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School of Medicine in the News

UNR Student Outreach Clinic Scheduled For Tuesday


The next UNR Student Outreach Clinic is Tuesday, 6pm to 9pm. The Comprehensive Clinic provides general medical care, including complete physical exams and nutrition counseling.

UNR Med School Attains High Honor


While UNLV’s new medical school seeks to find the money to build the new school, the University of Nevada, Reno’s medical school recently earned full accreditation.

Washoe County Health Ranking Takes A Dive


Where you live impacts your health. That’s according to a new report from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation that ranks the overall health of counties across the nation. The Washoe County Health District unveiled the findings for the region this week.

My Thousand Words Book Sculptures


Rachael and John-Henry Lambin spend a lot of their time together studying. They are both first year medical students at the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine

Free presentation in Carson City to center on healthy aging

• Nevada Appeal

"On a percentage basis, Nevada's elder population is the second fastest growing in the country," said Dr. Kelley Macmillan, director of community and social services of the Sanford Center for Aging at the University of Nevada, Reno.

Male contraceptive initiative awards $600K in research grants for the development of new male contraceptive products

• Male Contraception Initiative

Male Contraception Initiative (MCI), a private non-profit foundation, announces the award of four grants totalling $600,000 to academic recipients for the development of a new reversible non-hormonal birth control pill for men. The awardees include Dr. Patricia Cuasnicủ of the Institute of Biology and Experimental Medicine-National Research Council, Argentina; Dr. Gunda Georg of the University of Minnesota’s Institute for Therapeutics Discovery and Development; Dr. Wei Yan of the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine; and Dr. Sabatino Ventura of the Monash Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences in Parkville, Australia.

Northern Nevada Universities Expand Programs

• Nevada Business

UNR School of Medicine has launched a Reno-based department of surgery. The department will offer students enhanced hospital and office education at partner facilities including Renown Health, The VA Sierra Nevada Health Care System as well as various surgeon’s offices.

Industry Focus: Healthcare

• Nevada Business

With federal changes looming and challenges at the local level, healthcare is an industry in turmoil. Addressing the challenges and the bright spots, healthcare executives recently met to discuss where the industry is headed and what businesses can expect moving forward.

Residency program repurposes Elko Clinic to improve rural health care

• Elko Daily Free Press

Rural health care options expanded on Thursday with the swing of a sledgehammer when the Nevada Health Center broke through a wall to make way for a residency program based out of the University of Nevada, Reno’s School of Medicine.

UNR Med introduces surgical program

• The Nevada Sagebrush

The University of Nevada, Reno’s Medical School has introduced a new surgical program to its curriculum to meet increasing interest from medical students.

Day in the Life of a UNR School of Medicine Student


The University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine held a 'Day in the Life of a Medical Student' for local community leaders and elected officials. The school hopes that by holding this event it will give officials an insight into public medical education and the challenges student face.

Doctor for a Day


Patient simulators are imperative for medical students to practice with--helping them to imporve critical time management, quick decision-making and communication.

UNR School of Medicine Launches Department of Surgery

• KTVN-TV 2 News

Nevada suffers from a doctor shortage. In fact, the Silver State ranks 49 out of 50 states, with the fewest physicians per capita according to WalletHub. To help improve those numbers, the University of Nevada, Reno just announced the launch of their new department of surgery.

UNR Med launches new department of surgery

• Northern Nevada Business Weekly

The University of Nevada, Reno, School of Medicine (UNR Med), is launching a new department of surgery to keep pace with the high level of interest in surgical careers, and provide all medical students with foundational skills.

How Far Will the Right-to-Die Movement Go?

• Governing

More states may legalize euthanasia for terminally ill patients. But even where it is allowed, some doctors still refuse to offer it. Both proponents and opponents of euthanasia believe more states will adopt the practice in the years to come. “I think it’ll expand before it contracts,” says Brian Callister, associate professor of medicine at the University of Nevada, Reno.

UNR School of Medicine expanding to better serve the community – and Nevada

• Northern Nevada Business Weekly

Despite increases in the number of licensed health professionals in the Silver State in recent years, the faster pace of population growth has kept health service availability "treading water," a recent report concludes. In 2017, health care employees made up 11 percent of Nevada's total workforce. Each of the 5,000 physicians in the state generate an additional 55,000 to 56,000 jobs in diverse industries and contribute $2 million to the economy. The UNR School of Medicine is working to enlarge those ripples, Packham and Schwenk said, by increasing the number of medical professionals in Northern Nevada and adding new programs.

School Watch: Bilingual Grant


In School Watch, the UNR School of Medicine is teaming up with local high schools to encourage bilingual students to pursue a career in STEM.