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A photo of Subhash Verma, Ph.D., associate professor of microbiology and immunology and Timsy Uppal, Ph.D., research scientist, department of microbiology and immunology posing with the dry-sanitizing device. Scientists analyze efficacy of decontamination technology in eradicating bacteria and viruses such as human coronaviruses in frequently worn items
Tuesday, April 20, 2021: In response to the global need for effective sterilization techniques, researchers from the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine (UNR Med) and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) collaborated on a study evaluating the efficacy of a dry-sanitizing device. Subhash Verma, Ph.D., associate professor, department of microbiology and immunology at UNR Med, led the study. Verma, Timsy Uppal, Ph.D., research scientist, department of microbiology and immunology, UNR Med; Antoine Snijders, Ph.D., biologist staff scientist, Berkeley Lab; and Amir Khazaieli, Fathhome, Inc., collaborated on the study on inactivation of coronavirus by a dry sanitization device, published in the journal, Pathogens.

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New COVID-19 cases, deaths in Nevada remain above recent averages

• Las Vegas Review Journal

The U.K. variant, which according to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention spreads more rapidly and carries an increased risk of death compared to other variants. It is now the dominant strain of coronavirus circulating in the U.S. and Nevada, according to Mark Pandori, director of the Nevada State Public Health Laboratory at the School of Medicine at the University of Nevada, Reno.

Who advocates for kids to reach their fullest, healthiest potential?

• Galena Times

We often hear about the importance of child health, the wellbeing of what so many people refer to as our most preciousresource. But what do we mean by child health? Max J. Coppes M.D., professor & Nell J. Redfield chair of pediatrics; physician-in-chief, Renown Children’s Hospital, explains. (See. p. 9 for full article.)

Health Experts Encourage Vaccinations, Say They Are Very Safe

• KTVN Channel 2 News

"This is one of the safest things ever created in pharmacology or in medical science," Dr. Mark Pandori, Director of the Nevada State Public Health Laboratory said. "You're probably at hundreds of times more risk to drive the car to the mall than you are to get harmed by a vaccine."

Nevada reports no new COVID-19 deaths for 2nd straight day

• KVVU Fox 5 Las Vegas

Nevada response chief Caleb Cage and medical researcher Dr. Mark Riddle of the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine said all three vaccines being offered in Nevada are safe and effective.

Moms who breastfeed face challenges as offices reopen amid COVID-19

• USA Today

When Bailey Cannon Dean started a new job two months ago, she was still nursing her baby boy, River. “My work is super supportive,’’ says Cannon Dean, 39, who is an OB-GYN in Reno Nevada. She’s able to pump milk in her office, and her employer has given her a refrigerator where she can store it and offered her an exam room where she can have some privacy. “But it’s still hard, just logistically.’’

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The University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine's annual State of the School Address features an updated 2020-2021 Fact Sheet and information on the institution. Please view the SOSA page for more details.

Thomas L. Schwenk, M.D., dean of the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine, delivered UNR Med's 2020 State of the School Address, Monday, Sept. 21, 2020 virtually.