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University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine

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.

UNR Med Announces Free Clinics in September/October

 • Northern Nevadans who are uninsured, underinsured or without a social security number can receive free medical care this September and October 2018 at upcoming University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine (UNR Med) Student Outreach Clinics.

How to Survive Burning Man

 • University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine Associate Professor Gary Johnson, M.D., has seen some playa dust in his time. As a 25-year veteran of Burning Man and a former member of the festival's medical team, he's also seen the type of maladies that come with a week of extreme temperatures, low visibility for drivers and cyclists, dust and more dust.

Reflections from the Dean: Our commitment to diversity

 • A culture of diversity, equity and inclusion is vital to the success of the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine as we train the next generation of physicians and health care professionals. I want you to know how important that culture is to the leadership of UNR Med and to me personally.

University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine report addresses statewide physician shortage, shows growth

 • Doctors. They are an essential resource for impacting and improving the health and life spans of the population. However, demand for physicians in Nevada exceeds the current supply, with Nevada ranking No. 47 nationally for active physicians per 100,000 population. A new report on the state’s licensed physician workforce shows promising data, with the number of licensed physicians in the state increasing over a decade (2005 to 2015).

Plumas Bank Celebrates Artown with UNR Med

 • In honor of the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine 50th Anniversary, and in celebration of Reno’s Artown, UNR Med community partner, Plumas Bank, is displaying UNR Med student and local artist Rachael Lambin’s “Gray’s Anatomy” book sculpture for the month of July.

Reflections from the Dean

 • Graduate medical education, or GME, is the more formal phrase for what we call residency and fellowship training. It is the next step in medical education after medical school, and what dominates the thinking and preparation of all medical students. Medical school sets the stage for becoming a well-trained physician, but it is GME that brings down the curtain on the final act before these new physicians start their careers.

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