School of Medicine re-launches website following ground-up rebuild

New site more user-friendly, consistent, uniform and compatible across platforms

Screen shot of the new homepage

RENO/LAS VEGAS, Nev. - With an eye toward making the School of Medicine's online presence united and user-friendly, the Marketing and Communications Office re-launched its website this morning following an ambitious ground-up rebuild of the 10-year-old site.

"We hope that our new website will engage our students, patients, faculty and community and will become the address of choice for all who seek information about medical education, research, patient care and interesting ways to connect with us," said Susan Hill, APR, School of Medicine's marketing and communications director.

According to Kevin Murphy, the school's web systems coordinator, the rework is necessary to make the school's online presence better looking, consistent, uniform, accessibility compliant (ADA), compatible across platforms and will promote a better user experience.

Improvements to the new web site include the addition of emergency messaging functions, a more complete directory, better search function within the site, search engine optimization and more integration with social media. The new website combines more than 5,000 pages across two pre-existing websites into one, easy-to-navigate online presence.


Media Contacts

Julie Ardito, APR
Senior Director, Advancement and Engagement
Office: (775) 784-6006

Tessa Bowen
Communications Manager, Advancement and Engagement
Office: (775) 682-9254

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 50 years. The state's first public medical school, UNR Med fosters a healthy Nevada through excellence in medical education, medical care, research and community engagement, within a culture of respect, compassion and inclusion. Through targeted growth and investment in research, clinical services, education and outreach, UNR Med is improving the future of health care. For more information, visit our 50th anniversary website.