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School of Medicine in the News

Pay attention, but don't be afraid of snakes

• RGJ.com

More young men get bitten on the hands and arms while provoking a snake, while most accidental bites occur on the lower extremities, said Dr. David Fiore, associate professor and director of community medicine in the family medicine department at the University of Nevada School of Medicine in Reno.




Gunners blazing

• New Physician Magazine

During her first year, the gunner mentality initially rubbed off on Rachael VanDeBogart, now a second-year at the University of Nevada School of Medicine.


Buzzing with ideas

• Northern Nevada Business Weekly

“We spent a lot of time talking about coffee,” said Thomas Kozel, the center’s project manager from the University of Nevada School of Medicine and a professor of microbiology.



March of Dimes awards the University of Nevada School of Medicine's Iain Buxton preterm birth research grant

• PHYSORG.com
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University of Nevada School of Medicine pharmacology professor Iain Buxton, Pharm.D., is one of six researchers nationwide who recently received word that he will receive a share of $2.6 million in preterm birth research grants from the March of Dimes over the next three years to support his work studying the causes of preterm birth.



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.