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UNR Med expands Project ECHO program

• Northern Nevada Business Weekly

To address critical need of medical services around the state of Nevada, the University of Nevada, Reno, School of Medicine, (UNR Med) Office of Statewide Initiatives has expanded its Project Echo program.


Doctors may fear losing their license for seeking mental health care

• Reuters

Nearly 40 percent of U.S. physicians are reluctant to seek mental health care out of fear that it might imperil their medical license, a recent study suggests. Dr. Thomas Schwenk, dean of the University of Nevada, Reno, School of Medicine, calls for dropping questions about prior history of mental illness from medical licensing and renewal applications.


UNR School of Medicine Offering Free October Clinics

• KTVN

According to the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine people who are uninsured, underinsured or without a social security number will be eligible to receive free medical care at one of their Student Outreach Clinic's in October.


Editorial: Teamwork helps address Elko’s doctor shortage

• Elko Daily Free Press

UNR Med’s Rural Family Medicine Residency Program will bring two medical residents to Elko beginning next summer to help address the shortage of primary-care doctors who accept patients enrolled in the government programs.




Amodei: Nevada can sustain two medical schools

• Las Vegas Sun

Rep. Mark Amodei, R-Nev., on Tuesday pushed back on former Rep. Shelley Berkley's stance that the UNR Med should be closed because the state can't afford two medical schools.


Lyon County officials discuss options to improve county health

• Reno Gazette-Journal

Lyon County has more than 53,000 people spread over almost 2,000 square miles, with nearly 11,000 residents age 60 or older. Despite its size, the county has just 12 medical doctors, 10 dentists, one licensed professional counselor and no psychiatrists.


New telemedicine practice in Elko

• Elko Daily Free Press

A new medical practice has opened in Elko using telemedicine. Dr. Daniel Spogen is chairman of the Department of Family Medicine at the UNR School of Medicine. He is also site director of the Rural Family Practice Residency Program starting in Elko.


University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine

• Northern Nevada Business Weekly

Christy Jerz and Seema Donahoe have been named to new posts at the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine's (UNR Med) Advancement and Engagement Department.

First female national commander assumes American Legion post

• Nevada Appeal

The 99th annual American Legion convention wrapped up in Reno last Thursday with the election of its first female national commander and during the week Legionnaires also received updates on veterans' care and membership.



UNR School of Medicine Offering Free September Clinics

• KTVN

According to the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine people who are uninsured, underinsured or without a social security number will be eligible to receive free medical care at one of their Student Outreach Clinic's in September.


Nevada Rural Health Care: 14 counties get new provider after Anthem pulls out

• Reno Gazette-Journal

Gov. Brian Sandoval announced an agreement with a Missouri-based company Tuesday to make sure health insurance is available to 8,000 rural Nevadans who faced the loss of their coverage after Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield pulled out of the state's health care exchange.



Nevada has uneven health coverage terrain

• KOLO

For the last 20 years, the UNR Medical School has provided the pre-natal clinic for the women of Yerington, who must ultimately travel 80 miles to Reno to deliver. They and the doctor who runs the clinic are happy to have it—especially when you consider the alternatives.


Expert Says Political Rhetoric is Affecting Nevada Health Insurance Marketplace

• KUNR

Senate Republicans failed to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, and a few GOP leaders have said they’re moving on to other priorities. But there’s still a lot of uncertainty about the future of the nation’s health care system. Reno Public Radio’s Anh Gray checks in with Director of Health Policy Research at the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine John Packham to break down how the ongoing tension in Washington is affecting our state.


UNR Med welcomes new women's health programs

• Northern Nevada Business Weekly

For the first time in its history, the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine (UNR Med) will house an obstetrics and gynecology (OB/GYN) department, primarily to provide better services in women's health in the Northern Nevada region.


$1.2M From Nevada AG creates OB/GYN program at UNR

• Las Vegas Review-Journal

A $1.2 million allocation from the attorney general’s office to the University of Nevada, Reno Medical School should soon begin producing more pediatric doctors for the state.



Nevada AG allocates $1.2M for UNR OB/GYN department

• KOLO

Nevada Attorney General Adam Laxalt has announced the allocation of $1.2 million to the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine to create a new OB/GYN department based in Reno with UNR Med community and hospital partners.