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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 OBGYN 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.




UNR Med School Gets $1.2 million for OB/GYN Department

• This is Reno

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



UNR Ranks High in Affordable Medical School Survey

• KTVN

Summer is a season of decision for students deciding where to pursue a medical degree. The biggest hurdle is the cost. It's a rewarding, but very costly career… too costly for too many. Dr. Thomas Schwenk, Dean of the UNR School of Medicine told us, says it’s a growing concern.



How Higher Ed Would Feel Medicaid Cuts

• Inside Higher Ed

Thomas Schwenk, dean of the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine, said that after many states expanded Medicaid, teaching hospitals that serve as safety-net institutions found themselves on more sound financial footing.


The 20 most affordable U.S. medical schools

• USA Today

Although being a doctor can be a rewarding profession, the cost of medical school can be a huge barrier for aspiring students. It can also lead to massive student debt – around $164,800 on average, according to a new Student Loan Hero study. 13. University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine; Annual tuition: $26,114 (in-state); Average medical school debt: $135,788; Students receiving institutional aid: 84 percent; University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine graduates have one of the higher average student loan balances among the top 20. However, they still fall just about $29,000 below the average amount of debt. This school also offers low tuition and plenty of financial aid opportunities.



Researchers from the University of Nevada, Reno Aim to Repurpose Experimental Cancer Therapy to Treat Muscular Dystrophy

• EPSCoR/IDeA Foundation

Researchers at the National Institutes of Health’s National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) and the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine (UNR Med) have demonstrated that a drug originally targeted unsuccessfully to treat cancer may have new life as a potential treatment for Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD).


Air conditioning: Men vs. women

• KOLO

The professor with the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine, says biologically men and women are different. And when it comes to body temperature, size matters in terms of what it takes to burn off excess heat.





New coroner to lead strapped LA County morgue after stints in New York, San Diego

• Los Angeles Daily News

Lucas also served as a medical examiner for New York City’s Office of Chief Medical Examiner, where he performed 548 forensic autopsies, the CEO noted. He holds a medical degree from the University of Nevada School of Medicine and a Bachelor of Science degree in biology from UC Riverside.


Volunteers learn how to 'stop the bleed'

• KTNV Ch. 13

Dr. Douglas Fraser is Chief of Trauma Surgery and an assistant professor at The University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine. He was a part of team helping teach a "Stop The Bleed" training course.


Marine Vet and Doctor Fight Assisted Suicide in Nevada

• Free Beacon

Dr. Brian Callister, an associate professor at the University of Nevada-Reno School of Medicine, said that he decided to speak out on the issue after reaching out to insurance companies in California and Oregon to transfer two patients to other hospitals in order to receive life-saving treatment. The episode is now the focus of a campaign ad issued by opponents of assisted suicide.


Retail Marijuana: A Public Health Expert's Concerns

• KUNR

John Packham is the Director of Health Policy Research at the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine. He’s also a member of the state’s Consumer Safety, Education and Health Working Group advising Governor Brian Sandoval’s Task Force for the Regulation and Taxation of Marijuana.


Elko alumna graduates from UNR medical school

• Elko Daily Free Press

Amy Brownlee Lilly, Elko High School class of 2007, graduated from University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine on May 19 and will begin her residency in pathology at the University of North Carolina in July.