Page 71
Nevada Front Page

School of Medicine in the News

Special oxygen mask may save lives

• Las Vegas Review-Journal

But the paramedics decided to use "continuous positive airway pressure," or CPAP, a less invasive treatment that is new to Southern Nevada and is part of a current University of Nevada School of Medicine study.


Fighting back

• FOX 11 Reno

At a time when the University of Nevada is facing a proposed 26 million dollars in budget cuts, the family medicine department is stretching resources.


Study: Las Vegas second worst for ragweed allergies

• Las Vegas Review-Journal

But while Cohen, Las Vegas allergist Dr. Jim Christensen and University of Nevada School of Medicine professor Dr. Nevin Wilson say ragweed does affect a good number of Nevadans, they were critical of the study performed by Quest Diagnostics for not specifying whether those with heightened sensitivity developed the problem here or elsewhere.


Fact Checker: Are studies of second-hand smoke junk science?

• RGJ.com

Elizabeth Fildes, founder of the Nevada Tobacco Users' Helpline, which operations under the University of Nevada School of Medicine's department of psychiatry and behavioral science—told Fact Checker about the case of Pueblo, Colo.


OB/GYN specialist to speak at Renown

• Reno Gazette-Journal

Residents from the University of Nevada School of Medicine will showcase their research expertise when the school holds its annual Resident Research Days competition next week.


Losing fat without going hungry - really

• North Lake Tahoe Bonanza

She is an adjunct professor with the University of Nevada School of Medicine and practices locally at Tahoe Medical Spa.


Caffeine reduces muscle activity in Fallopian tubes

• News Medical
Related: Canada.com | indiatimes.com | Mail Online | MNT.com | Privatehealth.co.uk | RGJ.com | The Independent

"Our experiments were conducted in mice, but this finding goes a long way towards explaining why drinking caffeinated drinks can reduce a woman's chance of becoming pregnant," says Professor Sean Ward from the University of Nevada School of Medicine, Reno, USA. Ward's study is published today in the British Journal of Pharmacology.


Lobbyists take aim again at Clean Indoor Air Act

• 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.


Cunnington to serve on medical academy

• johnsonlcitypress.com

Cunnington graduated from the University of Nevada School of Medicine and completed an internship and residency there.



Gaming pioneer William Pennington dies at 88 in Reno

• Reno Gazette-Journal

"In the latter part of his life, there was the University of Nevada School of Medicine that he gave so much to. His imprint is all over the University of Nevada School of Medicine. We have the new Pennington Medical Education building, which I think it will revolutionize the way we teach medicine. That building simply could not have happened without the gift from Mr. Pennington."





517 to receive advanced degrees at UNR

• RGJ.com

Her quest to pursue an academic career started at an early age, and Sadeea Qureshi Abbasi's journey culminates today at the University of Nevada, Reno, where she will receive her medical degree and a Ph.D. in cellular physiology and pharmacology.


University of Nevada School of Medicine can succeed with its dual campus

• RGJ.com

As a soon-to-be alumnus of the University of Nevada School of Medicine, a response to "Battle with former chancellor Rogers clouded Glick's final days" is necessary. I could not help but disagree with Mr. Rogers' assessment the "reputations of UMC and the University of Nevada School of Medicine aren't what they ought to be."


Smartphone MD

• KOLO.com

Spogen is the Chairman of the Family Medicine Department at the University of Nevada School of Medicine.


Is It An Antibiotic Allergy?

• KOLO CH. 8

"A lot of people aren't allergic to the drug itself, they are allergic to the by-product the body breaks down after it's in the system," says Dr. Nevin Wilson, chairman of the pediatric department at the University of Nevada School of Medicine.



Nevada researchers find partial smoking ban good public policy, good economics

• carsonnow.org
Related: FoxReno.com | NevadaNews | ThisIsReno.com

The researchers – Chris Pritsos, chair of the nutrition department in the College of Agriculture, Biotechnology and Natural Resources, Wei Wang of the University of Nevada, Reno and John Packham of the University of Nevada School of Medicine – also found that hospital-billed charges for treating acute myocardial infarction (AMI) and stroke significantly decreased from 2007 to 2009.


Group donates $25K to Nevada children's hospital

• ThisIsReno.com

The University of Nevada School of Medicine announced today that it is a Grand Challenges Explorations winner, an initiative funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Iain Buxton, Pharm.D., professor of pharmacology, will pursue an innovative global health and development research project, titled “Effective Treatment to Prevent Preterm Delivery.”


Grant funded by Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is first in Nevada

• ThisIsReno.com

The University of Nevada School of Medicine announced today that it is a Grand Challenges Explorations winner, an initiative funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Iain Buxton, Pharm.D., professor of pharmacology, will pursue an innovative global health and development research project, titled “Effective Treatment to Prevent Preterm Delivery.”