2013 News Articles

News & Events

NGEC celebrates 21 years of service

 • School of Medicine's Nevada Geriatric Education Center celebrates 21 years of service Oct. 16 at Atria Summit Ridge in Reno

Ginsburg honored by ALS of Nevada

 • David Ginsburg, M.D., a Las Vegas-based School of Medicine neurologist specializing in ALS honored by ALS of Nevada

Reflections from the Dean

 • University of Nevada School of Medicine not just clinical services and teaching, but the school maintains critical roles of research and scholarship

Reflections from the Dean

 • State of the School Address focused on core values: Accountability, Transparency and Partnership (ATP)

Alumnus attends Nyad on historic swim

 • Derek Covington, M.D., '11 accompanies Diana Nyad on open water swim from Cuba to Miami as part of the medical team for the swim

Reflections from the Dean

 • Dean Schwenk reflects on the month of September being a remarkable moment in the history of the University of Nevada School of Medicine

Reflections from the Dean

 • Sept 9th, the UNSOM and the Renown Health system joined to form a task force of senior leaders of both institutions along with other community and higher education leaders to serve Northern Nevada

Reaching American Indian/Alaska Native high school students

 • Ann Diggins, Director of recruitment, co-sponsored an outreach event with the Association of American Indian Physicians to help American Indian/Alaska Native high school students learn about careers in health professions

Auditorium named for longtime faculty member

 • David M. Lupan, former senior associate dean for research, was honored when the large auditorium in the Center of Molecular Medicine, Reno Campus, was dedicated in his name on July 11

Choudhury earns CCMS recognition

 • Zareen Choudhury, Class of 2014, honored with a Student Rising Star Award from Clark County Medical Society

Reflections from the Dean

 • Awards and Events for residents, fellows and faculty members noted that support the fundamental teaching mission of the School of Medicine

Reflections from the Dean

 • Statewide discussions on how best to structure public medical education in Nevada to help with the physician shortage in Nevada; the need for full four-year campuses in Reno and Las Vegas, and increase the graduate medical education or GME

Showing thanks to adjunct faculty

 • Dr. Rachakonda Prabhu, Adjunct Faculty, honored for helping train medical students in the ICU at University Medical Center

School honors students, faculty

 • The University of Nevada School of Medicine honors faculty and students at an awards ceremony held May 16, 2013

Residents shine on research day events

 • Medical residents showcase their research prowess during school's annual Resident Research Days in Reno and Las Vegas on June 12 and 14, respectively

Reflections from the Dean

 • Hosting several graduation events leads to a deeper appreciation of the fundamental purpose of the UNSOM is to provide high quality education for the future physicians in Nevada and across the country

Reflections from the Dean

 • Dean Thomas L. Schwenk, M.D., reviews 24 outstanding faculty development projects supported by $65,000 in academic support funds and the importance of career growth for faculty is highlighted

Reflections from the Dean

 • Survey of the School of Medicine faculty members completed regarding their career satisfaction, perceptions of school leadership and more

Reflections from the Dean

 • New outreach and support for the University of Nevada School of Medicine Alumni Association

Reflections from the Dean

 • The launch of the implementation of a full Practice Management Information Technology (PM-IT) platform to include an Electronic Health Record

You drink, you drive, you lose

 • You Drink, You Drive, You Lose event to help raise awareness of impaired driving during the holiday season

Nevada Rural Health Day

 • Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval proclaims Nov. 15, 2012, Nevada Rural Health Day

Reflections from the Dean

 • The Dean takes a new look at an old issue, the lack of large and important components of a full school of medicine on each campus in Reno and Las Vegas