School of Medicine remembers promising incoming student Harvinder "Harvi" Singh

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Harvinder "Harvi" Singh

It is with great sadness that we mourn the loss of one of our promising incoming Post-Baccalaureate students. Harvinder "Harvi" Singh was killed in a car crash on June 28 near Gardnerville, NV. He was 23 years old.

Harvi was the first in his family to go to college, graduating from UNR with a degree in neuroscience in May, 2015. He was well-loved among faculty, staff and students in his classes, research and clinical experiences. The University of Nevada School of Medicine was pleased to accept him into its fourth cohort of the Post-Baccalaureate Program for the 2015-16 school year.

Those who knew Harvi well describe him as being intelligent, enthusiastic, ambitious and compassionate. He had a strong desire to become a physician and provide healthcare services for medically underserved communities. We are deeply saddened that we will not have the opportunity to watch Harvi grow into the physician he aspired to be. Our hearts and sympathies go out to his family and friends.

Services for Harvi Singh will be held at Mountain View Mortuary in Reno from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Tuesday, July 7. A second, religious ceremony will be held afterward at the Sikh Temple on Wells Ave. in Reno. Anyone who would like to attend either or both services is welcome.

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, Nevada's first public medical school, is a community-based, research-intensive medical school with a statewide vision for a healthy Nevada. Established in 1969, UNR Med is improving the health and well-being of all Nevadans and their communities through excellence in student education, postgraduate training and clinical care, research with local, national and global impact and a culture of diversity and inclusion.