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School of Medicine in the News

UNLV medical school faces pivotal Board of Regents vote

• Las Vegas Review-Journal

The plan, if approved, will enable more than 100 teaching physicians and 300 support staff of the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine to begin working at UNLV by July 1.

Vogelzang Emphasizes Aggressive Biopsies, Novel Therapies in Urothelial Carcinoma


In his presentation, “Updates in Urothelial Carcinoma and the Role of the Immune System,” during the 2017 Genitourinary Cancers Symposium, Vogelzang, a professor at the University of Nevada School of Medicine, emphasized that the biggest mistake made in the diagnosis of bladder cancer is that surgeons do not go deep enough into the muscle during tumor biopsy.

Nevada Highway Patrol Promoting Donor Registration With New Campaign

• KTVN Ch. 2

A financial contribution granted by the Organ and Tissue Donor Program at the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine made it possible to install donor registration kiosks in the lobby areas of the Nevada Highway Patrol's Reno, Las Vegas and Elko Command Centers.

In His Own Words | Saint Mary’s Medical Group: Dr. Richard Bryan, Jr.

• Northern Nevada Business Weekly

Formally, I attended College of Idaho for my undergrad, medical school at the University of Nevada School of Medicine and completed residency in internal medicine at the University of Utah. I then completed my fellowship in cardiovascular disease at University of Kentucky.

Why the business of birth is booming in Las Vegas

• Las Vegas Sun

But Dr. Bruce Shapiro, founder of the Fertility Center of Las Vegas and director of the University of Nevada School of Medicine’s Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, said it’s not that more women are having fertility issues.

People on the Move: Feb. 12

• Reno Gazette-Journal

The University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine has added Jeremy Alltop to its new position of senior associate dean for administration and finance.

Good news - Nevada making progress on child obesity: Rebecca Scherr

• Reno Gazette-Journal

Dr. Rebecca Scherr is an associate professor of pediatrics at the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine in Las Vegas and serves as vice chair of pediatrics at Children's Hospital of Nevada at University Medical Center.

Rapid Ebola test to detect early infection in the works

• Science News

Within 10 or 15 minutes of dabbing a blood sample onto a piece of paper, a colored line confirms the presence of the virus. But currently these tests don’t give accurate results until the patient has been sick for a while, said immunologist Haley DeMers of the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine.

Learning to be a medical student

• KTVN Ch. 2

Today the School of Medicine at the University of Nevada, Reno hosted members of the community to show them what it is like to be a medical student.

Do flies carry tuberculosis, as Health District says?

• Reno Gazette-Journal

Epidemiologist Harry Hull at the University of Nevada School of Medicine said, “I have never heard of human TB being transmitted by flies. Human tuberculosis is difficult to transmit due to a low degree of infectiousness.

Traffic safety grant

• Fox 11

The Center for Traffic Safety Research at UNR's School of Medicine is receiving a grant of almost $230,000.

Female vs. male doctors

• KOLO Ch. 8

“I would say that I am not surprised. As far as my family goes, the women are the nurturers, and the men are the kind of 'tough love.' So if that were the experience someone were having in a hospital, I could see how a patient might do better,” says Shawnice Kraeber, a University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine third-year student.

Superbug increase resistant to antibiotics

• KLAS Ch. 8

"I'm not surprised at all that this happens, Dr. Joseph Adeshak said. Adeshak is a clinical associate professor at the [University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine]. He says he remembers when there was panic over the first discovered Superbug.

Chris Clifford Goes to Washington: Health policy advocacy with the AMA

• Nevada Silver & Blue, Winter 2017

That is exactly what University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine student Christopher Clifford ’13 (biochemistry and molecular biology) will do this academic year as the American Medical Association’s (AMA) Government Relations Advocacy Fellow (GRAF).

AAFP Applauds Top 21 FP-producing Medical Schools


Deans of 21 U.S. allopathic medical schools received a nice surprise from the AAFP recently when AAFP President John Meigs, M.D., of Centreville, Ala., sent them congratulatory letters for their "exemplary performance" in graduating a higher percentage of students entering careers in family medicine when compared to other U.S. allopathic schools.