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UNR Med Announces Free Outreach Clinics

 • Northern Nevadans who are uninsured, underinsured or without a social security number can receive free medical care at upcoming University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine (UNR Med) Student Outreach Clinics and Rural Outreach Clinics, in Lovelock, Silver Springs and Yerington, Nevada. UNR Med offers the free clinics in a continuing effort to assist the region's medically uninsured with needed health care services.

Statewide survey shows that 65% of Nevadans and 77% of Nevada health care workers are likely to get COVID-19 vaccine, once available

 • Researchers at the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine (UNR Med), in partnership with the University of Nevada, Reno School of Community Health Sciences, Immunize Nevada and the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services, released the first findings from an ongoing study to learn what Nevadans think about COVID-19 vaccines, and their acceptance toward taking the vaccine - once one is available to them.

New statewide study launches to understand public and provider attitudes toward COVID-19 vaccine

 • Researchers at the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine (UNR Med), in partnership with the University of Nevada, Reno School of Community Health Sciences, Immunize Nevada and the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services, are conducting a study to learn what Nevadans think about COVID-19 vaccines and their acceptance toward taking the vaccine once one is available to the public.

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 - those who donate their bodies to medical education and research after passing away, teach medical students about far more than gross anatomy. Anatomical donors essentially become medical students' first patient by posthumously teaching them how to care, work as a team and develop a sense of curiosity and scientific 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.

Project ECHO Nevada to join new nationwide initiative to fight COVID-19 infection in nursing homes

 • Project ECHO Nevada, an innovative health care delivery solution out of the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine (UNR Med) is joining a nationwide training program to help keep COVID-19 from spreading in area nursing homes, and to prepare and equip staff so that they can better protect residents and themselves. This is an essential nationwide initiative in the fight against COVID-19.

Diversity in health care starts at the beginning

 • UNR Med and University Health join in celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month as part of our commitment to diversity and inclusion and our ongoing efforts to increase the representation of Hispanics, and others from populations underrepresented in medicine, who serve our community as healthcare providers.

UNR Med Department of Pharmacology's Heather Burkin, Ph.D. receives $1.6 million NIH award for preterm birth research

 • 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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