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School of Medicine in the News

I-Team: Fire in the Operating Room - Part 2

• KLAS Ch. 8

“It has been recognized as a problem for a long time,” said Dr. Robert Wang with the University of Nevada School of Medicine.



Telemedicine Plan Gets Cool Reception

• LV Review-Journal.com

Doctors at the University of Nevada's School of Medicine use teleconferencing equipment to assist in clinics and hospitals throughout the state, according to spokeswoman Ann McMillin.



Lupus - The Enemy Within

• LV Review-Journal.com

According to Dr. John Pixley, associate professor and division chair of the Department of Immunology and Rheumatology for the University of Nevada School of Medicine, lupus follows no traditional disease path — it’s as individual as the people affected. And it’s not at all unusual for a person to look perfectly healthy. The disease can also cause neurologic problems such as seizures and psychosis.


Nevada's medical marijuana study stalled

• Reno News & Review

And they set up a state program to research the medical uses of marijuana, housed at the University of Nevada School of Medicine.


Dr. Omar to return

• Ely Times

She is a graduate of the University of Nevada School of Medicine and completed her internship and residency at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Amarillo Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, in 2005.



News brief: Prematurity Awareness

• Nevada Sagebrush

More information on premature birth is available throughout the month from the University of Nevada School of Medicine professors and clinics.


Tobacco Awareness

• KTVN Ch. 2

David Antonuccio wrote a book dealing with the effects of smoking called Butt Out. He's also a nicotine specialist and professor of psychiatry at the University of Nevada School of Medicine.


Daughter's illness led family to seek help, start institute

• Reno Gazette-Journal

In 2005, the Nevada Legislature approved $10 million toward the construction of a new research facility at the University of Nevada School of Medicine to further a joint project with the University of Nevada School of Medicine and the Whittemore-Peterson and Nevada Cancer institutes.


Healthcare Check-up In Critical Condition

• Nevada Business

“We can't afford the system we have now,” explains Dr. Ole J. Thienhaus, dean of the University of Nevada School of Medicine.


Prepping for Surgeries

• MADDVOCATE.com

“One thing I often say to families is that being in a car crash Is not like having appendicitis. You’re not going to have surgery tonight, go home tomorrow and be OK next week,” says John Fildes, M.D., chair of the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma and chief of the Division of Trauma and Surgical Critical Care at the University of Nevada School of Medicine


Atul Gawande seeks to make medicine 'better'

• Nevada Silver & Blue

Foundation Banquet, which turned its focus to health sciences this fall when a record audience of nearly a thousand people came out to honor the University of Nevada School of Medicine’s 40th anniversary at John Ascuaga’s Nugget in Sparks.


Healing with Humanity

• LV Review-Journal.com

Marin Gillis, Director of Medical Humanities and Ethics at the University of Nevada School of Medicine, designed the program, which is one of the standards for the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME), the nationally recognized accrediting education programs. (This publication is not online.)


Search begins to fill administrative positions

• Nevada SageBrush

In an effort to develop better research and academic cohesion, university officials plan to hire a new administrator to combine the positions of vice president of Health Sciences and dean of the University of Nevada School of Medicine.


Breast Cancer Survivor Celebration

• RGJ.com

The Sanford Center for Aging and the University of Nevada School of Medicine are offering a free workshop on caring for older adults in Yerington from 8:15 to 11:45 a.m. Nov. 4 at the Yerington Senior Center, 117 Tilson Way.


Sanford Barsky, M.D., University of Nevada School of Medicine and Nevada Cancer Institute faculty member publishes scientific paper in the journal Nature

• Eurekalert!
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Sanford Barsky, M.D., who holds faculty positions at the University of Nevada School of Medicine as chair of the pathology department and Nevada Cancer Institute chief of pathology, is part of a team that has a paper on transgenic mouse mammary tumors with direct relevance to human breast cancer published in the October 22 issue of the scientific journal Nature.


Link to virus found

• Nevada SageBrush

What: A discovery was made by the Whittemore Peterson Institute for Neuro-Immune Disease, in conjunction with the University of Nevada School of Medicine, linking chronic fatigue syndrome to the XMRV retrovirus.


Health Dean Search Begins

• Nevada SageBrush

A search committee to find a new vice president of health sciences who will also serve as the dean of the University of Nevada School of Medicine will have its first meeting Tuesday.


Health Briefs

• RGJ.com

Clinics are held at University Health System's Family Medicine Center, on the University of Nevada School of Medicine, Reno campus just north of Mackay Stadium off of North Virginia Street.


Students Tour Hospital-Like Training Center

• KVVU

The center is a training facility for the University of Nevada School of Medicine and the UNLV and Nevada State College schools of nursing.


Center for Molecular Medicine takes shape

• Nevada News

The Center for Molecular Medicine is the first new research facility going up at the University of Nevada School of Medicine in 30 years.


Mental health experts disagree on responses

• LV Review-Journal

Robert Lynn Horne, a professor of psychiatry at the University of Nevada School of Medicine, said 10 Klonopin, even at its strongest dose of 2 milligrams per pill, would not be a fatal amount for a teenager.