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UNR Medical School offers Centered Pregnancy Program

• KOLO Channel 8 News

In a next-to-last meeting of a Centering Pregnancy Class, couples pass a ball of string around talking about what they got from the class. In the end, the string literally connects them, and perfectly illustrates what a Centered Pregnancy Program is all about.


Nevada Health Rankings Released

• KKOH 780 AM

Every year, the 17 counties in Nevada are ranked by several health factors. John Packham of the UNR School of Medicine says it’s a snapshot for health and what is driving those health outcomes both good and bad.


Medical students receive residency assignments

• Elko Daily Free Press

Fourth-year medical students from the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine received residency assignments during a Match Day ceremony at The Grove in Reno.


2019 Nevada County Health Rankings released

• KRNV Channel 4 News

New health rankings for Nevada counties were released Tuesday, March 19 in a public meeting at the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine



Nevada's county health rankings released

• KOLO Channel 8 News

Every year, the 17 counties in Nevada are ranked – and it’s health that is being looked at. “Each year they provide a snapshot for health and what is driving those health outcomes both good and bad,” said John Packham of the UNR School of Medicine.


UNR Med celebrates 50th anniversary

• KOLO Channel 8 News

he University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine celebrates its 50th anniversary March 25, 2019, and March 16, there was a sold-out Golden Gala at the Atlantis Casino Resort Spa.


UNR's School of Medicine celebrates 50th Anniversary

• KRNV Channel 4 News

The University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine celebrated their 50th Anniversary by way of a Golden Gala dinner. The dinner included alumni, faculty, and Senator Cortez Masto. The event recognized the achievements and success the school has had over the years.


"Match Day" determines a medical student's future

• KOLO Channel 8 News

“This is huge. It is almost like a getting married or having a baby kind of day for medical students,” says Crystal Phares, a fourth year medical student at University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine.


Affordable Housing Workshop

• KTVN Channel 2 News

Today the Sanford Center for Aging at UNR Med hosted a panel discussion to keep the senior community informed about resources.


Pancreatic cancer: Tough adversary

• KOLO Channel 8 News

A less common cancer, it only makes up a little more than three percent of all cancers diagnosed each year. But it is the third most deadly form of cancer. That's because it's an aggressive cancer, and by the time symptoms appear, it's progressed.


UNR Med announces free clinics from March through April

• KTVN Channel 2 News

Northern Nevadans who are uninsured, underinsured or without a social security number can receive free medical care this March and April 2019 at upcoming UNR Med Student Outreach Clinics.


UNR Med announces free clinics through April

• KRNV Channel 4 News

UNR Med offers the free clinics in a continuing effort to assist the region's medically uninsured with needed health care services.


KTVN Aging & Awesome, Ageism, Episode 8

• KTVN Channel 2 News

It's one of the most accepted forms of discrimination. Ageism is rampant throughout our society. The UNR Med Sanford Center for Aging explains what ageism is and how we can avoid being ageist, ourselves.

Free Medical Clinics Planned For March & April

• KKOH 780 AM

People in Northern Nevada who are uninsured, underinsured, or without a social security number can receive free medical care this March and April at upcoming University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine Student Outreach Clinics.


UNR Med holds free Clinics in March & April

• KOLO Channel 8 News

People in Northern Nevada who are uninsured, underinsured, or without a social security number can receive free medical care this March and April at upcoming University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine Student Outreach Clinics. UNR Med offers the free clinics to assist the region's medically uninsured with needed services.


Changing ‘the tragedy narrative’: Why a growing camp is promoting a more joyful approach to Alzheimer’s

• Washington Post

A newly-launched Dementia Engagement, Education and Research Program, based in the School of Community Health Sciences at the University of Nevada, Reno, and Disrupt Dementia, a research-based, non-fiction theater show which UNR Med's Sanford Center for Aging Jennifer Carson, Ph.D., Director, Dementia Engagement, Education and Research Program and Gerontology Academic Program, co-wrote and has performed over 50 times with the ChangingAging Tour, is highlighted in the Washington Post, promoting a more joyful approach to Alzheimer’s.


Differences between a physician assistant, nurse practitioner and doctor

• LasVegasNow.com

A University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine study shows our state has the 48th lowest number of acting primary physicians across the U.S. That translates to about 62 doctors for every 100,000 people compared to a country-wide average of 82, not nearly enough for everyone.


Burnout, Not Otherwise Specified: Defining, Addressing Rheumatologist Burnout

• Healio Rheumatology

Although the introduction of EHRs may have streamlined physician documentation and billing procedures, Thomas L. Schwenk, MD, and other experts noted that it contributes little to the quality of patient care and represents a significant burden on physicians, potentially elevating the risk for burnout.


Ask the Doctor: Pre-Diabetes

• KTVN Channel 2 News

One in three people may be pre-diabetic and don't even know it. Dr. Veronica Brady is an associate professor of endocrinology at the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine and talks with Kristen Remington on ways to prevent diabetes and free pre-diabetes prevention workshops being offered at UNR Med.


Medical Student for a Day

• KTVN Channel 2 News

KTVN's Jaimie Hays reports on Project Medical Education Nevada where 14 state and community leaders are medical students for a day


UNR Med launches campaign to support better health, part II

• KRNV News 4 & Fox 11

KRNV's Karsen Buschjost visits UNR Med during the launch of the 50 for FIFTY giving campaign and explains how to support the School of Medicine as it celebrates 50 years of medical education excellence.


UNR Med launches campaign to support better health care, part I

• KRNV News 4 & Fox 11

UNR Med's Dr. Schwenk talks to KRNV's Karsen Buschjost about the School of Medicine's 50th anniversary and the 50 days of giving for 50 years giving campaign


KTVN Project Medical Education live shot 5

• KTVN Channel 2 News

UNR Med's Dr. Schwenk talks to KTVN's Jaimie Hays about the importance of the School of Medicine's community-based presence and community-engaged commitment, and what's in store for attendees of Project Medical Education.


KTVN Project Medical Education live shot 4

• KTVN Channel 2 News

UNR Med's Dr. Moritz talks to KTVN's Jaimie Hays about the anatomy lab capabilities and what's in store for attendees of Project Medical Education Neavada.