Nevada Medicine Weekly

Nevada Medicine Weekly | March 20, 2018

News for A Healthy Nevada

UNR Med Match Day 2018

Fourth-year medical students at UNR Med learned where they will complete their residencies and take the next step toward becoming physicians at a special Star Wars-themed Match Day event today. Students received lightsabers that revealed their residency programs.

University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine fourth-year medical students receive residency assignments

Despite an epic overnight snowfall and a University weather delay, UNR Med Match Day was a force to be reckoned with. Fourth-year medical students at UNR Med learned where they will complete their residencies and take the next step toward becoming physicians at a special Star Wars-themed Match Day event. Students received lightsabers that revealed their residency programs.

The 2018 Main Residency Match is the largest in history. A record-high 37,103 applicants submitted program choices for 33,167 positions - the most ever offered. UNR Med is dedicated to increasing the number of physicians in Nevada by educating more medical students, retaining them as residents and ultimately, as practicing physicians. Approximately 34 percent of UNR Med students are staying in Nevada for some part of their training, and 49 percent matched in primary care, which includes family medicine, internal medicine, internal medicine/pediatrics, pediatrics and obstetrics/gynecology.

Continue to Match Day news release.

Announcements
Announcements

Culture is everything. We want to hear from you!

Earlier this semester, UNR Med launched its largest systematic effort to assess and analyze the organizational culture and engagement across our stakeholder groups. Thanks to the participation of almost 400 responses from faculty, staff, students, residents and fellows, we now have the data to share with each of you!

What’s next? Join us for an upcoming series of Data Dialogues, where we will compare, interpret and evaluate results from the survey, which will guide our strategic planning for an optimal workplace. Our aim is to use the data to engage our school community in honest conversations about our current culture and use those conversations as a catalyst for thoughtful action to implement or strengthen those areas where it is most needed.

For questions or more information, please contact Senior Associate Dean for Faculty Jennifer Hagen, M.D., or Quality Improvement Coordinator Carolyn Brayko, Ph.D.  

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. The award will recognize UNR Med students who have matched in a pathology program.

Dr. Anton “Andy” Sohn established the Nevada History of Medicine Foundation in 2001 to record, research and publish the history of medical practitioners. He is also the founder of the Great Basin History of Medicine program and served as the chair of pathology from 1985–2009.

To learn more about supporting our med students, please contact Advancement and Engagement Director of Development Shari Netzel

Kudos!
Dr. Bronander NCET Educator of the Year

Congratulations to UNR Med Professor and Medical Director of Simulation Kirk Bronander, M.D., for being named Educator of the Year by Nevada’s Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology (NCET)! Celebrate Dr. Bronander and other technology leaders in the community at the awards ceremony Thursday, April 5 at 5 p.m. at the Atlantis Casino Resort Spa’s Grand Ballroom.

2018 Nevada County Health Rankings and Roadmaps Report available
UNR Med’s John Packham, Ph.D., leads forum to tackle community health issues

A statewide forum of public health community leaders recently convened to discuss findings from a new report that ranks Nevada counties for community health in areas ranging from adult smoking to adult obesity. John Packham, Ph.D., associate dean, for the Office of Statewide Initiatives, at UNR Med participated in the Reno forum.

Continue reading the full news release.

Events
Upcoming Events

Events for March 20 – 27, 2018

Student Outreach Clinics: General and Pediatrics Clinics

March 20, 2018 • 6–9 p.m.
General and Pediatric Clinic

ECHO Clinics: Pain Management

March 21, 2018 • 8–9 a.m.
Role of Spinal Cord Stimulation and Pain Pumps for Treatment of Chronic Pain

ECHO Clinics: Geriatrics

March 21, 2018 • 12–1 p.m.
Vision: What to look for, when to refer, and resources for those with low vision

ECHO Clinics: Sports Medicine

March 22, 2018 • 8–9 a.m.
Vitamin D in Athletes

Student Outreach Clinics: Women's Clinic

March 24, 2018 • 8 a.m.–12 p.m.
Women's Clinic

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In The News
Latest In The News

KTVN School Watch: UNR Med Match Day

March 16, 2018 • KTVN
Fourth-year medical students received residency assignments during a Match Day ceremony on campus.

UNR Med School Attains High Honor

March 16, 2018 • KNPR
While UNLV’s new medical school seeks to find the money to build the new school, the University of Nevada, Reno’s medical school recently earned full accreditation.

Washoe County Health Ranking Takes A Dive

March 14, 2018 • KUNR
Where you live impacts your health. That’s according to a new report from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation that ranks the overall health of counties across the nation. The Washoe County Health District unveiled the findings for the region this week.

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Partners
Partner News

36 Hours for Kids Radiothon: This Thursday - Friday! 

The Renown Children’s Hospital annual 36 Hours for Kids Radiothon is this Thursday, March 22 and Friday, March 23. From 6 am to 6 pm each day, Bill, Connie and RJ from Alice 96.5 will be broadcasting live from Renown Regional Medical Center to raise money for the Children’s Hospital. Money raised during the Radiothon goes to purchase equipment, fund programs and improve the health and well-being of our community’s children! 100% of money raised will stay local.

Renown is looking for volunteers to work shifts at the live phone bank each day, answering donation calls as they come in. One-hour shifts are available from 6 am to 6 pm on both Thursday and Friday. To sign up, or for more information, please contact Allison Strekal at (775) 982-5361 or astrekal@renown.org.

Congratulate your colleagues!

UNR Med recently underwent a revision of community faculty promotion procedures. During that revision, the Community Faculty Appointment and Promotion Committee (CFAPC) was created. The CFAPC convenes twice per year to determine the eligibility of promotion of each recommended community faculty member. Promotions serve to recognize and honor those community faculty who have dedicated their time and knowledge to engaging in the medical education of UNR Med’s future healthcare professionals.

We would like to thank and announce all of those who have been promoted (thus far) in the 2017-2018 academic year. Please take a moment to congratulate your colleagues on their new promotions:

Clinical Professor: Drs. Rex Baggett, Paul Dieringer, Ryan Dobbs, Peter C. Lim, Andrew Pasternak, Robin White

Clinical Associate Professor: Drs. Curtis Brown, Bruce W. Denney, Jasmine Dhindsa, Reed W. Dopf, Richard P. Granchan, Rafaela Hernandez, Susan Hsu, Elizabeth A. Hutson, Maria Sta. Maria-Torres, Christi A. Matteoni, Richard C. Mullins, Jonathan P. Pezanoski, William M. Pfau, Gerardo Rodriguez-Gomez, Craig M. Sande, Paul Shonnard, Larry A. Simms, R. Nathan Slotnick, Vickie L. Tippett, Dennis Yamamoto, John E. Zebrack

Adjunct Associate Professsor: Dr. Vincent C. Lombardi

Clinical Assistant Professor: Dr. Patrick S. Murphy

For more information about Community Faculty promotion, please review the Community Faculty Handbook or contact your department chair.  

Just Released
Latest News

University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine fourth-year medical students receive residency assignments

March 16, 2018
Fourth-year medical students from the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine (UNR Med) received residency assignments today during a Match Day ceremony on campus.

UNR Med student siblings crack books for more than just education

March 13, 2018
Art and medicine have shared a close relationship in a variety of ways for centuries. At the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine, two first-year medical students who share a passion for both art and medicine are intertwined by more than just the same book titles in their backpacks. Rachael Lambin and John-Henry Lambin share a close relationship as siblings.

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