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Nevada Medicine Weekly | April 11, 2017

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Julie Ardito

Julie Ardito joins Advancement and Engagement team

The University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine names Julie Ardito, APR, in the newly-created role of senior director, Advancement and Engagement, effective April 5, 2017.

Ardito will lead strategic communications, brand management, public relations, marketing and events for UNR Med. By connecting the advancement and engagement elements to the mission and strategic planning of the institution, Ardito and her team will enhance the reputation, relationships and resources of the school, emphasizing partnerships, outcomes and impact.

Thomas L. Schwenk, M.D., dean of UNR Med, said the appointment of Ardito is the culmination of a strategic reorganization of the school's advancement and engagement program.

"By bringing communications, marketing, creative and events under one umbrella, UNR Med is launching what I believe to be a robust and innovative approach to communicating with and engaging our internal community, our external constituents, and our alumni, donors, friends, partners and patients. Julie's expertise, experience, vision, energy and professional relationships make her the perfect leader for this initiative," he said.

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Speech Pathology and Audiology achieves reaccreditation

Congratulations to the Speech Pathology and Audiology Department on their recent reaccreditation notice from the Council on Academic Accreditation. After a year-long process that included an application, a two-day site visit and a mechanism for addressing concerns, the department and its undergraduate, graduate and doctorate programs learned last month that it successfully earned reaccreditation for a period of eight years.

According to Tom Watterson, department chair, the accreditation means the department may continue operations and grant a Certificate of Clinical Competency to its students. It is the fourth consecutive successful reaccreditation for the department, going back to the early 1990s.

"This process assures we are on the cutting edge of the profession in terms of educating students. We are really proud of our academic and clinical training programs and this confirms that pride," said Rachel Walden, MS, CCC-SLP.

Fundraisers for student medical mission trip

Students from the Class of 2020 are raising funds to support their medical mission trip to Nicaragua. On Monday, April 24, the Sparks location of BJ's Restaurant/Brewhouse will donate 20 percent of food and soft beverage sales to diners between from 3 and 11 p.m. with this printed flyer. In addition, online donations may be made at any time through May 14. Students participating in this effort include Abigail Stephens, Misha Fotoohi, Patrick Mullett, Nick Andrew, Visesh Ravikumar, Ryan Johnson, Austin Meng, Austin Marrett and Ryan Allen, who are united in their goal to provide healthcare and aid to those in need.

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Clark County not fit as a fiddle in health rankings report

April 9, 2017 • Las Vegas Review-Journal
Dr. John Packham, director of policy research for the Office of Statewide Initiatives at the University of Nevada, Reno, School of Medicine, said social and economic factors, such as education and the prevalence of violent crime, hurt Clark County in this category.

UNR report shows healthcare shortage in county

April 9, 2017 • Elko Daily Free Press
A report by the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine shows that Elko County still has a significant number of people without access to health care.

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