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Drs. Aradhana Mehta and Lance Horner on their wedding day A match made in medical school
Thursday, February 13, 2020: Medical school forges a bond of commonality where relationships are often a natural outgrowth for many medical students. For two med students in particular, volunteering at University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine (UNR Med) Student Outreach Clinics brought them closer than they ever could have imagined.

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On Your Side: How hard is it to access to rural healthcare in Nevada?

• KRNV Channel 4 News

Every county in Nevada is facing a shortage of health professionals, but three counties - Esmeralda County, Eureka County, and Storey County - have no licensed physicians at all. "A rural community that may only have two or three practicing physicians, if they lose one, that becomes a problem if not a crisis," explained John Packham, associate dean of the UNR School of Medicine.

Nevada Public Health Professionals Monitoring Coronavirus


Dr. Mark Pandori is the director of the Nevada State Public Health Laboratory. He said they are prepared if there were to be an outbreak in the state, and are actively gathering information from California.

Nonprofit Spotlight: University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine

• Northern Nevada Business Weekly

Over its 51 year history, the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine has established itself as a health care leader — transforming health care learners into health care leaders, driving biomedical research, providing critical sources of patient care and contributing to the quality of life in our communities.

State's new health commission faces 'daunting' task

• Northern Nevada Business Weekly

Members of the state’s new Patient Protection Commission had a lot to say about the status of health care in Nevada, but the general consensus was clear – costs are too high and there are too few providers. “I believe that this commission provides us with a unique opportunity to examine and address issues of health care access, affordability and quality,” said Dr. John Packham, the chairman of the commission. “With that said, I think our task is fairly daunting.”

Health Care Access and Affordability Are Top Issues in Nevada


Health care was a top issue for many voters in the Democratic primaries in Iowa and New Hampshire. As the Nevada caucus is quickly approaching, KUNR’s Anh Gray talked with John Packham, a state health policy expert, to break down how the national debate might shape issues of affordability and access in the state.

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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.