2018 News Articles

News & Events

UNR Med announces free clinics from October through December

 • Northern Nevadans who are uninsured, underinsured or without a social security number can receive free medical care this October through December 2018 at upcoming University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine (UNR Med) Student Outreach Clinics including a new Rural Outreach Influenza Clinic in Dayton, Nevada.

New Elko-based family residency program opens, expands health care access for rural Nevadans

 • Rural Nevadans will have more options and resources for their health care, thanks to a new Elko Family Medicine Residency Program that started this summer. The University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine (UNR Med) and Nevada Health Centers (NVHC), who are partnering on the residency program to expand health care for local residents, celebrated the grand opening of the Elko Family Medicine Residency Program earlier today.

Reflections from the Dean

 • Nevada's first medical school, with a 50-year history of producing the next generation of physicians and health care professionals, is expanding with new departments, programs, partnerships and investments as a result of its transition to a fully northern Nevada-based medical school.

UNR Med doctor treats Reno woman with rabies vaccine after wild monkey bite turns dream South African vacation into nightmare

 • Reno residents Dr. Lisa Leiden and her husband had planned their upcoming vacation in South Africa by the book. A long-time patient of Dr. Steven Zell, AAHIVS / CTH, Professor of Internal Medicine at the University of Nevada, Reno, School of Medicine (UNR Med) and travel medicine expert, Leiden thoroughly consulted with Zell before her departure.

Reflections from the Dean

 • As the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine celebrates its 50th Anniversary of serving Nevada as the state's first medical school, increasing access to quality health care remains a priority for UNR Med, including those in our rural and underserved communities. I am extremely pleased, and immensely proud that UNR Med is another step closer to providing more health care resources and options to the residents of Elko through the much-anticipated grand opening of our Elko Family Medicine Residency Program.

UNR Med 50th Anniversary website launched

 • In honor of the 50th Anniversary of UNR Med, Advancement and Engagement launched a website to promote the school's many events and celebrations marking this momentous milestone. We invite you to visit our UNR Med 50 website, explore our rich history of medical education and Oral Histories, and register for the many upcoming events planned in the exciting year ahead.

UNR Med Announces Free Clinics in September/October

 • Northern Nevadans who are uninsured, underinsured or without a social security number can receive free medical care this September and October 2018 at upcoming University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine (UNR Med) Student Outreach Clinics.

How to Survive Burning Man

 • University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine Associate Professor Gary Johnson, M.D., has seen some playa dust in his time. As a 25-year veteran of Burning Man and a former member of the festival's medical team, he's also seen the type of maladies that come with a week of extreme temperatures, low visibility for drivers and cyclists, dust and more dust.

Reflections from the Dean: Our commitment to diversity

 • A culture of diversity, equity and inclusion is vital to the success of the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine as we train the next generation of physicians and health care professionals. I want you to know how important that culture is to the leadership of UNR Med and to me personally.

University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine report addresses statewide physician shortage, shows growth

 • Doctors. They are an essential resource for impacting and improving the health and life spans of the population. However, demand for physicians in Nevada exceeds the current supply, with Nevada ranking No. 47 nationally for active physicians per 100,000 population. A new report on the state’s licensed physician workforce shows promising data, with the number of licensed physicians in the state increasing over a decade (2005 to 2015).

Plumas Bank Celebrates Artown with UNR Med

 • In honor of the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine 50th Anniversary, and in celebration of Reno’s Artown, UNR Med community partner, Plumas Bank, is displaying UNR Med student and local artist Rachael Lambin’s “Gray’s Anatomy” book sculpture for the month of July.

Reflections from the Dean

 • Graduate medical education, or GME, is the more formal phrase for what we call residency and fellowship training. It is the next step in medical education after medical school, and what dominates the thinking and preparation of all medical students. Medical school sets the stage for becoming a well-trained physician, but it is GME that brings down the curtain on the final act before these new physicians start their careers.

Vacationing outside the U.S.? Prepare with care close to home

 • Traveling someplace exotic this summer? Max J. Coppes, M.D., PhD, MBA, highlights the Travel Medicine Clinic at UNR Med's Internal Medicine and Multispecialty Clinic -- Renown Campus, and how the clinic can help you and your family prepare for travel with vaccinations, boosters and pre- and post-trip medications.

U.S. Senator Cortez Masto leads Alzheimer’s roundtable at UNR Med, Sanford Center for Aging and Dementia Friendly Nevada launch Open Door Cafés

 • U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) recently toured the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine’s (UNR Med) Sanford Center for Aging and hosted a roundtable discussion on the pervasiveness of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, ways to support people in living well with those diagnoses and tips to support caretakers.

UNR Med announces new Physician Assistant Studies Program

 • With Nevada ranking No. 48 for number of physicians per capita according to a 2017 report, “Health Workforce Supply in Nevada,” physician assistants are playing a critical role in meeting northern Nevada and the state’s expanding healthcare needs. Demand for PAs is expected to grow by nearly 40 percent nationally over the next 10 years, (U.S. News and World Report).

Reflections from the Dean

 • We are proud to announce the arrival of a new member of the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine family! Our new Physician Assistant (PA) Studies Program arrives on July 2, the first PA program in the Nevada System of Higher Education.

University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine medical students honor anatomical donors for their gift of teaching anatomy and discovery

 • University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine (UNR Med) first year medical students have the unique opportunity to take anatomy classes with an additional 40-50 people in their lab - people who have donated their bodies for the purpose of cadaver dissection, human body teaching tools in three-dimensional physical reality, who are an essential part of medical education.

University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine opens new Women’s Health Center

 • Women in northern Nevada will have more options and resources for their health care, thanks to the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine (UNR Med) opening a new UNR Med Women’s Health Center, offering obstetrical, gynecological, and midwifery care to women in Reno and northern Nevada.

UNR Med produces triple physician legacies in class of 2018

 • Home means Nevada. And Nevada means family, tradition and pride. What began as ambitious medical education goals led to fulfilling careers for University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine alums Cathy Endo ’93 M.D., Joe Johnson ’89 M.D., and Michael Stanko ’88 M.D. Ultimately, those lofty ambitions became family tradition.

University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine graduates 69 new doctors

 • Fourth-year medical students at the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine (UNR Med), celebrated commencement, one of the most anticipated days of the year for these new physicians, this afternoon at the Pioneer Center for the Performing Arts in Reno.

Reflections from the Dean

 • Every year since the early days of our nearly 50-year history, the coming of spring brings warmer weather, blossoming trees throughout campus and the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine Hooding ceremony. This year, our medical school graduation and awarding of doctoral hoods to the class of 2018 takes place on Friday, May 18.

UNR Med hosts inaugural Inclusive Medicine Series featuring Dr. Maya Hammoud, promotes newly re-established Group on Women in Medicine and Science

 • The UNR Med Office for Diversity and Inclusion and Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology (OB/GYN) presented its inaugural Inclusive Medicine Series, last Thursday, April 19. Maya Hammoud, M.D., professor, obstetrics and gynecology and medical education at Michigan Medicine and president of the Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics (APGO) presented “Conscious Leadership: Balancing Self, Family and Work to Achieve Success.”

UNR Med’s Dr. Yan honored with 2018 SSR Research Award

 • University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine Professor Wei Yan, M.D., Ph.D., has received the 2018 Society for the Study of Reproduction (SSR) Research Award. This award honors the SSR member who has conducted and published outstanding research over the previous six years with significant breadth, depth of analysis and originality who also exhibits strong leadership and willingness to share his research experience.

Reflections from the Dean

 • Not long ago, in a galaxy far, far away—more commonly known as the Joe Crowley Student Union—the University of Nevada Reno, School of Medicine Class of 2018 celebrated a pivotal moment in the careers of all medical students—Match Day.

3 tips to managing email overload

 • The average full-time employee spends 28 percent of the workweek—13 hours—reading and responding to email. Sifting through numerous emails in a day can be a difficult task.

UNR Med’s Dr. Bronander honored as NCET’s 2018 Educator of the Year

 • NCET, Nevada’s Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology, has announced Kirk Bronander, M.D., professor and medical director of simulation at the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine (UNR Med), as the 2018 Educator of the Year. Dr. Bronander’s recognition symbolizes the quality education that is essential to the success of medical students becoming tomorrow's leading physicians, and the foundation of UNR Med’s educational system.

2018 Nevada County Health Rankings and Roadmaps Report available

 • A statewide forum of public health community leaders recently convened to discuss findings from a new report that ranks Nevada counties for community health in areas ranging from adult smoking to adult obesity. John Packham, Ph.D., associate dean, for the Office of Statewide Initiatives, at the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine (UNR Med) participated in the Reno forum.

UNR Med student siblings crack books for more than just education

 • Art and medicine have shared a close relationship in a variety of ways for centuries. At the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine, two first-year medical students who share a passion for both art and medicine are intertwined by more than just the same book titles in their backpacks. Rachael Lambin and John-Henry Lambin share a close relationship as siblings.

Reflections from the Dean

 • I am pleased to announce that UNR Med has been granted full accreditation by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) through 2026. The award of full accreditation confirms that our programs, faculty, resources and partnerships are meeting or exceeding national standards for medical education.

Rare Disease Day: Get to know the people behind the research

 • Rare Disease Day takes place on the last day of February each year and is designed to raise awareness about rare diseases, specifically among policy makers, public authorities, industry representatives, researchers and health care professionals.

Reflections from the Dean

 • January is the month of possibilities, fresh starts and New Year’s resolutions.

Professor Ron Pardini, Ph.D., and University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine student Irvin Ma on the front lines in the fight against cancer

 • World Cancer Day is a global event intended to unite the world’s population in the fight against cancer. It is a day about having conversations, spreading awareness and taking action. Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Professor Ron Pardini, Ph.D., has spent the better part of his career taking action in the fight against cancer.

10 top UNR Med stories from 2017

 • Happy New Year! As we look forward to the year ahead, it’s good to reminisce on where we’ve been. From our students and new medical education programs to volunteer initiatives and national rankings, 2017 was an exciting and impactful year for the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine.