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University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine graduates 64 new doctors in first-ever hybrid hooding ceremony
Friday, May 14, 2021: UNR Med hosted its first-ever hybrid (in-person and virtual) hooding ceremony, conferring Doctor of Medicine (MD) degrees to 64 fourth-year medical students of the Class of 2021, graduating as northern Nevada's newest physicians. The live-streamed virtual ceremony is now available for on-demand viewing on UNR Med's YouTube channel.

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Officials Add Vegas to Nevada Areas With India Virus Variant

• US News & World Report

Eight other cases of the Indian variant have been identified in northern Nevada, including four confirmed last week in the Reno area, officials have said. Dr. Mark Pandori, head of the state Public Health Laboratory at University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine, told the Las Vegas Review-Journal that Nevada cases also were identified among people in Carson City and Churchill and Lyon counties.

Sandoval indicates support for land grant bill with caveats, after vetoing similar measure in 2017; says health care experts should decide on mandated vaccinations

• Nevada Independent

As UNR navigates an uncertain budget situation, state lawmakers and Sandoval lauded one bright spot on the horizon — the unanimous passage of SB342 out of the Assembly on Monday, giving regents the green light to approve a partnership between UNR’s medical school and Renown Health. “SB342 addresses an immediate opportunity for UNR Med and Renown Health to respond to rapid changes in medical care delivery and medical education, leading to widespread benefits for the health and well being of all Nevadans,” Assemblywoman Jill Tolles (R-Reno) said during floor remarks in support of the bill. Sandoval said that if the regents approve the partnership, it would be a “game changer” for the School of Medicine and for health care in Northern Nevada. Not only would the partnership increase clinical and research opportunities for students and health care access in the region, he said, it would also eventually expand enrollment.

UNR Med holding outreach clinic

• KTVN Channel 2 News

Northern Nevadans who are uninsured, underinsured or without a social security number can receive free medical care at upcoming UNR Med Student Outreach Clinics and Rural Outreach Clinics.

More-contagious Indian coronavirus variant detected in Clark County

• Las Vegas Review Journal

There have been eight other reported cases of Indian variants in the state: four in Washoe County, two in Carson City, one in Churchill County; and one in Lyon County, said Mark Pandori, director of the Nevada State Public Health Laboratory at University of Nevada, Reno’s School of Medicine. Within the state, the lab conducts the majority of sequencing of the virus that causes COVID-19.

Officials add Vegas to Nevada areas with India virus variant

• AP News

Dr. Mark Pandori, head of the state Public Health Laboratory at University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine, told the Las Vegas Review-Journal that Nevada cases also were identified among people in Carson City and Churchill and Lyon counties.

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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.