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University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine expands health care services in northern Nevada

 • The University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine (UNR Med) is expanding both health care services and clinical education for medical students, physician assistant students and residents in northern Nevada with the purchase of 745 West Moana Lane in Reno. UNR Med is transforming the existing three-story building into a multi-specialty clinical practice that will be patient-centered as both a model of outstanding medical care and medical education.

Reflections from the Dean

 • Welcome to the New Year! The end of 2018 and the beginning of 2019 give us the opportunity to reflect on the past while looking towards a promising future. For the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine (UNR Med), 2018 was a year of tremendous celebration and growth. We earned full accreditation from the Liaison Committee on Medical Education, kicked off our year-long 50th anniversary recognition and launched a new Physician Assistant Studies Program. As we head into 2019, the future promises continued transformation and growth, and, yes, celebration.

Research on sperm transportation reveals new cause of male infertility

 • About 9 percent of men and nearly 11 percent of women of reproductive age in the United States have experienced fertility problems, according to the National Institutes of Health (NIH). In one-third of infertile couples, men are often the cause of the infertility. A new study recently published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS) corrects a 150-year-old concept regarding sperm transport through cilia beat. The findings could lead to new methods in treating male infertility.

Reflections from the Dean

 • We are soon to celebrate the close of one of the most extraordinary years in the history of the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine. UNR Med emerged as a “new” school, but one with a 50-year history and a tradition of educating health care professionals and scientists who go on to serve the community, the state and the world.

UNR Med announces free clinics from December through February

 • Northern Nevadans who are uninsured, underinsured or without a social security number can receive free medical care from December through February 2019 at upcoming University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine (UNR Med) Student Outreach Clinics including a Rural Outreach Influenza Vaccination Clinic in Silver Springs, Nevada.

Rural Health Day summit addresses challenges, solutions for rural Nevada health care

 • Rural and frontier Nevada communities are among the state’s most picturesque and desirable places to live. Those who call rural Nevada home have an abundance of diverse outdoor adventure at their disposal or can opt for a relaxed, peaceful off-the-grid lifestyle. But, when it comes to having access to specialty health care – rural Nevadans have to look farther.

Hands-on workshop encourages young women to pursue medicine, engineering careers

 • Saturdays are for adventure and/or power tool jobs, and today, the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine (UNR Med) outfitted local high school girls with just that. Approximately 40 northern Nevada teenagers wearing safety goggles and with power tools, pins, clamps and rods in hand, sawed through artificial bone during mock surgery sessions while learning the basics of orthopedic surgery and engineering concepts.

Neuroscientist and New York Times best-selling author, Lisa Genova, keynotes the 2018 University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine Healthy Nevada Speaker Series

 • Approximately 650 northern Nevadans got a glimpse into the human brain, Alzheimer’s disease and other neurological disorders and how to prevent them, from Harvard-educated neuroscientist Lisa Genova, Ph.D., who was the featured keynote speaker at tonight’s University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine 2018 Healthy Nevada Speaker Series.

Healthy Nevada Speaker Series

 • The 2018 University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine Healthy Nevada Speaker Series will feature Harvard-educated neuroscientist Lisa Genova, Ph.D., the New York Times bestselling author of "Still Alice," "Left Neglected," "Love Anthony" and "Every Note Played." Through fiction, Genova describes with passion and accuracy the journeys of those affected by neurological diseases - people who often find themselves ignored, feared or misunderstood.

New guidelines for treating mild brain injury in children

 • With the fall sports season underway, Dr. Max Coppes, professor and Nell J. Redfield Chair of Pediatrics at UNR Med and physician-in-chief at Renown Children's Hospital, explains the importance of adhering to new CDC guidelines for children and mild concussions.

UNR Med announces free clinics from October through December

 • Northern Nevadans who are uninsured, underinsured or without a social security number can receive free medical care this October through December 2018 at upcoming University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine (UNR Med) Student Outreach Clinics including a new Rural Outreach Influenza Clinic in Dayton, Nevada.

New Elko-based family residency program opens, expands health care access for rural Nevadans

 • Rural Nevadans will have more options and resources for their health care, thanks to a new Elko Family Medicine Residency Program that started this summer. The University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine (UNR Med) and Nevada Health Centers (NVHC), who are partnering on the residency program to expand health care for local residents, celebrated the grand opening of the Elko Family Medicine Residency Program earlier today.

Reflections from the Dean

 • Nevada's first medical school, with a 50-year history of producing the next generation of physicians and health care professionals, is expanding with new departments, programs, partnerships and investments as a result of its transition to a fully northern Nevada-based medical school.

UNR Med doctor treats Reno woman with rabies vaccine after wild monkey bite turns dream South African vacation into nightmare

 • Reno residents Dr. Lisa Leiden and her husband had planned their upcoming vacation in South Africa by the book. A long-time patient of Dr. Steven Zell, AAHIVS / CTH, Professor of Internal Medicine at the University of Nevada, Reno, School of Medicine (UNR Med) and travel medicine expert, Leiden thoroughly consulted with Zell before her departure.

Reflections from the Dean

 • As the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine celebrates its 50th Anniversary of serving Nevada as the state's first medical school, increasing access to quality health care remains a priority for UNR Med, including those in our rural and underserved communities. I am extremely pleased, and immensely proud that UNR Med is another step closer to providing more health care resources and options to the residents of Elko through the much-anticipated grand opening of our Elko Family Medicine Residency Program.

UNR Med 50th Anniversary website launched

 • In honor of the 50th Anniversary of UNR Med, Advancement and Engagement launched a website to promote the school's many events and celebrations marking this momentous milestone. We invite you to visit our UNR Med 50 website, explore our rich history of medical education and Oral Histories, and register for the many upcoming events planned in the exciting year ahead.

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