2019 News Articles

News & Events

Reflections from the Dean

 • Watching the seconds tick down—that's what University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine students will be doing, along with about 18,000 medical students across the country, on Friday, March 15. They have all been waiting four years for Match Day, to learn where they will train in their specialty of choice in their next phase of medical education.

UNR Med releases 2019 Nevada Rural and Frontier Health Data Book

 • Over 2 million Nevadans, or 67.3 percent of the state's population, live in a federally designated primary health care physician shortage area. And over 80 percent of Nevada’s rural and frontier population live in health care shortage areas, according to new data from the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine (UNR Med) 2019 Nevada Rural and Frontier Health Data Book.

How do heart attack symptoms differ in men and women?

 • With heart disease and stroke causing one in three deaths in women each year-more than all cancers combined-it's important that women know the signs of a heart attack, additional risk factors and their individual "numbers." In honor of National Heart Month, we asked Dr. Neda Etezadi-Amoli, FACOG, assistant professor and chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, how women can safeguard their most important vital organ.

Commemorating 50 years over 50 days

 • In March 1969, the University of Nevada (now Reno) School of Medicine was founded with a special mission of expanding primary care throughout the state of Nevada, particularly to rural, isolated communities. As we celebrate our first 50 years, and look ahead to the next 50, our strategic focus has expanded to the wider vision of contributing to a Healthy Nevada, even as we transition to our fully-developed "home" in Reno and northern Nevada. While we have much progress to report for 50 years of work, there is much left for us to do.

University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine launches 50 for FIFTY giving campaign

 • A 50 for FIFTY Giving Campaign is being launched, today at the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine. To commemorate 50 years, for 50 days, from February 4 through March 25, 2019, UNR Med will be raising funds in support of better health and better health care for the state, for northern Nevada and for all residents.

UNR Med offers free, weekly diabetes prevention program

 • The Sanford Center for Aging and the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine (UNR Med) Division of Endocrinology, Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism will host free weekly workshops for individuals living with pre-diabetes starting February 4, 2019 and will continue to February, 2020.

Teens and social media: When is it too much?

 • The use of social apps—Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat—has become an integral part of most people's lives. In contrast to traditional media where one source is going to many receivers, social media operates in a dialogic transmission system, whereby many sources interact, sometimes simultaneously, with many receivers. This provides for superior interactivity between its users. Not surprisingly, it also plays a major role in the lives of our children once they are old enough to understand how to access and use social media.

University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine expands health care services in northern Nevada

 • The University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine (UNR Med) is expanding both health care services and clinical education for medical students, physician assistant students and residents in northern Nevada with the purchase of 745 West Moana Lane in Reno. UNR Med is transforming the existing three-story building into a multi-specialty clinical practice that will be patient-centered as both a model of outstanding medical care and medical education.

Reflections from the Dean

 • Welcome to the New Year! The end of 2018 and the beginning of 2019 give us the opportunity to reflect on the past while looking towards a promising future. For the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine (UNR Med), 2018 was a year of tremendous celebration and growth. We earned full accreditation from the Liaison Committee on Medical Education, kicked off our year-long 50th anniversary recognition and launched a new Physician Assistant Studies Program. As we head into 2019, the future promises continued transformation and growth, and, yes, celebration.

Research on sperm transportation reveals new cause of male infertility

 • About 9 percent of men and nearly 11 percent of women of reproductive age in the United States have experienced fertility problems, according to the National Institutes of Health (NIH). In one-third of infertile couples, men are often the cause of the infertility. A new study recently published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS) corrects a 150-year-old concept regarding sperm transport through cilia beat. The findings could lead to new methods in treating male infertility.