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University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine

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.

Reflections from the Dean

 • August is always an exciting month at UNR Med as new students arrive to begin their medical studies and careers.

University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine Announces Free September Clinics

 • Individuals who are uninsured, underinsured or without a social security number can receive free medical care at an upcoming free University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine’s Student Outreach Clinic in September. UNR Med offers the clinics in a continuing effort to assist northern Nevada’s medically uninsured with needed healthcare services.

Don't Eclipse Your Eye Health

 • Northern Nevada, along with the rest of the nation, is buzzing with excitement over the upcoming celestial phenomenon – the first total solar eclipse viewable from the contiguous U.S. since 1979. When planning your solar eclipse viewing experience, remember to make eye safety a top priority.

My White Coat Represents…

 • The class of 2021 has officially joined the UNR Med family. During the two-week MedFIT program, our newest group of aspiring physicians was asked to think critically about why they are here.

Reflections from the Dean

 • Strategic planning documents are often put on a shelf, never to be implemented. Not at the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine!

Welcome Class of 2021!

 • Welcome events for the Class of 2021 include MedFIT and Family Day.

#PositivelyUNRMed Blood Drive, Aug. 1

 • There will be a #PositivelyUNRMed Blood Drive Tuesday, August 1 from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the Silver 10 parking lot, located north of the Pennington Health Sciences building.

Slurpee Day the UNR Med Way

 • Every July 11th, slushy fans across the country hit their local 7-Elevens for free 7.11-ounce Slurpees. We spoke with Lindsay Wexler, RDN, CSSD, LD - a clinical dietician in UNR Med's Wellness and Weight Management Clinic - about the benefits of pairing a brisk walk with a delicious reward.

Reflections from the Dean

 • The spring issue of Synapse just landed in mailboxes across the country, with an impressive story titled “Physiology & Cell Biology Ranked 17th in U.S. for Research Funding.” The ink on that great news story is barely dry, and it‘s already outdated. I couldn’t be more thrilled.

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