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Nevada Medicine Weekly | January 9, 2018

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Bill Gerthoffer

UNR Med names William Gerthoffer, Ph.D. Acting Senior Associate Dean for Research

UNR Med has named William Gerthoffer, Ph.D. as acting senior associate dean for research effective Jan. 1 through July 31, 2018.

Gerthoffer will serve in the role as UNR Med does a national search for a permanent senior associate dean for research—a position that James Kenyon, Ph.D. held for five years at the School of Medicine before retiring in December.

Continue reading about Dr. Gerthoffer and his new role at UNR Med.



Dr. Wei Yan published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

Department of Physiology and Cell Biology Professor Wei Yan, M.D., Ph.D., has published a paper titled "ALKBH5-dependent m6A demethylation controls splicing and stability of long 3′-UTR mRNAs in male germ cells" in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) journal.

Read more about Dr. Yan's work and its potential impact on gene splicing and male fertility.

Dr. John Packham weighs-in on tax plan

There has been a lot in the news concerning the recent Republican-backed tax overhaul bill and elements of the Affordable Care Act. To help Nevadans understand how this work in Washington, D.C. impacts them, Megan Messerly sits down with Associate Dean for the Office of Statewide Initiatives John Packham, Ph.D.,to explore the current policies, new plan and individual mandates.

Continue reading "Indy Explains: Who pays the individual mandate penalty in Nevada?"

Drs. Paul Brett and Mary Burtnick spotlighted in Infection and Immunity

Dr. Paul Brett and Dr. Mary Burtnick's paper, "Development of Subunit Vaccines That Provide High-Level Protection and Sterilizing Immunity against Acute Inhalational Melioidosis," was spotlighted in the latest issue of Infection and Immunity. Their study, which aims to work towards developing a safe, affordable and effective melioidosis vaccine, was selected as one of just a few articles of significant interest by the publication's editor.

Student Wellness Committee Talent Show – January 19

Calling all musicians, singers, dancers, comedians, magicians, and anyone with a special talent! The UNR Med Student Wellness Committee is hosting a talent show Friday, January 19 at 6 p.m. in the Joe Crowley Student Union Theater. The night of entertainment is open to all and free to attend.

Please RSVP, and let us know if you would like to perform!

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Holiday: Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Birthday

January 15, 2018

Events for January 9 – 16, 2018

ECHO Clinics: Medication-Assisted Treatment

January 10, 2018 • 12–1:30 p.m.
Outpatient Detox and Starting on Maintenance Therapy

ECHO Clinics: Cardiology

January 11, 2018 • 8–9 a.m.
Medical Management of Heart Failure with Reduced Ejection Fraction

ECHO Clinics: Public Health

January 12, 2018 • 10–11 a.m.
Trac-B Exchange Program: A lifeline for injection drug users in Southern Nevada

Student Outreach Clinics: Women's Clinic

January 13, 2018 • 8 a.m.–12 p.m.
Women's Clinic

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PEOPLE: John Packham, University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine

January 4, 2018 • Northern Nevada Business Weekly
John Packham, Ph.D., has been named associate dean for the Office of Statewide Initiatives for the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine.

VA committed to honoring service in 2018 and beyond: Howard

January 2, 2018 • Reno Gazette Journal
The staff and volunteers at VA Sierra Nevada Health Care System are committed to honoring service. We usher in a new year of modernization and development to improve our infrastructure and services to support health care delivery to nearly 34,000 veterans. Critical to our recruitment efforts are our partnerships with the University of Nevada School of Medicine and a dozen other educational institutions to grow the number of internships, residency and fellowship positions in many health care occupations.

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Childhood and adolescent obesity 10 times higher than in 1975

UNR Med Chair of Pediatrics and Renown Children's Hospital Physician-in-Chief Max Coppes, M.D., discusses the alarmingly high rates of U.S. childhood and adolescent obesity in Renown Health's BestMedicine. As a pediatric community expert, Dr. Coppes urges parents to know and understand their child's body mass index (BMI) and to take preventative measures now in order to avoid critical health problems later.

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University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine names John Packham, Ph.D., as Associate Dean for Office of Statewide Initiatives

January 2, 2018
The University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine names John Packham, Ph.D., as associate dean for the Office of Statewide Initiatives effective Jan. 2.

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