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School of Medicine in the News

Rheumatology & Other Medical Residents Have High Risk of Depression

• The Rheumatologist

Dr. Mata agrees with Thomas L. Schwenk, MD, of the University of Nevada School of Medicine, who penned an accompanying editorial in JAMA titled “Resident Depression: The Tip of a Graduate Medical Education Iceberg,” which gave three possible solutions to the increased risk for depression among doctors in training.


• Northern Nevada Business Weekly

Julie Thomas has been named academic coordinator for the University of Nevada School of Medicine’s physician assistant program.

Health Watch: Mojave Mental Health


From medication and therapy to case management and day treatment for adults, the organization offers care for a variety of situations. Trish Romo-Macaluso took some time to go over some background on the facility and what kinds of services are available there. Leading this discussion is Anne McMillin of the University of Nevada School of Medicine.

Bill Boyd’s passion for hometown burns bright as ever

• Las Vegas Sun

“It was very expensive for students from Nevada to enroll in school out of state, places like Utah,” said Boyd, who sought to open an institution of higher learning in Las Vegas as a complement to the University of Nevada School of Medicine at the UNR.

Ask the Doctor: Warning Signs of Stroke

• KTVN Ch. 2

Dr. Ivan Lopez is the Medical Director at Renown Institute for Neurosciences. He is also the Chairman of the Department of Neurology at the University of Nevada School of Medicine.

Entering the mental health care field? Here’s my advice

• Las Vegas Sun

We should all be thrilled that more than 500 health science professionals — including psychiatrists, psychologists, therapists, nurses and social workers — are graduating this spring from UNLV, UNR and the University of Nevada School of Medicine and heading into the workplace.

Vascular BioSciences to Make Six Presentations at the American Thoracic Society in San Francisco from May 15 – May 18

• Satellite PR News

This research, performed in collaboration with Dr. Abraham Rothman and colleagues at the Children’s Heart Center Nevada and the University of Nevada School of Medicine, Las Vegas, will be presented from 11:00 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. in B53-PHound in Translation session in Area A, Hall D (North Building, Lower Level) of the Moscone Center.

Photos: Nevada School of Medicine Graduation

• Reno Gazette-Journal

Medical students from the University of Nevada School of Medicine get ready for their Academic Hooding Ceremony at Lawlor Events Center on Friday, May 13, 2016.

Expert Interview: The Rise Of Opioid Addiction


To learn more about the history of addiction, our News Director Michelle Billman spoke to Dr. Howard Markel, a medical historian at the University of Michigan. He was in Reno Friday delivering the commencement speech for the University of Nevada School of Medicine.

Health Watch: Anxiety and Phobias


For this edition of Health Watch Anne McMillin leads a discussion with Dr. David L Carlson about the signs and symptoms of these conditions and what kinds of treatments may help.

What’s art, doc?

• Reno News & Review

Robertson is part of the School of Medicine’s Artist in Residence program, an elective offered to fourth-year med students.

Soon-to-be UNLV grad finds passion in social work

• Las Vegas Review-Journal

Nearly every county in Nevada suffers from a mental health professional shortage, according to the 2016 Health Workforce Supply in Nevada report produced by the University of Nevada School of Medicine.

5 fast facts about UNR’s graduation

• Reno Gazette-Journal

Ceremonies are on Friday and Saturday on the Quad, on the south end of campus. Friday morning, procession at 8 a.m., will be the College of Agriculture, Biotechnology and Natural Resources, College of Business and the Division of Health Sciences. Friday early evening, procession at 5 p.m., will be the College of Engineering and the College of Science. Saturday morning, procession at 8 a.m., will be the College of Education, College of Liberal Arts and the Reynolds School of Journalism. Students receiving dual degrees may participate in more than one ceremony. University of Nevada School of Medicine’s commencement ceremonies are at 1 p.m. on Friday at Lawlor Events Center.

2016 Foundation Professors announced

• Nevada Today

Yan, a professor of physiology and cell biology, established his lab at the University of Nevada School of Medicine in 2004. His research addresses the molecular mechanism of reproduction and fertility control.

Supporters of marijuana industry: UNR pot summit is out of line

• Las Vegas Sun

Melissa Piasecki, executive associate dean of the medical school, said she had heard concerns about this week’s summit. But she said she was confident it deserved to be part of the school’s continuing education program.