Nevada Medicine Weekly

Nevada Medicine Weekly | May 29, 2018

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UNR Med 50th Anniversary Kickoff

On March 25, 2019, UNR Med turns 50! However, we're not waiting to get this party started. This look back at our unrivaled history and preview of our unlimited future debuted during the Class of 2018 Hooding Ceremony Friday, May 18, 2018.


Resident and Fellow Research Day

Each year, the Office of Graduate Medical Education (GME) sponsors Resident and Fellow Research Day to offer residents and fellows the opportunity to present case studies, original research or quality improvement projects to their faculty and peers. This year, the Office of Medical Research also sponsored the event with a guest presentation and Q&A by Danielle Eaton. The top two presenters-internal medicine resident Jessica Ferahi, "Great distance to an academic medical center is associated with poorer melanoma prognostic factors" and psychiatry resident Swetha Sirisinihal, "Depakote-induced isolated hyperammonemia"-each received $1,000 in travel scholarships.

Special thanks to the three judges: Dean Thomas L. Schwenk, M.D.; Associate Dean for the Office of Statewide Initiatives John Packham, Ph.D. and ACOS for Research at the V.A. Elizabeth E. Hill, Ph.D., RN.   

Visit the UNR Med Flickr page for all Resident and Fellow Research Day photos.

Visit the Brand Toolkit for 50th anniversary updates

UNR Med's year-long 50th anniversary celebration has officially commenced, and there are all kinds of surprises in store, including updated branding! Visit the Brand Toolkit for our shiny, new 50th anniversary logos to use throughout the year.

Unconscious bias and healthcare disparities:
How we don’t know what can hurt our patients – June 7

Save the date! Thursday, June 7 at noon in PHS 102, Associate Dean of Diversity and Inclusion Nicole Jacobs, Ph.D., will lead a discussion on unconscious bias, a review of data on healthcare disparities faced by various patient populations and an examination of how implicit bias can contribute to the perpetuation of disparities. The discussion will end with an overview of ways we can skillfully manage bias to prevent healthcare disparities in the future.

Attendees can earn one CME credit for participating the Diversity Health Series session. For questions, contact Christopher Kloth at (775) 682-7935 or

Upcoming Events

Events for May 29 – June 5, 2018

Student Outreach Clinics: General and Pediatrics Clinics

May 29, 2018 • 6–9 p.m.
General and Pediatrics Clinic

ECHO Clinics: Special Series

May 31, 2018 • 12–1 p.m.
Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) Awareness in Nevada

Northern Nevada Craniofacial Clinic

June 1, 2018 • 8 a.m.–12 p.m.
Northern Nevada Cleft Palate Clinic

Northern Nevada Craniofacial Clinic

June 1, 2018 • 8 a.m.–12 p.m.
Northern Nevada Cleft Palate Clinic

ECHO Clinics: Complex Pediatrics

June 1, 2018 • 12–1 p.m.
Psychopharmacology for Primary Care Providers

Diabetes Self-Management Program

June 1, 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

June 1, 2018 • 2:30–3:30 p.m.
The aphasia communication clinic supports a Life Participation Approach to Aphasia for stroke and brain injury survivors.

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UNR Med produces triple physician legacies in class of 2018

May 22, 2018 • Nevada Today
The UNR Med Class of 2018 produced triple physician legacies. UNR Med’s commencement Friday, May 18, became a full-circle moment for three UNR Med alums who all have children who graduated with their Doctor of Medicine degrees.

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UNR Med produces triple physician legacies in class of 2018

May 22, 2018
Home means Nevada. And Nevada means family, tradition and pride. What began as ambitious medical education goals led to fulfilling careers for University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine alums Cathy Endo ’93 M.D., Joe Johnson ’89 M.D., and Michael Stanko ’88 M.D. Ultimately, those lofty ambitions became family tradition.

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