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Nevada Medicine Weekly | June 12, 2018

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UNR Med Anatomical Donation Memorial Service 2018

University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine first year medical students host an Anatomical Donation Program memorial service annually to honor and remember the thoughtfulness and generosity of donors for enriching their medical education. UNR Med photo by Brin Reynolds.

University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine medical students honor anatomical donors for their gift of teaching anatomy and discovery

Death can advance life. Anatomical donors-people who donate their bodies to medical education and research after passing away-teach medical students about far more than gross anatomy.

UNR Med first-year medical students have the unique opportunity to take anatomy classes in the state of Nevada's only gross anatomy lab with an additional 40-50 people in their lab - people who have donated their bodies for the purpose of cadaver dissection, human teaching tools in three-dimensional physical reality, who are an essential part of medical education. In death, the donors become medical students' first patients. As students advance onto years two, three and four of medical school and learn more about kidneys, lungs and hearts, it is the time spent learning through the dissection of their cadavers that provides their baseline medical education training and gets them thinking about caring for their future patients.     

Cadavers posthumously demonstrate how to care, detach, work as a team and develop a sense of curiosity and discovery. And anatomical donors give a gift to medical students in how to navigate the emotions they'll face when delivering bad news and putting patients through painful experiences in order to make them well again.

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UNR Med Physician Assistant Studies Program Open House – June 15

Please join us at an open house and celebration of the new UNR Med Physician Assistant Studies Program Friday, June 15 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Nell J. Redfield Campus. Tours of the facility will be available and light refreshments provided.

For questions, contact Alexis Hutchings. No advanced RSVP is required.

2018 Faculty Appreciation Event – June 20

The Office for Faculty invites you to join us for the 2018 Faculty Appreciation Event Wednesday, June 20 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Arthur and Mae Orvis Gallery on the ground floor of the Pennington Medical Education Building.  

The program includes a poster presentation and reception and will honor all UNR Med faculty, as well as the following award recipients: 2018 Dean's Faculty Development Funding Awards, 2018 Health Sciences Faculty Development Funding Awards, 2018 Internal Medicine Faculty Development Funding Awards, promotion and/or tenure recipients and the 2018 Faculty Mentoring Program Mentee.  

To attend, please register by Wednesday, June 13. For questions, contact Debra Glogovac.

Student Outreach Clinic featured on KOLO 8 News

The UNR Med Student Outreach Clinic (SOC) offers free care to northern Nevadans with limited to no access to health care while giving medical students the opportunity to gain clinical experience as early as year one. Additionally, the SOC is 100 percent student-run, making it a unique clinic among medical schools throughout the country. Visit the KOLO 8 website for a unique behind-the-scenes look at the SOC! 

Provide Your Input: Volunteer and Joint Faculty Compensation Policy

An opportunity to help shape UNR Med policy is now available online. We encourage you to review the proposed Volunteer and Joint Faculty Compensation Policy and provide your feedback. The forum will close at midnight on Monday, June 25. Recently approved policies can be found on the Policy Manual webpage.

Thank you for your input!

Did you know?

UNR Med 50th Anniversary In 1968, the original School of Medicine offices were located on the second floor of Morrill Hall

Events
Upcoming Events

Upcoming Holiday: Independence Day

July 4, 2018

Events for June 12 – 19, 2018

ECHO Clinics: Medication-Assisted Treatment

June 13, 2018 • 12–1:30 p.m.
What is Medication-Assisted Treatment?

ECHO Clinics: Cardiology

June 14, 2018 • 8–9 a.m.
Alternatives to Statins for Lipid Therapy

Diabetes Self-Management Program

June 15, 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.

UNR Med PA Studies Program Open House

June 15, 2018 • 1–4 p.m.
Open House in celebration of the new University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine Physician Assistant Studies Program

Aphasia Communication Clinic

June 15, 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: General and Pediatrics Clinics

June 16, 2018 • 8 a.m.–12 p.m.
General and Pediatric Clinic

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In The News
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UNR Looking To Expand Medical School

June 7, 2018 • KNPR
The University of Nevada Reno School of Medicine is looking to expand its physical space into a 60,000-square-foot, $9 million building.

University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine opens new Women's Health Center to serve Reno and northern Nevada

June 6, 2018 • Medical Health News
Women in northern Nevada will have more options and resources for their health care, thanks to the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine (UNR Med) opening a new UNR Med Women's Health Center, offering obstetrical, gynecological, and midwifery care to women in Reno and northern Nevada.

UNR Med looks to expand to $9 million building on Moana Lane

June 6, 2018 • Reno Gazette Journal
The University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine is looking to buy a 60,000-square-foot building at 745 W. Moana Lane.

UNR School of Medicine Researcher Awarded $2M for New Diabetes Treatment

June 6, 2018 • Generation Boomer
Recently, the University of Nevada Reno, School of Medicine, Associate Professor Dr. Seungil Ro, Ph.D., was awarded a sizeable grant following an important discovery­finding a molecule that can be used to inhibit and treat Type 2 diabetes.

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University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine medical students honor anatomical donors for their gift of teaching anatomy and discovery

June 8, 2018
University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine (UNR Med) first year medical students have the unique opportunity to take anatomy classes with an additional 40-50 people in their lab - people who have donated their bodies for the purpose of cadaver dissection, human body teaching tools in three-dimensional physical reality, who are an essential part of medical education.

University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine opens new Women’s Health Center

June 5, 2018
Women in northern Nevada will have more options and resources for their health care, thanks to the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine (UNR Med) opening a new UNR Med Women’s Health Center, offering obstetrical, gynecological, and midwifery care to women in Reno and northern Nevada.

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