Nevada Medicine Weekly

Nevada Medicine Weekly | June 26, 2018

News for A Healthy Nevada

Nevada State College students in the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine Nevada IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence (INBRE) lab.

Nevada State College students in the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine Nevada IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence (INBRE) lab.

NIH program at UNR Med provides pathway to breaking 'educational ceiling'

For unrepresented rural college students like Krystianna Kellum, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) program housed at the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine is not just a game-changer—it's a life-changer.

"This has made my education possible," said Kellum, a senior studying biological science at Great Basin College (GBC) in Elko, Nevada, who is participating in a four-year cohort with the program. "The experience has been unbelievable. There's not a proper English word for how awesome it is."

Kellum, a first-generation college student, is also completing a custom summer program that combines research and lab work at Truckee Meadows Community College (TMCC) and UNR Med through the Nevada IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence (INBRE), an NIH program designed to assist traditionally underfunded states build academic biomedical infrastructure. Nevada INBRE also collaborates with NSHE partner institutions to promote biomedical research knowledge and educational opportunities across the state of Nevada via biomedical and science pipeline programs.

Funded by a $17 million grant from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences, Nevada INBRE is in its 16th cycle at UNR Med and is focused on building upon the momentum and infrastructure developed during the first 10 years. This infrastructure would include new programs based on NIH initiatives in clinical translational research, as well as other programs designed to encourage high school and undergraduate college students to pursue degrees in the sciences. 

Continue reading about Nevada INBRE.


You're Invited: Class of 2020 Clinician's Ceremony–June 27

UNR Med Dean Thomas L. Schwenk, M.D. invites you to join medical students, faculty and members of the health care community at the Class of 2020 Clinician's Ceremony Wednesday, June 27 at 5:30 p.m. in the Milt Glick Ballrooms on the fourth floor of the Joe Crowley Student Union. The event marks the transition of second-year medical students from the basic science years to their clinical training. Registration begins at 5 p.m.; ceremony begins at 5:30 p.m. A reception will follow.

Please register before the event or watch the Clinician's Ceremony live.  

2018 Faculty Appreciation Event

The Office for Faculty honored outstanding UNR Med faculty Wednesday, June 20 during the annual Faculty Appreciation Event. Honorees included UNR Med Dean's Faculty Award recipients, Health Sciences Faculty Development Funding Award recipients, promotion and tenure recipients and the UNR Med Faculty Council Career Award.

Congratulations to all honorees and thank you to all UNR Med faculty!

Visit UNR Med on Facebook for an event photo gallery captured by Brin Reynolds.

Nevada Alumni Association visits and tours UNR Med

UNR Med thanks the University of Nevada, Reno Alumni Association for holding its summer Nevada Alumni Council meeting at the School of Medicine Saturday, June 9. Dean Thomas Schwenk, M.D., welcomed the group and updated them on key happenings on campus, including UNR Med's 50th Anniversary celebration and ways for University alumni to engage in the yearlong celebration through May 2019. The group heard updates on UNR's new Physician Assistant Studies Program, which recently launched with its first class of 24 students, new women's health center and department of surgery and developments with UNR Med's partnerships with Renown Health and VA Sierra Nevada Health Care System. The group wrapped up its day with a tour of the school's simulation lab, designed to provide medical students with a realistic clinical setting.

See and share the group photo on social media.


Department of Physiology and Cell Biology faculty members published in The Journal of Physiology

A manuscript that was co-first authored by Sung-Jin Hwang and Tae-Sik Sung, "Not just there to fill space: profound observations on interstitial cells of Cajal in the gastric fundus," is highlighted is an editorial in The Journal of Physiology. The original manuscript, available online, is described as a "monumental and detailed demonstration." Congratulations from your UNR Med colleagues!  

UNR Med hosts active shooter and threat assessment training

The Office for Faculty hosted an active shooter and threat assessment training for all faculty and staff Wednesday, June 13 on the UNR Med campus. Presented by Commander Eric James of University Police Services and Risk Assessment Manager Kelli Nidever, participants learned the warning signs and how to report individuals who are exhibiting threatening or concerning behaviors. Participants learned about the "Run, Hide, Fight" concept, as well as law enforcement responses to critical incidents.

If you weren't able to attend the training or would like to continue your enrichment, visit the University Police Services website

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Holiday: Independence Day

July 4, 2018

Events for June 26 – July 3, 2018

Student Outreach Clinics: General and Pediatrics Clinics

June 26, 2018 • 6–9 p.m.
General and Pediatric Clinic

ECHO Clinics: Medication-Assisted Treatment

June 27, 2018 • 12–1:30 p.m.
What is Medication-Assisted Treatment?

UNR Med Clinician's Ceremony

June 27, 2018 • 5:30–7:30 p.m.
Clinician's Ceremony

ECHO Clinics: Sports Medicine

June 28, 2018 • 8–9 a.m.
Youth Activity Trends

June Faculty Portrait Session

June 29, 2018 • 12–1 p.m.

Diabetes Self-Management Program

June 29, 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.

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In The News
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UNR Med's Dr. John Pruett discusses the health effects of separating children from their parents at the US border

June 20, 2018 • KRNV Channel 4
Dr. John Pruett, Associate Professor; Child and Adolescent Fellowship Director at UNR Med says the separation of children from their families could have severe effects.

UNR Med launches inaugural physician’s assistant program amid shortage

June 19, 2018 • Nevada Sagebrush
The state of Nevada has a shortage of physician assistants, but the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine is looking to help.

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U.S. Senator Cortez Masto leads Alzheimer’s roundtable at UNR Med, Sanford Center for Aging and Dementia Friendly Nevada launch Open Door Cafés

June 19, 2018
U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) recently toured the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine’s (UNR Med) Sanford Center for Aging and hosted a roundtable discussion on the pervasiveness of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, ways to support people in living well with those diagnoses and tips to support caretakers.

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