Aphasia camp attendees posing underneath the Sierra Nevada Journeys wooden arch sign.
Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology to host second annual Aphasia Camp in September 2024

The annual Nevada Aphasia Camp brings people from diverse backgrounds together for a weekend of camping filled with activities, good food and great conversation

Seven M.D. graduates jumping and holding diplomas in the air in front of the Pioneer Center.
Medical School class of 2024 commencement celebrates overcoming COVID-19 challenges

The University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine graduated 69 new doctors

Valeria Savage in her graduation gown standing in front of the School of Medicine sign.
Helping others find their voice: one speech pathologist finds her calling

Valeria Savage graduates with her master's degree this year, and will continue on with a clinical fellowship in Speech Pathology

Mridul Gautam speaks at a podium with a power point slide behind him with a photo of Alireza Tavakkoli, Foundation Early Career Innovator
2024 Research & Innovation Awards

Honoring faculty through awards and fellowships

Hailey wearing her lab coat standing in front of a table in the woods with lab supplies, books, and flowers.
Using curiosity to make a difference: how one Ph.D. candidate found her ‘why’

Hailey Hermann studies a very rare congenital muscular dystrophy

Dr. Hudig and students posing near safety equipment in a lab.
Professor of immunology recognized for displaying excellence in lab safety

Dorothy Hudig, Ph.D., and research team voted recipient of 2024 Excellence in Laboratory Safety Award

Headshot of Madeleine.
Graduate student in Speech-Language Pathology reflects on her time at UNR Med

Madeleine M. Daugherty shares how a community of support shaped her graduate experience

Faculty members pose for a group photo in front of large tanks at a distillery.
Office for Community Faculty brings education full-circle

Community faculty at the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine mentor the next generation of medical professionals

Spencer smiling on a road bike with mountains and pine trees in the background.
Put the person first: M.D. student encourages others to pursue a career that aligns with their values

Spencer Joseph Horsley Trivitt, class of 2024, shares the importance of following one’s internal compass

Headshot of Lauren Parker
A passion for learning: Ph.D. candidate reflects on the importance of growing from mistakes

Lauren Parker studies cellular molecular pharmacology and physiology

David Fiore and Arthur Islas holding up a sign that says "Wilderness Medicine" in a forest next to a waterfall.
Wilderness medicine program director leads a life of adventure

Wilderness and sports medicine specialist Arthur "Tony" Islas, M.D., wields his expertise on and off the path

Madelyn Montgomery smiling in front of a blooming tree.
Dedicated to making an impact one syllable at a time

Madelyn Montgomery shares how she found her purpose in Speech-Language Pathology

A young woman points to a screen using assistive technology in front of a child in a wheelchair.
Graduate Program in Speech-Language Pathology receives national ranking

UNR Med is recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top graduate programs in the country

Headshot of Taree Chadwick
Finding her ‘why’ – one medical student’s journey

Taree Chadwick, M.D. Class of 2024, shares why she decided to switch career paths and become a doctor

Skotti Torrence poses for a photo on the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine campus.
Leading the charge in organ donation awareness with UNR Med's SODA chapter

UNR Med student helps fellow future doctors by promoting organ donation education, debunking myths and advocating for empathy

Medical students pose in front of the stage for a silly group photo, with "I'll Be There For You" sign in the background.
Fourth-year M.D. students celebrate Match Day with special event ahead of graduation

UNR Med students join tens of thousands of students from across the country to receive their residency program assignments

Cristian Franco and Albert Gonzales pose for a photo in front of a lab microscope.
Unraveling the mysteries of blood circulation

Albert Gonzales sheds light on the critical role capillaries play in regulating blood flow, challenging traditional beliefs in this revealing exploration of human physiology

Five people standing in a row in front of trees.
University team working on smartphone-based technology that could help doctors diagnose health conditions

Electrical & Biomedical Engineering Associate Professor Xiaoshan Zhu receives NSF grant for project

Members of Project ECHO and the Office of Statewide Initiatives standing in front of a hospital in Boulder City, Nevada.
Project ECHO’s digital prescription for rural health disparities

Project ECHO bridges tech and care to empower rural health providers, fostering connections and improving patient outcomes

Portrait of Jake Roman made of flowers and other organic material.
Student and organ donor hero honored with memorial portrait to be featured in the 2024 Rose Parade®

Jake Sullivan Roman saved three people through organ donation – Donor Network West tributes his life in a memorial ‘floragraph’

Close up of person's boots hiking through a forest
Your brain on nature: how exposure to natural environments heals, calms and cures

Senior Associate Dean of UNR Med Melissa Piasecki, M.D., answers when, why and how we need nature in our lives.

Nephtali Barrera poses in the hallway in his uniform next to a plaque that says "Proud to serve. 152nd Medical Group."
Nevada Air National Guard's 'Baby Doc' program fosters medical careers

Bridging language barriers and making a difference: Dr. Nephtali Barrera's inspiring journey in health care and the Nevada Air National Guard

Andrew Tobey posing in front of Pyramid Lake.
Learning and leading through Nevada INBRE Tribal Academy of Health and Science

Helping Native American students succeed in science and health occupations through mentorship and guidance

UNR Med and Renown Health leadership pose for photo with Senator Jacky Rosen.
Sen. Jacky Rosen champions healthcare access during UNR Med/Renown event

Nevada’s healthcare challenges took centerstage during a conversation with Sen. Jacky Rosen and UNR Med and Renown leaders.

Children in their classroom writting
Researchers reveal early behavioral indicators of dysgraphia and dyslexia in children’s writing

Analyzing children’s writing may provide earlier diagnosis and targeted support

A woman's upper body depicting her unique immunological response to the COVID-19 vaccine.
Visualizing the Vaccine

Artists and public health experts talk about their experiences with the COVID-19 vaccine

Violeta Mutafova-Yambolieva stands on the balcony of Morrill Hall at the University of Nevada, Reno.
Newly awarded University Foundation Professor also recognized for displaying excellence in laboratory safety

Dr. Violeta Mutafova-Yambolieva and her research group voted 2023 Excellence in Laboratory Safety Award recipient

Maryam Raeeszadeh-Sarmazdeh, Neda Etezadi-Amoli and Heather Burkin standing outside and shown from the waist up.
Maryam Raeeszadeh-Sarmazdeh leads protein engineering research and diversity in chemical engineering

International Day of Women and Girls in Science is Feb. 11.

Dr. James Alexander headshot in a nice suit.
James M. Alexander, M.D., Named First OB/GYN Chair for Nevada’s First Integrated Health System

Experienced physician, researcher, mentor and educator to lead the obstetrics and gynecology department at the University of Nevada Reno School of Medicine (UNR Med) and Renown Health.

Iain Buxton is a Foundation Professor with the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine,
New target for therapies to treat preterm labor

University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine research identifies a cause of preterm labor

Professor Dean Burkin stands next to Ph.D. student Ariany Oliveira-Santos, who is sitting, in a laboratory room.
Promising solution to fatal genetic-disorder complications discovered by University professor and Ph.D. candidate

Published research findings point to a possible, more effective treatment for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy-related cardiac failure

Lourdes Valdez and Ramneek Dhami posing for a photo with their volunteers at the free clinic.
Skin cancer awareness: Medical students host free skin cancer clinic

Clinic helps educate Reno community about the dangers of sun exposure and how to protect oneself

students on stage at the hooding ceremony
University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine graduates 70 new physicians

The UNR Med Hooding Ceremony took place at the Pioneer Center for Performing Arts on May 13

Professor Scott Earley, the University of Nevada, Reno Outstanding Researcher for 2022, sits at his office desk.
2022 Outstanding Researcher: Advancing the science that explains how our bodies’ functions connect

UNR School of Medicine Professor Scott Earley’s leading edge research achieves breakthroughs in cell signaling and ion channel regulation

Scott Earley, Ph.D., sits at a lattice light sheet microscope.
A Nobel Prize-worthy question: How do we sense heat, cold, touch?

University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine professor joins with colleagues to review the cellular-level, ion-channel science for top-ranked Physiological Reviews

A student holds a large egg which contains her residency match while covering her mouth.
University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine fourth-year medical students receive residency assignments

walkway on the Quad
Counseling services collaborative to help youth and adults

University, The Redfield Foundation, Renown Health join forces to meet important community need

Dr. Bayo Curry-Winchell standing in front of a dilapidated antique truck
Faces of the Pack: Dr. Bayo Curry-Winchell reflects on her time at the University

"Go after your dreams and don’t doubt your intellect, ability and motivation to complete your goals in life. You can do it!"

Doctor examining a patient wearing masks
How are healthcare disparities a barrier to health equity and what can be done to address these disparities?

UNR Med fourth-year medical student, Katrina Marks, examines a young patient at a Student Outreach Clinic. Northern Nevadans who are uninsured
UNR Med announces free Outreach Clinics for the region’s medically uninsured

Dr. Piasecki in front of the UNR med Sign
University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine 2021 State of the School

Featured achievements, innovations and faculty accomplishments over the past year and a look ahead.

Students working on a project using a drill on a lab table
UNR Med co-hosts national program to introduce northern Nevada young women to engineering and medical careers

The University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine worked in partnership with the Reno Orthopedic Clinic (ROC) Foundation and The Perry Initiative

A group of UNR Med first-year and third-year medical students and second-year physician assistant studies program students, who are among the first 25 recipients of the Renown Health Scholarship, appear with Renown Health President & CEO, Dr. Anthony Slonim, and UNR Med Acting Dean and Chief Academic Officer at Renown Health, Dr. Melissa Piasecki
New Renown Health Scholarship supports UNR Med students

Clinical affiliation to create more access to care for Nevadans

Mark Pandori outside of the lab with other staff.
Nevada State Public Health Lab plays vital ‘front line’ role throughout pandemic

By administering tests, conducting research, providing information and more, this University-campus-based lab fills a leadership role in state’s COVID-19 response

A woman planting a young apple tree.
Fresh apples for students and research will spring from new Memorial orchard

Valley Road Experiment Station is home to new Jessica Younger Dickens Memorial Orchard

From left to right, University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine students Haley Nadone, Mirabel Dafinone and Audrey Adler.
#COVIDCrew and Medical Social Justice League address equitable distribution of vaccine with El Gran Vacunatón

Vaccination clinic held at Church of the Little Flower Friday and Saturday; event planned with family festivities and music

Scott Earley standing in a regional park near the University campus
Advancing understanding of how our bodies’ systems connect, including the connection of blood flow to dementia

UNR School of Medicine’s Scott Earley – the 2021 Regents’ Mid-Career Researcher of the Year – leads an impressive research program achieving breakthrough discoveries in ion channel regulation

Subhash Verma working in his microbiology laboratory
Published study: unusual SARS-CoV-2 mutation prominent in Northern Nevada in early 2020

University of Nevada, Reno genomics and microbiology research gives snapshot from March to June 2020 of SARS-CoV-2 and regional introduction of an unusual mutation

Abstract image of College of Science Dean's office door.
A shared humanity

Four leaders in the College of Science share their perspectives on success, leadership and identity

lab worker testing covid disinfectant
Titanium and ultraviolet light powerful combination against SARS-CoV-2 virus

University of Nevada, Reno team developing surface and air disinfectant technology

Person about to pick medicine from medicine organizer. Photo by Laurynas Mereckas.
Leslie Baker of UNR Med’s Sanford Center for Aging is founding president of Nevada Pharmacy Alliance

New group will provide advocacy, continuing education for pharmacists, techs and students

Timsy Uppal and Bhaskar Vadlamani
COVID-19 rapid test has successful lab results, research moves to next stages

University of Nevada, Reno engineers and virologists team up for novel approach

A technician at work in the Nevada State Public Health Lab
Nevada State Public Health Lab-led team studying COVID-19 reinfection

Fighting the pandemic: University of Nevada, Reno research effort continues with early, genomics-based evidence of reinfection

Portrait photo of Kent Sanders, Nevada's 2020 Distinguished Researcher
Research ‘rock star’ has advanced gastroenterology science and scientists

Celebrating the impressive record of scientific advancements, funding and mentorship of Kent Sanders, Nevada’s 2020 Distinguished Researcher

In a Not Alone Aphasia Communication Group, aphasia participants practice communication using multiple platforms.
What is aphasia?

June is Aphasia Awareness Month, a national campaign dedicated to increasing public awareness about the language disorder and recognizing people who are living with or caring for people with aphasia.

A collage of photos of UNR Med's Class of 2020 graduates being hooded.
First-ever virtual hooding ceremony commemorates UNR Med’s 63 newest doctors

Final medical school milestone goes digital with virtual graduation

Dr. Paul Hartley sits at genomics sequencing machine in laboratory
Genomics sequencing of Nevada COVID-19 samples is under way

University’s Nevada Genomics Center joins with State Health Lab and School of Medicine researchers to advance scientific knowledge of novel coronavirus through DNA sequencing

A patient and his health care provider are pictured during a telehealth consultation.
How should I prepare for a telemedicine appointment?

Drs. Eckert, Baker and Hagen offer tips for getting the most out of your virtual doctor visits.

UNR Med fourth-year medical student Nicholas Andrew assists with drive-through COVID-19 testing at the University Health Internal Medicine appointment-only drive-through location.
UNR Med students contribute to health care workforce

Volunteers assist with COVID-19 testing and screening

Headshot of the Author Dr. Jacobs
How can I confront coronavirus racism?

School of Medicine Associate Dean of Diversity and Inclusion and Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science, Nicole Jacobs, recommends methods for dealing with biased behavior, whether you are the intended recipient or a witness.

Matteo Aureli, Mohammed Ben-Idris and Jamie Voyles-Ensor are panel presentation speakers.
What does it take to receive a National Science Foundation CAREER award?

The latest prestigious early-career awards will advance research in wildfire-smoke forecasting, battery performance and understanding brain function

Jennie Parker and Chris Pritsos standing beside delivered personal protective equipment supplies
Campus labs supplying equipment for School of Medicine use and patient care

University banding together to provide medical supplies for COVID-19 care – more supplies needed

Headshots of the med professors in this article. Dr Hagen Dr. Schwenk, Dr. Piaseki and Dr. Coppes
What is Doctors' Day?

National Doctors’ Day was first observed in 1933 in Winder, Georgia to celebrate the contributions of physicians as healers, teachers and scholars. In honor of Doctors’ Day, we asked UNR Med and University Health physician leaders to share some of their own inspirations and experiences.

A UNR Med medical student places a pin on the Match Day map.
Ten Things You Should Know About Match Day

Match Day is one of the most significant milestones in the life of a physician.

The words "Student Health Center" are on the right wall of a hallway with the entrance door on the left
All is well at the Student Health Center

After 118 years, the student-funded facility remains a vital resource providing comprehensive care to record numbers of students.

Dr. Lorrel Toft, associate professor and cardiologist, makes a heart with her hands
How do I maintain a healthy heart?

Dr. Lorrel Brown Toft, M.D. breaks down easy ways to keep track of your heart health and improve it

Aradhana Mehta and Lance Horner posing for a cute photo in which Aradhana is being held up in her medical school graduation attire by Lance, who is in a suit
A match made in medical school

UNR Med Student Outreach Clinic involvement sparks medical student romance, leads to marriage

Dr. Lorrel Toft making a heart with her hands
A heartfelt welcome

Dr. Lorrel Toft joins cardiovascular teams at UNR Med and Carson Tahoe Health

4-H campers doing an experiment on seedlings with graduate student
Graduate students help 4-H youth discover the excitement of science

Students in Nevada Biosciences Association lead experiments to encourage 4-H youth to pursue STEM

Roseann Langlois
A tribute to our Nevada Medicine Weekly editor, colleague and friend, Roseann Langlois

Posed are the 20+ participants in the final Sponsored Projects Academy session
Cohort completes inaugural Sponsored Projects Academy

Program better connects individuals to the bigger picture: the administrative processes, network and impact of the research enterprise

Researchers pose for photo from two UNR Med laboratories who are University’s first to participate in program that helps deliver discoveries to the marketplace.
Cell lines and antibody commercialized through reagent licensing program

Two School of Medicine laboratories are University’s first to participate in program that helps deliver discoveries to the marketplace

A person in a hoodie sleeping on a couch with a colorful blanket
What is whooping cough?

Sarah Hand, M.D., assistant professor, University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine Department of Family and Community Medicine, explains the signs, symptoms and prevention of whooping cough, also known as pertussis.

Associate Professor Abbie Olszewski and Assistant Professor Lindsay Diamond
OSEP awards $1.3 million to special education professor to advance interdisciplinary personnel preparation

Grant awarded to Assistant Professor Lindsay Diamond in the College of Education to collaborate with Associate Professor Abbie Olszewski in the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine

Man and woman embrace sadly
What is unaddressed trauma, and how does it affect us?

If you are struggling with trauma, it's important to know help is out there. Barbara Kohlenberg, Ph.D., explains.

CBESS mentor and University of Nevada, Reno senior Ryan Becker and high school mentees Anthony Antelo from the Academy of Arts, Careers and Technology in Reno and Miguel Pacheco from Silver State High School in Carson City examine a sheep brain during a three-week residential program encouraging bilingual youth to pursue careers in health care.
UNR Med students mentor next generation of bilingual health care providers

University program works with bilingual youth to recruit and train a more diverse network of health care professionals in Nevada.

A student takes notes sitting under a large tree on the University Quad. Morrill Hall is in the background, and it is autumn, so the leaves are changes.
How can I help someone considering suicide?

Learn how you can help – or get help – from the Rev. Suzanne Watson, M.D., a third-year psychiatry resident at the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine and an ordained Episcopal priest.

A doctor works with a patient who is holding a medical device
Do I need a primary care provider?

Alexandra Watson, ’17 M.D., University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine family medicine chief resident, discusses the ins and outs of primary care providers.

A burning forest with blackened trees, clouds of smoke, and flames in the background
Who needs to be knowledgeable about wildfires? Everyone!

Dr. Sam Dugan from the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine drops some knowledge about wildfires – especially smoke, survival and situational awareness

UNR Med White Coat Ceremony 2019
UNR Med welcomes incoming class with White Coat Ceremony

New medical students begin classes Monday, August 19

Faculty member and student in front of research-project poster
Ahmad Itani named associate vice president for research

His career studying and improving engineering of bridges now shifts to building connections to resources, opportunities, colleagues

Are my online health records safe?

University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine Family Medicine Chief Resident Alexandra Watson, M.D., breaks down the safety of your online medical records

Misha Fotoohi and classmates, one with a mixing bowl, laughing while cooking
Food as medicine: UNR Med integrates nutrition into med school curriculum

Nutrition awareness, education and practice stressed in new Medical Nutrition Initiative for future physicians

A male doctor in Nevada blue scrubs talks to a male patient
Before the bag of frozen peas: How does a vasectomy work?

Daniel Spogen, M.D., chair of UNR Med Family and Community Medicine, explains vasectomy methods, procedures and recovery

Two graduates pose in their commencement regalia, holding a cell phone displaying a photo with the two of them dressed as bride and groom on their wedding day
UNR Med students prove the couple who studies together, excels together

David and Karissa Wasiak balance marriage and medical school

Graduates in black robes and green stoles standing on a stage
University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine graduates 63 new doctors

Ceremony marked the completion of undergraduate medical education for the medical students, who now enter residency training

Seven faculty members view demonstration of a large-size "two-photon" microscope
$11 million grant advances research at the forefront of cardiovascular disease

Biggest Little Research: Significant NIH Centers of Biomedical Research Excellence support builds on molecular and cellular expertise to address the leading cause of death

2 faculty member sitting at desk in office with neuroscience-related images on the computer screens
Institute for Neuroscience to help a multidisciplinary center of excellence become even stronger

James Kenyon named director of University of Nevada, Reno institute designed to complement and extend the energy, experience and potential in the neurosciences

The certificate of commendation presented by U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto for the the University of Nevada School of Medicine’s 50th anniversary
The University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine celebrates 50 years of medical education and research excellence

UNR Med Dean, Dr. Thomas L. Schwenk gives remarks at a podium.
University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine marks 50th anniversary with unparalleled celebration

Community commemorates 50 years of excellence in medical education and research with Golden Gala

UNR Med Class of 2019 at Match Day 2019
University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine fourth-year medical students receive residency assignments

Dr. Neda Etezadi-Amoli speaking about heart health
How do heart attack symptoms differ in men and women?

Dr. Neda Etezadi-Amoli, FACOG, assistant professor and chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, discusses heart health.

Paul Hartley and Yanji Xu in genomics lab
Building research infrastructure: Investment in Core Labs

New directors named to centers for bioinformatics and genomics

745 West Moana Lane
UNR Med expands health care services in northern Nevada

New clinical and education building to open early 2020

Yan lab male infertility research
Research on sperm transportation reveals new cause of male infertility

UNR Med-led research team corrects a 150-year-old wrong concept regarding sperm transport; findings could lead to new treatment for male infertility

Dr. Yumei Feng sitting in her office with book shelves in the background
Yumei Feng named Research and Innovation Leadership Fellow

UNR Med faculty member and biomedical researcher looks forward to immersive research administration experience

Lisa Leiden, Dr. Steven Zell and Dr. Khazi Nayeemuddin pose for a photo.
UNR Med doctor treats Reno woman with rabies vaccine after wild monkey bite turns dream South African vacation into nightmare

Dr. Steven Zell, leading provider of travel medicine, treats patient from a half a world away

Iain Buxton, Pharm.D., foundation professor, Pharmacology; Craig Ulrich, Ph.D., research assistant professor, Pharmacology and Heather Burkin, Ph.D., assistant professor, Pharmacology.
University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine receives $2M grant award for preterm birth research

Professor Tom Kozel talks with a colleague in a laboratory.
Global impact: new list of essential in vitro diagnostics includes work of UNR Med professor

Rapid-diagnostic test based on research and commercialized discovery by Thomas Kozel is named to World Health Organization’s Model List

UNR Med officials pose for a photo at the PA Studies Program open house.
UNR Med announces new Physician Assistant Studies Program

Program combats shortage of Nevada healthcare providers and improves healthcare access

A group of UNR Med Women's Health Center staff pose for a photo.
University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine opens new Women’s Health Center to serve Reno & Northern Nevada

Six UNR Med School doctors pose for a photo during the 2018 spring hooding ceremony
UNR Med produces triple physician legacies in class of 2018

President Johnson shakes hands with a UNR Med graduate
University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine graduates 69 new doctors

UNR Med Class of 2018 ready to make a positive impact

Seungil Ro uses a high-end microscope in his lab.
$2 million awarded for path to new diabetes treatment

University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine researcher finds molecular link between Type 2 diabetes and obesity that may lead to new targeted drug treatments

Computer generated image of viruses
Five myths about HPV and cervical cancer

Misinformation is dangerous. Debunking these human papillomavirus myths could save your life.

Lori Rawson and James Harris pose in front of a black drape
New surgery department expands training for University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine students

Dr. James Harris and Dr. Lori Rawson named surgery co-chairs

Washoe County Medical Society President Andrew V. Pasternak, IV, M.D. (left) presents University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine Dean Thomas L. Schwenk, M.D. (right) with a Community Service Award that recognizes UNR Med's community engagement and contributions.
Dean Thomas L. Schwenk, M.D. receives Washoe County Medical Society Community Service Award

University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine Dean Thomas L. Schwenk, M.D. honored for service to community

Wei Yan and David Leitner pictured in their classrooms
Two faculty members named AAAS Fellows

David Leitner and Wei Yan receive national recognition for their distinguished contributions to science

Student Brian Huynh speaks to a crowd of guests at the College of Science Scholarship Luncheon
College of Science students speak at the 2017 Scholarship Luncheon

Scholarship recipients met with donors at the annual College of Science Scholarship Luncheon

Photographer in wet suit takes photos under water in Lake Tahoe
InNEVenture Fund enters second year of ramping up ideas and technologies for commercialization

Early-stage proof-of-concept funding applications now open for Nevada Research and Innovation Corporation program

Jean and Bob Myles
New scholarship endowment continues support for health care

Myles' endowment will benefit medical students from northern Nevada, eastern California

Collage includes artist's rendering of the Switch facility located east of Reno, known as The Citadel Campus, plus a laboratory work space and computer circuit board.
Major, new high-performance computing cluster to advance research and industry

Technology leader Switch provides critical data-ecosystem infrastructure to power Pronghorn, the University's new cluster, and the regional economy

Megan Swank with medical bag.
Discovering family history at Savitt Medical Library

Medical bag belongs to faculty member's great-grandfather

Wilfredo Torres, M.D.
UNR Med alumnus focuses on diversity and inclusion

Aims to increase diversity within UNR Med's applicant pool

Associate Dean Jacobs and Chris Kloth discuss diversity initiatives
Faculty and students come together to push for diversity and inclusion

Associate dean and new initiatives focused on diversity and inclusion at University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine

Group of students and professors posing. Left to right: Alexandra Magliarditi, UNR Med student; Attorney General Adam Laxalt; Interim Chair of the UNR Med OB/GYN department, Neda Etezadi-Amoli, M.D.; UNR Med Dean Thomas L. Schwenk, M.D.; Melissa Kelley, UNR Med student. Photo: Theresa Danna-Douglas.
Nevada Attorney General Laxalt allocates $1.2M in funding to create new OB/GYN department at UNR Medical School

Funds allocated to expand physician training and research to improve women’s health in northern Nevada

Professor of Pharmacology Dean Burkin with his team, shown working in their lab.
Researchers aim to repurpose former experimental cancer therapy to treat muscular dystrophy

UNR Med Professor of Pharmacology Dean Burkin is lead author on published findings conducted with NIH national center

Mick Hitchcock
Groundbreaking researcher, University supporter Hitchcock to receive Honorary Doctorate

Mick Hitchcock has not only done groundbreaking HIV treatment research, he's furthered University student success and research efforts

Neda Etezadi-Amoli
University Med alumna to assume interim OB/GYN chair

2017 UNR Medical School Match Day
School of Medicine’s Class of 2017 learns residency match results

1/3 of class will enter primary care

Rural Nevada dirt road
School of Medicine publishes 2017 edition of the Nevada Rural and Frontier Health Book

Data relevant for policy makers, healthcare professionals, rural residents

Doctor checking a patient's heart with a stethoscope
School of Medicine announces free March clinic dates

Clinics serve the medically uninsured of northern Nevada

Medical students examining a model human body
Local leaders to experience career of a medical student at School of Medicine program

Medical students to guide community leaders through an overview of the four-year medical school experience

Medical Clinics
School of Medicine announces free February clinic dates

Clinics serve the medically uninsured of northern Nevada

Cars driving down Virginia Street
Nevada Department of Public Safety - Office of Traffic Safety awards grant to University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine

Risk Taking Behaviors and Vehicular Crashes: Identifying behaviors and interventions

Trudy Larson with colleagues at Northern Nevada HOPES
University professor and co-founder of local health center is an everyday hero

Thanks to Northern Nevada HOPES and Trudy Larson’s work with HIV/AIDS, a baby has not been born with HIV in northern Nevada for the past two decades

Medical student practicing medicine on "patient"
School of Medicine announces free November clinic dates

Clinics serve the medically uninsured of northern Nevada

Bennet Omalu
Dr. Bennet Omalu to speak at University of Nevada, Reno

Renowned pathologist discovered chronic brain injury in NFL players

Students listening to lecture in a classroom
University adds 16 new academic programs

New programs range from a minor in geography geotechnologies to graduate certificates in nuclear packaging

University of Nevada, Reno ranked in top tier for the seventh consecutive year
University ranked “top tier” public university for seventh consecutive year by U.S. News & World Report

University earns top tier ranking and cited as one of nation's fastest growing universities

School of Medicine Brand Unveil Event
University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine rolls out new logo, branding campaign

New branding further clarifies the school’s affiliation, location and distinct role in the state

Medical student examining a "patient"
School of Medicine announces free July clinic dates

Clinics served the medically uninsured of northern Nevada

2016 Douglas High Signing Day
Nevada Scholars Signing Days celebrate 8 years

The University includes 50 National Merit Scholarship Finalists and 300 Presidential Scholars - and growing

William and Myriam Pennington Medical Education building
School of Medicine adds “Reno” to its name

Name change more closely aligns medical school to University of Nevada, Reno

School of Medicine logo
Report documents School of Medicine’s contributions to Nevada’s economy

Study highlights regional economic impacts of medical education, research and patient care

2016 Foundatioin Professors
2016 Foundation Professors announced

Greiner, Scott and Yan recognized at 'Honor the Best' ceremony

School of Med logo
School of Medicine reports describe state physician, health care workforce numbers

“The Physician Workforce in Nevada – 2016 Edition" was released last month

School of Medicine
School of Medicine announces free May clinic dates

Student-run clinic serves Washoe County’s medically uninsured

School of Medicine and Renown Health partners with Internal Medical Services, this integration aims to improve internal medicine care in the Northern Nevada community.
School of Medicine and Renown Health partner to expand Internal Medical Services

Clinical integration aims to improve internal medicine care in northern Nevada

Placing the Zika virus in a broader perspective

Max Coppes
School of Medicine names Chair of Pediatrics, Pediatrician-in-Chief for Renown Children’s Hospital

Leader brings significant research and education background to children’s health

Brian Lauf
Physician Assistant Program coming in 2017

New master’s will help grow number of healthcare professionals

School of Medicine
School of Medicine announces free March clinic dates

Serving the medically uninsured in Washoe County

Dr. Fildes
School of Medicine names Fildes as chair of surgery department

Long-time Las Vegas trauma surgeon takes over department in midst of transition

School of Med
Symposium to focus on expanding healthcare

Cultural Considerations in Healthcare to be held Feb. 22 and 23 at University of Nevada, Reno

Project Medical Education
Local leaders to experience career of a medical student at School of Medicine program

Media outlets invited to attend workshops at 10:45 a.m. or 1:30 p.m. on Feb. 16

aspiring physicians
School of Medicine to host informational session for students interested in medicine

Keynote address targets aspiring physicians through personal accounts

Nevada Department of Public Safety - Office of Traffic Safety awards traffic safety grant to School of Medicine

Risk Taking Behaviors and Vehicular Crashes: Identifying behaviors and interventions

School of Medicine announces free January clinic dates

Serving the medically uninsured in Washoe County

State of Nevada makes $3.8 million available to School of Medicine to improve research projects on women’s health

Funding available through settlement from pharmaceutical companies

New chair at the University of Nevada, Reno's School of Medicine

Ivan Lopez appointed as chair of neurology at UNR School of Medicine and director of Renown Institute for Neurosciences

University of Nevada School of Medicine, Aurora Diagnostics Western Pathology Announce Partnership

New Clinical and Educational Affiliation Will Enhance Learning For Medical School Students

Researchers gain support and insights at the 2nd Annual Mountain West Clinical and Translational Research Meeting

School of Medicine, UNLV co-administer grant to foster research that will improve health

School of Medicine physicians to provide medical care at Reno Rodeo

2015 Reno Rodeo participants can ride safely thanks to University's School of Medicine sports physicians

From left to right: University Professors Indira Chatterjee, Mark Nichols and James Kenyon
University honors 2015 Foundation Professors

Names of outstanding teaching, research honorees to be engraved in the University’s granite pillars

Open house for those considering applying to medical school

Current medical students answer questions, offer tours of School of Medicine

School of Medicine offers parenting workshops

Two sessions in May geared to parents with adolescents

Pharmacy opens as School of Medicine’s newest patient service

West Charleston Boulevard location serves those at patient care centers

School of Medicine sets free April clinic dates

Serving the medically uninsured in Washoe County

Proteomics Center
Lab rededicated as Mick Hitchcock Nevada Proteomics Center

Advanced identification, study of proteins contributes to University of Nevada, Reno research and regional economy

School of Medicine's Class of 2015 learns residency match results

Nevada's well-trained students match in prestigious national programs

School of Medicine researcher to develop rapid diagnostic test for Ebola

Test to be developed in partnership with Public Health Canada

Nevada Department of Public Safety - Office of Traffic Safety awards traffic safety grant to School of Medicine

Risk Taking Behaviors and Vehicular Crashes: Identifying behaviors and interventions

School of Medicine sets free March clinic dates

Serving the medically uninsured in Washoe County

School of Medicine scientist finds the cause of ‘headless’ sperm in male infertility

Wei Yan leads research team to discovery

Weight loss program offered at School of Medicine included in U.S. News & World Report’s Best Diets of 2015

HMR program offered at School’s Wellness and Weight Management Clinic rated as nation’s #2 Best Diet for Weight-Loss

School of Medicine announces January clinic dates

Three free clinics in January to start off the New Year

School of Medicine’s Wellness and Weight Management Center relocates to Center for Molecular Medicine

Move provides more clinical space to see patients

Noted biomedical researcher Mick Hitchcock creates endowed chair for medical biochemistry

The endowed chair provides distinguished scholars the opportunity to advance their research, teaching and public service

Regents give final approval to affiliation agreements between School of Medicine, hospital partners

Agreements to start School’s build-out to full four years in Reno and significantly address physician shortage across Nevada

Orvis School of Nursing students host canned food drive

Local seniors receive Halloween treats from Orvis School of Nursing

Gift allows for recruitment of joint leadership position at Renown Health, School of Medicine

Nell J. Redfield Foundation pledges to help fund chair of pediatrics/pediatrician-in-chief

Students excel at Annual George G. Bierkamper competition

Graduate and medical students presented research work to School of Medicine faculty

School of Medicine scientist receives continued funding to support smooth muscle plasticity research

NIH grant of $5.4 million to help establish self-supporting labs

Medical fraternity honored at 2014 Healthcare Heroes Awards

University’s Phi Delta Epsilon recognized for philanthropy work at annual event

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Infectious disease forecast expert Wilson joins DHS

James Wilson brings nationally recognized infectious disease forecast expertise to School of Community Health Sciences

Joe Reeder joins University’s Division of Health Sciences as web communications specialist

Nevada School of Medicine and Division of Health Sciences welcome new faculty

MountainView Hospital and University of Nevada School of Medicine agree to work toward expanded Medical Education Program

Goal to greatly increase number of physicians serving in southern Nevada

Renown Health School of Medicine partnership
University of Nevada School of Medicine and Renown Health announce affiliation agreement

Plan to improve access to healthcare by expanding physician supply in Nevada

Making science fun for children

University's Science Partners Program joins with Washoe County School District

Historic campus view
Celebrating Nevada’s Sesquicentennial

Series of Special Collections exhibits and events by Athletics, History and School of Medicine celebrate the Silver State’s 150 years

Terawatt Facility
Grad programs ranked among the nation’s best

University of Nevada, Reno earns four graduate school, 24 graduate program rankings

Dean Burkin in teaching lab
Pharmaceutical company seeks to advance protein-replacement therapy discovery

Research by School of Medicine professor and mission to help those with rare form of muscular dystrophy are foundations for agreement between University, Prothelia and Alexion

Alumna named CEO of Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

UCSF chancellor and UNSOM graduate Susan Desmond-Hellmann takes over role in May

Biotech start-up DxDiscovery moves to Applied Research Facility

New $600,000 research grant to fuel economic development efforts

Menon joins University as director of the School of Social Work

Plans to grow access to program, conduct research, mentor students

University hosts nearly 5,000 students through variety of summer camps

Students 18 and younger participate in camps ranging from athletics and engineering to 4-H and music

2013 University of Nevada, Reno Foundation Professors selected

Iain Buxton, Dhanesh Chandra and Eric Rasmussen recognized at Honor the Best ceremony this month for outstanding research and teaching achievements

Nerve regeneration research and therapy may get boost from new discovery

College of Science, School of Medicine neuroscience team publishes research results in Cell Reports publication

School of Medicine hosts Student National Medical Association

Group represents diversity of pre-medical and medical students

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Looking for a doctor? The answer may be closer than you think

University of Nevada School of Medicine’s Patient-Centered Family Medicine Clinic is located adjacent to Lombardi Recreation and accommodates same-day appointments

Biology lecturer internationally recognized for neuroscience education work

University’s Amy Altick wins award for Brain Awareness Week events

MDA supports research by University of Nevada School of Medicine

Highly potent protein therapeutic could lead to new therapy choice for people with muscular dystrophy

David AuCoin gets $600,000 to refine new test for deadly bacterial infection

School of Medicine Diagnostics Discovery Lab PI teams with firm to prepare product for rapid diagnosis

School of Medicine’s Wellness and Weight Management Clinic offers tips for summer weight loss

University employees may use their state insurance wellness coverage to enroll

Medical school researcher Burkin reviews promising new muscular dystrophy therapies

“A Molecular Bandage for Diseased Muscle” appears today in prestigious Science publication

Leading experts on congenital muscular dystrophy convene at University

University of Nevada School of Medicine research discovery and singular focus of April conference signal new hope for patients with rare diseases

Center for Molecular Medicine
Nell J. Redfield Foundation commits $1.6 million to the University of Nevada School of Medicine

Redfield Foundation gifts boost research, sports medicine and student outreach clinic

School children posing
Satres announce $5 million gift to K-12 education, medicine and athletics

Strong showing for grad programs in U.S. News rankings released today

Engineering, Business, School of Medicine highlight list of twenty programs

University promotes Brain Awareness Week; lets students, public touch human brains

School of Medicine interactive presentation travels to schools, libraries in Washoe County, Truckee

New life-saving diagnostic test for HIV patients featured in “Better World Report”

University's tech transfer deal brings new cryptococcal meningitis test to developing countries

$10 million grant supports campuswide biological sciences team

Expanded research, biomedical collaboration strengthens with National Institutes of Health award

University doctor offers overseas travel consults to campus community

Dr. Stephen Zell helps patients minimize the health risks associated with overseas travel

Regents Award winners showcase the University's talent

From teaching to research to student advising, Nevada faculty earn acclaim

School of Medicine physicians to provide medical care at Reno Rodeo

School of Medicine's free clinic date for June scheduled

School of Medicine researcher finds link between caffeine consumption and female infertility

School of Medicine holds hooding ceremony

Media invited to attend University of Nevada School of Medicine hooding ceremony on May 13

Commencement to be held at 1 p.m. at Lawlor Events Center

Professor receives Grand Challenges Explorations Grant

School of Medicine professor receives $100,000 Grand Challenges Explorations Grant for research in global health and development

School of Medicine's free May clinic date announced

School of Medicine microbiology professor earns $3.5 million grant to develop anthrax diagnosis test

Family, friends invited to School of Medicine's memorial service for anatomical donors

School of Medicine's Student Outreach Clinic receives generous donation from Redfield Foundation

Fund raiser planned to benefit medical student mission to Nicaragua

Public invited to April 16 event in support of students staffing medical clinic

School of Medicine sets free medical clinic dates for April

'Cultural Considerations in Health Care' encourages dialogue

University names VP Health Sciences and Medical School Dean

School of Medicine collaboration develops life saving blood test

School of Medicine sets free medical clinic dates for March

School of Medicine sets free clinic dates for February

Diane Chau receives grant to be used to train health care professionals in geriatrics

School of Medicine's Diane Chau, M.D., receives $2.97 million Health Resources and Services Administration grant

Partnering to offer patients access to clinical trials

School of Medicine, Renown Children's Hospital and Cystic Fibrosis Center at Stanford partner to offer patients access to clinical trials

School of Medicine presents free aging seminar in Sparks

George G. Bierkamper Student Research Convocation

Media, public invited to attend School of Medicine's 28th Annual George G. Bierkamper student research convocation

School of Medicine's free clinic dates for January 2011 announced

School of Medicine's free December clinic date announced

School of Medicine's Mojave Mental Health to hold fundraiser, honor community members

School of Medicine's Nevada Geriatric Education Center offers aging classes, lecture in December

Med School magazine 'Synapse' earns honor

'Pathways' cafe opens in Center for Molecular Medicine

University, Med School receive $16M INBRE renewal

School of Medicine's pediatrics department receives financial gift

School of Medicine's pediatrics department receives financial gift from Children's Heart Center Nevada

School of Medicine's free clinics for November announced

Med School schedules student outreach clinics

Medicine faculty earn grants to advance training, discovery

Grants Awarded to School of Medicine Faculty

School of Medicine faculty earn grants to advance training, scientific discovery and medical technology

Nevada Pulse - October health story ideas from the University of Nevada School of Medicine

School of Medicine's free clinics for October announced

School of Medicine offers sleep disorder treatment in Elko, Sparks

Nevada Pulse - health story ideas for Sept. 2010 from the University of Nevada School of Medicine

Nevada IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence grant renewed for $16 million

School of Medicine microbiology faculty earn $3.97 million in grants

Cheryl Hug-English named interim dean at University of Nevada School of Medicine

School of Medicine's free September clinic dates announced

School of Medicine faculty members honored as Nevada Business magazine's Healthcare Heroes

University of Nevada School of Medicine to hold 14th Annual White Coat Ceremony on August 13

Two School of Medicine outreach clinics offer free care this month

Addition of August 14 vaccination clinic helps children get ready for back-to-school

Nevada Pulse - health story ideas for August from the University of Nevada School of Medicine

School of Medicine to hold annual diabetes conference in Reno this September

School of Medicine's outreach clinic offers free care this month

Gregory Pari, Ph.D., named chair of School of Medicine's Department of Microbiology and Immunology

MD drug developed by researchers to make ‘Better World’

Scientist earns grant from National Institutes of Health

Nevadans avoiding colon cancer screening

Students, faculty providing millions in free health care

Medicine releases 2009 'Physician Workforce in Nevada' report

Health investigation sheds light on gastroschisis birth defect

Medical School professor awarded $10.2 million grant

Center for Molecular Medicine takes shape

University program offers review of medications

Whittemore Peterson Institute announces breakthrough

University holding seasonal flu shot clinics

University receives $10 million for Health Sciences Building

School of Medicine welcomes new faculty members

Physicians, students provide medical assistance at Reno Rodeo

Medical School offers minimal access surgical techniques

Family Medicine Center available for University employees

Researcher looks at male fertility, contraception concerns

Gift allows University to acquire sports medicine facility

Students learn where they will receive residency training

School of Medicine celebrates 40th anniversary

Fundraiser benefits medical students' clinical trips

Satellite graduate program grows beyond borders

March dates Student Outreach Clinics announced

'Changing the Face of Medicine' exhibit

University, Renown Health create literature and medicine program

Free clinic dates for December announced

Free elder care training class offered in Gardnerville

Zhou joins Obstetrics and Gynecology department

Abramow joins Obstetrics and Gynecology department

University offers new neuroscience program

Hunter named chair of Microbiology and Immunology

Medicine adds specialty internists to Reno clinic

October dates for outreach clinics announced

Preview sessions for prospective medical students

Four specialty surgeons join School of Medicine

September Student Outreach Clinic dates

Physicians join internal medicine department

Medical School faculty and students honored as Healthcare Heroes

School of Medicine offers free children's immunization clinic

Jakoby named internal medicine chair

School of Medicine begins 'ALSO' training in Nevada

Daines and Brown head psychiatry operations

Medical school programs announce chief residents

School of Medicine assists at Reno Rodeo

Holcombe promoted to practice plan executive director

School of Medicine's summer clinic dates announced

School of Medicine holds monthly obstetrics clinics

Screenings target those near Nevada nuclear test site

Buxton receives 2008 Outstanding Researcher Award

Professor receives grant to study muscular dystrophy

Participants sought for allergy genetic disorder study

Students hold memorial for anatomical donors

University faculty to study obesity in Nevada adults

Three grad programs rank in top 50

School of Medicine residents to demonstrate research prowess

Clinics provide free care to medically underserved

Dates announced for April clinics

Match Day results celebrated

Medical students place with competitive residency programs

Fourth-year medical students in elite residency programs

Nevada’s medical students traditionally place in some of the nation’s most competitive residency programs.

Student Outreach Clinic receives donation from Redfield Foundation