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Medical Education in Nevada: Progress Made, Long Way to Go

• Nevada Business

“We’re starting to get a little traction, starting to get a little momentum,” said Dr. Thomas Schwenk, dean of the UNR School of Medicine, referring to Nevada. “Now, we have to actually start to grow to get into better supply, better capacity. We’re so far behind in many areas.”

UNR Med Doctor Treats Reno Woman with Rabies Vaccine After Wild Monkey Bite

• This is Reno

Zell says that travel medicine is so much more than looking up where a patient will be traveling to and administering the required or recommended vaccinations. He says it’s a lot like being a travel agent. “You look at past medical history, what recreational activities are on the agenda, and risks.




UNR Medical School Gets $2 Million Grant to Study Premature Labor

• KTVN Channel 2 News

The Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development recently awarded a grant to Dr. Iain Buxton and his research team to help develop a drug to prevent a woman's labor without having dangerous effects on a developing fetus.


UNR Med School gets $2M grant to study premature labor

• Reno Gazette Journal

The University of Nevada Medical School in Reno has received a $2 million grant to help develop new approaches to guard against dangers related to premature labor.



UNR Med Wins Grant in Research to Prevent Premature Deliveries

• KKOH 780 AM

15 million preterm births occur each year worldwide. In Nevada, one in 10 babies is premature. A research team at the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine under the direction of Dr Iain Buxton, foundation professor of pharmacology, is working to develop new approaches to prevent preterm labor.






Dr. Schwenk on Nevada NewsMakers

• Nevada NewsMakers

Dr. Thomas L. Schwenk, Dean of UNR Med discusses his upcoming State of the School Address, medical education and health care hot topics with Sam Shad, host of Nevada NewsMakers


Health Watch: Keeping Community Doctors

• KTVN Channel 2 News

Based on how long it seems to take to get in to see certain doctors, you've likely noticed there's a health care workforce shortage, here in northern Nevada. The University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine is teaming up with Renown all in an effort to keep more young doctors in town.


Alzheimer's in Nevada: Help is out there, but underused

• KRNV Channel 4 News

"Nevada is emerging as one of the leading states in terms of addressing the needs of people living with dementia in communities," Dr. Peter Reed, Director of the Sanford Center for Aging on the University of Nevada, Reno campus. "There is a vast network of care and support services around the country and even here in our community but one of the challenges is that people are not aware of those services," said Dr. Reed.




UNR Med Announces Free Clinics in September/October

• KRNV Channel 4 News

Northern Nevadans who are uninsured, underinsured or without a social security number can receive free medical care this September and October 2018 at upcoming University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine (UNR Med) Student Outreach Clinics.


Health, Wealth and Wisdom

• Reno News & Review

See pages 13-15 for UNR Med's Dr. Packham and Dr. Yang, who discuss how race and wealth affect health at the Pyramid Lake Indian Reservation and throughout Washoe County.


State ranks 47th nationwide for active physicians

• Reno Gazette Journal

Nevada’s population continues to balloon, but since 2005 its physician-to-patient ratio has remained “pretty darn flat” despite efforts to attract more doctors to the state.



'Aggressive' Screening Fails to Prevent Cardiac Arrest in Athletes

• MedPage Today

"Even with intensive evaluation that exceeds that provided to most adolescent athletes, including both electrocardiography and echocardiography, six athletes subsequently died from undetected high-risk cardiac conditions," commented Thomas Schwenk, MD, of the University of Nevada in Reno. "Implementing intense screening programs for cardiac risk in elite athletes can prevent some deaths, but it is not perfect."