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University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine

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.,

Reflections from the Dean

 • Watching the seconds tick down—that's what University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine students will be doing, along with about 18,000 medical students across the country, on Friday, March 15. They have all been waiting four years for Match Day, to learn where they will train in their specialty of choice in their next phase of medical education.

UNR Med releases 2019 Nevada Rural and Frontier Health Data Book

 • Over 2 million Nevadans, or 67.3 percent of the state's population, live in a federally designated primary health care physician shortage area. And over 80 percent of Nevada’s rural and frontier population live in health care shortage areas, according to new data from the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine (UNR Med) 2019 Nevada Rural and Frontier Health Data Book.

How do heart attack symptoms differ in men and women?

 • With heart disease and stroke causing one in three deaths in women each year-more than all cancers combined-it's important that women know the signs of a heart attack, additional risk factors and their individual "numbers." In honor of National Heart Month, we asked Dr. Neda Etezadi-Amoli, FACOG, assistant professor and chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, how women can safeguard their most important vital organ.

Commemorating 50 years over 50 days

 • In March 1969, the University of Nevada (now Reno) School of Medicine was founded with a special mission of expanding primary care throughout the state of Nevada, particularly to rural, isolated communities. As we celebrate our first 50 years, and look ahead to the next 50, our strategic focus has expanded to the wider vision of contributing to a Healthy Nevada, even as we transition to our fully-developed "home" in Reno and northern Nevada. While we have much progress to report for 50 years of work, there is much left for us to do.

University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine launches 50 for FIFTY giving campaign

 • A 50 for FIFTY Giving Campaign is being launched, today at the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine. To commemorate 50 years, for 50 days, from February 4 through March 25, 2019, UNR Med will be raising funds in support of better health and better health care for the state, for northern Nevada and for all residents.

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