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School of Medicine in the News

15 young physician leaders to know — December 2016

• Becker's Hospital Review

Shawn Tsuda, MD. University of Nevada School of Medicine (Reno). Dr. Tsuda is the chief of minimally invasive and bariatric surgery at the University of Nevada School of Medicine. He was the first surgeon in Nevada to receive certification in the LINX Reflux Management System for patients with severe gastroesophageal reflux disease. He performs the LINX procedures at miVIP Surgery Centers in Las Vegas.

New PA program prepares to welcome first class of students

• Nevada Sagebrush

The new PA program came to fruition because of coordination between Lauf; Dr. Thomas L. Schwenk, the dean of the School of Medicine and Evan Klass, the senior associate dean of Office of Statewide Initiatives.

Downtown Reno's Nelson Building sale moves forward

• Reno Gazette-Journal

The Nelson Building moved one step closer to being sold to developers of a 17-acre downtown Reno project. The sale of the 1.6 acre downtown location with two buildings and parking lot is owned by the University of Nevada, Reno. A Nevada System of Higher Education committee approved the $7 million sale moving forward on Thursday.

The Evolution of Medical Education in Nevada

• Nevada Business

We have a tremendous shortage [of physicians] and in nearly all specialties,” said Dr. Thomas Schwenk, dean, University of Nevada, Reno (UNR) School of Medicine. The problem is compounded by the fact that, “until recently we’ve had a limited system of public medicine education leading to residency education and into practicing physicians,” he said.

Gratitude ad from Office for Community Faculty

• Elko Daily Free Press

Office for Community Faculty thanks those in the Elko community who teach UNR Med students and residents.

Developer reaches agreement with UNR to buy nearly 2 acres of school property

• Las Vegas Review-Journal

The Reno Gazette-Journal reports the university has agreed to sell the Nelson Building to the Don J Clark Group for $7 million. The property includes two buildings and a parking lot, and it houses some of UNR’s medical school programs and the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.

If hypothyroidism is suspected get blood test to confirm


"The more common symptoms of hypothyroidism are fatigue, cold intolerance, weight gain (though not obesity), constipation, menstrual abnormalities and muscle cramps, among others," said Dr. David Howard, an assistant professor in the department of endocrinology at the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine.

Dr. Orna Fisher Joins Illuminate – Face & Body Bar as Chief Wellness Officer

• Las Vegas Informer

Dr. Fisher graduated from the University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine in Los Angeles, completed her residency in general surgery at the University of Nevada School of Medicine and completed specialized training in plastic and reconstructive surgery at Oregon Health & Science University in Portland.

Where are the native doctors?


The 2016 graduating class of the University of Nevada, Reno Medical School celebrated wrapping up years of hard work. Last year there were 279 students enrolled at UNR’s med school, but only two identified as being American Indian or Alaskan Native.

Graduate Med School programs get $10M in grants

• Nevada Appeal

The University of Nevada School of Medicine at UNR received four of the grant awards to expand its Geriatrics program, Family and Community Medicine, Adult/child psychiatric and Internal Medicine programs — a total of $4.1 million.

UNLV Medical School wins preliminary accreditation, clearing way for first class

• Las Vegas Review-Journal

The university, in conjunction with the Nevada System of Higher Education Board of Regents, has arranged to transition many of the health clinics and graduate medical education programs operated by the University of Nevada, Reno, School of Medicine in Southern Nevada to UNLV’s control.

Medical professor wanting to prevent chronic disease

• KOH-AM (radio)

Dr. John Packham of the [University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine] says they are making progress with doctors and others who are starting to see that preventing chronic disease is good for our quality of life and for controlling health care costs.

USDA announced $1.3 million to fund three telecommunications projects across state

• Northern Nevada Business Weekly

A tremendous amount of collaboration among Renown Health, the Nevada System of Higher Education, University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine, health providers, USDA and other providers went into these applications for a very competitive program; it is terrific to get these results.

UNR to honor 25 at its Homecoming Gala

• Reno Gazette-Journal

Ann Jobe, a 1986 medical school graduate, had a long career in medicine and serves on the advisory board of the UNR Medical School.

Educating those caring for Nevada's elders

• Nevada Silver & Blue

To seek a closer alignment of missions and to complement resources, the Nevada Geriatric Education Center (NGEC) came under the direction of the Sanford Center for Aging in July, having previously been under the auspices of the Office of Statewide Initiatives at the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine.

Northwest Specialty Hospital opens digestive disorders treatment center

• Coeur D'Alene Press

Along with Dr. John Pennings, Northwest Specialty Hospital also announced the addition of Dr. Cory Richardson as the new director of Foregut Surgery at the new institute. Richardson attended the University of Nevada School of Medicine, Reno where he completed medical school and general surgery residency.