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University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine

Campus labs supplying equipment for School of Medicine use and patient care

 • The University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine (UNR Med) has received 36,650 gloves, 61 masks, 10 face shields and 13 goggles - personal protective equipment much needed for the COVID-19 testing medical students are performing at the School's University Health internal medicine practice in Reno, and for other care UNR Med and University Health clinical operations are providing across the state.

NSPHL & State of Nevada (DPBH) statement regarding State of Nevada responsibility for doing COVID-19 testing

 • "The State of Nevada has established a system which allows the State, not the FDA, to be responsible for laboratory testing options within the State. This change now allows Nevada labs to submit their findings to the Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health (DPBH), not the FDA, for approval - which is a much faster process and should increase testing capacity considerably. The NSPHL currently has the capacity to test for multiple weeks, and will continue doing so while it is evaluating new products for use in testing," said Dr. Mark Pandori, director, NSPHL.

Nevada State Public Health Lab statement regarding COVID-19 testing

 • The Nevada State Public Health Laboratory (NSPHL) at the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine (UNR Med) has been performing laboratory testing for coronavirus (COVID-19) seven days a week since the onset of COVID-19 in Nevada. The number of patients tested for COVID-19 at the NSPHL is posted Monday through Friday at the site,

UNR Med cancels Student Outreach Clinics

 • Out of an abundance of caution, and to help stop the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine (UNR Med) has canceled all Student Outreach Clinics, until further notice.

University Health launches COVID-19 web resource for patients

 • In an effort to communicate coronavirus (COVID-19) updates to University Health patients—and for the health and safety of our patients, medical staff and community—University Health, the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine’s clinical practice, launched a coronavirus (COVID-19) webpage for information and updates on COVID-19, including instructions for patients experiencing flu-like symptoms and recommended safety measures. The direct URL is

Ten Things You Should Know About Match Day

 • Match Day is one of the most significant milestones in the life of a physician. UNR Med graduating fourth-year medical students are scheduled for their Match Day next Friday, March 20. In honor of that ten-day countdown, here are ten things you should know about Match Day, so you can celebrate along with them.

UNR Med Student Outreach Clinic open Tuesday, March 10 and Saturday, March 14

 • The University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine (UNR Med) will offer no-cost Student Outreach Clinics, as scheduled, this week. UNR Med offers the free clinics in a continuing effort to assist the region's medically uninsured with needed health care services. The SOC will NOT be treating patients with acute symptoms or providing COVID-19 screening or testing.

New study may aid treatment and prevention of tremors in Parkinson’s Disease

 • A new study released from an international research team has made a discovery, identifying major implications for understanding disorders of the nervous system associated with tremor, such as Parkinson’s Disease. Brian Perrino, Ph.D., associate professor, department of physiology and cell biology at UNR Med is a research investigator on the project.

A match made in medical school

 • Medical school forges a bond of commonality where relationships are often a natural outgrowth for many medical students. For two med students in particular, volunteering at University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine (UNR Med) Student Outreach Clinics brought them closer than they ever could have imagined.

Project Medical Education

 • Medical schools like the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR Med) are classified as community-based. That label doesn’t come close to describing the critical importance we place on being fully-engaged with our community, and finding many different approaches to support that engagement. One of those approaches is Project Medical Education (PME).

Nevada elected officials and community leaders are medical students for a day at the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine  

 • State legislators, city officials, CEOs and community leaders learned firsthand today what it takes to become a doctor when they experienced four years of medical school in one day! From a human heart dissection, to learning how to suture, participating in medical simulation labs and research meetings, the group had a full-on immersion into a day in the life of a medical student.

Reflections from the Dean: Understanding the important work of the Nevada State Public Health Laboratory

 • Most of you probably know little about the work of the Nevada State Public Health Laboratory (NSPHL). You should, because the lab scientists and technicians are literally working around the clock to protect you and all Nevadans from a wide range of potential infections, food-borne illness, and unsafe water, as well as providing emergency response to biological and chemical terrorism, and testing every Nevada baby for more than 30 hereditary diseases.

A tribute to our Nevada Medicine Weekly editor, colleague and friend, Roseann Langlois

 • On December 26, our beloved UNR Med Advancement and Engagement Content Marketing Manager, Roseann Langlois, suffered a brain aneurysm and passed away unexpectedly.It is a tragedy to be writing these words. For Roseann, our colleague and teammate, and for me, our jobs revolve around words. A million words cannot bring her back. Words seem so feeble in moments like these. The passing of one of our most lively and fit colleagues is illogical. It is a tragedy, but also an honor to share this tribute to Roseann - our colleague and friend, a mother, daughter, sister, fitness teacher, healthy lifestyle advocate, LGBTQIA ally, public relations student mentor, shelter volunteer, and so much more.

Reflections from the Dean: A toast to the next 50 years of UNR Med!

 • As 2019 comes to a close, the memories still linger of so many milestones and markers of success for the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine. We celebrated our 50th anniversary, the unveiling of our clinical practice plan University Health, the continued growth of our educational programs, successful competition for several major research and training grants and the expansion of our clinical footprint. All of these examples contribute to the community’s growing need for health care, the expansion of medical education and our training pipeline and new community partnerships.

University Health Internal Medicine Multispecialty Care opens its doors

 • Residents, physicians, faculty, administrators, medical assistants and staff gathered at 8 a.m., Monday, Nov. 25, to witness UNR Med history in the making: the grand opening of University Health Internal Medicine Multispecialty Care at 6130 Plumas St., in Reno.

Reflections from the Dean: Announcing University Health

 • Welcome to a new era and a new strategic priority for the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine. I am proud to announce the launch of University Health, the clinical arm of UNR Med. While we have always managed small clinical practices in support of our teaching mission, we are now developing a higher profile as a community-based source of primary care, with a new brand, new offices and a new commitment to outstanding patient-centered care.

UNR Med announces University Health as new name of clinical practice

 • The University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine (UNR Med) is expanding its clinical enterprise to improve access to quality care for Nevadans while enhancing medical education. As part of its clinical expansion into the northern Nevada community, UNR Med has launched a new clinical practice under the name, University Health. The practice was formerly known as Integrated Clinical Services (ICS) Practice Plan.

New York Times best-selling author, Adam Alter keynotes the 2019 University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine Healthy Nevada Speaker Series

 • More than 700 northern Nevadans heard how our dependency on our devices is literally consuming much of our lives from New York Times best-selling author Adam Alter, Ph.D. Alter, a psychologist and researcher, was the featured keynote speaker at tonight's University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine 2019 Healthy Nevada Speaker Series.

Rural Health Day addresses challenges, solutions for rural access to care

 • The University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine (UNR Med) Office of Statewide Initiatives, Nevada State Office of Rural Health and Nevada Rural Hospital Partners hosted CEOs and clinicians from nearly 15 rural Nevada communities at a Rural Health Day event today to address the challenges and solutions to the statewide shortage of primary care doctors and specialists. The health care leaders discussed ways to reduce the disparities in rural access to care.

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