2014 News Articles

News & Events

School of Medicine announces January clinic dates

 • The University of Nevada School of Medicine’s free Student Outreach Clinics for January 2015 are scheduled for the following dates: A children’s clinic will be held Jan. 6 from 6 to 9 p.m.; a general clinic will be held on Jan. 10 from 8 a.m. to noon and a women’s clinic will be held Jan. 24 from 8 a.m. to noon.

Reflections - Dec. 2014

 • I had the great pleasure and honor of participating in the celebration of Nevada Rural Health Day in November. This is the fourth year that the University of Nevada School of Medicine has recognized and celebrated the contributions of Nevada’s rural health care systems and professionals who work to improve the quality of health and health care in rural Nevada. In prior years, we have honored Nevada's rural hospitals and emergency medical services and last year we recognized 10 prominent business, political, and health care leaders who have been committed to serving rural Nevada.

Researcher finds that loss of gene function affects male fertility

 • A group of researchers led by Professor Wei Yan, M.D., Ph.D., at the University of Nevada School of Medicine has discovered that a loss of function of Ranbp9 leads to severely reduced male fertility due to disruptions in sperm development.

School of Medicine receives donation from Insomniac

 • Dale Carrison, D.O., chair of emergency medicine at the University of Nevada School of Medicine, accepted a check in the amount of $30,000 from Pasquale Rotella, chief executive officer of Insomniac, the company that produces the annual Electric Daisy Carnival in Las Vegas on Oct. 27.

Medical school website overhaul project earns PRSA honor

 • The School of Medicine’s Marketing and Communications Office earned top honors at the Public Relations Society of America’s annual Silver Spikes awards competition for its overhaul of the school’s website at med.unr.edu.

School of Medicine to honor Native American Nevadans at Nevada Rural Health Day

 • The University of Nevada School of Medicine will honor and recognize Native American Nevadans and those dedicated to their health at the annual National and Nevada Rural Health Day event, scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 20 at 2 p.m. at the Pennington Medical Education Building at the University of Nevada, Reno.

Reflections Nov. 2014

 • The faculty and staff members of the University of Nevada School of Medicine are aspirational. We seek to be the best possible medical school and contribute to the best possible health care system in Nevada.

School of Medicine adds free dermatology clinic this month

 • The University of Nevada School of Medicine’s Student Outreach Clinic will offer a new clinical service this month: dermatology. Dermatological clinic services will be offered under the direction of Dr. Whitney Hovenic during the previously scheduled general clinic on November 15 from 8 a.m. to noon.

Students excel at Annual George G. Bierkamper competition

 • The School of Medicine’s held its 32nd Annual George G. Bierkamper Student Research Convocation on Monday, Oct. 20 at which 38 graduate and medical students presented their research work in the David Lupan Auditorium of the Center for Molecular Medicine at the School of Medicine’s Reno campus.

Bill Thomas, M.D., international expert on elderhood, to speak in Reno, Las Vegas

 • The University of Nevada, Reno Division of Health Sciences, the School of Medicine, the Sanford Center for Aging and the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health invite the public to a talk by Bill Thomas, M.D., an international expert on elderhood and geriatric medicine, next week in Reno and Las Vegas.

Arnold P. Gold Foundation Grant - Call for proposals

 • The Arnold P. Gold Foundation makes grants to fund research, educational programs, literary writing, community outreach and other activities that foster humanism in health care. They have recently broadened their scope to fund interdisciplinary programs that support humanism in medicine in health sciences curriculum.

Dean's Reflections Oct. 2014

 • The University of Nevada School of Medicine is about to enter its third major phase of development.

Bringing teens closer to health care professions

 • High Sierra Area Health Education Center will partner with REMSA, the Washoe County School District and the Career Technical Exploration on Sept. 19 at the University of Nevada, Reno to bring Operation Health Care Bound to northern Nevada middle and high school students.

Reflections from the Dean

 • There are three basic factors that drive quality in graduate medical education (GME) programs: hospital support, the breadth of specialty and subspecialty training opportunities and funding. Nevada is deficient in all three.

School of Medicine’s orthopaedics residency program accredited

 • The University of Nevada School of Medicine’s surgery department received word earlier this summer that its orthopaedics surgery residency application has been accredited by the Accreditation Council on Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).

School of Medicine announces September clinic dates

 • Student Outreach Clinics are a free service provided to the medically uninsured population within the community. Clinics offer physicals for work or school, EKGs, blood pressure monitoring, referrals and selected lab services at discounted fees.


 • Educating and training new physicians is expensive.

Students learn of addiction medicine at Betty Ford Center

 • The Betty Ford Center received a generous multi-year grant from the E. L. Wiegand Foundation, to the University of Nevada School of Medicine expanded education of addiction medicine for students and faculty.

School of Medicine opens new Patient Care Center in Henderson

 • Helping to meet the demand for physicians located close to home for Henderson residents, the University of Nevada School of Medicine is opening a patient care center in the city’s medical corridor, at 3175 St. Rose Pkwy.

Reflections from the Dean

 • Las Vegas leaders to take the lead in developing a full UNLV School of Medicine

Reflections from the Dean

 • Nevada System of Higher Education and School of Medicine, UNR, commitment to expand teaching programs in Reno to a full four-year campus

School celebrates compassion in patient care

 • The School of Medicine joined schools around the nation on Feb. 14 to recognize and celebrate the power of compassion in honor of The Gold Humanism Honor Society (GHHS) National Day of Solidarity for Compassionate Patient Care.

Reflections from the Dean

 • Board of Regents endorse the development of a new school of medicine at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Residents recognized as teachers

 • Congratulations to the 83 residents and two fellows that met criteria for Resident Teaching Honor Roll

UNLV preview day in Reno

 • The Office of Admissions and Student Affairs Host pre-med preview day for Prospective medical school applicants from UNLV

Using ECHO to screen for autism

 • Help for Nevada children being screened for autism by bringing the professional community together using Enhanced Community Health Outcomes, or ECHO teleconferencing technology

Colby Cassani Endowed Lectureship series opens

 • Starla Cassani presents a check to Tom Schwenk, M.D., dean of the School of Medicine, for a lectureship series and its mission to support organ and tissue donation