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School of Medicine in the News

Interdisciplinary medical simulation center opens in Las Vegas

• Nevada Silver & Blue Spring 2010

The facility, on the University of Nevada, Las Vegas Shadow Lane campus, serves as the premier training facility in southern Nevada for the next generation of University of Nevada School of Medicine-educated physicians and surgeons, as well as nurses from UNLV and Nevada State College.


Philanthropy is changing how students learn

• Nevada Silver and Blue Spring 2010

This building will allow expansion of the University of Nevada School of Medicine class size from 62 to 100, for a total eventual enrollment of 400.


Local health care providers say Elko is in need of public health nurse

• Elko Daily Free Press

Gerald Ackerman, associate director of the University of Nevada School of Medicine Center for Education and Health Services Outreach, is part of Elko Health Consortium, a group working to bring a community health nurse back to Elko.


Carson doctors: Health reform not a cure-all

• Nevada Appeal

Ole J. Thienhaus, the dean of the University of Nevada School of Medicine, said he agrees with the mandate to require all Americans to obtain health insurance by 2014 or face a penalty, which could relieve pressure on hospital emergency rooms that often treat patients seeking medical attention for non-life-threatening ailments because they lack health coverage — a cost often lobbed onto the backs of taxpayers.


Free Medical Clinic for Older Adults

• Daily Sparks Tribune

The University of Nevada School of Medicine’s Student Outreach Clinic will hold a geriatric-specific clinic for older adults on April 10 from 9 a.m. to noon.


Division Taking No Action Against Doctor for his online videos

• KTVN Ch. 13
Related: Las Vegas Sun

"It rings a little hollow to me because we have had mental illness jokes for the longest time and I don't think they have helped much to de-sympathize mental illness. I think sober information would go a much longer way in accomplishing that goal," said Dr. Ole Thienhaus, a psychiatrist and dean of the University of Nevada School of Medicine.


The University of Nevada School of Medicine's Free April Clinic Dates Announced

• KTVN Ch 2.

The University of Nevada School of Medicine's Student Outreach Clinics for April have been announced for the following dates: a women's clinic will be held April 5 from 6 to 9 p.m., a new geriatrics clinic is planned for April 10 from 9 a.m. to noon, a children's clinic will be held April 17 from 8 a.m. to noon and a general clinic will be on April 24 from 8 a.m. to noon.


George Thomas Smith

• The Birmingham News

He was invited to join the Desert Research Institute in Reno, Nevada and went on to become the Founding Dean of the University of Nevada School of Medicine.




Officials meeting at UMC to discuss seat belt safety

• KTNV Ch. 13

Advocates for Seat Belt Safety will gather at UMC's Trauma Center on Monday morning to discuss recent research from the University of Nevada School of Medicine linking health care costs to crash data, proving that there is still a specific need for the seat belt law in Nevada to be upgraded to standard enforcement.


Katharine Mary Hart-Guttke

• Reno Gazette-Journal

Katharine wanted any donations to go to one of the following: University of Nevada School of Medicine Uniform Anatomical Gift Act, St. Mary's in the Mountains Catholic Church, any U.S. Military Charity, The American Cancer Society.


Med Students Face The Future

• KOLO Ch. 13

Here at the University of Nevada School of Medicine, as well as other medical schools across the country, students waited to see which residency they "matched."



Is Your Neighborhood Bad for Your Health

• Advance Health Care for Nurses

Alvin B. Lin is clinical assistant professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of Nevada School of Medicine at its Las Vegas Family Medicine Residency program.


Physician supply

• Northern Nevada Business Weekly

A new study by the University of Nevada School of Medicine finds that 80 percent of physicians who completed both their undergraduate and graduate education in Nevada are actively practicing in the state.


Kieckbusch elected 104th WCMS president

• Reno Gazette-Journal

Dr. Kieckbusch started his medical education at the University of Nevada School of Medicine and graduated with his medical doctorate in 1998 at the top of his class.


Helipad opposition calls first witness

• EMS Flight Crew

The case of the neighbors opposing Overlook Hospital’s helipad applications began Monday night when Dr. Bryan Bledsoe, a clinical professor of emergency medicine at the University of Nevada School of Medicine, testified as an expert on emergency medicine and medical helicopter use.


Misra, Baker receive research awards from NSHE

• Nevada News

Baker team teaches medical biochemistry, is a guest lecturer for other courses in the University of Nevada School of Medicine, and serves on the University of Nevada School of Medicine Admissions Committee.


How healthy is your county?

• RGJ.com

John Packham, Ph.D. is director of health policy research at the University of Nevada School of Medicine and past president of the Nevada Public Health Association.


Students, faculty providing millions in free health care

• RGJ.com

The report details the services provided by schools and programs such as the University of Nevada School of Medicine, the UNLV School of Dental Health, and the nursing schools of each of the universities and colleges, as well as schools of social work, occupational therapy, emergency medical training and medical technician fields.



Cleveland Clinic could expand more in Las Vegas

• Cleveland Plain-Dealer

They have held some meet-and-greet sessions with local health systems and are developing a small internship program with the University of Nevada School of Medicine.


Childhood Depression

• KTVN Ch. 13

Doctor Caroline Barangan from the University of Nevada School of Medicine Pediatrics outlines the signs of childhood depression.