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Nevada Medicine Weekly | April 10, 2018

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3 tips to managing email overload

According to research conducted by Advancement and Engagement Student Worker Pierce Baker, The average full-time employee spends 28 percent of the workweek—13 hours—reading and responding to email!

Studies show email overload can lead to higher stress levels and lower productivity in employees. So what can we do about it? In addition to limiting email to essential communications, there are several techniques that can help employees avoid being dictated by their inboxes. One such technique used by Dr. Timothy Baker is known as Yesterbox. 

Pierce Baker briefly discusses the benefits of Yesterbox with Dr. Baker and offers some additional email management methods used by professionals all over the world.


Last things first: The connection between your bucket list and advance directives April 16

Medical Director of Renown Palliative Care Kelle Brogan, M.D., and Director of Palliative Care with Renown Health Mary-Ann Brown, RN, MSN, lead a discussion on advance directives and bucket list planning Monday, April 16 from noon to 1:00 p.m. in PHS 103. When healthcare teams ask patients about their bucket lists—or if they have them—the conversation can encourage discussion about making their medical care fit their life plans.

Soup and bread will be served for lunch, and a notary will be onsite should anyone wish to have their advanced directive notarized. For more information, please contact Brady Janes, Ph.D.

Clinical Educator Faculty Development Series April 18

Join us for the third session to the Clinical Educator Faculty Development Series Wednesday, April 18 from 5:30-8:00 p.m. in the Mack Auditorium at Renown Regional Medical Center. This session will focus on student advising in regards to specialty selection and the residency application process, including guidance on writing letters of recommendation and the use of mobile applications in teaching.

This session is approved for one CME credit to those who need it. Please register by Friday, April 13, and contact Tami Duggan for additional information. 

Inclusive Medicine Series featuring Maya Hammoud, M.D., April 19

Please join us as Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Medical Education at the University of Michigan Medical School Maya Hammoud, M.D., discusses gender-based career obstacles women face in academic medicine, as well as ways to promote effective strategies to overcome these barriers. Additionally, Dr. Hammoud will present on ways of developing conscious leadership skills and a team for mentorship while simultaneously making choices to achieve a desirable work-life balance.

The event takes place Thursday, April 19 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. in PHS 103. Please register by Thursday, April 12. For more information, contact the Office for Diversity Initiatives at or (775) 682-7935.

Save the date! Academic Hooding Ceremony May 18

Our fourth-year students have been matched, and it’s almost time for them to cross the graduation stage with their hard-earned M.D. degree. The class of 2018 academic hooding ceremony will be at the Pioneer Center for the Performing Arts at 1:00 p.m. with the processional line-up at 12:30 p.m., the hooders rehearsal at 11:30 a.m. and class photo and student rehearsal at 9 a.m.

All faculty participating in the processional, please register in advance. Regalia is required. If you wish to rent regalia, please email Genila Nicely at or call (775) 682-9605.

Project 2025: An FSH Society profile on Ryan Wuebbles, Ph.D.

Dean Schwenk has been known to describe medicine as a calling rather than a profession, making it a deeply personal field. UNR Med researcher Ryan Wuebbles, Ph.D., is hard at work each day in the Peter and Takako Jones lab to find therapies for facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy (FSHD), the most prevalent muscular dystrophy. In a profile written for the FSH Society, Wuebbles opens up about his own FSHD diagnosis and how it motivated him to dedicate his life to medical research. 

Continue reading the extraordinary story of UNR Med researcher Ryan Wuebbles, Ph.D.

Culture Survey Results: Find Out What Was Said—And What Comes Next

Learn the results of the Denison-administered culture survey by registering for a Data Dialogue. During these conversations, you’ll learn about the successes and the challenges we face here at UNR Med. We appreciate your contributions as we discover together how our culture—and as a result, our workplace—can continue to evolve.

To register for a Data Dialogue, select the group that best describes your role.

Please contact Jennifer Hagen or Carolyn Brayko with questions about the culture initiative.

Upcoming Events

Events for April 10 – 17, 2018

ECHO Clinics: Medication-Assisted Treatment

April 11, 2018 • 12–1:30 p.m.
Patient Agreements

ECHO Clinics: Cardiology

April 12, 2018 • 8–9 a.m.
Non-ST Elevation

61st Annual Edward T. Smith Orthopaedic Lectureship

April 13–14, 2018
Joint Arthroplasty: Future Solutions for Present Day Problems

ECHO Clinics: Public Health

April 13, 2018 • 10–11 a.m.
HPV Vaccination Challenges in Rural and Suburban Settings

Student Outreach Clinics: Women's Clinic

April 14, 2018 • 8 a.m.–12 p.m.
Women's Clinic

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UNR Med’s Dr. Bronander honored as NCET Educator of the Year

April 9, 2018 • Northern Nevada Business Weekly
Nevada's Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology — recently announced Kirk Bronander, M.D., professor and medical director of simulation at the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine (UNR Med), as the 2018 Educator of the Year.

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NCET, Nevada’s Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology, has announced Kirk Bronander, M.D., professor and medical director of simulation at the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine (UNR Med), as the 2018 Educator of the Year. Dr. Bronander’s recognition symbolizes the quality education that is essential to the success of medical students becoming tomorrow's leading physicians, and the foundation of UNR Med’s educational system.

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