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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.

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.


• 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.