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University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine

UNR Med’s Sanford Center for Aging launches ICECAP Nevada to build capacity in geriatrics care

 • The University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine (UNR Med) Sanford Center for Aging received a five-year, $3.2 million federal grant from the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration’s Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program, to provide primary care professionals training and other resources to assist with addressing the complex needs of older Nevadans.

Reflections from the Dean: 2019 State of the School Address

 • By the time you read this, I will have had the privilege of delivering my 9th State of the School Address on Sept. 9 at the Basin Street Club in Mackay Stadium. The achievements I highlighted that night—and the programs to which we have committed for our future—represent our past, present and future choices.

UNR Med 2019 State of the School Address focuses on strategic choices

 • Strategic growth, transformation as a northern Nevada-based school of medicine engaged with its communities and partners, and expansion of clinical services and research were themes at this year’s University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine State of the School Address.

University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine announces senior leadership roles

 • The University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine (UNR Med) announces senior educational and academic leadership roles. Timothy Baker, M.D., will serve as the new senior associate dean for academic affairs; Melissa Piasecki, M.D., previously executive associate dean and senior associate dean for academic affairs will take on an expansion of her role as executive associate dean, and Lisa Calvo, M.D., will serve as interim associate dean for medical education.

UNR Med students mentor next generation of bilingual health care providers

 • Growing up Mexican-American, Diana Padilla did not know any physicians who shared her cultural background. Now entering her fourth year at the University of Nevada, Reno, School of Medicine, Padilla and fellow UNR Med students and members of the Latino Medical Student Association are helping to bridge that gap by mentoring bilingual northern Nevada high school students exploring careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) health care.

Reflections from the Dean: Welcome Class of 2023

 • This month, it was our great honor to welcome the medical student Class of 2023 to UNR Med through MedFIT, which provides students the opportunity to meet their new classmates and mentors while preparing or the academically rigorous learning environment of a medical school.

UNR Med welcomes incoming class with White Coat Ceremony

 • The University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine welcomed incoming medical students with a white coat ceremony today at the Joe Crowley Student Union Milt Click Ballroom on the University campus, during which students received their first white coats on their journeys to becoming physicians.

UNR Med hosts free clinics from August through September

 • Northern Nevadans who are uninsured, underinsured or without a social security number can receive free medical care this August and September 2019 at upcoming University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine (UNR Med) Student Outreach Clinics. UNR Med offers the free clinics in a continuing effort to assist the region's medically uninsured with needed health care services.

Reflections from the Dean: You asked, we did

 • Toward the end of their second year of medical school, our students are required to take one of the major steps that defines the process of becoming a physician, Step 1 of the United States Medical Licensing Examination. The daylong exam is a major source of stress for medical students across the country, and for good reason: The results can define an aspiring doctor's career trajectory.

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.

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