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University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine welcomes class of 2024 with first virtual White Coat Ceremony
Friday, August 7, 2020: The University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine (UNR Med) today welcomed 70 new first-year medical students with a virtual white coat ceremony. Traditionally, medical students receive their first white coats during an in-person ceremony to mark their educational journeys toward becoming physicians. This year, UNR Med’s Class of 2024 separated into three groups to don their coats in a socially distanced setting with appropriate PPE. They were then able to celebrate the pre-recorded milestone at home with their loved ones.

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Gyroscope Announces Appointment of Leaders in Retinal Disease, Gene Therapy and the Complement System to Its Clinical and Scientific Advisory Boards

• Business Wire

Gyroscope Therapeutics Limited, a clinical-stage retinal gene therapy company, announced the appointment of leading experts in retinal disease, gene therapy and the complement system to its Clinical and Scientific Advisory Boards, including Arshad Khanani, M.D., M.A., Managing Partner, Director of Clinical Research and Director of Fellowship at Sierra Eye Associates, and Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine.

Las Vegas’ latest challenge on coronavirus front: Lagging test results

• Las Vegas Sun

At the Nevada State Public Health Laboratory, which handles all of the tests outside Clark County, the wait time for results can also be delayed, said Mark Pandori, the lab’s director. Hospitalized individuals and first responders might get their test results the same day, whereas those getting tested at a community clinic might have to wait upwards of five days, he said.

Nevada’s COVID-19 Response Team update for July 30

• KLAS 8 News Now Las Vegas

Dr. Mark Pandori, NV State Public Health Lab reports: The Nevada testing team will be meeting with the CDC next week and with other PH labs to discuss use of new Influenza/SARSCOV2 test. The new test is essentially a combo test that will enable the labs to identify and differentiate flu cases from COVID-19 cases as the flu season approaches.

Women Missing From CPR Training Videos

• MedPage Today

Why are women less likely to receive bystander CPR? The paucity of training on resuscitating women in cardiac arrest could be partly to blame, researchers found. An online search of hundreds of free CPR-related videos online showed that 98.4% featured a man in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest or a unisex manikin without female anatomy, according to Carlos Lynes, MD, of Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee, and Lorrel Toft, MD, of the University of Nevada Reno School of Medicine.

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The University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine's annual State of the School Address features an updated 2019-2020 Fact Sheet and information on the institution. Download 2019 UNR Med State of the School resources

Thomas L. Schwenk, M.D., dean of the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine, delivered UNR Med's 2019 State of the School Address, Monday, Sept. 9, 2019 at Basin Street Stadium Club at Mackay Stadium.