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School of Medicine in the News


School Watch: WCSD Bilingual Training

• KTVN Channel 2 News

More than 30 Washoe County School District (WCSD) high school students are participating in an intensive residential summer program at the University of Nevada, Reno and UNR Med as they explore careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) health care. The students are bilingual in English and Spanish and are part of effort to recruit and train a more diverse network of health care professionals in Nevada.


INSIGHT: UNR Med Student Outreach Clinics

• Reno Media Group | ALICE 96.5

UNR Med's Dr. Daniel Spogen discusses no-cost Student Outreach Clinic services. UNR Med offers no-cost Student Outreach Clinics in a continuing effort to assist the region's medically uninsured with needed health care services, as a way to give back to the community and prepare medical students as future physicians. Licensed faculty and clinical community physicians supervise the medical students and the care patients receive. For more on "INSIGHT," a Public Affairs Segment from Reno Media Group, visit http://www.alice965.com/2019/06/20/insight-a-public-affairs-segment/.


UNR School of Medicine offers free clinics throughout July and August

• Fox 11 News

Throughout July and August, northern Nevadans who are currently uninsured, under-insured, or without a social security number are able to receive free medical care at the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine Student Outreach Clinics.


University supports Artown with sustainability efforts, original artwork, on-campus events and more

• Nevada Today

The 2019 Artown poster and featured work of art was created by mother, daughter and son, Debbie, Rachael and John-Henry Lambin (of My Thousand Words, book sculptures). Rachael Lambin and her brother John-Henry are second-year medical students at the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine, who share a passion for both art and medicine."We are proud to be UNR Medical Students and to have been asked to make this year's Artown poster," Rachael said. "We are super excited and love our school very much."

Mutton Bustin' Takes Courage And Heart

• KUNR

Dr. Arthur Islas is the Fellowship Director for Sports and Wilderness Medicine at the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine. Every year during the Reno Rodeo, Islas mentors recent med school grads who are there to treat athletes with concussions, sprains and other common injuries.


UNR Med offering free vasectomies

• Fox 11 News

The UNR Med Student Outreach Clinic is currently offering free vasectomies. Dr. Daniel Spogen says, a lot of insurance don’t cover vasectomies, most places that offer vasectomies require upfront payment. It’s an add on for a lot of people but a great form of contraception.




UNR MED CLÍNICAS GRATIS

• Univision

La Universidad de Nevada, Reno Esquela de Medicina está ofreciendo servicios médicos gratuitos para miembros de la comunidad sin seguro médico.


Diabetes prevention program offered at UNR Med

• KRNV News 4

The University of Reno School of Medicine hosts a diabetes prevention program that kicked off earlier this year. The Sanford Center for Aging and the Division of Endocrinology, Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism holds a workshop for those who are living with pre-diabetes.


UNR Med Puts Doctors In Rural Elko

• KNPR Nevada Public Radio

Elko, like much of rural Nevada, suffers from a doctor shortage. That ailment became less acute last year when the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine assigned a group of residents to the northeast Nevada community that’s halfway between Reno and Salt Lake City. The Elko Family Medicine Residency program puts family care doctors in a Nevada Health Centers clinic, where each physician sees about 35 patients a week. The residency has been deemed a success and will expand from four doctors to six this summer.


UNR School of Medicine Graduates New Doctors

• Nevada Business

The University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine (UNR Med) graduated 63 new doctors last month. Six of the new doctors will remain in Northern Nevada for their graduate medical education. In addition, approximately 27 percent of UNR Med students are staying in Nevada for some part of their training and 43 percent of the students matched in primary care, helping fill a shortage in Nevada and across the United States. Since its founding in 1969, UNR Med has educated over 3,500 students, residents and fellows.

UNR Receives $11 Million Grant for Cardiovascular Disease

• Nevada Business Magazine

The University of Nevada, Reno (UNR) has been awarded an $11 million, five-year grant through the Centers of Biomedical Research Excellence, a program of the National Institute of Health.


Free clinics offered for uninsured Northern Nevadans

• KOLO Channel 8 News

People in Northern Nevada who are uninsured, under-insured, or without Social Security numbers can receive free medical care at the 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.


Free medical services offered to uninsured Northern Nevadans

• KRNV Fox 11 News

UNR's School of Medicine is offering Northern Nevadans who are uninsured, underinsured or without a social security number free medical care this May and June 2019 at upcoming Student Outreach Clinics.


When Doctors Are At-Risk for Suicide

• Psychology Today

Organizations such as the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and the American Medical Association have recommended reforming medical licensing questions to make it clear that physicians may get help without fear of negative consequences. Despite the growing support, Thomas Schwenk of the University of Nevada School of Medicine noted that change isn’t happening fast enough.


Continual Evolution of Health Care in Nevada

• Nevada Business Magazine

Data from University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine indicates that Nevada ranks 47th in the nation in terms of physicians per capita. The state would need another 2,500 doctors just to reach average, and that’s a 68 percent increase.



3D image table helps UNR Med students with anatomy

• KOLO Channel 8 News

In an anatomy lab at UNR Med, first-year student Miguel Gonzalez shows us an additional tool that helps make the class a little easier. It's called Anatomage.


Rural Doctors Debt Repayment

• KTVN Channel 2 News

Lawmakers are discussing a bill that would encourage doctors to move to small towns in Nevada. If AB358 passes, the state would re-pay tuition for graduates of the UNR and UNLV medical schools. The exchange would be for working in rural Nevada for at least five years.


Lawmakers Could Offer Incentive to Recruit More Rural Doctors

• KTVN Channel 2 News

Assembly Bill 358 would encourage new doctors to move to small towns for work. If passed, graduates from the UNR or UNLV Schools of Medicine could get the tuition portion of their student loans reimbursed by the state. In exchange, they would have to work in the rural areas of Nevada for five years.


Northern Nevada Business View People briefs for April 2019

• Northern Nevada Business View

The NNBV April 2019 People Briefs include UNR Med's Alison Westfall, M.D., FACOG, who has joined the department of OB-GYN at UNR Med, Danielle Eaton, who has been promoted to senior director and research manager for the UNR Med Clinical Research Center, and Lauren Siri, who has joined the Advancement and Engagement department as manager of events and protocol.

UNR Med offers free clinics in May/June

• KOLO Channel 8 News

People in Northern Nevada who are uninsured, underinsured, or without Social Security numbers can receive free medical care this May and June at upcoming University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine Student Outreach Clinics. UNR Med offers the free clinics in order to assist the region's medically uninsured with needed services.