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Nevada Medicine Weekly | April 4, 2017

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Graduation Week Events

Celebrate the Class of 2017, May 17-19

Join Dr. Schwenk, students and faculty for the Dean's Dinner, Thursday, May 18 at the Atlantis Casino Resort Spa. This event provides an opportunity to reflect on the Class of 2017's journey and the people who supported their efforts. Advanced registration is required.

The following day, the Class of 2017 will cross the stage during the Hooding Ceremony - Friday, May 19 at Lawlor Events Center. This event is included in our UNR Med citizenship report, and we request that faculty register in advance. Please contact Genila Nicely, or (775) 682-9605 to arrange your regalia rental.

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Nevada to Nicaragua

This summer, a group of UNR Med students will travel to Nicaragua to provide medical care to underserved communities. Through the non-profit Bridges to Community, our students will assist in building infrastructure to promote better health, organize workshops to educate locals about preventative medicine and establish a free clinic to provide ongoing health care. Donations are greatly appreciated.

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Upcoming Events

Events for April 4 – 11, 2017

SPA Clinics: Cognitive Communication Class

April 4, 2017 • 5–6 p.m.

ECHO Clinics: Diabetes and General Endocrine

April 6, 2017 • 8–9 a.m.
Case Consultations

SPA Clinics: Cleft Palate Clinic

April 7, 2017 • 8 a.m.–12 p.m.

SPA Clinics: Aphasia Communication Clinic

April 7, 2017 • 2:30 p.m.

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Pahrump efforts continue on pinpointing medical service needs

March 29, 2017 • Pahrump Valley Times
John Packham, director of health policy research at Office of Statewide Initiatives at the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine, said Nevada Office of Rural Health and the Office of Statewide Initiatives oversees a wide-range of technical assistance and grant programs for rural hospitals and communities.

Narrative Medicine: Every Patient Has a Story

March 28, 2017 •
At the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR) School of Medicine, medical students can take narrative medicine as a scholarly concentration or as a fourth-year elective. Assignments include 10,000 words of reflective writing on clinical encounters that students must submit to a medical humanities publication. Susan Palwick, PhD, who teaches narrative medicine at UNR, said most students are drawn to write personal essays, though many try their hand at fiction and poetry as well.

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