Page 2
Nevada Front Page

School of Medicine in the News


Woman details becoming a doctor 25 years after medical school

• NBC Today Show 3rd Hour

Suzanne Watson wanted to be a doctor since she was a little girl, but that dream was deferred when she wed and started having children. She eventually discovered another calling, becoming a priest, but that same desire to pursue medicine persisted. She tells the 3rd hour of TODAY how she ended up making that dream a reality.


World Mental Health Day

• KTVN Channel 2 News

Suicide has been a growing problem, worldwide, says UNR Med faculty physician Allison Cotton. According to the World Health Organization, a person around the world dies by suicide every 40 seconds. Reno Behavioral Health is working to give people psychiatric programs to help combat mental health issues and depression.


REPORT: Montage shooter was hallucinating from Kratom derivative, Whip-Its, meth

• This is Reno

Lucas Stone, who shot nearly 50 rounds from the Montage in downtown Reno in November 2017 was hallucinating due to mixing drugs. Consuming a combination of alcohol, meth, Kratom and nitrous oxide is incredibly risky, said Iain Buxton, a professor of pharmacology at the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine.


Scientists find unique body part in people with schizophrenia

• Knowridge Science Report

In a new study, researchers found evidence that points to physical differences among groups of people with schizophrenia. They found patients suffering from a specific form of schizophrenia have a wider oral palate. The research was conducted by a team from the University of Nevada Reno and the University of Maryland.


UNR Med Lab Gets Big Grant to Study Reproductive Health

• KKOH 780 AM

A research team at the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine has just gotten a $7 million grant award from the Fertility and Infertility Branch of the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development to fund a new National Center for Translational Research in Reproduction and Infertility (NCTRI), making UNR Med one of only eight such centers in the country.


Deficit schizophrenics are physically different from other people

• Medical Life Sciences News

A collaborative study between the University of Nevada Reno School of Medicine, and the University of Maryland School of Dentistry reports its findings: people with a certain type of schizophrenia do have physical differences from the rest of us.


Population growth and healthcare: UNR Med, TMCC roll out programs to foster a local workforce

• Northern Nevada Business View

The University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine created its Physician Assistant program in 2015 and accepted its first cohort of 24 students in 2018. To get an idea of demand, 800 students applied to the first run of the 25-month, full-time master’s-level program, which requires 123 credits to complete. This year, there were more than 1,600 applicants.

Vaping hospitalizations up 52% nationwide

• KOLO Channel 8 News

So far 12 people have died in 10 states of an unknown lung ailment caused by vaping. 69% of the patients are male. 62% are patients between the ages of 18 and 34. 22% are between the ages of 18 and 21 years of age. 16% are 18 or younger. “We don't necessarily know the potential side effects and health hazards that are associated with it,” says UNR Med and Northern Nevada Medical Center pulmonologist Dr. Aaron Viray. “So as more people use it, that is when the complications and side effects that are associated with it will start to manifest themselves,” he says.



Focus on Health Care: Grooming more local professionals

• Northern Nevada Business View

UNR Med's PA program is one of many such health care training programs geared toward improving regional health care access and creating a pipeline of trained medical professionals to work in regional health care facilities private practice clinics.


A novel approach to art

• Tahoe Quarterly

The Lambins find artistic inspiration, and new methods of expressing stories, in the page of old books



UNR Med Student Outreach Clinics

• KRXI Fox 11 News

Northern Nevadans who are uninsured, underinsured or without a social security number can receive free medical care this evening at UNR Med Student Outreach Clinics.


UNR Med's Sanford Center for Aging Launches ICECAP

• KTVN Channel 2 News

Officials with the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR) School of Medicine have announced that UNR Med's Sanford Center for Aging is launching ICECAP, short for Improving Care of Elders through Community and Academic Partnerships, to benefit Nevada's growing aging population.


UNR Med holds 2019 State of the School Address

• KTVN Channel 2 News

The University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine held its 2019 State of the School Address. The dean of the school spoke about its developments toward accessible health care in our region by producing more health care professionals, and more.


Muscular Dystrophy Association Awards 25 Grants Totaling More Than $6.6 Million for Neuromuscular Disease Research

• Muscular Dystrophy Association via FOX 34 News

The Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) announced today the awarding of 25 new MDA grants totaling more than $6.6 million toward research focused on a variety of neuromuscular diseases (NMDs). Included is a $300,000 grant to UNR Med's Dean Burkin for his laminin-enhancing small molecule for congenital muscular dystrophy research.


Nevada Business Magazine Healthcare Heroes 2019

• Nevada Business Magazine

Congratulations to UNR Med's Nevada Business Magazine 2019 Healthcare Heroes awardees: Nicole Jacobs, Ph.D., Northern Nevada Educator of the Year; Arshad M. Khanani, M.D., MA, Northern Nevada Physician of the Year; Rex Tippens Baggett, M.D., Northern Nevada Lifetime Achievement recipient; and UNR Med alumni honorees: Frederick Lippmann, M.D., and Brandon Snook, M.D.

New life: New in vitro fertilization treatment coming to Reno

• Reno News & Review

Invocell is a new type of IVF that is less invasive and may be more cost effective, according to Dr. Russell Foulk of the Nevada Center for Reproductive Medicine and associate clinical professor at UNR Med.


New Med Students Discuss Doctor Shortage

• KTVN Channel 2 News

"We have a primary care shortage here," said Cherie Singer Ph.D., Associate Dean for Student Affairs at the School of Medicine at Nevada. " It can take months to establish with a physician. So that's one of our focuses here."



UNR Med to host free clinics in August and September

• Carson Now

Northern Nevadans who are uninsured, underinsured or without a social security number can receive free medical care this August and September 2019 at upcoming University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine Student Outreach Clinics.


Nevada's Allergy Season Is Starting Earlier and Earlier

• KNPR

In Northern Nevada, there's been a change in juniper, which is the first pollinating plant to cause a problem for allergy sufferers, said Boris Lokshin, an allergist-immunologist from UNR Med.