2019 News Articles

News & Events

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.