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School of Medicine in the News

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.

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


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.

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

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


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.