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School of Medicine in the News

Brain surgery helps Parkinson's patient control symptoms

• Las Vegas Review-Journal

Sitting in the office of Dr. Eric Farbman, a neurologist at the University of Nevada School of Medicine, Perrigo said he was unaware of either a genetic or dangerous chemical catalyst for his Parkinson's.


Caffeinated alcoholic beverages raising concerns of abuse

• Las Vegas Review-Journal

The problem, explains Dr. Elissa Palmer, chair of the University of Nevada School of Medicine's family and community medicine department, is that "the alcohol is depressing your system, but the caffeine stimulates it so you don't really feel the effects of the alcohol still taking place."


Why we suffer

• Las Vegas Sun

The underfunded University of Nevada School of Medicine's academic center is in Reno.


Donate food, see a planetarium show

• RGJ.com

The Fleischmann Planetarium and Science Center at the University of Nevada, Reno, is teaming up with Mojave Mental Health, a clinical practice of the University of Nevada School of Medicine, to host a food drive for clients in need today through Tuesday at the planetarium.


Fellows in the News

• AAP News

Dr. Ezeanolue is associate professor and director of pediatric research at the University of Nevada School of Medicine in Las Vegas and founder of the pediatric HIV service in Southern Nevada.


University, Med School receives $16M INBRE renewal

• Nevada News

The National Center for Research Resources of the National Institutes of Health has awarded the University of Nevada, Reno $16 million renewing the NV INBRE project housed in the University of Nevada School of Medicine under the direction of Dr. James Kenyon in the Department of Physiology & Cell Biology.


Sweet vibrations: Professor raises money using gong

• Nevada News

Judy Strauss, associate professor of marketing for the University’s College of Business, has been playing gongs and Himalayan bowls for a year and a half and will be using her skills in gong playing and marketing to raise money for the University of Nevada School of Medicine’s free Student Outreach Clinic.


Health Briefs

• Helena Independent Record

Bowling earned her medical degree at American University of the Caribbean and completed an internal medicine residency at the University of Nevada School of Medicine.



Gene Therapy for Depression in Mice May Lead to Tests in Monkeys, Humans

• Bloomberg

Human testing must be approved by an oversight committee for research at universities and this therapy is likely to face resistance, said David Antonuccio, a psychologist and professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at the University of Nevada School of Medicine.




The perfect storm already is upon us in health care

• RGJ.com

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


A Few Minutes with Milt

• KUNR

University of Nevada, Reno President Milt Glick talks with Greg Pari, chair of the Department of Microbiology and Immunology in the University of Nevada School of Medicine.



Business Beat

• The Spokesman Review

He graduated from the University of Nevada School of Medicine, completed his residency in ophthalmology at the Dean McGee Eye Institute at the University of Oklahoma, and completed his fellowship at West Virginia University in vitreoretinal diseases and surgery.



20/20 Visionaries

• Nevada Business

She established a partnership between the Whittemore Family Foundation, private donors, the State of Nevada and the University of Nevada, Reno to fund a $77 million dollar research facility at the University of Nevada School of Medicine.


Ask the Doctor

• Generation Boomer

Cardiac Rehabilitation: Building a Stronger Heart by Thomas Hunt, M.D. University of Nevada School of Medicine.

Lawmakers Crack Down on Student-Athletes and Concussions

• KTVN Ch. 2

Carol Scott is the Director of Sports Medicine at the University of Nevada School of Medicine, Reno. She says they know so much more about head injuries and the long-term effects. "We have many folks in their forties or fifties and suffering from neurological damage."


Regent challenger emphasizes student unity

• The Rebel Yell

As for himself, Doubrava hopes that if elected, he can help expand the reach of the University of Nevada School of Medicine and prevent the higher education system’s budget from losing anymore income.


Health Briefs

• RGJ.com

The University of Nevada School of Medicine's Student Outreach Clinics are a free service providing care for Washoe County's medically uninsured population.


Childhood Obesity Booming

• KTVN Ch. 2

Barbara Scott is the Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Nevada School of Medicine, Reno. She says parents need to be more careful of what their children eat. "They need to allow their children to eat when they are hungry," said Scott. "But stop them when they get full.


11 appointed to UMC Hospital Advisory Board

• Las Vegas Sun

John Ruckdeschel, director and CEO of the Nevada Cancer Institute and a professor of the University of Nevada School of Medicine at UNR.