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Dr. Heather Burkin poses for a group photo with her lab team. UNR Med Department of Pharmacology's Heather Burkin, Ph.D. receives $1.6 million NIH award for preterm birth research
Tuesday, September 15, 2020: Heather Burkin, Ph.D., assistant professor, Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology & Physiology, Department of Pharmacology at UNR Med has recently received a five-year, $1.6 million dollar award from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to study the regulation of uterine contractions in relation to preterm birth.

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Flu shot even more vital this season

• KOLO Channel 8 News

This year, health authorities are hoping more patients take heed and get this year’s influenza vaccine. “We do know people who get the flu shot are less likely to get the flu and less likely to be hospitalized from the Influenza,” says Dr. Catherine McCarthy with University of Nevada Reno, School of Medicine Family Medicine Program.

High blood pressure, a silent disease in children

• Galena Times, p. 5

Most of us associate high blood pressure or hypertension with a condition in adults requiring medical attention. Dr. Max J. Coppes, professor and Nell J. Redfield chair of pediatrics at UNR Med and physicianin-chief at Renown Children’s Hospital discusses hypertension in children and reports that "4% of children aged 12 to 19 have hypertension and another 10% have elevated blood pressure," and how you can make a positive difference as a parent in the long-term health and wellbeing of your child, if hypertension is detected.

Nevada athletics: Wolf Pack team physician Mark Stovak one of 16 doctors advising NCAA

• Reno Gazette Journal

Dr. Mark Stovak, a team physician for Wolf Pack athletics and a professor at the University’s School of Medicine, was named to the NCAA’s revamped COVID-19 Medical Advisory Group. Stovak is one of just 16 medical professionals from across the country to be named to the Medical Advisory Group.

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The NCAA COVID-19 Medical Advisory Group includes medical professionals from all three divisions and each of the Autonomy 5 conferences, plus representatives from organizations and medical groups that have been working collaboratively with the original advisory panel and NCAA membership. UNR Med's Dr. Mark Stovak, team physician at Nevada and second vice president of the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine was selected as a committee member.

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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.