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Nevada Medicine Weekly | March 6, 2018

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unr med granted full accreditation by the lcme

University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine granted full accreditation

UNR Med has been granted full accreditation by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) through 2026, indicating our programs, faculty, resources and partnerships are meeting or exceeding national standards for medical education.

The process for medical school accreditation is a comprehensive and inclusive one. Through the leadership of our accreditation team-Melissa Piasecki, M.D., executive associate dean, faculty accreditation lead; Krystle Oates, Ph.D., accreditation coordinator, and Amy Smith, Ph.D., director of institutional assessment-we spent nearly two years of extensive data collection, analysis and self-study, including the submission of hundreds of pages of information for the three-day full site visit in October.

"The collaboration forged throughout the LCME process will continue to define UNR Med and our culture, providing excellence in medical education," said Dean Thomas L. Schwenk, M.D. 

As a fully accredited institution, UNR Med is eligible to receive federal grants, and our students are eligible to apply to accredited residency programs in the U.S. Additionally many of the top ranked residency programs in the country require their applicants graduate from an LCME-accredited medical school, as do most state boards of medical licensure.

Continue reading the full news release.


Residency program repurposes Elko Clinic to improve rural healthcare

Renovations have begun at the Nevada Health Center in Elko to expand rural healthcare and graduate medical education options in Nevada. With the swing of a sledgehammer, UNR Med is partnering with Northeastern Nevada Regional Hospital and the Nevada Health Center to staff two second-year residents and two clinical community physicians this summer.

Continue reading the full article in the Elko Daily Free Press.

Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science presentation – March 30

The Department of Research and Innovation presents a 90-minute workshop led by renowned tech and science journalist James Rea on Friday, March 30 at 1:30 p.m. in the Joe Crowley Student Union Theatre. The workshop follows the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science training structure, which aims to empower scientists and health care professionals to communicate complex topics clearly and efficiently for improved understanding by the public. The workshop is open to all.

To register for this event, please email Yvonne Callan by Monday, March 19 at 5 p.m.

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Events for March 6 – 13, 2018

ECHO Clinics: Pain Management

March 7, 2018 • 8–9 a.m.
Anxiety and Fears of Reinjury

ECHO Clinics: Cardiology

March 8, 2018 • 8–9 a.m.
Antiplatelet and Anti-thrombotic Therapy

ECHO Clinics: Public Health

March 9, 2018 • 10–11 a.m.
The Importance of Elementary Science Education on Community Health

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With federal changes looming and challenges at the local level, healthcare is an industry in turmoil. Addressing the challenges and the bright spots, healthcare executives recently met to discuss where the industry is headed and what businesses can expect moving forward.

Male contraceptive initiative awards $600K in research grants for the development of new male contraceptive products

March 1, 2018 • Male Contraception Initiative
Male Contraception Initiative (MCI), a private non-profit foundation, announces the award of four grants totalling $600,000 to academic recipients for the development of a new reversible non-hormonal birth control pill for men. The awardees include Dr. Patricia Cuasnicủ of the Institute of Biology and Experimental Medicine-National Research Council, Argentina; Dr. Gunda Georg of the University of Minnesota’s Institute for Therapeutics Discovery and Development; Dr. Wei Yan of the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine; and Dr. Sabatino Ventura of the Monash Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences in Parkville, Australia.

Northern Nevada Universities Expand Programs

March 1, 2018 • Nevada Business
UNR School of Medicine has launched a Reno-based department of surgery. The department will offer students enhanced hospital and office education at partner facilities including Renown Health, The VA Sierra Nevada Health Care System as well as various surgeon’s offices.

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