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University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine holds first Physician Assistant Studies Program White Coat Ceremony

 • With the first year of classroom medical education under their belts, the inaugural 24 Physician Assistant (PA) Studies Program students at the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine (UNR Med) received their first white coats, officially transitioning to clinical training during a white coat ceremony held on the University campus today. The milestone marks the beginning of the students’ clinical journey toward becoming physician assistants.

Food as medicine: UNR Med integrates nutrition into med school curriculum

 • True to the old adage, “An apple a day,” more physicians are integrating nutrition into their practice, empowering patients to take charge of their long-term health. Medical schools are taking notice, incorporating nutritional education before students enter clinical practice.

University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine medical students honor anatomical donors for their gift of teaching and discovery

 • Death can advance life. Anatomical donors – people who donate their bodies to medical education and research after passing away, teach medical students about far more than gross anatomy. Cadavers posthumously teach medical students how to care, work as a team and develop a sense of curiosity and discovery. Anatomical donors also teach medical students how to navigate emotions they'll face when delivering bad news and helping patients through difficult treatments, in order to make them well again.

Reflections from the Dean

 • Commencement for the UNR Med Class of 2019 marked the end of a long phase of formal education and the beginning of a lifetime of informal—but even more critical—learning and professional growth.

University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine graduates 63 new doctors

 • This afternoon 63 fourth-year medical students at the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine (UNR Med) graduated as northern Nevada’s newest physicians. The class of 2019 received the degree of Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) at a hooding ceremony at the Pioneer Center for the Performing Arts in Reno.

UNR Med students prove the couple who studies together, excels together

 • Medical school is no walk in the park. Yet a heart-warming medical student romance saw not only many a walk in the park, but a walk-turned-proposal at the lake, a walk down the aisle and ultimately, a walk across the commencement stage as Mr. and Mrs. became Dr. and Dr.

Dr. Mark Riddle named to dual clinical research appointments

 • In a joint appointment, the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine has named Mark Riddle, M.D., Dr.P.H., as professor of internal medicine and associate dean for clinical research and the VA Sierra Nevada Health Care System has named Riddle associate chief of staff for research.

Good medicine goes beyond the bedside

 • The highest quality medical practice starts in the laboratory, where scientific discoveries translate to innovative approaches to diagnosis, more powerful treatments and more complete relief of suffering. Research makes for better clinical care and better health care professionals.

UNR Med Announces Free Clinics from May through June

 • Northern Nevadans who are uninsured, underinsured or without a social security number can receive free medical care this May and June 2019 at upcoming University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine (UNR Med) Student Outreach Clinics.

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University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine opens clinical research center

 • The University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine (UNR Med) has opened a new clinical research center on campus that will enhance the quality of care in northern Nevada. Clinical practice will be changed and improved through innovative research conducted in the center. Northern Nevadans will have opportunities to volunteer and participate in clinical trials conducted by scientists carrying out independent clinical, translational and educational research locally at the School of Medicine.

$11 million NIH grant advances ‘revolutionary’ cardiovascular disease research

 • Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, a fact that underscores the significance of a new interdisciplinary research center being developed at the University of Nevada, Reno. Supported by an $11 million, five-year grant recently awarded through the Centers of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE), a highly competitive program of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the research center is focused on better understanding the molecular and cellular signals that regulate the cardiovascular system.

E-cigarettes and vaping: A troublesome epidemic

 • Electronic cigarettes in various forms have become the most commonly used tobacco product among youth, with an estimated 3.2 million adolescents vaping and an estimated additional 10 million teens at risk to start using e-cigarettes.

Why you should choose a baby-friendly hospital

 • Carson Medical Group's OB physicians work closely with Carson Tahoe Hospital, which is the region’s only Baby-Friendly designated Hospital. This prestigious honor is only achieved by a small number of hospitals nationwide and is awarded by the World Health Organization (WHO) and UNICEF. Wilfredo Torres, M.D.,

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