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ICECAP Nevada teammates from the UNR Med Sanford Center for Aging and Northern Nevada Medical Center. UNR Med’s Sanford Center for Aging launches ICECAP Nevada to build capacity in geriatrics care
Tuesday, September 17, 2019: The University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine (UNR Med) Sanford Center for Aging received a five-year, $3.2 million federal grant from the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration’s Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program, to provide primary care professionals training and other resources to assist with addressing the complex needs of older Nevadans.

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UNR Med holds 2019 State of the School Address

• KTVN Channel 2 News

The University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine held its 2019 State of the School Address. The dean of the school spoke about its developments toward accessible health care in our region by producing more health care professionals, and more.

Muscular Dystrophy Association Awards 25 Grants Totaling More Than $6.6 Million for Neuromuscular Disease Research

• Muscular Dystrophy Association via FOX 34 News

The Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) announced today the awarding of 25 new MDA grants totaling more than $6.6 million toward research focused on a variety of neuromuscular diseases (NMDs). Included is a $300,000 grant to UNR Med's Dean Burkin for his laminin-enhancing small molecule for congenital muscular dystrophy research.

Nevada Business Magazine Healthcare Heroes 2019

• Nevada Business Magazine

Congratulations to UNR Med's Nevada Business Magazine 2019 Healthcare Heroes awardees: Nicole Jacobs, Ph.D., Northern Nevada Educator of the Year; Arshad M. Khanani, M.D., MA, Northern Nevada Physician of the Year; Rex Tippens Baggett, M.D., Northern Nevada Lifetime Achievement recipient; and UNR Med alumni honorees: Frederick Lippmann, M.D., and Brandon Snook, M.D.

New life: New in vitro fertilization treatment coming to Reno

• Reno News & Review

Invocell is a new type of IVF that is less invasive and may be more cost effective, according to Dr. Russell Foulk of the Nevada Center for Reproductive Medicine and associate clinical professor at UNR Med.

New Med Students Discuss Doctor Shortage

• KTVN Channel 2 News

"We have a primary care shortage here," said Cherie Singer Ph.D., Associate Dean for Student Affairs at the School of Medicine at Nevada. " It can take months to establish with a physician. So that's one of our focuses here."

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The University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine's annual State of the School Address features an updated 2018-2019 Fact Sheet and information on the institution. Download 2018 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 2018 State of the School Address, Monday, Sept. 24, 2018 at Basin Street Stadium Club at Mackay Stadium.