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School of Medicine in the News


MD drug developed by researcher to make 'Better World'

• Nevada News

By using a protein that already exists in the human body, Dean Burkin, an associate professor of pharmacology in the University of Nevada School of Medicine, has found promising test results that could protect individuals from the severe muscle damage associated with Muscular Dystrophy.


Board appointed to establish UMC, higher education system joint venture

• Las Vegas Sun

The board members are Dr. Maurizio Trevisan, executive vice chancellor for the Health Sciences System; Dr. Ole Thienhaus, dean of the University of Nevada School of Medicine; Dr. Karen West, dean of the UNLV School of Dental Medicine; Jean Regan, chief financial officer of the School of Medicine; Clark County Manager Virginia Valentine; county Chief Financial Officer George Stevens; UMC Chief Executive Officer Kathy Silver; and Dr. Dale Carrison, UMC’s chief of staff.


The University of Nevada School of Medicine physiology professor earns $1.2 million grant over four years to study motility of internal anal sphincter muscle

• EUREKALERT.com
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Kathleen Keef, Ph.D., professor of physiology and cell biology at the University of Nevada School of Medicine, has been awarded a four-year, $1.2 million grant from the National Institute of Health to study the control of motility in the internal anal sphincter.


Regents decide against fee hike

• Nevada Sagebrush

The Board also approved special fees for UNR students passed in recent student elections, an increase in tuition and fees for students of the University of Nevada School of Medicine and the sale of property in Carlin, Nev., that houses UNR’s Fire Science Academy.


Some Question Sexual Additions

• Las Vegas Review-Journal

"Overall, the science on the question of sexual addiction is on the thin side," said Dr. Ole Thienhaus, a psychiatrist and dean of the University of Nevada School of Medicine.


Michael C. Van Tuyl, M.D., Joins Cancer Center

• NGNN.com

Prior to attending medical school at the University of Nevada School of Medicine, Dr. Van Tuyl completed five years on active duty with the US Navy and then stayed in the reserves assigned to the Marine Corps Force Recon (Special Forces) becoming a Navy diver while completing his undergraduate studies at the University of Nevada, Reno.


New SCMC allergist preaches what he practices

• Morris Sun Tribune

Mutnick, 35, is a native of Las Vegas who graduated with honors from the University of Nevada, Reno and earned his medical degree with honors from the University of Nevada School of Medicine.


Research Symposium Highlights Best of University's Brightest

• Nevada News

Then Joslyn, a biochemistry and molecular biology major who will graduate in May and then will attend the University of Nevada School of Medicine in the fall, smiled: A lot of other universities kind of look down at you regarding research: ‘You’re an undergraduate. You don’t really know what you’re doing.’


Scientist earns grant from National Institute of Health

• Nevada News

Wei Yan, M.D., Ph.D., associate professor of physiology and cell biology at the University of Nevada School of Medicine, has been awarded a five-year, $1.5 million grant from the National Institute of Health for studying the regulation of male fertility by small noncoding ribonucleic acids.


Spring Forward for Autism' to benefit Lili Claire Foundation

• Sparks Tribune

The University of Nevada School of Medicine’s Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology joined forces with other health care and medical disciplines in northern Nevada to form the University Center for Autism and Neuro-development (UCAN) team.


Nevadans avoiding colon cancer screening

• Nevada News

The grant for this program was a supplement to the Nevada INBRE (IDEA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence), a National Institute of Health-supported project to develop biomedical research across the state with activities at Nevada’s research universities and colleges, directed by James Kenyon, professor of physiology and cell biology at the University of Nevada School of Medicine.


Regents to hold special meeting

• Nevada News

One proposal is a 15 percent increase in tuition for the University of Nevada School of Medicine that was originally brought to the regents at their March meeting in Las Vegas.




Team Approach Key For Weight-Loss Clinic

• HealthCanal.com

Molini-Blandford and Sanders are affiliated with the Center for Nutrition and Metabolism (CNM) at the University of Nevada School of Medicine.


Kidney donors in Las Vegas share health

• Las Vegas Review-Journal

To Dr. Ole Thienhaus, a psychiatrist and dean of the University of Nevada School of Medicine, the women illustrate the "self-actualization" concept in the late psychologist Abraham Maslow's "Hierarchy of Human Needs" theory.


A Few Minutes with Milt

• Las Vegas Sun

Bernick relocated to Southern Nevada in 1994 to join the University of Nevada School of Medicine, and has since directed the development of a statewide network of Alzheimer’s disease care, with clinics in Las Vegas, Reno and Elko.



Intensive-fitness classes offered

• Reno Gazette-Journal

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



'Boot drive' is time well spent by firefighters

• Las Vegas Sun

Thanks in part to funding received through the local firefighter Fill the Boot drive, MDA maintains a clinic at the University of Nevada School of Medicine, and a special summer camp for children affected by neuromuscular diseases at the Nevada 4-H Camp at Lake Tahoe.


County to pay at least $500,000 to settle 2005 UMC contract

• Las Vegas Sun

Another board that would report to the operating board would also be made up of nine members, four appointed by the commissioners and four appointed by the higher education system to create a strong relationship between the hospital and the University of Nevada School of Medicine.


Health care needs a new kind of hero

• Harvard Business Review April 2010

One of the most fascinating experiments along these lines is at the University of Nevada at Reno, where the University of Nevada School of Medicine and nursing have combined facilities and courses.


Miracle in Haiti

• Nevada Silver and Blue Spring 2010

It is nearly a week after a 7.0-magnitude earthquake devastates Haiti. Jeremiah Nielson, D.O., who completed pediatric residency training at the University of Nevada School of Medicine in Las Vegas, and now lives in Los Angeles, feels compelled to travel to the ravaged country and help.