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School of Medicine in the News

UNLV med school faces setbacks amid rift, lacks $100M donor

• Las Vegas Review-Journal

"This transition has to be seamless interm of continuity," said UNR Medical School Dean Thomas Schwenk. "You have patients expecting care and residents expecting training. There can be no break. When we close down at 5 p.m. on June 30, they have to open up at 8 a.m. on July 1."

UNR School of Medicine announces dates for free May clinics

• KOLO Ch. 8

The University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine has announced its free Student Outreach Clinics for May 2017, as part of a goal to assist people in northern Nevada’s who have no health insurance.

New tools for telemedicine

• Nevada Silver & Blue

Dr. Paul Park ’06 M.D., Ph.D. (cellular and molecular biology) believes telemedicine is the future of patient care in Nevada.

Practicing medicine

• Nevada Silver & Blue

The Student Outreach Clinic, now located on campus in the Family Medicine Center, came into existence in 1996 when second-year medical students wanted a way to interact with patients while giving back to the community.

How to donate your body to science

• Las Vegas Review-Journal

The University of Nevada, Reno has had a donor program but only for Northern Nevada residents, which leaves the Dotson family out. Their daughter also wants to donate her body to science.Joyce King, UNR’s program administrator for anatomical donations, said the statewide donor program ended March 21, 2016.

Clark County not fit as a fiddle in health rankings report

• Las Vegas Review-Journal

Dr. John Packham, director of policy research for the Office of Statewide Initiatives at the University of Nevada, Reno, School of Medicine, said social and economic factors, such as education and the prevalence of violent crime, hurt Clark County in this category.

UNR report shows healthcare shortage in county

• Elko Daily Free Press

A report by the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine shows that Elko County still has a significant number of people without access to health care.

Pahrump efforts continue on pinpointing medical service needs

• Pahrump Valley Times

John Packham, director of health policy research at Office of Statewide Initiatives at the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine, said Nevada Office of Rural Health and the Office of Statewide Initiatives oversees a wide-range of technical assistance and grant programs for rural hospitals and communities.

Narrative Medicine: Every Patient Has a Story


At the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR) School of Medicine, medical students can take narrative medicine as a scholarly concentration or as a fourth-year elective. Assignments include 10,000 words of reflective writing on clinical encounters that students must submit to a medical humanities publication. Susan Palwick, PhD, who teaches narrative medicine at UNR, said most students are drawn to write personal essays, though many try their hand at fiction and poetry as well.

Nevada should reject assisted suicide bill: Kirk Bronander


Kirk Bronander is a physician and associate professor of medicine at the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine. The views expressed by this author are his own and do not necessarily reflect the views or positions of the University of Nevada or the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine

Lawmaker wants Nevadans to buckle up or get a ticket — POLL

• Las Vegas Review-Journal

Data from the Center for Traffic Safety Research at University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine showed only 76 percent of Nevadans admitted to a trauma center were wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash.

Desert View Hospital to host Community Health Needs Assessment

• Pahrump Valley Times

The meeting Davila said, will be facilitated by John Packham, PhD, the director of Health Policy Research, and Laima Etchegoyhen, from the Office of Statewide Initiatives for the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine.

County proclaims March 30 Health Professional Recognition Day

• Elko Daily Free Press

Gerald Ackerman of University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine said the college makes a “significant investment” in Elko because of the local hospital. It is establishing a new rural residency program.

Medical students from the University matched with their residency program (video)

• KRXI Ch. 11

Well, it's the day medical students have been waiting for: Match Day!

University Orthopaedics and Spine Brings Together Four Surgeons

• Nevada Business magazine

Michael Daubs, MD joins University Orthopaedics and Spine (4750 W. Oakey Blvd.) and specializes in orthopaedic surgery. Daubs completed his medical training at the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine and completed his residency at the University of Arizona Health Sciences Center in Tucson, Arizona. Dr. Daubs also serves as professor and chief of orthopaedic surgery at the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine.

Washoe County should fluoridate water: 2 UNR pediatricians

• Reno Gazette-Journal

Fluoridation is the controlled adjustment of the fluoride concentration of a public water supply to reduce took decay (also called dental cavities) caused by mouth bacteria that made acids from the sugar we consume.

UNLV medical school faces pivotal Board of Regents vote

• Las Vegas Review-Journal

The plan, if approved, will enable more than 100 teaching physicians and 300 support staff of the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine to begin working at UNLV by July 1.

Vogelzang Emphasizes Aggressive Biopsies, Novel Therapies in Urothelial Carcinoma


In his presentation, “Updates in Urothelial Carcinoma and the Role of the Immune System,” during the 2017 Genitourinary Cancers Symposium, Vogelzang, a professor at the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine, emphasized that the biggest mistake made in the diagnosis of bladder cancer is that surgeons do not go deep enough into the muscle during tumor biopsy.

Nevada Highway Patrol Promoting Donor Registration With New Campaign

• KTVN Ch. 2

A financial contribution granted by the Organ and Tissue Donor Program at the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine made it possible to install donor registration kiosks in the lobby areas of the Nevada Highway Patrol's Reno, Las Vegas and Elko Command Centers.