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Amanda Wong, UNR Med Class of 2020 PA Studies Program graduate, poses outside of the SpaceX rocket development and launch facility in Boca Chica, Texas, where she participated in an aerospace medicine elective clerkship with the SpaceX team of flight surgeons. Amanda Wong, UNR Med Class of 2020 PA Studies Program graduate, completes aerospace medicine elective clerkship with SpaceX
Tuesday, November 24, 2020: Amanda Wong, UNR Med Class of 2020 PA Studies Program graduate recently had the privilege of participating in a three-week aerospace medicine elective clerkship with SpaceX and their team of flight surgeons at the space flight company’s rocket development and launch facility in Boca Chica Texas, and shared her experiences.

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Unique form of COVID found in Northern Nevada

“This virus matches mostly to the European strain, most of the strain we have also seen in New York and Washington. or California,” says Dr. Subhash Verma, an Associate Professor at University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine in Microbiology and Immunology. “But one big difference of what we saw here was 50% of the variant we picked up here is unique to Northern Nevada. Northern Nevada somehow has a unique mutation which is in one of the proteins which makes the virus replicate,” says Dr. Verma.

Feds halt shipments of rapid COVID-19 tests to Nevada

• Las Vegas Review Journal

“No test is perfect, but there are consequences to varying degrees of less perfect,” said Mark Pandori, who directs the Nevada State Public Health Laboratory in Reno. “If false positive individuals are put into quarantine along with other truly positive people, that is very bad,” he said.

COVID-19 Infection May Not Result In Guaranteed Total Immunity: Lancet

• Medical Dialogues

There are still many unknowns about SARS-CoV-2 infections and the immune system's response, but our findings signal that a previous SARS-CoV-2 infection may not necessarily protect against future infection," said Mark Pandori, lead author of the study and director of the Nevada State Public Health Laboratory at 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 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.