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School of Medicine in the News

Supporters of marijuana industry: UNR pot summit is out of line

• Las Vegas Sun

Melissa Piasecki, executive associate dean of the medical school, said she had heard concerns about this week’s summit. But she said she was confident it deserved to be part of the school’s continuing education program.

Two physicians join Banner Health

• Nevada Appeal

Gregory Harbach, MD, earned his medical degree from the University of Nevada School of Medicine in Reno.

Marijuana Summit Draws Criticism


This fall, Nevada residents will vote on whether or not to allow marijuana for recreational use, and Wednesday, the University of Nevada School of Medicine is hosting a Marijuana Summit.

SNC Tahoe shares NIH grant

• Sierra Nevada College

As a college that requires research in every undergraduate major and offers challenging degrees in Biology, Psychology, and Environmental Science, SNC Tahoe leveraged its philosophy of hands-on learning to join UNR; UNLV; College of Southern Nevada; Great Basin College; Nevada State College; University of Nevada School of Medicine; Western Nevada College; and Truckee Meadows Community College in the project.

David Fiore, M.D.

• Northern Nevada Business Weekly

David Fiore, M.D., has been named director of medical education for Saint Mary’s Health Network and the University of Nevada School of Medicine.

Vitamin D to the rescue

• Las Vegas Review-Journal

Those types of studies may identify associations but don’t prove cause and effect, noted Miriam B. Een, assistant professor of nutrition at the University of Nevada School of Medicine.

MountainView Hospital Residency Program Receives Accreditation

• Nevada Business magazine

The residency, in partnership with the University of Nevada School of Medicine, will have 28 positions and surgery residents, post-graduate years one to four are expected to start in the program on June 27th of this year.

American Council Of Graduate Medical Education Accredits Barton Health

• Carson Valley Times

In addition, general surgery and urology residents from the University of California, Davis School of Medicine and medical students from the University of Nevada School of Medicine conduct clinical rounds in the hospital and outpatient clinics as part of their clinical training.

People on the Move: April 29

• Reno Gazette-Journal

Anne McMillin, APR, has been promoted to editor, News and Publications, for the University of Nevada School of Medicine.

Health Watch: A Day At The Museum


On May 7, 2016 The School of Medicine at UNR will participate in a free family-friendly event "Day at the Museum." Mary Shultz and Dr. Andy Sohn stopped by the KUNR studios to talk about the event.

Health Watch: Chest Pains


For this segment of Health Watch, Dr. Kirk Bronander, a hospitalist with the School of Medicine at Renown Health spoke to Anne McMillin about some of the types of chest pain an adult may experience.

More Medical Clerkships, Residencies In Works For Reno


By summer of 2017, the University of Nevada School of Medicine in Reno will have more local offerings for what are called clerkships, which students do in their third year, rotating through half a dozen specialties to figure out what they like best. In the past, students have had to leave the area for these opportunities.

Medicare advocacy group meets to discuss patient care

• Elko Daily Free Press

"The biggest issue isn't that they can't get in to see somebody," said Assistant Dean of the University of Nevada school of medicine Gerald Ackerman. "Sometimes when I'm, sick I want to see a doctor tomorrow. Most of us don't see a doctor until we're sick."

Put Obese Patients in a Bind To Improve CIT

• General Surgery News

When it comes endoscopy, gastroenterologists outperform surgeons in the eyes of the nurses and technicians who observe the procedures, according to a recent survey from researchers at the University of Nevada School of Medicine, in Las Vegas.