prokop is a board-certified pediatrician in Reno, Nevada. She received her medical degree from the University of Nevada School of Medicine and did her pediatric training at Doernbecher Children Hospital in Portland, Oregon. She has been practicing in Reno for more than 15 years for children birth to 18 years of age.
Disclosures

As an accredited provider of continuing medical education through the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine must ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all its educational activities. In order to assure that information is presented in a scientific and objective manner, The University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine requires that anyone in a position to control or influence the content of a continuing medical education activity disclose relevant financial relationships with any commercial or proprietary entity producing health care goods or services relevant to the content being planned or presented. Following are those disclosures.

All presenters, planners or anyone in a position to control the content of this continuing medical education activity have indicated that neither they nor their spouse/legally recognized domestic partner has any financial relationships with commercial interests related to the content of this activity.

Geriatrics

Third Tuesday of each month • 12-1 p.m.

This clinic team consists of:

  • Patti Swager, M.Ed. Patti is Associate Director for Clinical Education at the SCA. She completed a certificate in gerontology and has more than 25 years of experience in the field of aging. She works in collaboration with the clinical team and seeks out other experts to serve as presenters for the geriatric series.
  • Mordechai Lavi, M.D. Dr. Mordechai Lavi joined UNR faculty in September 2017. He specializes in the care of adults 65 and older. He will be practicing inpatient and outpatient geriatric medicine.
  • Kelley Macmillan, Ph.D. Kelley Macmillan is a professional social worker with educational preparation in psychology (BA), mental health and family therapy (MSW), social work, gerontology and geriatrics (Ph.D.). Prior to joining the University of Nevada, Reno in 2015, Dr. Macmillan was a Clinical Associate Professor at the School of Social Work, University of Maryland for nine years. In addition he has more than 20 years of managerial and direct practice in health care delivery systems. Dr. Macmillan utilizes his skill, expertise, and patient-centered approach to serve clients and families in the Sanford Center Geriatric Clinic.
  • Leslie Baker, PharmD, BCGP. Leslie Baker is the Certified Geriatric Pharmacist at the Sanford Center Geriatric Specialty Clinic. She is also the Pharmacist in Charge at the University of Nevada, Reno Campus Pharmacy. In addition to her work at the specialty clinic, Leslie also provides Medication Therapy Management services through the community outreach program at the Sanford Center. Leslie has practiced in a variety of pharmacy settings to include hospital, retail, mail order, and as a consultant pharmacist for skilled nursing and assisted living facilities.
Disclosures

As an accredited provider of continuing medical education through the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine must ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all its educational activities. In order to assure that information is presented in a scientific and objective manner, The University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine requires that anyone in a position to control or influence the content of a continuing medical education activity disclose relevant financial relationships with any commercial or proprietary entity producing health care goods or services relevant to the content being planned or presented. Following are those disclosures.

All presenters, planners or anyone in a position to control the content of this continuing medical education activity have indicated that neither they nor their spouse/legally recognized domestic partner has any financial relationships with commercial interests related to the content of this activity.

Medication-Assisted Treatment

Second and Fourth Wednesday of each month • 12-1:30 p.m.

This clinic team consists of:

  • Mark Broadhead, M.D. Dr. Broadhead received his medical degree from University of Nevada School of Medicine in 1986 and has been in practice for more than 30 years.
  • Danica Pierce, MSW, LCSW. Danica is a native Nevadan, born and raised in the Reno-Sparks area. She received her bachelor's degree in Human Development and Family Studies and her Master's in Social Work from the University of Nevada, Reno. Danica is a licensed clinical social worker. She specializes in treating people who struggle with co-occurring mental health and substance-use disorders. She is the Program Coordinator for the Medication Assisted Treatment (MATx) Program at Northern Nevada HOPES.
  • Echo Troop, MSW, LCSW. Echo is a native Nevadan with a passion for the Reno-Sparks community. She received her Master's in Social Work from the University of Nevada, Reno in 2016. Echo is a licensed clinical social worker and works with clients who struggle with co-occurring substance-use and mental health disorders. Echo is a therapist in the Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) Program at Northern Nevada HOPES.
  • Kim Nischik, MS, PA-C. Kim received her Master's degree in physician assistant studies at Pacific University in OR. She works at Northern NV Hopes for the MAT program and also works as a primary care provider in adult medicine.
  • Shawna Silva, CWIFT/MAT Case Manager. Shawna is the Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) Case Manager at Northern Nevada HOPES. She started at HOPES, initially, as an Intensive Outreach Case Manager working with clients with co-occurring substance use and mental health issues. She previously worked for Probation and Parole for 11 years, running both their House Arrest and Drug Treatment Programs. She also has a background in Domestic Violence Education and Victim Services.
  • Curtis Wickwire, PharmD. Curtis is a native Nevadan who grew up in the Reno-Tahoe area. Prior to completing pharmacy school, Curtis was a scholar-athlete at the University of Nevada, Reno where he played baseball and majored in Biology. He completed his pharmacy degree in 2009 at Roseman University in Salt Lake City, UT. Since returning to the area, he has worked at the VA hospital, Renown Regional Medical Center, and eventually made his way to Northern Nevada HOPES where he has been practicing for the past 5 years.
Disclosures

As an accredited provider of continuing medical education through the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine must ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all its educational activities. In order to assure that information is presented in a scientific and objective manner, The University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine requires that anyone in a position to control or influence the content of a continuing medical education activity disclose relevant financial relationships with any commercial or proprietary entity producing health care goods or services relevant to the content being planned or presented. Following are those disclosures.

All presenters, planners or anyone in a position to control the content of this continuing medical education activity have indicated that neither they nor their spouse/legally recognized domestic partner has any financial relationships with commercial interests related to the content of this activity.

NAVIGATE First Episode Psychosis

(1) Diagnosis and Assessment • (2) Psychopharmacology Treatment • (3) Psychotherapy Modalities • (4) Health, Wellness and Co-Occurring Medical Disorders

These clinic's teams consist of:

  • Melanie Crawford, PhD (Neuropsychologist)
  • Brighid Fronapfel, PhD (Behavior Analyst)
  • Josh Fitzgerald, MD (Psychiatrist)
  • Andy Pasternak, MD (Family Medicine)
  • Erika Ryst, MD (Psychiatry)
  • Amy Hughes Lansing, PhD (Health Psychology)
  • Kathy Eckert, MD (Endocrinology)
  • Jonathan Meyer, MD (Psychopharmacology)
  • Steve Graybar, PhD (Clinical Psychology)
  • Dave Briggs, LCSW, LCADC (Social Work and Addiction)
Disclosures

As an accredited provider of continuing medical education through the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine must ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all its educational activities. In order to assure that information is presented in a scientific and objective manner, The University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine requires that anyone in a position to control or influence the content of a continuing medical education activity disclose relevant financial relationships with any commercial or proprietary entity producing health care goods or services relevant to the content being planned or presented. Following are those disclosures.

Erika Ryst

  • Grant/Research Support: SAMHSA Mental Health Block Funding through Nevada DPBH, HRSA/MCH Nevada LEND Program
  • Consultant: Washoe County School District

Dave Briggs

  • Ownership Interest: True North Treatment Center

Jonathan Meyer

  • Consultant: Acadia Pharmaceuticals, Alkermes, Allergan (now Abbvie), Intra-Cellular Therapies, Neurocrine
  • Speakers' Bureau of Honoraria: Acadia, Alkermes, Allergan, Intra-Cellular Therapies, Janssen, Merck, Neurocrine, Otsuka, Sunovion, Teva

All other presenters, planners or anyone in a position to control the content of this continuing medical education activity have indicated that neither they nor their spouse/legally recognized domestic partner has any financial relationships with commercial interests related to the content of this activity.

Nutrition Education

Six-Week Course That Is Offered Quarterly

This clinic is led by:

  • Karmella Thomas, RD, CDE. Karmella trained at the University of Nevada, Reno, in both biology and nutrition. She has a certificate of Specialized Training in Adult Weight Managment from the American Dietetic Association She also earned the Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE) credental in June 2012.
  • Mordechai Lavi, MD. Mordechai Lavi is geriatric certified internist with an interest in nutrition. Dr. Lavi is driven by the hope that improving the knowledge base of all those in our community is a key to developing a healthier Nevada. He is excited to support Karmella Thomas as we educate Nevada's community health workers using the ECHO model.
Disclosures

As an accredited provider of continuing medical education through the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine must ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all its educational activities. In order to assure that information is presented in a scientific and objective manner, The University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine requires that anyone in a position to control or influence the content of a continuing medical education activity disclose relevant financial relationships with any commercial or proprietary entity producing health care goods or services relevant to the content being planned or presented. Following are those disclosures.

All presenters, planners or anyone in a position to control the content of this continuing medical education activity have indicated that neither they nor their spouse/legally recognized domestic partner has any financial relationships with commercial interests related to the content of this activity.

Pain Management

First and Third Wednesday of each month • 8-9 a.m.

This clinic team consists of:

  • Michael J. Lewandowski, Ph.D. Dr. Lewandowski is a licensed psychologist in the State of Nevada, President of Pain Assessment Resources, and Director of Behavioral Medicine Consultants Inc. He has extensive training and experience in the application of psychological principles to problems in medicine, specifically chronic pain. His 31-years of clinical experience include his internship at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Reno Nevada and work in two CARF accredited pain management programs in northern Nevada. His pain management practice covers both Reno and Carson City.
  • Denis Patterson, D.O. Dr. Patterson is Board Certified in Pain Medicine as well as Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. He is a specialist in common and complex neurological disorders and musculoskeletal issues and is an expert in electrodiagnostics (nerve conduction studies and electromyography) which aid in the diagnosis of nerve disorders. He has been seeing and treating patients at Nevada Advanced Pain Specialists, an industry leader in pain management.
  • Paul Snyder, MA, LADCS, CPCI. Paul specializes in treating mental health and substance use disorders. Paul has worked in the Hazelden-Betty Ford Health Care Professional Track as well as Residential, Intensive Outpatient and Outpatient treatment. Paul created and supervised a woman's treatment program, writes a monthly health care column with a readership of 65,000, is a speaker/educator throughout the state of Nevada, has a local practice and is the primary counselor for substance use disorders for the Three Nation's Tribal Health Center.
  • Vladimir Sinkov, MD
Disclosures 

As an accredited provider of continuing medical education through the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine must ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all its educational activities. In order to assure that information is presented in a scientific and objective manner, The University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine requires that anyone in a position to control or influence the content of a continuing medical education activity disclose relevant financial relationships with any commercial or proprietary entity producing health care goods or services relevant to the content being planned or presented. Following are those disclosures.

Michael Lewandowski 

  • Royalty: Book "The Chronic Pain Care Workbook" - New Harbinger 2006
  • Intellectual Property Rights: Behavioral Assessment of Pain - 2 & MSQS
  • Ownership Interest: Pain Assessment Resources, Inc.

Denis Patterson

  • Grant/Research Support: Abbott, Biotronik, Nuvectra, Nevro, Flowonix, Vertiflex
  •  Consultant: Allergan, Amgen, Abbott, CornerLoc, Flownix, Saluda
  • Speakers' Bureau or Honoraria: Allergan, Amgen, Abbott, CornerLoc, Flownix

Vladimir Sinkov

  • Consultant: Globus Medical

All other presenters, planners or anyone in a position to control the content of this continuing medical education activity have indicated that neither they nor their spouse/legally recognized domestic partner has any financial relationships with commercial interests related to the content of this activity.

Palliative Care

Third Friday of each month • 12-1 p.m.

This clinic team consists of:

  • Jonathan McCaleb, MD, CMD, HMDC. Dr. McCaleb is a graduate of the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine, where he currently holds the faculty position Clinical Associate Professor of Family Medicine. He completed his residency and his fellowships in Family and Community Medicine and Hospice and Palliative Medicine and Geriatric Medicine at UNRSOM. Dr. McCaleb is a physician for The Department of Veterans Affairs in the Reno VA's Community Living Center and is board certified in Family Medicine, Hospice and Palliative Medicine and Geriatric Medicine.
  • Kelly Conright, MD, CMD is board certified in Internal Medicine, Geriatric Medicine, and Hospice and Palliative Medicine. She is an Associate Professor in Internal Medicine at the University of Nevada School of Medicine (UNSOM), is the Program Director for UNSOM's Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship, and also serves as core faculty for the Geriatric Medicine Fellowship. She is a certified medical director, and has 20+ years' experience as a Medical Director for multiple community and VA based nursing homes.
  • Jessica Cate, PharmD, BCPS, BCGP. Dr. Cate is a board certified geriatric pharmacist and pharmacotherapy specialist. She obtained her Bachelor degree from the University of Nevada, Reno and her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Touro College of Pharmacy. She completed a one year post-graduate general pharmacy practice residency, followed by a one year post-graduate specialized geriatric pharmacy residency at the VA Sierra Nevada Healthcare System (VASNHCS). She is currently a geriatric clinical pharmacy specialist at the VASNHCS and is core faculty for the VA Geriatric Pharmacy Residency.
  • Kim Anderson is a Magna Cum Laude graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management from Franklin University in Ohio. She is currently the Vice President of Business Development for Harmony Hospice. Kim holds many board positions and volunteers as a champion for palliative care initiatives throughout Nevada. Kim has extensive expertise in policy, program development and administration of hospice and palliative programs in a variety of settings throughout the state of Nevada.
Disclosures 

As an accredited provider of continuing medical education through the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine must ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all its educational activities. In order to assure that information is presented in a scientific and objective manner, The University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine requires that anyone in a position to control or influence the content of a continuing medical education activity disclose relevant financial relationships with any commercial or proprietary entity producing health care goods or services relevant to the content being planned or presented. Following are those disclosures.

Kim Anderson

  • Consultant: Elevate Education, LLC.
  • Ownership Interest: Elevate Education, LLC., This Stuff is Good For You
  • Other Financial Benefit: This STuff is Good For You

All other presenters, planners or anyone in a position to control the content of this continuing medical education activity have indicated that neither they nor their spouse/legally recognized domestic partner has any financial relationships with commercial interests related to the content of this activity.

Sports Medicine

Fourth Thursday of each month • 8-9 a.m.

This clinic is led by:

  • Carol Scott, M.D. Dr. Scott is the former Director of the Sports Medicine Fellowship at the School of Medicine, Team Physician, and Current Assistant Director for the Student Health Center at the University of Nevada, Reno. Dr. Scott is Board Certified in Family Medicine, Sports Medicine and Adolescent Medicine. She has worked with student-athletes in Nevada since 1994. Dr. Scott grew up in Winnemucca and is always excited to bring her expertise in Sports Medicine to Project ECHO!
Disclosures 

As an accredited provider of continuing medical education through the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine must ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all its educational activities. In order to assure that information is presented in a scientific and objective manner, The University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine requires that anyone in a position to control or influence the content of a continuing medical education activity disclose relevant financial relationships with any commercial or proprietary entity producing health care goods or services relevant to the content being planned or presented. Following are those disclosures.

All presenters, planners or anyone in a position to control the content of this continuing medical education activity have indicated that neither they nor their spouse/legally recognized domestic partner has any financial relationships with commercial interests related to the content of this activity.