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Nevada Medicine Weekly | July 10, 2018

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UNR Med Class of 2020 students on the 50-yard line at Mackay Stadium

UNR Med Class of 2020 students on the 50-yard line at Mackay Stadium.

Class of 2020 Clinician’s Ceremony

The University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine Class of 2020 Clinician's Ceremony, June 27, marked the transition of second-year medical students from basic science years to clinical training. 

"This day marks yet another major transition for the Class of 2020, to the first of many intense years of clinical training that will lead to their full development as physicians," UNR Med Dean Thomas Schwenk, M.D., told the students. "After two years of early clinical exposure and clinical skills training, hard work, late nights, much anxiety and passing the Step 1 exam required to enter your third year of medical school, you are about to put on new white coats and take another large leap in the process of learning what it means to be physicians."

Visit UNR Med on Facebook for a photo album with highlights from the Class of 2020 Clinician's Ceremony.


Save the Date! State of the School Address – Sept. 24

Dean Thomas L. Schwenk, M.D., hosts the 2018 State of the School Address Monday, Sept. 24 at 5:30 p.m. at Basin Street Stadium Club.

Register for the State of the School Address Sept. 24. 

You’re Invited: Retirement reception July 10 for Drs. Duan and Ye

The retirements of Dayue Darrel Duan, M.D., PhD, and Linda Yee, M.D., will be celebrated Tuesday, July 10 from 3-5 p.m. in the Pennington Medical Education Foyer. Drs. Duan and Ye are retiring after 22 years of service to the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine Department of Pharmacology.


Dr. Hagen among AOA's 2018 Fellows in Leadership

Congratulations to Jennifer Hagen, M.D., senior associate dean for faculty and professor of internal medicine at UNR Med, for being named a 2018 Alpha Omega Alpha Fellow in Leadership. The fellow in leadership recognizes and supports mid-career physicians to develop them as outstanding leaders exemplifying professional values, qualities of leading from within and servant leadership. Congratulations, Dr. Hagen!

First week of school for inaugural PA Studies Program cohort

The inaugural class of the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine Physician Assistant Studies Program completed their first week of classroom instruction July 6 at the University's Redfield Campus in south Reno. Please join us in supporting our new students!

Check out UNR Med on Facebook for photos of PA Studies Program students on their first day of school. 

Did you know?

UNR Med 50th Anniversary

In 1969, 14 full-time faculty members and more than 200 community physicians, led by Dean George Smith, M.D., began laying the groundwork for the medical school, which would be housed in the Mackay Science building on the University of Nevada, Reno campus.

Upcoming Events

Events for July 10 – 17, 2018

Neonatal Grand Rounds

July 11, 2018 • 7:30–8:30 a.m.
Review of NEC and Neonatal Head US

ECHO Clinics: Medication-Assisted Treatment

July 11, 2018 • 12–1:30 p.m.
The Basic Science of Addiction

Pediatric Grand Rounds

July 11, 2018 • 12–1 p.m.
Updates for Pediatric Hypertension

2018 Las Vegas Legionella Summit

July 12–13, 2018
The 2018 Las Vegas Legionella Summit will provide attendees the opportunity to learn from leading experts in epidemiology and environmental health.

ECHO Clinics: Cardiology

July 12, 2018 • 8–9 a.m.

ECHO Clinics: Public Health

July 13, 2018 • 10–11 a.m.
Know the Ten Signs of Alzheimer's

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Annual 'Give 2 Live' Blood Drive Tuesday, Wednesday in Reno

July 9, 2018 • KTVN Channel 2 News
Dr. Phillip Usera with the department of pathology and laboratory medicine at the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine talks to KTVN's Kristen Remington about the imporance of blood donation.

UNR’s School of Medicine Offering Free Medical Exams Through The Summer

July 9, 2018 • KKOH
University of Nevada, Reno’s School of Medicine is offering free medical exams all summer to people who don’t have health insurance.

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Vacationing outside the U.S.? Prepare with care close to home

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