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Top Doctors 2011

• Las Vegas Life (not available online)

Three University of Nevada School of Medicine physicians are listed in the Las Vegas Life Top Doctors 2011. The University of Nevada School of Medicine physicians listed are William Zamboni, M.D. (plastic surgery and research), Colleen Morris, M.D. (pediatric genetic research), and David Ginsburg, M.D. (neurology). According to the publication, surveys are mailed to every medical doctor—more than 3,530 physicians—in Southern Nevada. The doctors are asked to identify the top doctor in each of the specialties listed in the survey. The list is tabulated annually.

Food Dye Dangers Could Lead to Ban

• KOLO Ch. 8

Wilson, the pediatrics chair with the University of Nevada School of Medicine, says the possible connection is worth looking into, however, when it comes to a connection to anything and food the research is problematic.


People in the News

• AAFP News Now

Thomas Schwenk, M.D., of Ann Arbor, Mich., has been named vice president of the University of Nevada, Reno, Division of Health Sciences and dean of the University of Nevada School of Medicine, which includes facilities in Reno and Las Vegas.


School of Medicine Sets Free Clinic Dates for April

• KTVN Ch. 2

The University of Nevada School of Medicine's free Student Outreach Clinics for April have been announced for the following dates: a women's clinic will be held on April 5 from 6 to 9 p.m., a children's clinic is scheduled for April 16 from 8 a.m. to noon and a general clinic will be on April 23 from 8 a.m. to noon.


Let's not forget tobacco in public health debate

• RGJ.com

John Packham, Ph.D., is director of health policy research at the University of Nevada School of Medicine and president-elect of the Nevada Public Health Association



Medical care and education improved by telemedicine

• Northern Nevada Business Weekly

The Nevada Telemedicine Project, which first came online in 1999 at medical hospitals or clinical sites in Reno, Las Vegas and Hawthorne, has since expanded to include about 55 rural and urban sites throughout the state, says Gerald Ackerman, director of the University of Nevada School of Medicine Outreach Center in Elko.


Eat at Fresh Mex, support local AIDS groups

• RGJ.com

The Sanford Center for Aging, a component of the University of Nevada School of Medicine, is offering a free medication therapy management program to qualified older adults in Nevada.


Medical students enter residency

• RGJ.com

Fifty-four University of Nevada School of Medicine students in the class of 2011 matched with 30 different residency institutions across the nation and will enter specialties ranging from anesthesiology to urology, university officials recently reported.




Giunchigliani regarded as mayoral candidate who fights for the little guy

• Las Vegas Sun

Among them: collaborate with the Smith Center for Performing Arts and high schools to create a theater district; move the state's medical school to Southern Nevada and develop a teaching hospital through a partnership with the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health; build a school downtown where students can learn culinary arts and grow herbs to sell to chefs on the Strip, raising scholarship money in the process; and create a revolving loan for small businesses using redevelopment dollars.




Today is Match Day

• KRNV Ch. 4

News 4 was there as more than 50 UNR med students learned their fates.





Dr. John Chappel

• Legacy.com

He was a distinguished professor at the University of Nevada School of Medicine, Reno where he taught in the medical school from 1974-2009.


Commissioners question UNR's commitment to UMC teaching hospital

• Las Vegas Review-Journal

The hospital is already affiliated with the University of Nevada School of Medicine and more than half of the school's residents and clinical faculty are in Las Vegas, interim Dean Cheryl Hug-English said.



March is colon cancer awareness month

• RGJ.com

John Packham, Ph.D., is director of health policy research at the University of Nevada School of Medicine and president elect of the Nevada Public Health Association.