Jennifer Bennett is new director of Nevada AIDS Education and Training Center

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Jennifer Bennett

Jennifer Bennett has been hired as the new director of the Nevada AIDS Education and Training Center. Photo by Matt Lush.

The University of Nevada School of Medicine announces Jennifer Bennett as the new director of the Nevada AIDS Education and Training Center (AETC).

In this role, she will oversee all center activities, ensuring that an ongoing series of educational programs, events, conferences, technical assistance and capacity building support regarding clinical care and services for people with HIV/AIDS, are available throughout Nevada.

AETC programs are delivered to physicians, nurses, dentists, pharmacists and other health care clinical professionals in Nevada and across the country through a nationwide network of regional AETCs and local branches.

Jennifer has been with the School of Medicine for nine years and has served as the program specialist and the program manager for the Nevada AETC, which is housed within the Office of Statewide Initiatives. In addition to this work, she is also the co-director of teaching in medicine, an elective course for fourth-year medical students which helps prepare them for their future roles as physicians and teachers. She is the founding coordinator of the Scholarly Concentration in Medical Education, where she coordinates opportunities for medical students to assume a variety of teaching roles and work with faculty mentors throughout their four years of medical school.

She earned her master's degree in public health at the University of Nevada, Reno where she also taught at the School of Community Health Sciences and served as the internship coordinator for master's degree candidates. Jennifer has been active on a number of campus and community groups and is currently chair of the University's Work and Family Task Force and serves on the Intercultural Council, various community HIV service planning groups and the Nevada Public Health Association. Jennifer was a scholar in the Great Basin Public Health Leadership Institute and just recently earned a certificate in the Scholars in Health Literacy and Aging program at the medical school.

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Contact

Julie Ardito, APR
Senior Director, Advancement and Engagement
Office: (775) 784-6006
jardito@med.unr.edu

Tessa Bowen
Communications Manager, Advancement and Engagement
Office: (775) 682-9254
tessabowen@med.unr.edu

The University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine is a community-based, research-intensive medical school with a statewide vision that has served Nevada for nearly 50 years as its first public medical school. UNR Med’s vision is a healthy Nevada, supported by our mission: establishing excellence in medical education, medical care, research and community engagement, while committing to a culture of respect, compassion and inclusion. Through targeted growth and investment in research, clinical services, education and outreach, UNR Med is a resource for improving healthcare regionally and across the country. For more information, visit: med.unr.edu.