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Leaders start new year with new roles

• Nevada Sagebrush

Dr. Thomas Schwenk started as dean of the University of Nevada School of Medicine in July, bringing a desire to work with students and continue school growth


Mail order drugs, those left in hot cars lose potency

• reviewjournal.com

If, for example, you're taking blood pressure medicine for hypertension and it's exposed to high temperatures for some length of time, you're at risk for stroke because it's not going to work as well as it's supposed to," said Iain Buxton, a professor of pharmacology at the University of Nevada School of Medicine.



Q&A with Nevada university system chairman Jason Geddes

• Reno Gazette-Journal

RGJ: What's your view on a board committee's recent recommendation to spending up to $400,000 to buy a home in Las Vegas for the use of Dr. Thomas Schwenk, the new University of Nevada School of Medicine dean, to encourage him to spend more time at the University Medical Center


FDA clears new IMMY and University of Nevada School of Medicine life-saving blood test

• eurekalert.org
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The test was developed through a collaboration between Tom Kozel, professor of microbiology of the University of Nevada School of Medicine, and Sean Bauman, president and CEO of IMMY (Immuno-Mycologics) of Oklahoma


Free clinic

• archive.rgj.com
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The University of Nevada School of Medicine's free woman's clinic for female-specific medical care is 6-9 p.m. Aug. 30 at the University Health System's Family Medicine Center on campus



Libyans here welcome end of oppression

• reviewjournal.com

For years, the international stain of the Gadhafi regime blocked Mohamed from getting a visa for an internal medicine residency at the University of Nevada School of Medicine at Las Vegas




9 Great Low-Impact Workouts

• huffingtonpost.com

Richard Cotton, an exercise physiologist and national director of certification for the American College of Sports Medicine, and Mary E. Sanders, Ph.D., a clinical exercise physiologist at the University of Nevada School of Medicine, Reno, and a spokesperson for the American Council on Exercise, both recommended great low-impact workouts that can help people ages 60-75 increase their exercise frequency without putting extra stress on their joints


Saint Mary's Medical Group welcomes family practice physician Dr. Helen Gray to its downtown Reno location

• thisisreno.com

Former chief resident at the University of Nevada School of Medicine, Dr. Gray is a board-certified family practice physician


Mouth can tell dentist a lot about health

• Las Vegas Review-Journal

Dr. Misti Song, an internal medicine physician with the University of Nevada School of Medicine, has had patients with "dental needs that precluded them from having surgery


Nevada Newsmakers: Former Regent William Cobb

• Nevada Newsmakers

You look at the reports about the salaries about the top 20 highly compensated employees in higher education, almost 90 percent of those are at the University of Nevada School of Medicine.


Revealing their medical errors: Why three doctors went public

• American Medical News

She said she had a subarachnoid hemorrhage, says Dr. Bledsoe, now a professor of emergency medicine at the University of Nevada School of Medicine. I thought, 'How could she know such a thing?'


Safety Concerns for Drugs Manufactured Overseas

• KRNV Ch. 4

The biggest danger is that we don't have FDA inspectors to be in each of these plants frequently enough to monitor them," said Iain Buxton, a professor of pharmacology at the University of Nevada School of Medicine


A matter of life and death

• 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


Get that man to the doctor for a checkup

• rgj.com

Dr. Thomas Hunt, associate professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of Nevada School of Medicine in Las Vegas, said there are many reasons for this neglect, including cultural machismo beliefs, feeling of invincibility and fear of admitting their weaknesses


High School Sports Physicals Offered

• KVVU Ch. 5

That's why the University of Nevada School of Medicine is offering these exams to local high school athletes


Top Doctors: The list

• Desert Companion

The University of Nevada School of Medicine Las Vegas-based faculty physicians are featured throughout various specialty categories in "Top Doctors-The List" as published in the August 2011 issue of Desert Companion magazine


Nevada Colon Cancer Partnership Helps 
to Raise Millions to Prevent Colon Cancer

• MD News

Two years ago, the partnership worked with Paul Devereux, Ph.D., M.P.H., at the University of Nevada School of Medicine, Reno, School of Public Health to help acquire his $640,000 grant from Nevada IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence (INBRE) in the University of Nevada School of Medicine


The Human Mechanic: UMC Trauma Surgeon Dr. Jay Coates

• desertcompanion.com

At the University Medical Center Trauma Unit, Dr. Coates and his team were on duty when paramedics wheeled Linn in, with a section of the two-inch diameter pole still embedded in the Las Vegas native's face


This Week in PNAS

• GENOMEWEB

Researchers at the University of Nevada School of Medicine this week show that murine spermatogenic cells express many endogenous siRNAs, which they say "are likely to be derived from naturally occurring double-stranded RNA precursors."