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School of Medicine in the News

UNR School of Medicine announces free June clinic

• KOLO Ch. 8

The University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine announces its free Student Outreach Clinic for June, in a continuing effort to assist northern Nevada’s medically uninsured with needed health care services.


Onset of Menopause can increase risk of heart disease

• KLO Ch. 8

“There are endogenous hormones that play a role in this, but there is a question at what point do these endogenous hormones—estrogen, progesterone—cause changes the systems are looking into. And what kicks these hormones into having these effects? So those are issues we have yet to figure out,” says Dr. Neda Etezadi, Interim Chairman of the OB/GYN residency program at the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine.


Vascular BioSciences Announces Publication of “Assessment of microRNA and gene dysregulaton in pulmonary hypertension by endoarterial biopsy” in the Current Issue of Pulmonary Circulation

• PRUrgent.com

Dr. Abraham Rothman, M.D., of the Children’s Heart Center, Nevada and Professor of Medicine at the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine and study first author states, “Measuring miRNA (and other molecular) changes directly in individual patients at specific stages of their disease process offers great promise for advancing knowledge of the molecular mechanisms and designing specific personalized therapy.”



Reno could lead health-tech revolution: Mike Kazmierski

• Reno Gazette-Journal

We have some real “first mover” advantages such as: our proximity to the Bay Area; our somewhat insulated multigenerational population; Renown’s focus on “health” rather than health care; the research expertise of the Desert Research Institute, the UNR School of Medicine and its biomedical research; the support of the governor and his Office of Economic Development (GOED); the recent 23andMe collaboration to enroll 10,000 residents for genetic testing; the significant growth of technology in the region; our outdoor quality of life; and our access to Switch, the largest data center in the world – all make us uniquely qualified to lead these efforts to change the health care model for the world!


Primary care of patients with chronic pain

• The JAMA Network

Primary care physicians have the responsibility for the care of patients with chronic pain… Thomas L. Schwenk, M.D., corresponding author.


Nye County health a focus as deadline extended

• Pahrump ValleyTimes

John Packham, director of health policy research at Office of Statewide Initiatives at the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine, said the Pahrump Community Health Needs Assessment is currently underway as officials received a few hundred responses.




UNR spring graduation starts Thursday

• Record-Courier

During the university's commencement ceremonies this year, 2,278 bachelor degrees, 469 advanced-degree certificates (master's and doctoral degrees) and 61 University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine degrees will be awarded.



Chris Clifford: The moment I knew medicine was my calling

• AMA Wire

Share a moment with: Chris Clifford, rising fourth-year medical student at the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine and government relations advocacy fellow at the AMA Medical Student Section.


Sutter Amador Hospital welcomes new orthopedic surgeon

• Calaveras Enterprise

Osgood received his medical degree from the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine. He completed his residency at the State University of New York Upstate Medical University and is certified with the American Board of Orthopedic Surgeons.



UNLV med school faces setbacks amid rift, lacks $100M donor

• Las Vegas Review-Journal

"This transition has to be seamless interm of continuity," said UNR Medical School Dean Thomas Schwenk. "You have patients expecting care and residents expecting training. There can be no break. When we close down at 5 p.m. on June 30, they have to open up at 8 a.m. on July 1."


UNR School of Medicine announces dates for free May clinics

• KOLO Ch. 8

The University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine has announced its free Student Outreach Clinics for May 2017, as part of a goal to assist people in northern Nevada’s who have no health insurance.


New tools for telemedicine

• Nevada Silver & Blue

Dr. Paul Park ’06 M.D., Ph.D. (cellular and molecular biology) believes telemedicine is the future of patient care in Nevada.


Practicing medicine

• Nevada Silver & Blue

The Student Outreach Clinic, now located on campus in the Family Medicine Center, came into existence in 1996 when second-year medical students wanted a way to interact with patients while giving back to the community.


How to donate your body to science

• Las Vegas Review-Journal

The University of Nevada, Reno has had a donor program but only for Northern Nevada residents, which leaves the Dotson family out. Their daughter also wants to donate her body to science.Joyce King, UNR’s program administrator for anatomical donations, said the statewide donor program ended March 21, 2016.


Clark County not fit as a fiddle in health rankings report

• Las Vegas Review-Journal

Dr. John Packham, director of policy research for the Office of Statewide Initiatives at the University of Nevada, Reno, School of Medicine, said social and economic factors, such as education and the prevalence of violent crime, hurt Clark County in this category.


UNR report shows healthcare shortage in county

• Elko Daily Free Press

A report by the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine shows that Elko County still has a significant number of people without access to health care.

Pahrump efforts continue on pinpointing medical service needs

• Pahrump Valley Times

John Packham, director of health policy research at Office of Statewide Initiatives at the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine, said Nevada Office of Rural Health and the Office of Statewide Initiatives oversees a wide-range of technical assistance and grant programs for rural hospitals and communities.


Narrative Medicine: Every Patient Has a Story

• AAMC.org

At the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR) School of Medicine, medical students can take narrative medicine as a scholarly concentration or as a fourth-year elective. Assignments include 10,000 words of reflective writing on clinical encounters that students must submit to a medical humanities publication. Susan Palwick, PhD, who teaches narrative medicine at UNR, said most students are drawn to write personal essays, though many try their hand at fiction and poetry as well.


Nevada should reject assisted suicide bill: Kirk Bronander

• RGJ.com

Kirk Bronander is a physician and associate professor of medicine at the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine. The views expressed by this author are his own and do not necessarily reflect the views or positions of the University of Nevada or the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine