Student Health Center to earn 'Silver Syringe' award

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Cheryl Hug-English

Cheryl Hug-English, M.D.'82, heads up the Student Health Center on campus.

The University of Nevada, Reno Student Health Center was nominated for a Silver Syringe award and has been selected to receive the Outstanding Adolescent Immunization Program award.

This award, presented by Immunize Nevada, recognizes an individual, organization or provider that demonstrates exceptional dedication to adolescent immunizations, or engagement of the adolescent population in furthering the mission of Immunize Nevada.

"The Student Health Center is honored to receive this award. I am grateful to my staff who work efficiently and professionally in planning, providing, and tracking numerous immunizations for our students," said Cheryl Hug-English, M.D.'82, director of the Student Health Center. "We are committed to continuing to make immunizations easily accessible and affordable for our students."

The Student Health Center administered 4,254 immunization in 2016, with more than half of those being flu shots.

The Student Health Center will be recognized at an event to be held on Thursday, April 20 at the Renaissance Reno Downtown Hotel.


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

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