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10 top UNR Med stories from 2017

 • Happy New Year! As we look forward to the year ahead, it’s good to reminisce on where we’ve been. From our students and new medical education programs to volunteer initiatives and national rankings, 2017 was an exciting and impactful year for the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine.

Don’t Let the New Blood Pressure Guidelines Add to Your Holiday Stress

 • High blood pressure, or hypertension, is a known side-effect of continued stress. In November, the guidelines for high blood pressure were redefined as 130 over 80 instead of 140 over 90. Dr. Daniel Spogen explains why these new guidelines shouldn't add to your stress this holiday season.

University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine Welcomes New Employees, Others Take on New Roles

 • The University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine announces five new directors have joined its Office of Operations and Financial Services: Adonis Hardeman, MSPH, senior director of clinical operations and administration; Gayle Halminiak, director of operations and administration; Ken Munsterman, MBA, director of operations and administration; Danielle Eaton, director of research operations and administration and Liana McGill, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, director of human resources.

UNR Med Students Embrace the Spirit of Giving

 • "Being a medical student means our days are often filled with long hours studying and endless responsibilities," said Valverde. "Sometimes we get so caught up in our responsibilities that we forget our reason for pursuing medicine in the first place: to help those in need."

Reflections from the Dean

 • October always brings beautiful fall colors as the aspens and maples turn.

Project ECHO Expands Rural and Urban Clinics in Nevada

 • The University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine Office of Statewide Initiatives has expanded Project ECHO (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes) with new clinics in cardiology, pediatric endocrinology, medication assisted therapy for substance use disorder, as well as a unique school-based behavioral health program.

Reflections from the Dean

 • A critical mechanism that keeps our focus on the future is our upcoming Liaison Committee on Medical Education Accreditation (LCME) full site visit, October 22-25.

Zika Virus: An unlikely hero?

 • UNR Med Associate Professor in the department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology Subhash C. Verma, Ph.D. discusses the Zika Virus.

UNR Med Selected as One of Nine National Pathway Leaders for ACGME’s Pursuing Excellence in Clinical Learning Environments Initiative

 • The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) announced September 13 that UNR Med, along with eight other Pathway Leaders, has been selected to participate in a Patient Safety Collaborative. Over the next 18 months, this Collaborative will work to create and test a framework for residents and fellows to generate a standard for a culture of patient safety in GME programs across the country.

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