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Jennie Parker, practice administrator for University Health, and Chris Pritsos, associate director for research of the College of Agriculture, Biotechnology & Natural Resources, pose by personal protective equipment the College donated to UNR Med. Campus labs supplying equipment for School of Medicine use and patient care
Friday, March 27, 2020: The University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine (UNR Med) has received 36,650 gloves, 61 masks, 10 face shields and 13 goggles - personal protective equipment much needed for the COVID-19 testing medical students are performing at the School's University Health internal medicine practice in Reno, and for other care UNR Med and University Health clinical operations are providing across the state.

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Q&A with the director of the State Public Health Lab on production of new test kits, private and public labs

• The Nevada Independent

Mark Pandori is the director of the Nevada State Public Health Lab located at the University of Nevada, Reno. He has regularly been talking to The Nevada Independent about the novel coronavirus and the state’s testing efforts, and this week we talked to him once again as Nevada begins to create its own tests and collection kits as the national supply runs dry.

More Patients Turning To Telehealth, But Rural Communities Face Barriers

• KUNR

As the novel coronavirus threatens health care capacity in Nevada, more doctors are turning to telehealth to stem the spread of infection. While virtual visits are recommended, there are challenges to this type of care, especially in rural communities.

New website will help older Nevadans deal with coronavirus

• Las Vegas Review Journal

The Nevada CAN website, for Nevada COVID-19 Aging Network, is “focused on maintaining the quality of life for the 454,221 homebound elders in Nevada,” its homepage reads. The state division worked with the University of Nevada, Reno, School of Medicine, as well as Nevada Senior Services and Nevada 2-1-1 to develop the site and its offerings.

Elko Braces For Coronavirus

• KNPR

Shortages of providers, facilities, and equipment helped earn the state a D+ grade in Rural Health Quarterly’s most recent annual report card. Now some of the most remote communities in the nation are bracing for a pandemic for which they might not be prepared.

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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.