Nevada Medicine Weekly

Nevada Medicine Weekly | February 6, 2018

News for A Healthy Nevada

Irvin Ma and Ron Pardini, Ph.D.

UNR Med student Irvin Ma and Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Professor Ron Pardini, Ph.D., with a World Cancer Day #WeCanICan poster determined to find a cure for cancer.  

Professor Ron Pardini, Ph.D., and University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine student Irvin Ma on the front lines in the fight against cancer

World Cancer Day is a global event intended to unite the world's population in the fight against cancer. It is a day about having conversations, spreading awareness and taking action.

Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Professor Ron Pardini, Ph.D., has spent the better part of his career taking action in the fight against cancer. Since the 1980s, Pardini has researched nutritional intervention for treating various cancers, specifically focusing on omega-3 fatty acids.

UNR Med student Irvin Ma has been working with Pardini since he was an undergrad and is doing some pioneering work in his lab.

Continue reading about their breakthrough cancer research.

Announcements
Announcements

Five myths about HPV and cervical cancer. Debunking them could save your life.

There's a lot of misinformation out there about HPV and cervical cancer. Here are five common misconceptions Dr. Neda Etezadi-Amoli, UNR Med interim chair of obstetrics and gynecology, encounters with her own patients:

  1. You must have sexual intercourse to get HPV.
  2. Only women get HPV.
  3. People with HPV have symptoms.
  4. HPV can be treated with antibiotics.
  5. HPV causes infertility.  

Continue reading for the facts and to learn more about how UNR Med is promoting women's health and OB/GYN education in northern Nevada.

Nevada History of Medicine Foundation Award for Pathology Endowment established

The Nevada History of Medicine Foundation has recently established the Nevada History of Medicine Foundation Award for Pathology Endowment. Recipients will be UNR Med students who have matched into a pathology residency program.

To learn more or to support UNR Med students, please contact Director of Development and Alumni Relations Shari Netzel

Happy anniversary to the Office for Community Faculty!

In December 2017, the Office for Community Faculty (OCF) celebrated its second anniversary. To commemorate this milestone and the clinical community faculty who have made it possible, OCF faculty, staff and students visited our friends and partners throughout the area to personally thank them for their time, knowledge and mentorship. 

Events
Upcoming Events

Upcoming Holiday: Presidents' Day

February 19, 2018

Events for February 6 – 13, 2018

ECHO Clinics: Pain Management

February 7, 2018 • 8–9 a.m.
Depression & Persistent Pain and ER Discharge Scenarios

Pediatric Grand Rounds

February 7, 2018 • 12–1 p.m.
Hearing Loss in Children

Psychiatry Grand Rounds

February 7, 2018 • 4:15–5:15 p.m.
Medication Assisted Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder

ECHO Clinics: Cardiology

February 8, 2018 • 8–9 a.m.
Medical Management of Heart Failure with Preserved Ejection Fraction

Care Transitions across the Continuum: A Practical Approach by T. Brian Callister, MD, FACP, SFHM

February 9, 2018 • 7:30–8:30 a.m.
Internal Medicine Department Grand Rounds

ECHO Clinics: Behavioral Health in Primary Care

February 9, 2018 • 8–8:50 a.m.
Geropsychiatry

ECHO Clinics: Public Health

February 9, 2018 • 11 a.m.–12 p.m.
Health Care Shortages in Nevada

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In The News
Latest In The News

Congress Hasn't Renewed A Program That Helps With Nevada's Primary Care Shortage

February 5, 2018 • KUNR
Dr. Melissa Piasecki is the Executive Associate Dean at the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine. She says that while the National Health Service Corps can help defray costs.“But I don’t think it would make or break someone’s decision to go to medical school.”

Dean Thomas L. Schwenk, M.D. receives Washoe County Medical Society Community Service Award

February 1, 2018 • Nevada Today
The Washoe County Medical Society honored University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine (UNR Med) Dean Thomas L. Schwenk, M.D. with a Community Service Award that recognizes UNR Med's community engagement and contributions.

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Professor Ron Pardini, Ph.D., and University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine student Irvin Ma on the front lines in the fight against cancer

February 4, 2018
World Cancer Day is a global event intended to unite the world’s population in the fight against cancer. It is a day about having conversations, spreading awareness and taking action. Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Professor Ron Pardini, Ph.D., has spent the better part of his career taking action in the fight against cancer.

University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine Dean, Thomas L. Schwenk, M.D. receives Washoe County Medical Society Community Service Award

January 30, 2018
The Washoe County Medical Society honored University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine (UNR Med) Dean Thomas L. Schwenk, M.D. with a Community Service Award that recognizes UNR Med’s community engagement and contributions.

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