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Nevada Medicine Weekly | May 15, 2018

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UNR Med commencement 2018

Reflections from the Dean: Commencement 2018

Every year since the early days of our nearly 50-year history, the coming of spring brings warmer weather, blossoming trees throughout campus and the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine Hooding ceremony. This year, our medical school graduation and awarding of doctoral hoods to the class of 2018 takes place Friday, May 18.

While Match Day brought the power of the force to students and guests in an out-of-this-world Star-Wars themed celebration, the Hooding ceremony takes a more traditional approach to celebrating the professional and educational accomplishments of our outstanding graduates. UNR Med's hooding ceremony is an extraordinary event-serious, professional and elegant as befits the gravity of conferring the Doctor of Medicine degree.  

We are excited to return to the Pioneer Center for the Performing Arts for this year's ceremony. Each graduating medical student will be donned with a doctoral hood by someone of importance to that student—a spouse, child, parent, grandparent, sibling, influential teacher, or mentor—who is often also a physician. It is even more special when the person bestowing the hood is also a UNR Med alumnus, demonstrating our deep roots in the community.

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University of Nevada, Reno Spring Commencement, May 18

Join us at 8 a.m. on the University Quadrangle to celebrate our graduating students, both undergraduate and graduate, from the Sanford Center for Aging and Speech Pathology and Audiology during the Friday morning University of Nevada, Reno commencement ceremony, as well as doctoral graduates from microbiology and immunology, pharmacology, and physiology and cell biology who will have their own hooding experience with their mentors.

UNR Med welcomes back Dr. Kim Eagle as commencement keynote

In the early days before UNR Med became a four-year medical school, our two-year program welcomed many a medical scholar, including distinguished academic cardiologist Kim Eagle, M.D., M.A.C.C. (1975-1977). At UNR Med's hooding ceremony Friday, May 18, Dr. Eagle returns to offer the Class of 2018 some words of wisdom and advice as they officially earn their Doctor of Medicine degrees.

UNR Med kicks-off 50th anniversary celebration

Every Hooding ceremony is festive and unique, but this year's ceremony promises to be particularly special as we kick-off UNR Med's year-long 50th anniversary celebration. Don't miss the surprises Advancement and Engagement has in store to commemorate this monumental moment in UNR Med's history.

Hooding reminders

If you have not already registered but plan to attend UNR Med hooding this Friday, May 18 at the Pioneer Center for the Performing Arts at 1 p.m., please do so ASAP. For faculty participating in the processional, please remember regalia is required. Finally, if you cannot attend Hooding in person but still want to celebrate the Class of 2018, watch the ceremony live online!

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Holiday: Memorial Day

May 28, 2018

Events for May 15 – 22, 2018

ECHO Clinics: Pain Management

May 16, 2018 • 8–9 a.m.
Twelve Steps to Proper Opiate Prescribing

UNR Med 2018 Best Ball Scramble Golf Tournament

May 16, 2018 • 8 a.m.–12 p.m.

Diabetes Self-Management

May 16, 2018 • 9–11:30 a.m.
A seven week workshop that provides people living with diabetes and their caregivers the proper tools to live their healthiest lives.

ECHO Clinics: Geriatrics

May 16, 2018 • 12–1 p.m.
Sleep Disorders and Older Adults

ECHO Clinics: Diabetes and General Endocrine

May 17, 2018 • 8–9 a.m.
Hormone Replacement Therapy

UNR Med Class of 2018 Awards Ceremony

May 17, 2018 • 9:30–10:30 a.m.

ECHO Clinics: Antibiotic Stewardship

May 17, 2018 • 12:15–1 p.m.
ASP Cases Potpourri: Pseudo-cellulitis and more!

Class of 2018 Art Show and Reception

May 17, 2018 • 3:30–5 p.m.
Graduation Week event

Class of 2018 Dean's Dinner

May 17, 2018 • 5:30–8:30 p.m.

Class of 2018 Doctor of Medicine Academic Hooding Ceremony

May 18, 2018 • 1–4 p.m.

Diabetes Self-Management Program

May 18, 2018 • 1–3:30 p.m.
Do you want to feel better, do the things you want to do, and be in control of your health? Then this workshop is for you.

Aphasia Communication Clinic

May 18, 2018 • 2:30–3:30 p.m.
The aphasia communication clinic supports a Life Participation Approach to Aphasia for stroke and brain injury survivors.

Student Outreach Clinics: Women's Clinic

May 19, 2018 • 8 a.m.–12 p.m.
Women's Clinic

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Fourth-year medical students present healing works of art at Artist in Residence Show & Reception, May 17

UNR Med, in collaboration with the Renown Health Foundation, will host the Artist in Residence Show & Reception—a free event open to the public. Artist in Residence is an elective available to select fourth-year medical students, offering them the opportunity to work in the arts and humanities. Throughout the course, students develop observation, communication, analysis, empathy and self-reflection skills for medical care.  

Join us to celebrate fourth-year students, Riki Aquino and Krystal Turgis, as they present their visual works of art Thursday, May 17 from 3:30 - 5:00 p.m. in the ground floor lobby of the Tahoe Tower at Renown Regional Medical Center.

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Reflections from the Dean

May 10, 2018
Every year since the early days of our nearly 50-year history, the coming of spring brings warmer weather, blossoming trees throughout campus and the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine Hooding ceremony. This year, our medical school graduation and awarding of doctoral hoods to the class of 2018 takes place on Friday, May 18.

Clinical community faculty recognized for enhancing student learning experiences and success of UNR Med

May 8, 2018
As a community-engaged medical school, clinical community faculty—local healthcare leaders who volunteer their time to train undergraduate and graduate medical learners— contribute significantly to the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine’s success (UNR Med).

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