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A scientist at work in the Nevada State Public Health Laboratory. Reflections from the Dean: Understanding the important work of the Nevada State Public Health Laboratory
Tuesday, January 14, 2020: Most of you probably know little about the work of the Nevada State Public Health Laboratory (NSPHL). You should, because the lab scientists and technicians are literally working around the clock to protect you and all Nevadans from a wide range of potential infections, food-borne illness, and unsafe water, as well as providing emergency response to biological and chemical terrorism, and testing every Nevada baby for more than 30 hereditary diseases.

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Women now outnumber men in national workforce

• KOLO Channel 8 News

Over at UNR’s school of medicine, Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion Nicole Jacobs says the trend has been a gradual, decades-long process. “Back in 1966 only 7% of medical students were female,” explained Jacobs. ”I’ve been here for over 12 years and have seen the class sizes slowly increasing.” Jacobs added that while UNR’s medical school is almost exactly 50/50, nationally there are more women in medical schools.

People: Tony Slonim, John Packham appointed to new state health commission

• Northern Nevada Business View

On Dec. 19, Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak announced the appointment of 11 members and an executive director to the Patient Protection Commission (PPC). John Packham, Ph.D., associate dean for the Office of Statewide Initiatives at the University of Nevada, Reno, School of Medicine, was named chairman of the panel that is tasked with identifying ways to improve healthcare affordability and quality in Nevada.

Nevada State Public Health Lab: Scientific sleuths find answers

• KOLO Channel 8 News

Dr. Mark Pandori is the lab's latest director.“We are tucked away here. But really the amount of testing, the variety testing we do is extremely broad,” says Dr. Mark Pandori, the Nevada State Public Health Lab Director.The lab is affiliated with the UNR School of Medicine and is located on the north end of campus.

Nevada governor names new Patient Protection Commission

• Las Vegas Sun

An associate dean at the UNR School of Medicine has been named chairman of an 11-member state panel tasked with identifying ways to improve health care affordability and quality in Nevada.Gov. Steve Sisolak announced Thursday that Dr. John Packham will head the Patient Protection Commission created by the Legislature this year.

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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.